4. Kevin Porter Jr.
If the Hornets aren’t interested in Langford but still looking for a player to provide an immediate impact, they could look toward a 3-point specialist with size from the USC in Kevin Porter Jr.
Yes, Porter Jr averaged just 9.5 points per game this past season for the Trojans. Yes, he only started three different games. But like Langford, he has tremendous upside. According to ESPN‘s scouting report, he should be great in the transition game as well. Baskets in transition made up 23.6 percent of his scoring. His scouting report also included:
"“Changes speeds and directions with ease and power. Can play above the rim in space off one or two feet. Comfortable playing out of the post as well. Ultra-talented shot-creator with a dynamic live-dribble game. Can get to his pull-up at will with a variety of different combo moves. Uses violent left-to-right crossovers, step-backs, pull-backs and behind-the-back stomps.”"
He may have not been a starter, but if you look at his averages, we could have expected Porter Jr. to put 17.2 points per 40 minutes. He has a lot of great tools to be an offensive force, something the Hornets lack outside of Walker.
This doesn’t mean that Porter is a can’t miss prospect. He has plenty to work on, including shot selection. He doesn’t always go for the easy basket with the tools that he has. His defense is questionable right now as well for the NBA. But his size (standing 6’7″) and untapped talent alone could be enough for the Hornets to take him.