Top 5 Charlotte Hornets Draft Picks of All-Time

2011 NBA Draft
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Number 5 - Baron Davis

Baron Davis of the Hornets
Baron Davis of the Hornets / Craig Jones/GettyImages

The third overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft had an iconic, however short, career in the teal and purple. In 2001-02, Davis made his lone All-Star game as a member of the Hornets. David would average 18.1 points, 8.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.1 steals per game.

Those stats helped the Hornets secure the fourth seed and therefore, home court advantage in the playoffs, where the Hornets bested the Orlando Magic 3-1. The do-it-all all guard was instrumental in the Hornets playoff success that season, where he played some of the best basketball North Carolina has ever seen. In that series, he averaged 25 points, 9.0 rebounds, 9.3 assists, and 2.8 steals, displaying his versatile dominance. 

There is one final moment that I wanted to mention whilst talking about Baron Davis and that playoff run. He got absolutely robbed on what would have been an all-time great playoff game-winner, if only instant replay existed back in 2002.

The guard is fifth all-time in assists and seventh all-time in steals despite only playing in Charlotte for three seasons displaying how large his impact was on the franchise in just a short amount of time. By that same token, if the team wasn't moved to New Orleans and Davis remained a part of the Charlotte franchise, he would definitely be higher on this list.