Charlotte Hornets: Best and worst moves from 2023 NBA offseason

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The worst moves the Charlotte Hornets made this offseason

It wouldn’t be a complete Charlotte Hornets offseason if there wasn’t at least some concerning decision-making. In a vacuum, there are two offseason moves made by the Hornets that are far from popular.

Passing on Scoot Henderson 

The first was the decision to pass on Scoot Henderson and select Brandon Miller with the No. 2 overall pick. I understand he may be the better fit next to LaMelo Ball, but this is a decision that the Hornets will have to hope works out for them in the long run. This is the type of potential misstep that can send a franchise back a half-decade.

For the remainder of their careers, Scoot and Miller will be forever graded against each other. Even if the sample size is small, there are already some questioning this decision just through what we’ve seen from both players in summer league.

Re-signing Miles Bridges

The other notable move that the Charlotte Hornets made this offseason that will undoubtedly be questioned is the re-signing of Miles Bridges. On one hand, you can argue that he was punished and is paying the price. On the other, you can also argue that it doesn’t mean he deserves another chance.

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I understand Bridges is a talented player but I’m not so sure if the potential backlash that’s going to follow is worth it. The Hornets seemed to think so, however.