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Hornets ROSTER

12-8 • 5th in EASTERN CONFERENCE

HEAD COACH: James Borrego
VENUE: Spectrum Center - 330 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
CAPACITY: 19,077
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#11
Cody Martin
SF26$1,782,6216' 5"205 lbsNC STATE
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#20
Gordon Hayward
SF31$29,900,0006' 7"225 lbsBUTLER
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#10
Ish Smith
PG33$4,500,0006' 0"175 lbsWAKE FOREST
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#21
JT Thor
PF19$1,250,0006' 10"205 lbsAUBURN
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#6
Jalen McDaniels
SF23$1,782,6216' 9"205 lbsSAN DIEGO STATE
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#5
James Bouknight
SG21$4,154,4006' 5"190 lbsUCONN
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#23
Kai Jones
C20$2,770,5606' 11"218 lbsTEXAS
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#12
Kelly Oubre
SF25$12,000,0006' 7"203 lbsKANSAS
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#2
LaMelo Ball
PG20$8,231,7606' 7"180 lbsN/A
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#24
Mason Plumlee
C31$8,137,5006' 11"254 lbsDUKE
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#0
Miles Bridges
PF23$5,421,4936' 6"225 lbsMICHIGAN STATE
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#14
Nick Richards
C23$1,517,9817' 0"245 lbsKENTUCKY
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#25
P.J. Washington
PF23$4,215,1206' 7"230 lbsKENTUCKY
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Scottie Lewis
21N/A6' 5"189 lbsFLORIDA
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#3
Terry Rozier
SG27$17,905,2636' 1"190 lbsLOUISVILLE
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#22
Vernon Carey
C20$1,517,9816' 9"270 lbsDUKE
TOTAL Hornets SALARY: $105,087,300
Hornets SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

Current Hornets Roster Status

The Charlotte Hornets saw a significant update to their side during the offseason, as they look to make a much bigger impact on the NBA compared to previous years.

The Hornets went all-in on Gordon Hayward, signing the former All-Star to a four-year, $120 million deal via a sign-and-trade with the Boston Celtics. The 30-year-old has battled through a number of major injuries over the past few seasons, but he did show some signs of life for the Cs last term. This was enough motivation for the Hornets to pretty much commit their future on the 6-foot-7 forward.

Charlotte also selected the most high profile player in the draft in LaMelo Ball as the third overall pick. The 19-year-old appears to be a perfect fit for a Hornets franchise desperate for some star power on their side. Early on, Ball is already making a serious claim for this season's Rookie of the Year award.

Notable departures over the offseason include Nicolas Batum (waived, signed with the Los Angeles Clippers), Dwayne Bacon (signed with the Orlando Magic as a free agent), and Willy Hernangomez (signed with the New Orleans Pelicans as a free agent).

Devonte' Graham and Terry Rozier man the starting spots for Charlotte's backcourt, with Hayward, P.J. Washington, and Bismack Biyombo rounding out the squad's starting five. Ball, Miles Bridges, Cody Zeller, and the Martin brothers (Caleb and Cody) are some of the Hornets' most important players on the second unit.

charlotte hornets Team Analysis

Who Did The Hornets Recently Sign?

The latest signing the Charlotte Hornets made was signing guard Nate Darling on a two-way contract. Darling officially made his NBA debut in March 2021 and became the first player born in Nova Scotia to play in the NBA.

Who Are The Hornets Targeting In Free Agency?

It's clear that what the Charlotte Hornets need right now is a legitimate big man to help them contend in the East. Realistically, Charlotte can target a young center like Richaun Holmes, who's on the last year of his two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings. Once Holmes becomes a UFA come the off-season, look for the Hornets to swoop in and make an offer.

Another potential big they can make a deal for is Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers. Unlike Holmes, Turner is locked in with the Pacers until 2023, which means the Hornets would need to offer players in return via a trade. If that becomes the case, having a stud like Turner would definitely transform this young Hornets core into a true threat in the East.

Who Did The Hornets Most Recently Trade For?

The most recent trade the Charlotte Hornets made was for Brad Wanamaker from the Golden State Warriors. As part of the deal, the Hornets received the 31-year-old alongside a 2022 second-round draft pick (top-54 protected) and cash considerations in exchange for a 2025 second-round pick.

What Is The Best Hornets Roster Of All-Time?

Arguably the best Charlotte Hornets roster of all-time was the 2000-2001 squad led by Baron Davis and Jamal Mashburn. The team also had a handful of vets in the lineup, including David Wesley, PJ Brown, Elden Campbell, and Derrick Coleman. This Hornets squad finished the regular season at the sixth spot but went on to upset the third-seeded Miami Heat with a 3-0 sweep in the first round of the playoffs. In the second round, the Hornets took the Milwaukee Bucks all the way to seven games only to lose 104-95 on the road.

What Is The Hornets' Salary Cap?

In the 2020-21 NBA season, the Charlotte Hornets' salary cap is at $102,553,579 (via Spotrac). Their current cap gives them around $5 million in cap space left under the allowable max salary cap of the league.

Top charlotte hornets Roster Questions

Who Did The Hornets Recently Sign?

The latest signing the Charlotte Hornets made was signing guard Nate Darling on a two-way contract. Darling officially made his NBA debut in March 2021 and became the first player born in Nova Scotia to play in the NBA.

Who Are The Hornets Targeting In Free Agency?

It's clear that what the Charlotte Hornets need right now is a legitimate big man to help them contend in the East. Realistically, Charlotte can target a young center like Richaun Holmes, who's on the last year of his two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings. Once Holmes becomes a UFA come the off-season, look for the Hornets to swoop in and make an offer.

Another potential big they can make a deal for is Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers. Unlike Holmes, Turner is locked in with the Pacers until 2023, which means the Hornets would need to offer players in return via a trade. If that becomes the case, having a stud like Turner would definitely transform this young Hornets core into a true threat in the East.

Who Did The Hornets Most Recently Trade For?

The most recent trade the Charlotte Hornets made was for Brad Wanamaker from the Golden State Warriors. As part of the deal, the Hornets received the 31-year-old alongside a 2022 second-round draft pick (top-54 protected) and cash considerations in exchange for a 2025 second-round pick.

What Is The Best Hornets Roster Of All-Time?

Arguably the best Charlotte Hornets roster of all-time was the 2000-2001 squad led by Baron Davis and Jamal Mashburn. The team also had a handful of vets in the lineup, including David Wesley, PJ Brown, Elden Campbell, and Derrick Coleman. This Hornets squad finished the regular season at the sixth spot but went on to upset the third-seeded Miami Heat with a 3-0 sweep in the first round of the playoffs. In the second round, the Hornets took the Milwaukee Bucks all the way to seven games only to lose 104-95 on the road.

What Is The Hornets' Salary Cap?

In the 2020-21 NBA season, the Charlotte Hornets' salary cap is at $102,553,579 (via Spotrac). Their current cap gives them around $5 million in cap space left under the allowable max salary cap of the league.