The basketball and lottery gods did not smile upon the Charlotte Hornets this year, and as a result, they will be picking 11th in the 2021 NBA Draft. I’d say Hornets fans can’t be greedy, but the Cavaliers are picking in the top 4 for what seems like the tenth consecutive year. But I digress.
At the very least, the Hornets didn’t drop down a spot, which was actually more likely than them moving up to the top four. So they’ll pick 11th.
It’s a familiar spot for the Hornets, who entered both the 2017 and 2018 drafts in the same slot. In 2017, the Hornets landed Malik Monk, who had been mostly underwhelming until a strong fourth season that may have been his last in a Hornets uniform. In 2018, the Hornets, bullied the Clippers into giving up a second round pick to move up one whole draft spot. The Hornets than used the 12th pick on Miles Bridges, who might end up being a star.
I know you all are going to talk about it anyway, but who do you want to see the Hornets take with this year’s late lottery pick?