Power Rankings: The 10 Greatest Hornets to Wear the Teal and Purple

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Power Rankings: The 10 Greatest Hornets to Wear the Teal and Purple

The Charlotte Hornets were founded back in 1988. They struggled at first, like many expansion teams do.

Starting through the drafts is the way for any expansion team to improve: the Hornets had the fifth overall pick in 1990, the first overall pick in 1991, and the second overall pick in 1992

They used those three picks to draft Kendall Gill, Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning. The team looked very promising with those three players on the roster, plus already having Muggsy Bogues and Dell Curry on the roster.

But, like nowadays, expansion teams and low market teams do not not go hand in hand with top notch players.

So what happened?

Those three left or were traded after a few season of success. And in came a new crop of players: Glen Rice and Vlade Divac to name a few.

Then in the late 1990s and early 2000s another new crop of players came along. Baron Davis, Derrick Coleman, P.J. Brown and Jamal Mashburn all made their Hornets debuts.

Then once again those payers became all-stars and they were again packing their bags and off in a new direction.

The Hornets were left with nothing, and decided a change of scenery was a must. So the Hornets moved to New Orleans, where they now reside.

Now, yet another new crop of players are here: Chris Paul, David West, Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza—all trying to rebuild the playoff success the Hornets once had.

So, with that brief history of Hornets basketball, I am going to give you a list compiling the greatest players to have had the privilege of putting on that Hornets uniform. 

The list ranges from scoring machines, to three point specialists, to turn over creators, to players that came out ever night and just gave it their all for the Hornets.

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