Vegas Over/Under: 42.5
The Record Projection: 42-40 of fromal The Bet: lean although Prevent under
Expecting a larger jump from the Charlotte Hornets, that went only 36-46 final year using a largely similar roster, could be possible when the team had addressed its biggest issue.
Dwight Howard will help, though he’ll also keep the exceptionally underrated Cody Zeller off the floor. Lest we forget, the Hornets’ web rating increased by 10.4 points per 100 possessions when the incumbent center played in 2016-17. Malik Monk should provide a scoring punch off the bench.
When Kemba Walker sits but what happens?
He wore down toward the center of the year, although he was the motor for Charlotte throughout the former campaign.
Tasked with too many responsibilities on the offensive end and constantly asked to make his own shots, Walker had the All-Star break to refresh and could not really lead the charge back into the playoff picture during the year’s second half.
Maybe the story would have unfolded rather differently in case a capable backup point guard had graced the depth chart to mitigate the downfalls if Walker had breathers.
Currently, this role fills. The former Rookie of the Year is by no means a game-changing existence, and his inability to shoot could mess the second unit’s spacing. He is not really a fantastic match from a personnel standpoint, and that’ll put the identical type of strain on Walker once more.
Expecting six additional victories is reasonable as the group grows and fits in the new developments. Seven is pushing it.
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