3 Perfect Co-Stars For Hornets To Target For LaMelo Ball

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Bradley Beal

What do you get when you pair one of the best on-ball playmakers in the NBA with one of the best off-ball scorers? In all likelihood, one of the best backcourts in the Association.

Bradley Beal didn’t have a great 2021-22 season. His scoring slipped from a league-leading 31.3 points per game the year prior to 23.2. Injuries held him to 40 games, and his Wizards missed the playoffs altogether.

He’d still be a great running mate for LaMelo Ball. Firstly, Bradley Beal wouldn’t have to average 30+ points a night alongside Ball. He’d be the second option: that 23.2 points per game average would be ample. Secondly, we don’t know how Ball would look alongside a dynamic floor general like Ball.

Granted, he spent his first several seasons sharing the floor with John Wall. He just wasn’t in his prime yet. Seeing a fully realized version of Beal as one-half of an elite backcourt should tantalize NBA fans everywhere.

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It should tantalize the Hornets even more. If Bradley Beal finds himself on the open market this summer, they should pounce at the first opportunity to land him.