The Charlotte Hornets have just officially announced that they will be starting a brand new basketball team in Greensboro. This news comes about a year after the team originally announced that they will be starting a new D-League team. Seven cities were originally considered, with Asheville, Greenville and Fayetteville ending up as finalists.
This decision to finally place the D-League franchise is another major step towards Charlotte joining the modern NBA. The majority of the NBA has also been heading in this direction, and it’s very likely that every franchise will have their own affiliate within the next five to ten years.
It will give the Hornets much more flexibility when it comes to developing players. They can also attract more undrafted rookies, or former second round picks that didn’t make teams, and give them an opportunity to develop with them.
What do you think the name for the new Greensboro team should be?