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The Panthers might be 0-4, and Charlotte FC’s playoff hopes might be fading away, but there might be another pro team in the Queen City that can make you proud. Believe it or not, the Hornets will tip off their 2023-24 season later this month, and they have high hopes for being a playoff team after injuries made it hard for the team to compete last season.

Charlotte brought back Miles Brides on a qualifying offer contract and gave PJ Washington a four-year contract to keep the roster’s core intact. Those moves came after Charlotte drafted Brandon Miller with the second overall pick in the NBA Draft, and added Nick Smith Jr. in the first round. With veterans like Gordon Hayward, and Terry Rozier healthy, combined with the youthful talent that has seen its fair share of minutes, it is easy to see why they are internally optimistic inside the Spectrum Center, about competing in a very good Eastern Conference this season.

Around the NBA today, every team apart of the association, held their Media Day, to officially kick off the start of training camp, ahead of preseason games which begin next week, and the start of the season later this month. That meant that many members of the Hornets organization stopped by the Wes & Walker Show to talk about the upcoming season and the expectations they all share for 2023-24.

Steve Clifford 

  • Hornets head coach Steve Clifford joins the show to talk about the upcoming season, he talks about LaMelo’s potential entering Year 4, why this is the best roster he’s ever had in Charlotte, expectations for rookie Brandon Miller, and more.

Sam Farber

  • The Voice of the Hornets, Sam Farber joins the show from Media Day to give his outlook for the team this year, what he’s most excited to see from LaMelo Ball this year, his thoughts on the bet Fitty made with Walker, and more

Brandon Miller

  • Hornets rookie wingman, Brandon Miller joins the show, to talk about his role for the upcoming season, his relationship with LaMelo Ball, the bond he and Bryce Young are creating being rookies in the Queen City, and more

Terry Rozier

  • Veteran guard for the Hornets, Terry Rozier joins the show, as he talks about why this is the most excited about a team since he came to Charlotte, he gives a glowing review of rookie Brandon Miller and tries a candy bar with Wes & Walker

Mark Williams

  • Second-year big man, Mark Williams joins the program to talk about his health after off-season surgery, why we should expect to see him be more aggressive shooting from the perimeter, and more

The Hornets open the season at Spectrum Center on Wednesday, October 25th, against the Atlanta Hawks.

You can catch the Wes & Walker Show, every weekday from 12-3 PM, on Sports Radio 92.7 WFNZ, and the WFNZ app.