5. 🏀 Ranking the NBA's all-time rosters (No. 28)
We're ranking the all-time rosters for all 30 NBA teams. Note: Rosters and stats based only on time spent with this specific team. Thoughts? Email me at email@example.com.
28. Charlotte Hornets
The official history of the Charlotte Hornets includes the original iteration (1988-2002), the expansion Bobcats (2004-14) and the current Hornets (2014-present). But when the original Hornets relocated to New Orleans in 2002, that became its own new franchise in the eyes of the NBA, comprising the Hornets (2002-13) and the renamed Pelicans (2013-present). Get it? Got it. Good.
- Year established: 1988
- All-time record: 1050-1,345 (.438)
- NBA Championships: 0
- Hall of Famers (indicated by *): 1
- Kemba Walker, G (19.8 pts, 3.8 reb, 5.5 ast, 19.3 PER/48.5 WS)
- Dell Curry, G (14 pts, 2.9 reb, 2 ast, 16.5 PER/31.0 WS)
- Glen Rice, F (23.5 pts, 4.4 reb, 2.4 ast, 18.3 PER/28.4 WS)
- Larry Johnson, F (19.6 pts, 9.2 reb, 4.1 ast, 18.4 PER/41.1 WS)
- Alonzo Mourning*, C (21.3 pts, 10.1 reb, 1.3 ast, 20.8 PER/23.9 WS)
Sixth man: Muggsy Bogues, G (8.8 pts, 2.9 reb, 8.8 ast, 15.6 PER/44.8 WS)
- Gerald Wallace, F (18.2 pts, 8.5 reb, 3.8 ast, 18.5 PER/19.0 WS)
- Anthony Mason, F (16.4 pts, 7.5 reb, 2.4 ast, 17.9 PER/45.9 WS)
- Emeka Okafor, C (14 pts, 10.7 reb, 1.9 blk, 17.7 PER/26.2 WS)
- Eddie Jones, G (19.2 pts, 4.5 reb, 4.2 ast, 19.9 PER/14.1 WS)
- David Wesley, G (14.5 pts, 2.7 reb, 5.3 ast, 14.7 PER/26.9 WS)
- Raymond Felton, G (13.3 pts, 3.4 reb, 6.4 ast, 14.1 PER/19.0 WS)
- Curry is tied for 38th place on the all-time 3pt% leaderboard (40.2%), but that mark is only third-best among his own family (Seth, 44.3%; Steph, 43.5%).
- Mourning is one of just six players since the NBA began recording blocks in 1973 with multiple seasons of 20+ pts, 10+ reb and 3+ blk, joining David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, Patrick Ewing and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
ICYMI ... 30. Grizzlies, 29. Timberwolves
Stats, explained: Player Efficiency Rating (PER) is a measure of a player's per-minute productivity (20+ is elite); Win Shares (WS) attempts to divvy up individual credit for team success (6 per season is elite).