Michael Jordan still seems to have the last say in the Hornet’s significant selection of the No. 2 overall player in the upcoming draft, despite his impending resignation as the Charlotte Hornets’ main owner. Jordan still has ownership of the team and will be actively involved in the drafting and free agency, according to general manager Mitch Kupchak, who made this clarification.
Kupchak emphasized Jordan’s active participation and his readiness to participate in conversations with the incoming owners, honoring their perspectives even if they diverge from his own. Although there is a change in ownership anticipated, he is still expected to be involved in the process.
Despite making $3 billion from Hornets sell, Michael Jordan still possesses right to 2nd draft pick of Hornets
In a pre-NBA Draft press conference, Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak disclosed that Michael Jordan, who has recently left the majority ownership group, would probably decide the team’s final choice for the No. 2 overall pick.
Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak said he will make the draft picks but Michael Jordan is still in control of the team through draft and free agency. New ownership will have a say in decisions, too. pic.twitter.com/BnbmKy28Tt
— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) June 21, 2023
This unexpected turn of events suggests that Jordan while having mixed results as the team’s past manager, will still have a considerable impact on a choice that might have long-term repercussions for the Hornets. The franchise has reached a turning point with the transfer of final decision-making authority to Jordan, who will be instrumental in determining the team’s actions in years to come.
Scoot Henderson the better option over Brandon Miller
Although the Charlotte Hornets have experienced some disappointment in previous NBA drafts, they will probably not get the chance to choose top prospect Victor Wembanyama this year as the first overall choice. Scoot Henderson and Brandon Miller, though, are two serious candidates on their radar for the No. 2 pick.
Miller’s status as the Hornets’ top pick has been cemented, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, following a strong second workout. Wojnarowski stated, “Miller was better the second time around… And certainly, positionally, Miller’s advantage over Scoot Henderson in Charlotte is that they’ve got a point guard in LaMelo Ball, who they believe is a franchise-level point guard.”
Promising prospects Brandon Miller and Scoot Henderson are expected to be selected in the 2023 NBA draft. While Miller appears to be the favorite, Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak hasn’t made a final decision yet.
However, 6-foot-9 forward Brandon Miller has shown his shooting skills and defensive brilliance when playing for Alabama. He struggles to finish at the rim, thus he has to diversify his offensive options rather than depending primarily on the jump shot.
Scoot Henderson, a powerful 6-foot-2 guard with outstanding athleticism, dazzled scouts with his “NBA-ready” skill set during the draft combine. While he is excellent at hitting the rim, there is space for growth in both his shooting and decision-making.
Although Brandon Miller seems to be Hornet’s choice, going with Scoot Henderson would probably be a better option, owing to Hornet’s previous draft pick’s failure, the support from the player on the backcourt could be of great benefit to the Hornets. Fitness and team requirements may play a role in the Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers’ draft selections.