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Apologies for bumming outside Buzz City, however, the thing to say about the Hornets’ future could be that they have not traded away any prospective picks.
They are seemingly sent by all offseason paths on a summer holiday to nowhere. Break the bank to keep Kemba Walker, and you’re probably paying the luxury tax for a lottery group. Let him walk, and you’re losing the hottest player in franchise history. Splurge on him and Jeremy Lamb, and you might be footing one of basketball’s most important payrolls. Lose Lamb and Walker, and also you aren’t returning anyone who averaged even 11 points per game.
When the Hornets pinch pennies this summer, they should eventually have some cover area in 2020. Of course, this has never been a destination that is free-agent, and also a Walker departure will leave them without an All-Star recruiter to help lure top talent.
Cementing Charlotte into the bottom place? Its prospects are Malik Monk and Miles Bridges. The prior is a career 37.4 percent shot. The latter possesses rookie averages of 6.8 points and 3.6 rebounds.
If these are the building blocks, the Hornets may be building a house of cards.
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