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article says we may have had our best draft ever

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which of course is not saying much, but it paints a hopeful picture

 

https://swarmandsting.com/2017/10/14/charlotte-hornets-may-finally-hit-draft-jackpot/

 

Anybody who is a Charlotte Hornets‘ fan, or has followed the team knows their poor luck with the draft. Whether it be from missing out on Shaquille O’Neal, Dwight Howard, and Anthony Davis because the got the second overall pick instead of the first, or just drafting busts, it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing.  

 

The Golden State Warriors drafted Draymond Green in the second round with the 35th overall pick. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonardwere each drafted 15th, outside of the lottery.

The Charlotte Hornets may have finally had one of those types of drafts.

I don’t want sound like I’m saying Malik Monk or Dwayne Bacon are going to be as good as those three guys I just mentioned because I’m not. What I am saying, is that based on what we’ve already seen in the preseason, they should feel like they hit the jackpot.

 

Malik Monk was already considered a steal after the draft, but Dwayne Bacon is starting to make teams regret not taking him in the first round. It’s very rare that second round picks actually manage to stay on a roster. Last season was just the first time a second-round pick won Rookie of the Year (Malcolm Brogdon). So even though we knew Bacon was a good scorer out of FSU, the odds were still against him.

 

 

He’s already removed doubts about whether he can play in the NBA. He already looks ready to help contribute some with the second team. On October 9th against the Miami Heat, Bacon had his first double-digit scoring game with 12 points. The very next game on Wednesday, he had 12 again including a 4-4 performance from beyond the arc.

If you are able to get a guy in round two that can give you meaningful minutes like Bacon looks like he can do, you’ve already had a successful draft. With the way Monk is playing as well, this may become the overall best draft in the team’s history.

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Look forward to seeing both play. I had big expectations for Monk just from the hype alot of people gave him. Ill be real didnt expect bacon to contribute this early and at all. I thought he would have 6 points at most but he is doing well.

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Monk has proven to me he will be a NBA scorer for sure-
but will he be a Allen Iverson type? - where he gets 25 pts but takes 20 shots?
or will he be efficient and a turn-style on Defense like Harden?

I hope he gets that tenacious fire in him to take on his man but am not expecting it.. just be efficient on D and rockstar on O..

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A Hornets fan post thinks the Hornets may have had their best draft ever? 

 

Stop the presses! 

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