Even during the early phases of a rebuild, Charlotte Hornets fans still have several things to be thankful for.
On the third day of our Thanksgiving series, we recount three things Charlotte Hornets fans have to be thankful for. On Monday, we began the series with N.C. State and ECU, and yesterday, we continued with Duke and UNC. Much of what the Hornets have to be thankful for deals with building blocks for the future.
Most times, it’s almost impossible to find things to be thankful for in a rebuilding team, however, the Hornets have two players in specific who fans can truly be appreciative for, and a high draft pick this coming summer is almost guaranteed. Charlotte currently sits at 6-12 on the season heading into Wednesday night’s matchup with the Pistons, and while they’ve lost plenty of games, more often than not, they’ve been exciting to watch–an encouraging sign for a rebuilding team.
After suffering through several years of bouncing back-and-forth between awful and mediocre, the Hornets’ front office decided to let its top-two scorers from a year ago depart in free agency, and officially scrap everything. Early returns from Year One of the rebuild have been mostly positive, although Charlotte’s young squad has also had its share of youthful mistakes. It can be very difficult to find things to be grateful for when your team has lost nine of its last 11 games, but when performances or players are deserving of your appreciation, they should be awarded it. That’s just what we aim to do on this Thanksgiving holiday.