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
#23 PG 1 6' 7" 180 20 8/22/01 2nd season
PG Terry Rozier
Terry Rozier T. Rozier
3
80
#34 PG 1 6' 1" 190 27 3/17/94 7th season Louisville
PG Ish Smith
Ish Smith I. Smith
14
74
#87 PG 2 6' 0" 175 33 7/5/88 12th season Wake Forest
PG LaMelo Ball
LaMelo Ball L. Ball
2
81
#27 PG 0 6' 8" 180 20 8/22/01 Rookie
PG D.J. Carton
D.J. Carton D. Carton
67
#179 PG 6' 2" 200 20 2/25/01 Rookie Marquette
PG Jalen Crutcher
Jalen Crutcher J. Crutcher
7
67
#189 PG 6' 1" 175 22 7/18/99 Rookie Dayton
SG James Bouknight
James Bouknight J. Bouknight
5
72
#77 SG 3 6' 5" 190 21 9/18/00 Rookie Connecticut
SG Nate Darling
Nate Darling N. Darling
30
0
#158 SG 3 6' 5" 190 23 8/30/98 Rookie Alabama-Birmingham
SG Tyler Harvey
Tyler Harvey T. Harvey
4
67
#122 SG 6' 4" 185 28 7/17/93 Rookie Eastern Washington
SG Scottie Lewis
Scottie Lewis S. Lewis
16
67
#132 SG 6' 5" 188 21 3/12/00 Rookie Florida
SF Gordon Hayward
Gordon Hayward G. Hayward
20
83
#10 SF 1 6' 7" 225 31 3/23/90 12th season Butler
SF Miles Bridges
Miles Bridges M. Bridges
0
81
#20 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
#43 SF 2 6' 7" 203 25 12/9/95 7th season Kansas
SF Wesley Iwundu
Wesley Iwundu W. Iwundu
9
68
#105 SF 3 6' 6" 195 26 12/20/94 4th season Kansas State
SF Arnoldas Kulboka
Arnoldas Kulboka A. Kulboka
98
68
#108 SF 6' 10" 209 23 1/4/98 Rookie
SF Cameron McGriff
Cameron McGriff C. McGriff
8
67
#127 SF 6' 7" 230 24 9/30/97 Rookie Oklahoma State
SF Xavier Sneed
Xavier Sneed X. Sneed
0
#140 SF 6' 5" 215 23 12/21/97 Rookie Kansas State
PF P.J. Washington
P.J. Washington P. Washington
25
76
#48 PF 2 6' 7" 236 23 8/23/98 3rd season Kentucky
PF Kai Jones
Kai Jones K. Jones
23
75
#58 PF 2 6' 10" 221 20 1/19/01 Rookie Texas
PF Cody Martin
Cody Martin C. Martin
11
73
#85 PF 2 6' 7" 205 26 9/28/95 3rd season Nevada
PF Jalen McDaniels
Jalen McDaniels J. McDaniels
6
71
#112 PF 3 6' 10" 205 23 1/31/98 3rd season San Diego State
PF JT Thor
JT Thor J. Thor
21
70
#123 PF 6' 9" 203 19 8/26/02 Rookie Auburn
C Mason Plumlee
Mason Plumlee M. Plumlee
24
79
#24 C 1 6' 11" 254 31 3/5/90 9th season Duke
C Bismack Biyombo
Bismack Biyombo B. Biyombo
8
80
#19 C 2 6' 8" 255 29 8/28/92 10th season
C Vernon Carey Jr.
Vernon Carey Jr. V. Carey Jr.
22
70
#73 C 3 6' 10" 255 20 2/25/01 2nd season Duke
C Nick Richards
Nick Richards N. Richards
14
72
#62 C 6' 11" 245 23 11/29/97 2nd season Kentucky