How the hiatus affects all 30 NBA teams

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Charlotte Hornets: Depriving the front office more time for evaluation

Aside from Devonte’ Graham, the Charlotte Hornets don’t really have a player ready to contribute to winning basketball. Terry Rozier‘s individual numbers have been fine, PJ Washington should be good in time and Miles Bridges throws down nastier dunks than 99.9 percent of mankind, but it’s telling how far Charlotte still has to go in its team-building process.

If you need proof, look no further than how the Hornets offense fares with Graham on the court (107.4 offensive rating) compared to when he rests (97.1). That’s a massive drop of 10.3 points per 100 possessions, and it’s a number management should be acutely aware of when it comes time for the draft and free agency.

A shortened or canceled remainder of the regular season would prevent the kinds of flashes that ultimately prove to be fool’s gold when the games actually matter again, but it’d also deprive the front office of its chance to further evaluate these flawed youngsters and make more informed decisions about what direction this franchise needs to take next.