Two years after they lost Kemba Walker in free agency, the Charlotte Hornets are slowly becoming a significant team in the Eastern Conference once again. As of now, they are in the playoff race, sitting in the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference with a 28-30 record. However, despite the improvements that they have shown in the 2020-21 NBA season, the Hornets are still far from being a legitimate title contender in the league.
In order to have a realistic chance of bringing home the Larry O'Brien Trophy, the Hornets should strongly consider making major upgrades on their roster this summer.