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.
list ordered by

1
1,091 250
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Point guard

2
897 295
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

3
743 222
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Power forward

4
583 152
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Shooting guard, Small forward

5
711 183
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Point guard

6
688 187
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Shooting guard, Small forward

7
415 131
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Point guard

8
410 159
Gerald Wallace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Small forward, Power forward

9
319 140
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Power forward, Center

10
200 64
Kendall Gill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Shooting guard, Small forward

11
237 185
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Power forward, Center

12
196 124
Stephen Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Shooting guard, Small forward

13
140 51
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Small forward

14
220 108
Jason Richardson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Shooting guard, Small forward

15
147 76
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Shooting guard

16
139 85
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Small forward, Power forward

17
178 131
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

18
143 74
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Center

19
152 90
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Point guard

20
152 89
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

21
110 48
Marvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Small forward, Power forward

22
175 100
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Small forward

23
202 137
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Point guard

24
118 93
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Point guard, Power forward, Center

25
48 28
P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Power forward, Center

26
93 44
Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Shooting guard

27
102 74
Gerald Henderson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Shooting guard, Small forward

28
73 59
David Wesley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Shooting guard

29
62 54
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

30
82 45
Cody Zeller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Power forward, Center

31
44 31
Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Small forward, Power forward, Center

32
82 58
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Power forward, Center

33
46 41
Johnny Newman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Shooting guard, small forward

34
49 46
David Wingate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Small forward

35
54 53
J.R. Reid is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Power forward

36
58 42
D. J. Augustin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Point guard

37
73 34
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Point guard

38
13 1
Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
BendyStraw3000 added Small forward

39
26 42
Kenny Gattison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Power forward, Center

40
86 47
Frank Kaminsky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Power Forward, Center

41
46 73
Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Point guard

42
28 45
Scott Burrell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Shooting guard, small forward

43
22 34
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Small forward

44
47 27
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Deadabber added Shooting guard, Small forward

45
29 15
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Malik Monk Shooting guard

46
42 78
Nazr Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Center

47
42 75
Matt Carroll is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Shooting guard

48
12 3
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
BendyStraw3000 added Point guard

49
27 77
Primož Brezec is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

50
9 2
Guillermo Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
BendyStraw3000 added Center