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Apologies for bumming out Buzz City, however, the best thing to say about the Hornets’ future might be that they haven’t traded any future first-round picks.
They are seemingly sent by all offseason paths on a summer vacation to nowhere. Break the lender to maintain Kemba Walker, and you are probably paying the luxury tax to get a lottery group. Let him walk, and you’re losing arguably the most popular player in franchise history. Splurge on Jeremy Lamb him, and you might be footing one of basketball’s biggest payrolls. Reduce both Walker and Lamb, and you aren’t currently returning anyone who averaged even 11 points each match.
This summer When the Hornets pinch pennies, they ought to eventually have some cap space in 2020. Of course, this has never been a free-agent destination, and also a Walker passing will leave them without an recruiter.
Cementing Charlotte to the place? Its prospects are Malik Monk and Miles Bridges. The former is a career 37.4 percent shooter. The latter owns rookie averages of 6.8 points and 3.6 rebounds.
The Hornets might be constructing a house of cards, if these are the building blocks.
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