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2017–18 Charlotte Hornets season

The 2017–18 Charlotte Hornets season was the 28th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the fifth season under head coach Steve Clifford. It was also the last season where Rich Cho is the general manager for the Hornets and the last where Steve Clifford is the head coach, as well as Mitch Kupchak's first year with Charlotte.

2017–18 Charlotte Hornets season
Head coachSteve Clifford
General managerRich Cho
Buzz Peterson (interim)
Mitch Kupchak
Owner(s)Michael Jordan
ArenaSpectrum Center
Results
Record36–46 (.439)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Southeast)
Conference: 10th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports Southeast
RadioWFNZ
< 2016–17 2018–19 >

On March 28, 2018 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kemba Walker surpassed Dell Curry to become the franchise's all-time leader in points. The Hornets equaled their record from last season and went on to miss playoff contention for the second straight season.

On April 8, 2018, Kupchak was hired as the president of basketball operations and general manager of the Charlotte Hornets.[1]

On April 13, 2018, the Hornets' president of basketball operations and general manager Kupchak announced that the team had relieved Steve Clifford of his head coaching duties.[2]

Contents

NBA draftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/club team
1 11 Malik Monk SG   United States Kentucky
2 40 Dwayne Bacon SG   United States Florida State

RosterEdit

2017–18 Charlotte Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 7 Bacon, Dwayne 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 221 lb (100 kg) 1995–08–30 Florida State
G/F 5 Batum, Nicolas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–12–14 France
G 10 Carter-Williams, Michael   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991–10–10 Syracuse
G/F 21 Graham, Treveon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 219 lb (99 kg) 1993–10–28 Virginia Commonwealth
C 41 Hernangómez, Willy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1994–05–27 Spain
C 12 Howard, Dwight 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1985–12–08 SW Atlanta Academy (GA)
F/C 44 Kaminsky, Frank 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 242 lb (110 kg) 1993–04–04 Wisconsin
F 14 Kidd-Gilchrist, Michael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 232 lb (105 kg) 1993–09–26 Kentucky
G 3 Lamb, Jeremy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1992–05–30 Connecticut
F/C 9 Mathiang, Mangok (TW) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1992–10–08 Louisville
G 1 Monk, Malik 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1998–02–04 Kentucky
G 4 Paige, Marcus (TW) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 164 lb (74 kg) 1993–09–11 North Carolina
G 32 Stone, Julyan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–12–07 UTEP
G 15 Walker, Kemba (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1990–05–08 Connecticut
F 2 Williams, Marvin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1986–06–19 North Carolina
F/C 40 Zeller, Cody 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1992–10–05 Indiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–2–7

Game logEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

[3]

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 2–3 (Home: 1–1; Road: 1–2)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

2017–18 game log
Total: 36–46 (Home: 21–20; Road: 15–26)
2017–18 season schedule

StandingsEdit

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yMiami Heat 44 38 .537 0.0 26–15 18–23 11–5 82
xWashington Wizards 43 39 .524 1.0 23–18 20–21 8–8 82
Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 8.0 21–20 15–26 11–5 82
Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 19.0 17–24 8–33 5–11 82
Atlanta Hawks 24 58 .293 20.0 16–25 8–33 5–11 82


Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cToronto Raptors * 59 23 .720 82
2 xBoston Celtics 55 27 .671 4.0 82
3 xPhiladelphia 76ers 52 30 .634 7.0 82
4 yCleveland Cavaliers * 50 32 .610 9.0 82
5 xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 11.0 82
6 yMiami Heat * 44 38 .537 15.0 82
7 xMilwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15.0 82
8 xWashington Wizards 43 39 .524 16.0 82
9 Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 20.0 82
10 Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 23.0 82
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 30.0 82
12 Brooklyn Nets 28 54 .341 31.0 82
13 Chicago Bulls 27 55 .329 32.0 82
14 Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 34.0 82
15 Atlanta Hawks 24 58 .293 35.0 82

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 20, 2017[4] To Charlotte Hornets
Dwight Howard
31st pick in the 2017 NBA draft
To Atlanta Hawks
Miles Plumlee
Marco Belinelli
41st pick in the 2017 NBA draft
June 22, 2017[5] To Charlotte Hornets
Draft rights to Dwayne Bacon (pick 40)
Cash considerations
To New Orleans Pelicans
Draft rights to Frank Jackson (pick 31)
February 7, 2018 To Charlotte Hornets
Willy Hernangómez
To New York Knicks
Johnny O'Bryant III
2020 second round pick
2021 second round pick

Free agentsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Michael Carter-Williams[6] July 7, 2017 Chicago Bulls
Mangok Mathiang August 2, 2017 Louisville Cardinals
Marcus Paige August 2, 2017 Salt Lake City Stars
Julyan Stone[7] August 23, 2017   Umana Reyer Venezia

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason left New team
Miles Plumlee Traded Atlanta Hawks
Marco Belinelli Traded Atlanta Hawks
Ramon Sessions Unrestricted free agent New York Knicks
Brian Roberts Unrestricted free agent   Olympiacos Piraeus
Brianté Weber[8] Waived Los Angeles Lakers
Christian Wood Unrestricted free agent   Fujian SBS Sturgeons / Delaware 87ers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Charlotte Hornets Name Mitch Kupchak President of Basketball Operations & General Manager". NBA.com. April 8, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "that the team has relieved Steve Clifford of his head coaching duties". NBA.com. April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Charlotte Hornets Announce 2017-18 Preseason Schedule". hornets.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. August 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Hornets Acquire 8-Time NBA All-Star Howard from Hawks". NBA.com. June 20, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  5. ^ "Pelicans Acquire Draft Rights to Frank Jackson". NBA.com. June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  6. ^ "Charlotte Hornets Sign Guard Michael Carter-Williams". NBA.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "Charlotte Hornets Sign Guard Julyan Stone". NBA.com. August 23, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "Hornets Waive Briante Weber". NBA.com. July 28, 2017. Retrieved July 29, 2017.