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The Charlotte Hornets’ Top 5 Offseason Priorities

The Charlotte Hornets' Top 5 Offseason Priorities

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The Charlotte Hornets were the Cinderella's of the Eastern Conference this season, earning the team just its second playoff berth under their former nickname, the Bobcats. So, what can Charlotte do for an encore? Let's find out.

5. Keep or Trade Gerald Henderson

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5. Keep or Trade Gerald Henderson

Gerald Henderson, Charlotte Hornets
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Gerald Henderson was a no-show for Charlotte during the playoffs. The team must figure out this offseason if Henderson will be part of the future of the Hornets, or if he should be shipped off for more consistent help.

4. Upgrade The Bench

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4. Upgrade The Bench

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The Hornets' bench, outside of Gary Neal, was a disappointment for Charlotte in the playoffs, and it showed the Hornets' front office that one of their main offseason priorities is improving the depth of the team.

3. Keep Gary Neal As The Sixth Man

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3. Keep Gary Neal As The Sixth Man

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Gary Neal was one of the rare bright spots for Charlotte off the bench this season, and keeping him in the fold would be a wise move for the Hornets' front office.

2. Sign Al Jefferson To A Long-Term Extension

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2. Sign Al Jefferson To A Long-Term Extension

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Al Jefferson was just what the Hornets needed to get them over the hump, and Charlotte needs to sign the talented big man long term in order to stay relevant in the East.

1. Get Kemba Walker To Take The Next Step

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1. Get Kemba Walker To Take The Next Step

Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets
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Kemba Walker took a giant step towards elite point guard status this season. If the Hornets want to remain competitive and improve their playoff standing next season, then Walker is going to have to take the next step into elite status.