The Charlotte Hornets are looking to make another splash in free agency to get back to the playoffs after the Lance Stephenson experiment didn't work out. They're trying to re-sign backup point guard Mo Williams, but here are three other free agents they'll try to bring in:
Matthews is one of the best two-way shooting guards in the league and is due for a big pay day. He’s another guy who will demand a little less than the max (especially after he suffered a torn ACL this season), but for the Hornets, he could be worth every penny of it. Matthews led the NBA in three-pointers made before he got hurt, giving Charlotte a premier threat from the outside. His defensive prowess, coupled with Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on the court, would make Charlotte one of the best perimeter defending teams in the league.
Charlotte still desperately needs outside shooting, and without a lot of cap space to spend, Dunleavy would be a good option. He spaced the floor effective for the Bulls last year, and would open up driving lanes for Kemba Walker while giving Al Jefferson room to operate in the post.
Denver was pushing hard but failed to find a partner for Chandler at the trade deadline, and they probably won’t pick up his team option for next season as they try to rebuild their team. His long-range shooting ability (nearly two made threes a game) would open up driving lanes, though he is still effective on the boards (5.9 rpg). That versatility would be welcomed in Charlotte, and he wouldn’t break the bank.
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