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Apologies for bumming out Buzz City, but the thing to say about the Hornets’ future might be that they haven’t traded any prospective picks away.
All offseason paths that are possible seemingly send them on a summer vacation to nowhere. Break the bank and you are likely paying the luxury tax to get a lottery group. Let him walk, and you’re losing arguably the hottest player in franchise history. Splurge on him Jeremy Lamb, and you might be footing one of basketball’s most important payrolls. Reduce Lamb and Walker, and no one who averaged 11 points each match is being returned by you.
If the Hornets pinch pennies they ought to eventually have some cap space in 2020. This hasn’t been a free-agent destination, and a Walker passing would leave them without an All-Star aide to assist lure talent.
Cementing Charlotte to the spot? Its prospects are Malik Monk and Miles Bridges. The prior is a profession 37.4 percent shooter. The latter owns rookie averages of 6.8 points and 3.6 rebounds.
If those are the building blocks, then the Hornets might be constructing a house of cards.
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