The President of Basketball Operations and GM of the Charlotte Hornets Mitch Kupchak joined Kyle Bailey on Thursday’s edition of the Clubhouse as he looked at the current state of the Hornets, and how he could be preparing for the Trade Deadline next month.
Kyle first started the interview by getting Mitch’s overall assessment of the time with the midway point of the season fast approaching as he said he likes the direction the team is headed towards right now and are in a better position than they were in last year, but it is hard to get a good gauge of themselves and the league as a whole due to COVID and the Omicron Variant.
Mitch also looked at the young core the Hornets drafted this past year and their lack of playing time as he said it’s hard to get those guys out there compared to year’s past because of how deeper the roster is compared to year’s past and Mitch made it clear to Kyle that he sees the potential for the rookies, but at this point, the best way for them to develop at this point will be going to the Greensboro Swarm and the G-League.
The trade deadline is fast approaching and when asked about maybe being active before the deadline Mitch was very coy with Kyle as he stated:
“It’s a little early for us to truly asses our team and feel comfortable due to the COVID issues, and then in this league if you get a good player you have to give up a good player, so that’s something we have to sort through internally.”