The Charlotte Hornets were beginning a new era this upcoming season and the early returns are positive.
The Charlotte Hornets have gone under a bit of a franchise overhaul with new general manager, Mitch Kupchak, and new head coach, James Borrego. It has been clear that the focus this year was to change the culture, both on and off the court.
The Hornets have missed the playoffs the past two seasons and it was time for a change. The team traded away Dwight Howard and signed free agent Tony Parker, who will help ease the learning curve for this team under James Borrego.
After three games, fans should be excited about what the Hornets have shown on the court and the hope is that as they get more experience, this should only improve. The Hornets started the preseason with two games against the Boston Celtics. They were able to secure a 104-97 victory over the Celtics in the opener but dropped the second game by a score of 115-112.
They returned to the Spectrum Center on Tuesday and overcame a nine-point deficit after the first quarter to win by a final of 122-113.
These are the top takeaways from the first three preseason games for the Charlotte Hornets.