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Apologies for bumming out Buzz City, but the thing to say about the Hornets’ future could be that they have not traded away any prospective picks.
They are apparently sent by all conceivable offseason paths . Break the bank to keep Kemba Walker, and you’re probably paying the luxury tax to get a lottery group. Allow him to walk, and you’re losing the most popular player in franchise history. Splurge on him and Jeremy Lamb, and you might be footing among basketball’s most important payrolls. Lose both Lamb and Walker, and you are not returning anybody who averaged 11 points per game.
If the Hornets pinch pennies this summer, they ought to eventually have some cap space in 2020. This hasn’t been a destination that is free-agent, and also a Walker passing will leave them without an All-Star aide to assist lure top talent.
Cementing Charlotte to the bottom place? Its exciting prospects are Miles Bridges and Malik Monk. The prior is a profession 37.4 percent shot. 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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