While it is taking is quite some time for us to generate our top 50 players for each major franchise (MLB, NBA, NFL & NHL), we also endeavor to update all of our existing lists when we can.
As such we have done so with a revision of the Charlotte Hornets.
As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following:
- 1. Advanced Statistics, such as PER, Win Shares, and VORP.
- 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NBA.
- 3. Playoff accomplishments.
- 4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.
Also remember that in the case of the Charlotte Hornets, the history of the original incarnation of the Hornets is part of this, as they own the rights to that legacy. This also includes the expansion Charlotte Bobcats, who would reclaim the name of the Hornets.
This list is updated up until the end of the 2017-18 Season.
The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article. They are:
- 1. Kemba Walker: Over the last two seasons, Walker moved from #6 to #1 and is the definite face of the franchise, though this has been a team that has not advanced to the Quarter-Finals.
- 2. Gerald Wallace: Due to a slight adjustment in the way we do our rankings, Wallace moved ahead of Larry Johnson and held his #2 spot.
- 3. Larry Johnson: Johnson slides one spot due to the changes we made on our algorithms but remains as one of the greatest Charlotte Hornets of all-time.
- 4. Muggsy Bogues: Bogues may be small in stature but he is still a top five player in terms of all-time Charlotte Hornet history.
- 5. Dell Curry: In terms of who Dell Curry is, many figure him is as the father of Steph but for this purpose he is ranked #5 on our all-time lust for the Charlotte Hornets.
There are other significant changes worth mentioning as there are four significant jumps and three new debuts on this list:
Marvin Williams moves from #25 to #14.
Cody Zeller moves from #27 to #17.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist moves from #38 to #22.
Nicolas Batum moves form #47 to #23.
The new entries are:
Jeremy Lamb at #31.
Dwight Howard at #35.
Frank Kaminsky at #45.
We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.
As always we thank you for your support.