WHAT IN THE HELL HAPPEN TO THE HORNETS
Being Carolina sports fan is RARE on the professional level. Being "BORN & RAISED" in Carolina and being a sports fan is not only RARE but difficult. No Baseball, so we're stuck with the Panthers and the Charlotte Hornets and all of their history, or lack thereof. Without going into detail, the difficulties of being a Panthers fan is wearing your gear and being reminded that your franchise is only good for a hitman & abuser. Shoutout to Cam though...dude is legit changing the face of the franchise & while I think he can whine too much and care too much about his image at times, he's our quarterback so I have to roll with him!
NOW LETS GET TO THE PURPOSE OF THIS POST....THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS
A few things you can always count on with The Hornets...an overflow of Tar Heel players, drafting of white power forwards every year AND making the playoffs one year and taking 3 steps back the next year.
I know right now you think I'm joking but seriously check the resume:
Mediocre (NBA Level) Tar Heel talent everywhere, Raymond Felton, Sean May, Marvin, Hansborough and even PJ. (Don't worry Coach K, MJ even gives your players a chance, I wont get on Gerald Henderson, because while I'm a TAR HEEL FAN FOR LIFE, Gerald was a solid role player.
The Hornets love their Power Forwards: Do you know since 2000 Charlotte has drafted 16 Forwards, 10 of which were Power Forwards? Seriously how many forwards do you need? I know, I know...to be an elite team in the NBA you need a Top 5 Small Forward or one playing on that level. (This is where I would complain about MKG or Batum contract but I'll save it). But seriously the Hornets cant get enough of Forwards....and if you're a White PF, there will always be a home for you in Charlotte or Boston. lol
Do the Hornets really take steps back? HELL YES! When is the last time you remember the Hornets making the playoffs?? LAST YEAR....Notice who's still on the team? Notice the shift in rotation? Notice how the bench thinned out? Now think about the time before that & the Hornets made the playoffs...our best player, Henderson was shipped out the next year and we drafted...YES YOU GUESSED IT...A White Power Forward. Anybody remember Gerald Wallace? While a Bobcat, Gerald led us to the playoffs, and we traded him to find ourselves in the lottery the next couple of years.
Well now the Hornets are, well, doing what the Hornets usually do after making the playoffs... STINKING UP THE JOINT. Currently sitting as a 11th seed in the Eastern Conference, the Hornets are striving to make a playoffs, which wont happen, and get a lower draft pick, which will happen. It honestly makes ZERO sense.
The Hornets are a mess. Ever since, and I hate to throw my boy under the bus, but ever since Kemba was named an All Star, our team has sucked for the worst. Lets go through some "notable" names on the roster. We have the 120 Million dollar man, Batum who is best at being a ball stopper. Marvin Williams who should be playing at the local YMCA, Jeremy Lamb MIGHT be a top 10 immature players in the league. MKG, who we drafted above: Bradley Beal, Damiam Lillard, Barnes, Drummond, Evan Fournier and Draymond Green...GO FIGURE. How you pick up MKG over Dame and Bradley Beal are beyond me. I'll already gotten on our forwards so I'll leave them alone this go round.
I'm no scout, I just hate seeing the Hornets making limited to no progress. Right now, the Hornets need to figure our which style of play they want and get players that fit that system. For many years we would have "Run & Gun" guards but ball stopper & half court forwards & centers...which doesn't work.
Next, get a Shooting Guard...PLEASE! Right now the Hornets only have 2 players on their roster who can get their own shot. Depending on how Frank feels, he can attempt to get his own lol. But we need a SG and we've needed one for about a decade. Most Mock Drafts have us drafting...YES YOU GUESSED IT, a Power Forward. We might draft Miles from Michigan but if Justin Jackson is available, a UNC Product, don't be surprised.
We need a scorer. Someone who can put the ball on the floor and go get his own shot. THIS IS WHY I'M ALARMED WE AREN'T TANKING.
Personally the entire roster is up to be traded, unless your initials are KW. The PR and social media team is up for trading also...Ive never witnessed a group of individuals so excited after a lost. Seriously check their social media after a lost.