The 2020-21 season wasn't the best for the Charlotte Hornets. They won 33 games in the regular season and lost 39. However, the team will be looking to bounce back and win big this coming season.
Traditionally, a team's rookies play in the Summer League to showcase their skills and prepare for the rough regular season. But due to the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis, the league was canceled last year, and Charlotte Hornets' 2020-21 NBA rookie of the year LaMelo Ball could not play in the Summer League. LiAngelo Ball, LaMelo's brother, has also signed with the team this year and will be playing in pre-season matches.
Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego will be looking forward to testing his new signings. Having acquired Mason Plumlee from the Detroit Pistons and JT Thor in the second-round picks, the Charlotte Hornets are eager to make their playoffs bid.
Charlotte Hornets roster for Las Vegas Summer League
Before the Summer League, the Michael Jordan-owned Charlotte Hornets selected James Bouknight as the 11th overall pick and Kai Jones as the 19th overall. The team is now loaded with young players with incredible potential and veterans who are ready to lead these younglings.
As of now, the full roster contains 14 players.
Charlotte Hornets squad looks loaded as they go into the Summer League. Their new signings James Bouknight and Kai Jones are presumed to be future stars. A lot has been said about the third Ball brother LiAngelo in the past, but it remains to be seen whether he will be suited to a hardcore NBA league.
Charlotte Hornets Summer League schedule and dates
The Charlotte Hornets are set to play five games in the pre-season, of which one is scheduled post the results. They'll face the 2019 champion Toronto Raptors in their fourth match and the five-time champion, the San Antonio Spurs, in their third game.
The teams are buzzing with excitement and the Summer League is the best way to process and cultivate the team's essence in its young players. After an incredible 2020-21 season, the Hornets were unlucky to miss out on the playoffs. They'll be raring to go across the finish line this time around.
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A long season lies ahead of this team and a good pre-season performance will surely ease the worries of their fans.