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Charlotte Hornets looking to sign Damien Wilkins

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The Charlotte Hornets are already looking for potential depth at the wing.

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Hornets are reportedly looking into signing former Philadelphia 76ers forward, Damien Wilkins for training camp. This is a likely a response to the news that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss the entire season due to shoulder surgery. Signing Wilkins would be a move for depth, and it's unlikely he'd be considered a key piece.

It's weird to see the Hornets already looking to go out and find depth to replace MKG when they have a roster over the 15 man limit already, but one man out another in isn't always the worst approach to things. What will be more interesting to see is if Wilkins actually makes the team. It's a given that Nicolas Batum will slide over to the small forward spot in the starting lineup, and it's not like the Hornets have horrible depth on the wing. Marvin Williams can slide down if needed, Jeremy Lamb could most likely play up at times, and P.J. Hairston could do so as well. If Wilkins were to make the team then that could mean none of those players showed the ability to move up, or down, to small forward, and that would be very worrisome.

Damien Wilkins is 35 years old, and hasn't played in the NBA since he was on the Sixers in 2013. Although he did play for Team USA in the 2015 Pan Am Games. There isn't really anything he brings to the table outside of veteran leadership, but perhaps his experience will make him a better option on defense than other guys on the roster. Still, a career of 6.4 points, 1.5 assists, and 1.7 rebounds per game doesn't really scream an NBA player. If he makes the roster the Hornets are either desperate for depth, or this team is in bigger trouble than previously thought.