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36-46, 4th in Southeast
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Karnowski makes Hornets' summer league roster

Former Gonzaga star Przemek Karnowski has been added to the Hornets' summer league roster. The 7-foot-1, 300-pound Polish center helped the Bulldogs reach the national championship game with 12.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.

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Hornets say Monk doubtful for summer league

The Hornets announced rookie guard Malik Monk is doubtful to play at the Orlando summer league due to a sprained left ankle suffered during the draft workout process.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

The Hornets say rookie guard Malik Monk is doubtful to play at the Orlando Pro Summer League due to a sprained left ankle suffered in the draft workout process.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte's Kemba Walker wins the NBA Sportsmanship Award. Walker is respected by many of his peers.

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Howard: 'I have a lot left in the tank'

Dwight Howard insisted during his introductory news conference Monday he can return to being a dominant center with the Charlotte Hornets. "A lot of people have written me off, which is great because it's going to make me work even harder," Howard said. "I'm just looking forward to this opportunity because I have a lot left in the tank."

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Supermen: Howard hopes to connect with Cam

At his introductory news conference Monday, Dwight Howard said he's eager to connect with the other Superman in Charlotte, Cam Newton.

Hornets GM has Wade on the mind, not Bacon (0:19)
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5dKevin Pelton

Statistical NBA draft rankings: Hornets No. 24

Most mock drafts had Malik Monk going earlier than No. 11, but he ranked just 19th in consensus projections. Dwayne Bacon also doesn't project well statistically.

Top NBA draftees show off signature moves (2:28)
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NBA draft grades: Hornets earn solid marks

The Hornets wanted a shooter, and Malik Monk should be fantastic in that role. Meanwhile, Dwayne Bacon gives Charlotte another weapon who should be able to carve out a spot on the team.

Behind the scenes of Malik Monk's draft day (2:28)
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Hornets rookie Monk jokes he'll beat MJ 1-on-1

Hornets draft pick Malik Monk jokes he'll beat part owner Michael Jordan 1-on-1 if given a chance to play and looks forward to learning from the NBA legend.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The 31st pick belongs to the Hornets now, after they acquired it from the Hawks in the Dwight Howard trade. It was originally traded from Brooklyn to Atlanta way back in 2012, as part of the Joe Johnson sign-and-trade deal.

Calipari wanted Monk on the Knicks (1:58)
Monk slides to the Hornets with the 11th pick (1:08)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Malik Monk goes to the Hornets. Hornets shooting guards shot 33.3% from 3-point range last season, 3rd-worst in the NBA.

Ben Alamar ESPN Analytics 

Malik Monk is third overall in ESPN's analytic draft model with 7% chance to play like an all star and 36% chance to play like a starter. Drags on his projection are his steal rate and rebounding.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

With the No. 11 overall pick, the Hornets selected Malik Monk (G, Kentucky). Every first-round pick Charlotte has made since Michael Jordan became majority owner in 2010 has been a player from a major conference.

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Brilliant draft picks for every NBA team

The Hornets could use a backup point guard, and one of the draft's best projected options (stats-only) could still be on the board at No. 31.

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Will Clifford be Howard's saving grace?

Dwight Howard's best years were with Steve Clifford as his assistant coach with the Magic. After trading for the 31-year-old center on Tuesday, Clifford and the Hornets are hoping Howard can return to All-Star form next season.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.916th
Rebounds Per Game43.616th
Assists Per Game23.111th
Points Allowed104.713th

Team History