It’s well known that Michael Jordan is not precisely the best Franchise owner in the NBA, as the greatest player of all time has made quite a few questionable decisions while managing the Charlotte Hornets. That’s the exact reason why MJ isn’t as good at the front office as he was on the court; he tends to make decisions that aren’t the best for his team instead of leaving that job to others.
The Hornets have been famous for their awful decisions in recent years, and this season they continued with those practices. While they didn’t meet Kemba Walker’s demands this summer, over the last four years, they spent $339 million on five players who aren’t near at superstar level.
It all started with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in 2015, where he signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Hornets. A year later, Marvin Williams agreed to a similar deal with the organization, inking a four-year, $54.5 million contract. Cody Zeller did the same, signing a four-year, $56 million contract that same year before Nicolas Batum ended the moved 2016 summer of the Hornets with a five-year, $120 million deal.
The latest addition to the list is none other than the guy who landed in the Spectrum Center to replace Kemba Walker, Terry Rozier, who agreed on a three-year, $56.7 million with the team at the beginning of free agency.
Albeit Rozier is a good player and is still developing, the Hornets fans don’t feel like they did their best move letting Walker walk away and bringing in Rozier. Even though Kemba wasn’t a player that was going to bring a title to Charlotte, one could say he was the only reason the Hornets had to be excited about their team.
They haven’t made the best decisions in drafts or picking which players to re-sign, and that’s been hurtful for them, as they’ve missed chance after chance to build a strong and competitive squad to aspire for a title. Spending that kind of money on those players is not the way they are going to find success in the NBA.