Hornets Offseason Primer

It’s early June and the NBA season is winding down to a pretty anti climactic halt. For the 4th year in a row, we are watching a Warriors vs LeBron series, that the entire world saw coming as early as last June after part three of the same series ended. However, for the Hornets, the NBA season unceremoniously ended almost two months ago. It was an ending we all knew was coming. That stretch from Thanksgiving to New Years was brutal. In 19 games over that span, Charlotte was only able to total 5 wins. The writing was on the wall, but optimism reigned because in the back of our minds, we knew the schedule got much easier starting in January. The feeling that a run was in this team was possible, but at the end of the day, delusion and truth prevailed. An outcome of mediocrity and sub par have been the norm for this franchise more often than not and as fans, we should know better by now.

To the Hornets credit, since the season ended, the organization has been up front in admitting that change is needed and while other teams were in the playoffs chasing a championship, the front office has been active in taking steps forward.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be summarizing and giving my takes on the Kupchak and Borrego hires as well as previewing and recapping any Hornets activity relating to the draft, trades and free agency. It should be interesting to see how the Hornets operate given the fact that there is very little wiggle room with the salary cap and they hold a number of cumbersome contracts on the roster. That being said, it should be a fun few weeks.



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