NBA Draft Lottery Predictions: Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets – #11 Pick 2017 NBA Draft

The Pick: Donovan Mitchell – Louisville

Other Possible Picks: Luke Kennard – Duke

A disappointing, less than .500 season for the Charlotte Hornets comes after a surprising one playoff one in 2015. The franchise was mostly riddled by injuries, going without Roy Hibbert and Miles Plumlee for large periods of time. The Hornets have some large vacancies including a secondary point guard, bigs and perimeter shooters; someone that is reliable to score. It’s why Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell will help to make an immediate impact in Charlotte.
The 6-foot-3 prospect excels as both a shooting guard and point guard, and it’s what gives him upside at the No. 11 overall pick. The sophomore Cardinal has shown consistence and commitment with that extra season of experience. That’s appealing to a team that may look to start its draft pick. What Mitchell lacks in size at his position he makes up for in athleticism. He would pair nicely with Charlotte’s Kemba Walker.

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