NBA Live 19: Charlotte Hornets Player Ratings and Roster

The Charlotte Hornets aren't the first choice of team to play with for most NBA Live 19 fans but any squad with Kemba Walker in it has plenty of upside.


The Hornets head into 2018/19 hoping to sneak into the bottom half of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Check out their full roster below, as well as every play in their NBA Live 19 playbook.

Kemba Walker, PG, 88

Age: 28

Position: PG

Height: 6’1’’

Playstyle: Backcourt Shooter

Best stats: 94 Dribbling, 94 Speed, 93 Stamina

Walker will enter his eighth season as comfortably the Hornets’ best and most important player. Coming off a second consecutive year in which he averaged a little over 22 points and 5.5 assists per game, Walker isn’t often mentioned among the elite point guards in the league, though he could easily lay claim to being underrated. With elite speed and handles to go with a great mid-range game, he is one of the most enjoyable players to play with on NBA Live 19.

Nicolas Batum, SG, 82

Age: 29

Position: SG

Height: 6’8’’

Playstyle:  Wing Shooter

Best stats: 94 Stamina, 88 On Ball Defense, 84 Driving Layup

Batum had an injury-interrupted 2017/18 season, and his numbers reflected as much. His 11.6 points per game were his second lowest since 2009, while his 3.7 assists were far lower than he averaged in each of his previous six seasons. Heading into this season injury-free, both Batum and the Hornets will be hoping he can provide much better backcourt support for Walker in 2018/19.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, 77

Age:  25

Position: SF

Height: 6’7’’

Playstyle: Wing Defender

Best stats: 88 Stamina, 86 On Ball Defense, 84 Vertical

Kidd-Gilchrist has been disappointing since being drafted as the number two pick in the 2012 draft, with his inability to develop an outside shot significantly limiting the value he is able to provide to a team. He is, however, still a talented defender and a versatile player, and has the potential to offer value to a team in the right circumstances.

Marvin Williams, PF, 79

Age: 32

Position: PF

Height: 6’9’’

Playstyle: Post Anchor

Best stats: 87 Post Defense, 86 Stamina, 84 Driving Layup

Marvin Williams has been a journeyman of the NBA, hovering around the 10 point, five rebound mark for much of his 13 year career. Last season he contributed 9.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game for his Hornets, hardly eye-catching numbers, though he did demonstrate an improved ability to hit the outside shot, going a career-high 41.3% from long range.

Cody Zeller, C, 77

Age: 25

Position: C

Height: 7’0’’

Playstyle: Rim Protector

Best stats: 84 Stamina, 84 Inside Shot, 80 Rebounding

Cody Zeller goes largely unnoticed across the NBA, and it’s relatively easy to see why with his stats. Last season, he contributed just 7.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 19 minutes of playing time per game, numbers which have been relatively consistent across his five year career. Zeller is, however, an accomplished interior defender, ensuring he adds value to the Hornets in spite of his offensive limitations.

NBA Live 19 Charlotte Hornets Roster

NameOVRPositionHeightPlaystyleBest Stats
Kemba Walker88PG6’1″Backcourt Shooter94 Dribbling, 93 Speed
Nicolas Batum82SG6’8″Wing Shooter94 Stamina, 88 On Ball Defense
Marvin Williams79PF6’9″Post Anchor87 Post Defense, 86 Stamina
Miles Bridges78SF6’6″Wing Scorer90 Dunk, 89 Speed
Tony Parker78PG6’2″Slasher86 Driving Layup, 84 Passing
Jeremy Lamb78SG6’5″Slasher85 Mid-Range Shot, 85 Speed
Malik Monk77SG6’3″Wing Shooter88 Stamina, 84 Speed
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist77SF6’7″Wing Defender88 Stamina, 86 On Ball Defense
Cody Zeller77C7’0″Rim Protector84 Stamina, 84 Inside Shot
Frank Kaminsky76PF7’1″Stretch Big83 Stamina, 80 Post Moves
Devonte’ Graham76PG6’1″Slasher87 Stamina, 85 Speed
Willy Hernangomez75C6’11”Post Anchor82 Inside Shot, 80 Post Defense
Bismack Biyombo73C6’9″Rim Protector85 Stamina, 83 Shot Block
Dwayne Bacon72SG6’7″Slasher90 Vertical, 83 Speed

Playbook

This is the list of every single play available to you when playing with the Charlotte Hornets.

Play NamePlay Type
PG Chin DoublePick and Roll
PG Horns 4 WindowPick and Roll
PG Horns SlotPick and Roll
PG 14 Low High CrossPick and Roll
PG DragPick and Roll
PG 14 Low HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak AnglePick and Roll
PG 41 High AnglePick and Roll
PG 41 Quick HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak UpPick and Roll
PG 41 LiftedPick and Roll
SG Al RamPick and Roll
SG Horns ChicagoPick and Roll
SG High Pistol AnglePick and Roll
SF 41 Pin AnglePick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse GetPick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse AnglePick and Roll
PF 41 Pitch SpreadPick and Roll
PF 41 Weak HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak Reverse Back PinScreen
PG 41 Strong Reverse PinScreen
SG Double Drag StaggerScreen
SG 41 Weak Reverse PinScreen
SG Elbow QuickScreen
SG 41 High StaggerScreen
SG 41 Weak StaggerScreen
SG 41 Strong Reverse Back DownScreen
SF UCLA PinScreen
SF 41 PinScreen
SF 41 High AwayScreen
PF VeerScreen
PF 41 High DownScreen
C 41 Strong Reverse DownScreen
C 41 DownScreen
PG 41 Strong Reverse SlicePostup
SG 41 Duck InPostup
SG 41 Strong Reverse FlexPostup
SF 41 Low Quick PostPostup
PF 41 Strong UpPostup
C 41 Quick PostPostup
C 41 Weak Quick Wing EntryPostup
C 41 Quick EntryPostup
C 41 Strong Reverse Wing EntryPostup

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James Salmon

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A 25 year old freelance writer with a Masters Degree in Sports Management. Passionate about a variety of sports, particularly basketball, Australian Rules Football, cricket, golf and surfing. Currently undertaking further studies in the field of exercise science.

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