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What a Difference a Day Makes; Hornets Split New York/Brooklyn Back-to-Back

After Tuesday’s game in Madison Square Garden, there was a lot of scrutiny over Kemba Walker.  I was part of that scrutiny.  I’ll admit it up front that I can’t stand it when Kemba plays “hero ball”.  When his shot is falling, he gets tunnel vision and sometimes fails to get his teammates involved.  No one can deny that this happens.  Many do, but their reason is clouded...
Via Trade Street Post
34 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Will poor rebounding haunt the Hornets all season long?

Can the Hornets grab enough rebounds to survive? Jason Getz USA TodayThe Charlotte Hornets don't have the most talented individual offensive players. They tend to throw out lineups that get cramped and struggle to score. It means, to win, they need to dominate in other areas, like defense, rebounding, etc. Unfortunately, Hornets head coach Steve Clifford doesn't think the roster...
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54 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin and Nicolas Batum Take Down Nets

Jeremy Lin (13 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists) and Nicolas Batum ( 24 points, 8 assists) had big nights for the Charlotte Hornets to beat the visiting Nets. “We made an effort to help the bigs on the glass and the ball was just bouncing my way,” Lin said. “We did a good job all the way through of just blocking out. When you see guards with a lot of rebounds, it’s not because...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets: The NBA's Most Improved Offense

When Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford decides to make a change, he does not mess around. In Clifford's first year at the helm of the (then) Bobcats, he transformed a defense that ranked 29th overall in points allowed into a top-five defense. This year, Coach Clifford has shifted his focus to the team's offense, and the results have been demonstrative.When defensive stud...
Via The Sports Quotient
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets, Powered by Nic and Al, Top Trailblazers

Tonight was one of those nights that reminded us of how much fun it is to watch the Charlotte Hornets this season. In the arena, we honored Gerald Henderson, said hi to Noah Vonleh, remembered the tragedy in France and still manhandled our opponents to come away with a victory. Leading the way was our very own Frenchman, Nic Batum.   Nic finished the night with a game high 33 points...
Via Trade Street Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

French native Nicolas Batum talks about playing for his country

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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Recovering Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is 'actually on the coaching staff now'

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist never stops working. Chris Nicoll USA TodayMichael Kidd-Gilchrist probably won't play a minute for the Charlotte Hornets this season, but that doesn't mean he can't help them win games. Here's how the former No. 2 overall pick is still influencing Charlotte's success from the sideline, per The Charlotte Observer:“I’m actually on the coaching staff now...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte's Three-Pointer Experiment

The Charlotte Bobcats have been searching for an identity ever since coming into the NBA. Multiple rebuilding efforts and numerous trips to the lottery never produced a star who could make them a true contender. They made the playoffs twice and were swept both times. They have never been able to sustain success over a prolonged period of time or make a splash on the national stage...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte's coach is in love with his bench

Charlotte's bench has played really well this season. Adam Hunger USA TodayAfter Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went down with a serious shoulder injury, the Charlotte Hornets weren't expected to do much this season. But so far they're one of the NBA's most pleasant surprises. Their bench is a huge reason why. Here's head coach Steve Clifford with an explanation as to why he has no plans...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Grab 2nd Road Win of the Year Versus Timberwolves

Of course the story lines will state that the Hornets beat the Timberwolves, who were without Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins.  You know how it goes; Hornets beat a team that was shorthanded.  Blah, Blah Blah… Last I checked those wins still count, regardless of who did or did or didn’t play.  Here’s the thing though:  the Hornets bench is what beat the Timberwolves, not...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wolves vs. Hornets

The Minnesota Timberwolves only had five wins after playing 36 games last season. Earning their first home victory will get them there just seven contests into this one. Andrew Wiggins seeks another big offensive performance to help the Timberwolves avoid their longest home skid in almost seven years Tuesday night against the Charlotte Hornets. Minnesota finished with the NBA's worst...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

A Second Helping of Lamb: Jeremy Inks an Extension

On the first of the month, Jeremy Lamb and the Charlotte Hornets used the extra hour of sleep to come to terms on a contract extension, with the swingman agreeing to a deal for three years and $21 million before the November 2nd deadline. In a land of skyrocketing payrolls and players like Harrison Barnes turning down contracts worth more than three times as much, was this move...
Via The Lottery Mafia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' identity shift helps secure convincing first win

Forty-eight minutes into the season, Steve Clifford was on edge. Ninety-six minutes later, following back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks, Clifford's Hornets were still left without a win as he walked off Time Warner Arena's court, loosening his tie in front of owner Michael Jordan on his way to the home tunnel. "In this league, it's not who you play as much as how you play,...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Charlotte Hornets

Here's the next installment of our team-by-team season preview series on the Charlotte Hornets. 2014-15 Record: 33-49 Notable Acquisitions: Nic Batum (Trade), Spencer Hawes (Trade), Frank Kaminsky (Draft), Jeremy Lin (FA), Tyler Hansbrough (FA) Notable Departures: Lance Stephenson, Gerald Henderson, Bismack Biyombo Temperature Check: Following a surprise playoff appearance the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA’s 30 Men of Intrigue: Nicolas Batum

(Editor’s Note: Follow The NBA’s 30 Men of Intrigue series here with us at TSFJ, as our friends and family join us for another awesome basketball campaign.) Nicolas Batum (Batman) 2014-15 Charlotte Hornets: 33-49 A year ago, the reincarnated Charlotte Hornets (nee Bobcats) were looking for some major offensive help. After watching Al Jefferson limp through their first round...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets select Greensboro, NC as home for NBA D-League team

The team will begin playing in the fall of 2016. The Charlotte Hornets have decided on a home for it’s future NBA D-League team. According to the Greensboro News and Record, the Hornets have chosen Greensboro, North Carolina over other finalists Asheville, and Fayetteville. The team will play at the Pavilion, a facility that is part of the Greensboro Coliseum complex, although...
Via The Lottery Mafia
25 days ago  |  Discuss

An improved offense brings new hope: 2015-16 Charlotte Hornets season preview

The Hornets hope a new offensive style and a re-shaped roster will get them back to the playoffs. Last season’s record: 33-49 Key additions: Nicolas Batum Jeremy Lin Jeremy Lamb Spencer Hawes Frank Kaminsky Key losses: Gerald Henderson Noah Vonleh Bismack Biyombo Lance Stephenson 2015-16 Season Outlook Last season’s Charlotte Hornets were one of the most dreadful teams...
Via The Lottery Mafia
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Frank Kaminsky busts out dance moves in Shanghai

If you’re struggling to do the Dougie—don’t worry—Charlotte Hornets forward/center Frank Kaminsky can teach you. The ninth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft has some serious moves, and he made sure to show fans who showed up to Fan Appreciation Day in Shanghai, China. Kaminsky danced like a boss to Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie,” and it’s something...
Via The Sports Daily
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan really likes Jeremy Lin

Coming off a disappointing 33-49 2014-15 NBA season, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan believes one offseason addition in particular will help turn the Hornets into a winning basketball team.That player: Jeremy Lin."We just got Jeremy Lin, who I think is going to be our biggest acquisition," Jordan told the Shanghai Daily. "His penetration, his shooting capability, his point...
Via Yardbarker
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson: Hornets didn't treat me like a star

Lance Stephenson’s tenure with the Charlotte Hornets was a disaster on the level of Kevin Federline’s rap career, and now the 25-year-old is placing the blame squarely on the franchise for not putting him in a position to succeed. Stephenson, who was traded to the Clippers this summer just months after signing a three-year, $27...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Calipari on 2015-16 Kentucky basketball team: ‘We stink’

Kentucky Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari is expected to have one of the most talented rosters in college basketball, but he’s nowhere close to letting the team buy the preseason hype. According to Metz Camfield of, the seventh-year Kentucky coach said the Wildcats, as they currently stand, aren’t good yet. “This year’s team, as we speak, we stink...
Via Sportsnaut
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Kidd-Gilchrist to undergo surgery, out six months

As the great Rivers Cuomo once said, “Say it ain’t so.” An MRI on Monday confirmed the worst for Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who will need surgery to repair his dislocated right shoulder and is expected to be sidelined for six months, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. A six-month timetable...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is high on Frank Kaminsky

The Charlotte Hornets received some flack when they selected reigning National Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky with the ninth pick in this year's draft.Despite putting up an average of 18.8 points and nearly nine rebounds per game en route to leading his Wisconsin Badgers to the National Title game against Duke, pundits indicated that his ceiling was nowhere near as high as other...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin had to convince Hornets security he's on team

    During February 2012, Jeremy Lin was the toast of the NBA and New York, sparking a craze that became known as “Linsanity” following a string of impressive performances by the undrafted point guard from Harvard. Now, he’s apparently having a hard time convincing NBA employees who he is. After spending last season with the Lakers, Lin signed a two-year deal with the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ready becomes NBA’s first full-time female game analyst

As if often does, the NBA broke another barrier on Thursday when Fox Sports Southeast announced that Stephanie Ready would become the first full-time NBA game analyst, joining Eric Collins and Dell Curry at the broadcast position with the Charlotte Hornets. This will be Ready’s 12th year as a member of Hornets broadcasts, and her credentials are strong. Via the press release…...
Via Awful Announcing
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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