2024 NBA Draft Profile


Charlotte Hornets

2024 Draft Picks:

6, 42
2023-24 Season: 21-614th place, Southeast DivisionDid not qualify for playoffs

Pre-Draft Outlook

If there’s an organization ripe to go the organic route to team-building, it’s the Hornets, They already have a pair of young foundational pieces in LaMelo Ball and Brandon Miller, giving them a jump on that philosophy. With a new ownership and front office set, the Hornets look to start their own “process,” and the realistic fans are likely on board.

The Way To Go

A big man or two could slide to No. 6 and give the Hornets a reason to pause. While the candidates are intriguing, the Hornets are already blessed with Mark Williams and Nick Richards, who need time to develop. Therefore, all things being equal, they could opt for backcourt scoring and a complement to Ball. That makes Kentucky’s Reed Sheppard an ideal candidate. His shooting and decent ball-handling would give the team offense and another scoring option.

— Shaun Powell

Here’s a quick look at Charlotte’s current roster entering the Draft:

Under Contract

G: Lonzo Ball
G: Seth Curry
G: Tre Mann
G: Vasilije Micic
G: Bryce McGowens
G: Nick Smith Jr.
F: Leaky Black
F: Cody Martin
F: Brandon Miller
F: Aleksej Pokusevski
F: Grant Williams

Free Agents

G: Amari Bailey
F: Davis Bertans
F: Miles Bridges
F: JT Thor
> 2024 Free Agent Tracker