Can the Hornets win the Southeast division?

By Stephen Sears

The Charlotte Hornets have actually looked—dare I say—exciting this preseason. I know, it is the preseason, and yes, I am definitely sipping that preseason drank a little bit too hard at the moment, but boy, does it taste good. It looks like it is a great time (that’s a first) to be a Hornets fan, and at a quick glance the Southeast Division may very well be wide open and open for grabs.

Hornets finished 4-1 in the preseason, splitting games against the Boston Celtics, and beating the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, and Dallas Mavericks. Each game the Hornets have looked good on offense and defense, most impressively against Boston who is touted as the best team in the East. Again, I know, it’s preseason, but everyone is playing, and the starters going head-to-head with the best team in the eastern conference.

The additions of Miles Bridges and Tony Parker may prove to be huge pickups for the Hornets as well.

By now we all know what Parker is bringing to the table and It looks like Bridges may very well be the steal of the draft. Some have even suggested he could be this season’s Donovan Mitchell. He’s getting more and more minutes with each preseason game and proving he deserves those minutes. Thundering dunks, electric shooting, and NBA ready defense, the guy seems to have it all, and everyone in Buzz City couldn’t be more excited (admittedly maybe too...

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