NBA Power Rankings: Who are the biggest threats to the Warriors?

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shoots over Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during an NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on November 21, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shoots over Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during an NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on November 21, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Charlotte Hornets (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

17.Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have been a borderline playoff team for the past few seasons and this year has been much of the same. While Charlotte does have an All-Star in Kemba Walker, they have failed to create a roster capable of taking the next step to becoming championship contenders.

Walker has single-handedly carried the Hornets all season by averaging 25.2 points and 5.7 assists per game. On any given night, Walker can explode for 30+ and help bring the Hornets a much-needed victory.

Outside of Walker, the Hornets don’t have much going for them. The Hornets second-leading scorer is Jeremy Lamb, a player who probably wouldn’t start for many other NBA teams.

Right now, Charlotte has a 27-29 record and are seventh in the East. They might make the playoffs but they would probably be better off dropping lower in the rankings and securing a higher quality draft pick.