A Review of the Charlotte Hornets’ 2023 Trade Deadline Moves

Edwin Shoffner
2 min readMar 31, 2023

A sales executive and real estate investor in Greenville, South Carolina, Edwin Shoffner has served as president of Mattress By Appointment since 2013 and has more than three decades of retail mattress experience. He also manages a real estate holding company. Outside his business endeavors, Edwin Shoffner is a fan of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Charlotte Hornets.

The Hornets were busy prior to the NBA trade deadline on February 9, making a pair of moves to reshape its roster. Charlotte sent Jalen McDaniels to the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team trade that also involved the Portland Trail Blazers. In return, the Hornets received four second-round draft picks, two each from Portland and Philadelphia, and guard Svi Mykhailiuk. McDaniels averaged 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2 assists in 56 games for Charlotte before the transaction.

Two hours later, Charlotte traded Mason Plumlee to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Reggie Jackson and a 2028 second-round pick. The Hornets also received cash considerations as part of the deal. Plumlee was averaging a career-best 12.3 points this season with Charlotte.

The Hornets have five picks in the 2023 NBA Draft and 16 over the course of the next six years.

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Edwin Shoffner

As the president of Mattress by Appointment in Greenville, South Carolina, Edwin Shoffner builds on more than 30 years of experience in the bedding industry.