Charlotte Hornets: Best and worst moves from 2023 NBA offseason

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Taking a closer look at a few of the best and worst offseason moves made by the Charlotte Hornets this summer.

Ever since the Charlotte Hornets decided to trade the former face of their franchise, Kemba Walker, this is a team that has struggled to find a new identity and success. The Hornets have missed the postseason seven years in a row and as an organization, they haven’t won a playoff series since the 2001-02 season. After another trying season in 2022-23, it was time for some changes.

This offseason, we began to see a few of those changes. From the front office to the players on the roster, the Hornets are no longer the same old Hornets.

A new era for the Charlotte Hornets

It’s clearly a new era for the Hornets. Under new majority ownership, this is a franchise that will be looking for a new identity. As they turn the page on one chapter, the Hornets hope the next couple of chapters ends up being a bit more promising.

If they are, a lot of that will depend on LaMelo Ball and his continued development. He’s clearly now one of the faces of the franchise and if the Hornets are going to be any level of successful over the next few years, you’d have to imagine that Ball will play a bit part in that.

Looking back at their offseason moves, we take a closer look and dig into some of the best and worst decisions made by the Hornets this summer.