20. Vlade Divac
Vlade Divac was one of the more popular players in the NBA, but for many in Charlotte, this is the guy who was traded for the rights to Kobe Bryant. History now shows that trade being a little lopsided (though let’s be honest, do you really see Kobe playing his entire career in Charlotte?) but history also shows that Divac was a very good player who put up good numbers in every metric.

In his two seasons with the Hornets, the Serbian would put up some of his best blocking numbers, while still coming close to a double-double average and was a big part of the success the team had, helping them make the playoffs both years he was there.  Divac would enter the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame via the International Committee in 2019.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Traded from the Los Angeles Lakers for Kobe Bryant 7/11/96.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the Sacramento Kings 1/22/99.
  • Games Played: 145
  • Per Game Averages: 32.0 MP
    .500 eFG%
    .687 FT%
    11.7 PTS
    8.6 RB
    3.3 AST
    1.3 STL
    1.9 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 18.5 PER
    .535 TS%
    6.0 VORP
    13.2 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: None.

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0 #1 David Queen 2021-12-28 02:54
Hornets sold out every game for 7 consecutive seasons. The team did not move to New Orleans cause of poor attendance. The team moved cause they wanted a new arena. Attendance dropped off after team announced it was moving. The original arena had no luxury suites. Charlotte received an expansion team cause it had very good attendance prior to the announced move. Today the Charlotte market is larger than 9 other NBA markets.
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