The Charlotte Hornets need shooting. They were last in the league in three point shooting and second to last in overall field goal percentage.
9) Charlotte Hornets – Devin Booker (SG – Kentucky)
Booker might be the best shooter in this draft. He didn’t put up big numbers at Kentucky while playing in a platoon system. He did take 287 shots, 141 of them were from beyond the arc and he shot 41%. The platoon system helped him fit in on a talented team
He has good size at 6’6, good footwork and a great looking shot. He is the youngest guy in the draft at 18 years old. He is a better athlete than most people think. He may not finish above the rim but he moves well. He was a defender at Kentucky and he can improve.
It remains to be seen if he can make plays off the dribble. Most shooting guards can make plays off the pick & roll and Booker needs to work on that.
The Hornets might have a hard time finding playing time for Booker. Gerald Henderson exercised his player option for next year. Booker is not skilled enough to play lead guard and he’s too small to play small forward.
If the Hornets want to improve they will have to find minutes for him.