Found June 10, 2014 on Sports Rumor Alert:
The Hornets will be looking to add firepower to overcome their offensive short comings which limited their margin of error in the 2013-2014 season. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports:Wiki Commons"Last season, Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford frequently said it was imperative his team play a “clean” game, as in minimizing mistakes, because they didn't have the talent to survive sloppy execution.  "They were best in the NBA at minimizing turnovers (12.3 per game) and fouls (18.2 per game). They were also best in defensive rebounding, grabbing nearly 78 percent of opponents’ missed shots, and had the league’s second-best assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.76-to-1. That was the good news. Now the bad: They finished in the bottom third of the NBA in every significant offensive category. They were also 29th in steals, 24th in 3-point defense and 26th in offensive-rebound percentage (.219).  Some of those apparent flaws were functions of Clifford’s coaching prior...
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