4 Hornets Who Won't Be Back Next Season

The Charlotte Hornets had a season that they would like to forget immediately. These four players will likely not be around for much longer to help get things back on track.
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Vasilije Micic

The 30-year-old rookie point guard was acquired by the Hornets as part of the Gordon Hayward trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The experienced pick-and-roll operator was seldom used in OKC's deep roster but he has been an integral part of the Hornets' rotation since joining. He is averaging 11.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game in 28.5 minutes of action.

Micic is a new name for NBA fans but he has been one of the most dominant European players of the last decade. He has back-to-back Euroleague titles and Final Four MVPs and a regular-season MVP over the last few seasons.

Therefore, it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that he is putting up solid numbers in the NBA. He is an excellent passer and decision-maker who could be a decent bench point guard at the bare minimum for any team.

The Serbian point guard has two more guaranteed seasons on his contract and $7.7 million per year is a fair deal for him. He would be a worthy option for the Hornets going forward if they wanted to keep him around. Backing up Lamelo Ball and being a steady hand off the bench could be a solid role for Micic.

But, if he has suitors after this productive stretch in Charlotte, the Hornets could get some future assets for him. Considering the young and rebuilding nature of the team, getting a young player or a draft pick for him might make more sense for the Hornets.