Hornets trying to move up from No.12 spot in NBA Draft
The Charlotte Hornets are looking to be in a better position to get one of the top prospects in the 2019 NBA Draft. However, it remains to be seen whether or not they have the assets to strike a deal in the coming days.
According to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer, the Hornets are trying to move up from the 12th spot in the draft. General manager Mitch Kupchak is reportedly aggressive in pursuing a deal, though it will reportedly be hard for them to assemble a trade package that will be enough to get one of the higher picks.
Hornets have looked into moving up in the draft from their current No. 12 spot in the first round. It will be tough assembling the trade capital to make that happen in the next week, but GM Mitch Kupchak is active.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) June 12, 2019
The 2019 NBA Draft is a top-heavy one, headlined by Duke superstar Zion Williamson who is expected to be taken first overall. The likes of Murray State guard Ja Morant and Duke forward RJ Barrett are also set to be drafted in the top three.
The New Orleans Pelicans own the first overall pick, and the have no plan to trade their most precious asset. The Memphis Grizzlies will select second, while the New York Knicks will draft third. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers round up the top five in the 2019 NBA Draft, which is scheduled on June 20 in Brooklyn.