The Charlotte Hornets are a team that could use a lot of help. A lot of attention has been made about what Charlotte will do with their two first-round picks, but the Hornets could pick up a very valuable player in the second round as well. The Hornets have the 45th pick in the upcoming draft. With such a deep draft, a very good player could be used at this spot.
Shooting is one of the Hornets’ biggest needs this offseason. The Hornets will more than likely (and should) pick up a shooter in the first round, but can probably find a shooter later on as well. The guys who will fall won’t be versatile shooters like you will find in the first round, but could carve out a role with the Hornets as designated shooters. Guys like Duke‘s Andre Dawkins or Virginia‘s Joe Harris could fill that void.
The Hornets could also look to add some more size to their frontcourt. With Bismack Byombo as Al Jefferson‘s primary backup, the Hornets could use another big body to defend and grab rebounds. Guys like Standford‘s Dwight Powell, LSU‘s Johnny O’Bryant or Tennesses‘s Jarnell Stokes could be available at the spot as well.
Also, the Hornets could pick up a backup point guard in this spot as well. A guy like Louisville‘s Russ Smith or Iowa State‘s DeAndre Kane will be available at the time and could step in a play from Day 1.
The Hornets will have a chance to get an impact player at all three picks in this upcoming draft. While the first round should provide them great pick ups, the second round could give the Hornets a cheap option to fill a void.