Opening Night of the 2019-20 Hornets season is upon us
After a long offseason of disappointment and sadness, we’ve finally reached the start of the NBA season. Despite losing its all-time leading scorer in Kemba Walker and secondary scorer Jeremy Lamb, at least part of you has to be optimistic about the current iteration of the Charlotte Hornets.
With the addition of Terry Rozier and the continued hope that the Hornets youngsters can take the next step forward, in the back of your mind I know you are thinking there is a chance that Charlotte can sneak into the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference.
Now let me be clear, it is more than likely that this team wins upwards of 25 games and competes for a high lottery pick this season. But opening night brings optimism and excitement to see the Hornets’ new players.
Getting off to a good start will be massively important for the Hornets and with a key California road trip in the month of October against the darling teams of Los Angeles, the Hornets will need to gel fast.
So let’s project ahead. What will the Hornets first five games of the season look like? How many games will Charlotte win and how will they do it? Let’s take a look and make some projections.