The Hornets are another one of those teams that is zigging while everyone else is zagging. Everyone around the league is focused on three-point shooting and effective offensive percentages, and the Hornets are like, why don’t we just try and dunk on people and see where we go from there. Lamelo Ball and Miles Bridges were like a match made in heaven as Ball would beautifully lob it up to Bridges for him to slam it down. Terry Rozier, new signings Ish Smith and Brad Wanamaker, and rookie Jame Bouknight are solid players in the backcourt as they bring solid shooting and ball-handling to make up for the loss of Devonte Graham and Malik Monk. Down low, the Hornets have high energy and bouncy players in P.J. Washington, Bismack Biyombo, new signing Kelly Oubre, and rookie Kai Jones to give the Hornets a great defensive backbone.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG LaMelo Ball
LaMelo Ball L. Ball
2
81
#27 PG 1 6' 7" 180 20 8/22/01 2nd season
PG Terry Rozier
Terry Rozier T. Rozier
3
80
#35 PG 1 6' 1" 190 27 3/17/94 7th season Louisville
PG Isaiah Thomas
Isaiah Thomas I. Thomas
4
79
#15 PG 2 5' 9" 185 32 2/7/89 9th season Washington
SG James Bouknight
James Bouknight J. Bouknight
5
72
#82 SG 3 6' 4" 190 21 9/18/00 Rookie Connecticut
SG Scottie Lewis
Scottie Lewis S. Lewis
16
67
#126 SG 6' 4" 185 21 3/12/00 Rookie Florida
SF Miles Bridges
Miles Bridges M. Bridges
0
81
#19 SF 1 6' 7" 225 23 3/21/98 4th season Michigan State
SF Kelly Oubre Jr.
Kelly Oubre Jr. K. Oubre Jr.
12
76
#42 SF 1 6' 6" 203 25 12/9/95 7th season Kansas
SF Gordon Hayward
Gordon Hayward G. Hayward
20
83
#9 SF 2 6' 7" 225 31 3/23/90 12th season Butler
SF Cody Martin
Cody Martin C. Martin
11
73
#79 SF 2 6' 6" 205 26 9/28/95 3rd season Nevada
SF Arnoldas Kulboka
Arnoldas Kulboka A. Kulboka
98
68
#106 SF 6' 10" 210 23 1/4/98 Rookie
PF Montrezl Harrell
Montrezl Harrell M. Harrell
8
79
#28 PF 2 6' 7" 240 27 1/26/94 7th season Louisville
PF P.J. Washington
P.J. Washington P. Washington
25
76
#51 PF 2 6' 7" 230 23 8/23/98 3rd season Kentucky
PF Jalen McDaniels
Jalen McDaniels J. McDaniels
6
71
#118 PF 3 6' 9" 205 23 1/31/98 3rd season San Diego State
PF JT Thor
JT Thor J. Thor
21
70
#125 PF 3 6' 9" 203 19 8/26/02 Rookie Auburn
PF Kai Jones
Kai Jones K. Jones
23
75
#55 PF 6' 10" 221 20 1/19/01 Rookie Texas
C Mason Plumlee
Mason Plumlee M. Plumlee
24
79
#23 C 1 6' 11" 254 31 3/5/90 9th season Duke
C Nick Richards
Nick Richards N. Richards
14
72
#61 C 3 7' 0" 245 23 11/29/97 2nd season Kentucky