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Is it doom and gloom, or full bloom for Nicolas Batum?

What can the Charlotte Hornets expect from their wounded french forward this season?

Cody Zeller could thrive as the Hornets backup center

Cody Zeller’s absence cratered the Hornets playoff hopes last season. Now he’s in better shape than ever, but will he be able to thrive in a new role?

Kemba Walker must rise to the occasion again for the Hornets

Walker has answered critics the past two seasons, going from an average to All-Star point guard. But without swingman Nic Batum, he will have to shoulder more responsibility in a critical season for the Hornets.

The Dwight Howard Saga: A New Beginning

Can former all star center Dwight Howard regain his confidence with the Charlotte Hornets are will he falter.

Dwayne Bacon provides depth and competition in the second unit

Bacon will likely have to earn minutes in the rotation, but he’s an intriguing prospect that provides depth at both forward spots.

Can Malik Monk overcome an ankle injury and provide the Hornets with much needed offense?

Malik Monk enters the season with more questions than answers.

It’s time for Frank Kaminsky to take the next step

How the Charlotte Hornets can get the most out of Frank Kaminsky in his third season.

It’s make or break for Michael Carter-Williams

After several rough seasons in Milwaukee and Chicago, is this the last chance for MCW?

Is this the season for Jeremy Lamb?

A reportedly great offseason has many hopeful that Lamb will step up, but doubts will remain about his 3-point shooting and defense until he shows otherwise.

Julyan Stone provides the Hornets with size and passing ability

Stone will be the team’s third point guard. While he is a poor shooter, he has the size and length to defend, and good offensive court awareness.

Johnny O’Bryant has job security but a limited role with the Hornets 2017-18

Three non-guaranteed: Treveon Graham, T.J. Williams, and Isaiah Hicks

The Hornets have three players on non-guaranteed contracts right now, and there’s only enough room for one to make the team. Who will it be?