The good news is that this draft is potentially one of the deepest in years, but let’s be honest: 11th isn’t really the best place to be.
Good players will still be available, but the Hornets need more than a complimentary piece to take a major step forward. That said, recent history has shown that star-caliber players can be found outside the top 10. Good fortune didn’t fall to Charlotte tonight, but maybe it will on draft night.
We’ll have more on the upcoming draft soon. For now, speculate away as to who the Hornets will end up doing with the pick.
For fun, here are recent players taken 11th:
2016: Domantas Sabonis
2015: Myles Turner
2014: Doug McDermott
Be optimistic! Where’s the fun in being negative?
For those interested, the Boston Celtics managed to nab the first overall pick, with the Los Angeles Lakers selecting second and the Philadelphia 76ers selecting third. Is it just me or do the most storied franchises in history tend to have the best luck?
You can read more about the results of the lottery here.
What do you think the Hornets should do with their pick?