Vegas Over/Under: 42.5
The Record Projection: 42-40 of fromal The Bet: lean although Avoid under
Expecting a bigger jump from the Charlotte Hornets, that travelled only 36-46 last year using a mostly similar roster, would be possible when the team had addressed its main problem.
Dwight Howard can help, though he’ll also keep the exceptionally underrated Cody Zeller off the floor. Lest we forget, the Hornets’ net rating increased by 10.4 points per 100 possessions when the incumbent center played 2016-17. Malik Monk must also supply a scoring punch off the seat.
When Kemba Walker stays However, what happens?
He had been the motor for Charlotte throughout the former campaign, but he wore down toward the center of the season.
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 in the playoff picture throughout the year’s second half.
Maybe the story would have unfolded rather differently if a capable backup point guard had graced the depth chart to mitigate the downfalls when Walker had breathers.
Now, Michael Carter-Williams fills this job. The former Rookie of the Year is by no way a game-changing existence, and his inability to shoot could wreck the next unit’s spacing. He’s simply not a good fit from a staff standpoint, and that’ll place the identical kind of pressure on Walker once more.
Expecting six additional victories is reasonable as the group develops and fits in the new additions. Seven is pushing against it.
Read more: newyork-info.com