3 Perfect Fits for Hornets' No. 6 Pick in NBA Draft

The Charlotte Hornets need to nail their lottery pick in the 2024 NBA Draft to take a significant step forward next season.
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Cody Williams, SF

The younger brother of Oklahoma City Thunder's young star Jalen Williams, Cody has seen his stock rise in the NBA Draft in recent weeks. The 6'8 forward out of Colorado was a five-star recruit and one of the top players in the 2023 class. He is yet to turn 20 years old and possesses one of the highest upsides in this draft class.

Cody Williams has strengths similar to his older brother. He has a versatile skill set with an ability to drive to the rim and finish, as well as hit shots out on the perimeter. Similar to his brother, he can handle the ball and make plays for himself and others despite the fact that he has the size of a combo forward.

He has the physical and athletic tools to be a two-way point forward. He can provide defensive versatility with his length and strength. He is a menace on the open court thanks to his speed and dynamism.

Williams is not the most polished prospect right now. He still has to grow into his body and improve his shooting. He only took 41 threes last season at Colorado. Even though he hit a good percentage on them (41.5%), he has to increase his volume there to be a more dangerous scoring threat. But, the building blocks are there and the Hornets should seriously consider him at No. 6.

A Brandon Miller-Cody Williams pairing on the wing could be Charlotte's own Jayson Tatum-Jaylen Brown duo for years to come and that is very exciting.

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