Charlotte Hornets

Vegas Over/Under: 42.5

Fromal’s Record Projection: 42-40 The Bet: lean although Avoid under
Expecting a bigger jump from the Charlotte Hornets, who travelled only 36-46 final year with a largely similar roster, would be possible if the group had addressed its main issue.
Dwight Howard will help, though he will also keep the exceptionally underrated Cody Zeller off the floor. Lest we forget, the Hornets’ net rating improved by 10.4 points per 100 possessions when the incumbent center played 2016-17. Malik Monk should provide a nice punch.
When Kemba Walker stays However, what happens?
He wore toward the middle of the season, although he was the unquestioned motor for Charlotte throughout the former effort.
Tasked with too many duties on the offensive end and also constantly requested to make his own shots, Walker needed the All-Star break to refresh and couldn’t really lead the charge back in the playoff picture during the year’s second half.
Maybe the story would have unfolded rather differently in case a capable backup point guard had graced the depth chart to mitigate the downfalls when Walker had breathers.
Now, this role matches. The former Rookie of the Year is by no way a game-changing existence, and his inability to take could mess the next unit’s spacing. He is simply not a fantastic fit from a personnel standpoint, and that will place the same type of strain on Walker once more.
Expecting six additional victories is reasonable since the group grows and matches in the new developments. Seven is pushing against it.

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