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The 1996–97 NBA season was the 9th season for the Charlotte Hornets in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Hornets acquired Anthony Mason from the New York Knicks, and Vlade Divac from the Los Angeles Lakers. Under new head coach Dave Cowens, the new-look Hornets played better than expected: Divac and Matt Geiger provided the best center combo in the league, Mason averaged a double-double and earned All-NBA Third Team honors, and Glen Rice had the finest season of his career, finishing third in the league in scoring with a career high of 26.8 points per game, and earning All-NBA Second Team honors. Rice also set several scoring records in the 1997 NBA All-Star Game, and was selected the game's MVP. At midseason, the Hornets traded Scott Burrell to the Golden State Warriors while acquiring Ricky Pierce from the Denver Nuggets. The Hornets went on a nine-game winning streak in April, and finished fourth in the Central Division with a franchise best record at 54–28, making it back to the playoffs after a one-year absence.

NBA Statistics

Player G MP FG FG% FT FT% ORB DRB TRB A S B TO PF PTS
Rafael Addison 41 355 49 0.40 22 0.79 19 26 45 34 8 3 17 52 128
Muggsy Bogues 65 1880 204 0.46 54 0.84 25 116 141 469 82 2 108 114 522
Scott Burrell 28 482 45 0.34 42 0.79 24 55 79 39 14 11 25 60 151
Tom Chambers 12 83 7 0.23 3 0.75 3 11 14 4 1 0 9 14 19
Dell Curry 68 2078 384 0.46 114 0.80 40 171 211 118 60 14 93 147 1008
Tony Delk 61 867 119 0.47 42 0.82 31 68 99 99 36 6 68 71 332
Vlade Divac 81 2840 418 0.49 177 0.68 241 484 725 301 103 180 193 277 1024
Jamie Feick 3 10 2 0.50 0 0.00 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 3 5
Matt Geiger 49 1044 171 0.49 89 0.70 100 158 258 38 20 27 67 153 437
Anthony Goldwire 33 576 62 0.40 30 0.75 3 35 38 94 19 1 41 58 190
Eric Leckner 1 11 0 0.00 0 - 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0
Anthony Mason 73 3143 433 0.53 319 0.75 186 643 829 414 76 33 165 202 1186
Ricky Pierce 27 650 119 0.50 56 0.89 19 49 68 49 14 4 30 48 324
Glen Rice 79 3362 722 0.48 464 0.87 67 251 318 160 72 26 177 190 2115
Malik Rose 54 525 61 0.48 38 0.61 70 94 164 32 28 17 41 114 160
Donald Royal 25 320 21 0.53 28 0.80 18 40 58 10 12 2 22 42 70
Tony Smith 69 1291 138 0.41 38 0.64 38 56 94 150 48 19 73 110 346
George Zidek 36 288 33 0.39 25 0.78 25 38 63 9 4 3 23 44 91

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