The Charlotte Hornets had a fantastic 2013-2014 season.
They improved from 21 wins to 43 wins and returned to the postseason for the first time since 2010. The Hornets were excellent defensively and to take the next step, their offense will have to catch up. The Hornets will be active in free agency, but they can also improve through the draft where they hold the ninth-overall pick.
According to Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops, the Hornets will be working out former Creighton Blue Jays’ forward Doug McDermott and former North Carolina State Wolfpack forward T.J. Warren.
Charlotte Hornets will bring in Doug McDermott (Creighton) and T.J. Warren (North Carolina State) for a draft workout tomorrow. #NBADraft
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 14, 2014
McDermott and Warren were two of the best scorers in the country last season, so working them out makes a lot of sense. The Hornets have seemingly been locked in on McDermott and many believe he will be their choice on draft night.
McDermott, who won the Naismith Award as the country’s best player, put up a career-high 26.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for the Blue Jays. He shot 52.6% from the field, 44.9% from beyond the arc and 86.4% from the free throw line. He measured in at 6’7.75 and 218 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’9.25 He is ranked as the 10th-best prospect in the draft by Jonathan Givony of Draft Express.
Warren, ranked as the 16th-best prospect, went for 24.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.1 assists per game. He shot 52.5% from the field, 26.7% from three and 69.0% from the free throw line. He measured in at 6’8.25 and 220 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’10.25.