Scott Fowler: Hornets dropped the ball by drafting LaMelo. He won't be the star Charlotte needs.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LaMelo Ball was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 3 pick Wednesday night. That sounds like all sorts of fun, and it will sell all sorts of tickets, and it will generate all sorts of revenue for a small-market team that badly needs a one-name star.And despite all that, I don’t like it.Sorry to throw cold water on the virtual parade, but LaMelo Ball isn’t going to be a big NBA star. The Hornets should have traded up to acquire James Wiseman at No. 2.Will Ball be a solid NBA starter one day? Sure.Will he be an All-Star every night, the sort of player you build a fran…

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