3 Projected Hornets Picks at No. 6 in NBA Draft

See three projected picks for the Charlotte Hornets at No. 6 overall in the 2024 NBA Draft.
Brandon Miller finished third in NBA Rookie of the Year voting
Brandon Miller finished third in NBA Rookie of the Year voting / Scott Kinser-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Donovan Clingan, C - Connecticut Huskies

Donovan Clingan had a spectacular season as UConn's defensive anchor en route to a national championship. The 7'2", 280 LB center averaged 13 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and 1.5 steals in only 22.6 minutes per game while shooting 63.9% from the field.

He's soared up draft boards thanks to his strong play, and he'd be a perfect building block for one of the NBA's worst defenses. ESPN has the Hornets drafting Clingan, and he's my personal favorite target at No. 6.

While defense is Clingan's calling card, he's an impressive offensive player as well. His ability to hit cutters and make smart passes would make Ball and Miller's lives easier, and Clingan is an efficient scorer as well.

When you have two potential stars on offense who can score already, you need the right complementary players to support them. Clingan could help Ball and Miller shine without needing to put up many shots himself, and he comes from a loaded UConn team to illustrate that point.

ESPN writes, "The Hornets would surely be highly attracted to the size, length, rim-protection and passing ability of Clingan, who is coming off back-to-back national championships at UConn and has room for growth alongside their core at just 20 years old."

I completely agree. If Clingan is on the board, it'd be hard for Charlotte to pass up on the former Huskie.