Basketball The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked  

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List Rules Top Charlotte Hornets and Bobcats players only.

While they haven't won a championship yet, the best Charlotte Hornets players are due to get one soon. Known for a short time as the Charlotte Bobcats, the franchise has an interesting--though convoluted--story. Formed originally in 1988, the Hornets franchise moved to New Orleans in 2002. The NBA then formed the Charlotte Bobcats in 2004 as a new franchise. But in 2013, the New Orleans Hornets rebranded themselves as the Pelicans and returned the Hornets franchise to Charlotte.

Now that we have the history out of the name, we need to find out who are the best Charlotte Hornets / Bobcats players of all time. Record-wise, the Hornets have been pretty much one of the worst teams in the NBA. However, they have drafted a number of promising players that have potential.

They may not be superstar caliber, but they still are solid all around. Mostly these guys are role players whose best days came with other teams, but even so, many of the players on this list were on the Bobcats first playoff team of 2009-2010, which was the team's first time with a winning record.

The Bobcats were led by Gerald Wallace for most of the team's existence. The team's first representative in the All Star Game, Wallace holds many of the team's major records. Emeka Okafor was named Rookie of The Year during the team's inaugural season. Other key NBA players to spend time in Charlotte are  Stephen Jackson, Tyson Chandler, Jeremy Lin, and Raymond Felton. 

Maybe the most famous person in Charlotte Bobcats history isn't even a player: it's Michael Jordan. The best basketball player of all time is currently the Bobcats owner. But enough about him, after all, this is a list of the best Charlotte Hornets players of all time. If you think someone is missing from this list, feel free to add him.

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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kemba Walker Point guard

2
811 269
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

3
667 199
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Larry Johnson Power forward

4
529 133
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

5
634 173
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Dell Curry Shooting guard, Small forward

6
652 172
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Muggsy Bouges Point guard

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376 120
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Baron Davis Point guard

8
376 151
Gerald Wallace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Gerald Wallace Small forward, Power forward

9
306 133
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Al Jefferson Power forward, Center

10
184 110
Stephen Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Stephen Jackson Shooting guard, Small forward

11
223 173
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Emeka Okafor Power forward, Center

12
172 54
Kendall Gill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kendall Gill Shooting guard, Small forward

13
123 47
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

14
209 100
Jason Richardson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jason Richardson Shooting guard, Small forward

15
131 69
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

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167 122
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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119 79
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Anthony Mason Small forward, Power forward

18
129 70
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Vlade Divac Center

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141 81
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Raymond Felton Point guard

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163 86
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Nicolas Batum Small forward

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193 126
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jeremy Lin Point guard

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97 42
Marvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Marvin Williams Small forward, Power forward

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139 83
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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106 87
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Boris Diaw Point guard, Power forward, Center

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93 70
Gerald Henderson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Gerald Henderson, Jr. Shooting guard, Small forward

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60 55
David Wesley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
David Wesley Shooting guard

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52 51
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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40 25
P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
P. J. Brown Power forward, Center

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73 53
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Bismack Biyombo Power forward, Center

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49 46
J.R. Reid is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
J.R. Reid Power forward

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41 38
Johnny Newman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Johnny Newman Shooting guard, small forward

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63 25
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Chris Paul Point guard

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45 44
David Wingate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
David Wingate Small forward

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37 29
Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Derrick Coleman Small forward, Power forward, Center

35
53 39
D. J. Augustin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
D. J. Augustin Point guard

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80 43
Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jeremy Lamb Shooting guard

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77 43
Frank Kaminsky is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Frank Kaminsky Power Forward, Center

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76 43
Cody Zeller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Cody Zeller Power forward, Center

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22 40
Kenny Gattison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kenny Gattison Power forward, Center

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42 68
Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Brevin Knight Point guard

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21 31
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Eddie Johnson Small forward

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25 42
Scott Burrell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Scott Burrell Shooting guard, small forward

43
40 74
Nazr Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Nazr Mohammed Center

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35 20
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Deadabber added Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward

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23 13
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Malik Monk Shooting guard

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38 73
Matt Carroll is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Matt Carroll Shooting guard

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26 71
Primož Brezec is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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12 7
Kelly Tripucka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
danba added Kelly Tripucka Small forward, Shooting guard

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5 0
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
BendyStraw3000 added Tony Parker Point guard

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10 6
Marco Belinelli is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
MarkGunter added Marco Belinelli Shooting guard