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At The Hive 9th Pick Tournament

With our readers' help, we're finding out what we think the Hornets should do with the 9th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Follow along as we break down the prospects and use head-to-head matchups to decide the best options for the team.

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Marcus Smart vs Nik Stauskas

At The Hive readers, today is draft day! In the finals of the At The Hive 9th Pick Tournament, we have two No. 3 seeds facing off. Will it be Marcus Smart or Nik Stauskas receiving your vote to be crowned the champion?

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Smart vs. McDermott

We have reached the semifinals, and an epic matchup is upon us. Who will advance on to the finals? Will it be Marcus Smart or Doug McDermott receiving your vote to move on? Also, I have At The Hive's big boss, Ben Swanson, joining me today!

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Noah Vonleh vs. Nik Stauskas

In our final matchup before the finals, two Big Ten foes square-off for your vote. Will it be the athletic freak, Noah Vonleh, or sharpshooting marksman, Nik Stauskas? Vote, and let your voice be heard in the comments section!

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Randle vs. Smart

Match of the tournament thus far? I say yes, by a mile. Julius Randle and Marcus Smart -- two possible top-five picks -- square-off for your vote to move on to the semifinals. Remember, vote and let your voice be heard in the comments section!

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Aaron Gordon vs Nik Stauskas

What a matchup we have here. Aaron Gordon faces off against what seems like the readers' favorite prospect, Nik Stauskas. Who will win this battle and move on to the semifinals? Vote and let your voice be heard in the comments section!

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Noah Vonleh vs. Gary Harris

Two Big Ten rivals square-off once again, but this time it's for your vote to move on to the semifinals of the tournament. Who will win this battle? Vote and let your voice be heard in the comments section!

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Trade for Vet vs. McDermott

The quarterfinals begin today as we debut a new format for our articles. Trade Out for Vet and Doug McDermott square-off in this compelling matchup. Who will receive your vote and move on to the semifinals?

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Gary Harris vs. James Young

We've reached the final matchup of the first round. Gary Harris of Michigan State and James Young of Kentucky -- two players who could fit in well with the Hornets -- square-off? Who will receive your vote and move on to the second round?

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: McDermott vs. Saric

Today, we have another blockbuster matchup. Dario Saric and Doug McDermott, two prolific outside scorers who can also handle themselves down in the paint, square-off. Who will win your vote and advance on to the second round?

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Stauskas vs. Hairston

In today's matchup, we have two lights-out shooting guards squaring-off in a battle to move on to the second round. Who will receive your vote? Will it be Nik Stauskas or P.J. Hairston? Vote and let your voice be heard in the comments section!

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Marcus Smart vs. Zach LaVine

By far, this is the best matchup so far in the ATH 9th Pick Tourney. We have Marcus Smart squaring-off against Zach LaVine. Who will move on to the second round of this matchup? Vote, and let your voice be heard in the comments section!

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Aaron Gordon vs. T.J. Warren

In this matchup, we have an athletic freak in Aaron Gordon going against a top-notch scorer in T.J. Warren. Who will win this two seed versus seven seed tournament battle? Vote and let your voice be heard in the comments section!

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Julius Randle vs Rodney Hood

This matchup consists of two needs Charlotte will need to address sometime this offseason. Julius Randle, the two-seed in this one, would fit well alongside Al Jefferson (or does he?). Then, we have our seven-seed, Rodney Hood. Who will advance on?

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Noah Vonleh vs. Jusuf Nurkic

Charlotte is looking for a reliable big man to put alongside Al Jefferson to make themselves a legitimate threat in the Eastern Conference. Would adding either one of these two make that happen? Vote in the poll, and see who will move on!

ATH 9th Pick Tourney: Trade Out vs. Adreian Payne

In the debut of At The Hive's 9th Pick Tournament, we have a great matchup to kick things off. Trading out of the draft and giving up the No. 9 pick takes on Michigan State big man, Adreian Payne. Let your voice be heard and vote on who moves on!

At The Hive 9th Pick Tournament introduction

At The Hive is debuting its newest pre-draft feature: the 9th pick tournament. It features 15 prospects and one trade option in the bracket. The great thing is, readers decide who wins each top-notch matchup on the bracket. Who's going to win it all?