How the Hornets should approach the upcoming offseason

Although this team finished 34-38 and got blown out in the play-in round against the Indiana Pacers, the reality is that this Charlotte Hornets roster overachieved. And for once the franchise has a foundation in place for the future.

At one point of the season, the Hornets lost Gordon Hayward, LaMelo Ball, Miles Bridges and Devonte’ Graham to injuries and still managed a top-10 record in the East. Hayward played his last game of the season on April 2 and he and Ball missed a total of 45 games because of injury.

Now heading into the offseason, the Hornets could have up to $20 million to use in free agency and retool around a roster that returns Ball, Hayward, Bridges, Terry Rozier, P.J. Washington and possibly Graham, who is set to become a restricted free agent.

So how should Charlotte approach this offseason, and what moves can the Hornets make to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016?

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