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Charlotte Hornets: 5 Best Building Blocks

All sights are set on the future for the Charlotte Hornets. The Bobcats were stuck in the NBA’s cellar for four seasons, and after a 7-59 season which included a 23-game losing streak, Charlotte basketball was the league’s biggest punchline for two years straight. Now, though, after securing one franchise-altering talent last summer in Al Jefferson and […] Charlotte Hornets...
Via NBA Draft Blog
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Initial thoughts about the 2014-2015 schedule

Mid-August is a pretty boring period on the NBA’s calendar.  There are no monster dunks, ankle-breaking crossovers, or last second buzzer beaters this time of year.  Even the four-letter-network-who-shall-not-be-named has some difficulty coming up with NBA news once the free agency period slows down.  But have no fear die-hard NBA nerds fans; the NBA released its schedule for...
Via isportsweb.com
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson is excited about Lance Stephenson coming to Charlotte

Charlotte had what is considered one of the stronger, more professional locker rooms in the NBA last season. Veteran big man Al Jefferson and his steady demeanor was a big part of that. Now Lance Stephenson is being injected into that mix — and Jefferson is pumped about it. “I’m excited about Lance,” Jefferson said in the hall outside the Hornets locker room at the Thomas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Rumors: Al Jefferson recruiting free agents to Charlotte

Last summer, the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) shocked many with their free agent signing of center Al Jefferson to a three-year deal worth about $40 million.Now, Jefferson is reportedly set to hit the recruiting trail this summer. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Hornets coach Steve Clifford thinks Jefferson's presence makes them an appealing destination...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat not focused on injury to Bobcats star Al Jefferson

MIAMI -- Don't expect the Miami Heat to feel bad for ailing Charlotte center Al Jefferson and the Bobcats as the teams' first-round Eastern Conference series continues. "Nobody feels bad for me," said Dwyane Wade, who sat 28 games during the regular season mostly to protect his knees. Jefferson, a dominating low-post force, suffered a plantar fascia injury early...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Bobcats center Jefferson: 'I'm going to play'

CHARLOTTE, N. C. -- The first player to exit the Bobcats' practice gym Monday was Al Jefferson, walking with a noticeable limp in a walking boot strapped up to the mid-calf region of his left leg. The injury -- a strained plantar fascia that he suffered in the first quarter of Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat -- has him listed as "day to day" for Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson needed two injections in foot, plans to play

Tweet Playing the postseason doesn’t come every season for a franchise like the Charlotte Bobcats. And with this being their first trip to the playoffs since 2010 and only their second postseason berth in 10 seasons, their best player plans to do everything he can to keep playing. Bobcats center Al Jefferson needed not one but two shots in his foot to deal with the plantar...
Via Los That Sports Blog
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jefferson played central role in Bobcats' playoff revival

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson sits at his locker, following a surprising season-finale overtime win over the Bulls, talking about the playoffs. And you can't help but wonder what he's doing. He's in boxer shorts and a dress shirt and already putting on high-top shoes. "What about your pants, Al?" a reporter asks. Big Al offers a wide, familiar smile and proceeds...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jefferson leads Bobcats past Pacers 109-87

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson scored 34 points in Charlotte's 109-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night that gave the Bobcats their fifth straight home win. Jefferson was 16 of 25 from the field and had eight rebounds for the Bobcats (28-33), who equaled their combined win total from the previous two seasons. Jefferson, whose 38-point, 19-rebound effort Monday...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats look to make moves at the trade deadline but are they the right ones?

With the NBA trade deadline approaching on February 20th teams by now have a pretty good idea of where they are and where they want to be. Many project this deadline to be a busy one. With many teams angling for a top selection in this summer’s draft and other teams operating under the mandate of “Postseason/Championship or Bust” it seems there will be many buyers and sellers...
Via isportsweb.com
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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