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Steve Clifford: Lance Stephenson is ‘not a star’

            Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports The arrival of Lance Stephenson was supposed to give the Charlotte Hornets a boost to their offense, but they rank 25th in the NBA and are on the second longest losing streak in the league with a 4-12 record. Stephenson is still starting, but has seen his playing time drop quite a bit in the last week...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Big Trouble in Charlotte?

As I sit here an just before tip-off of the Hornets and Clippers, I can’t help but feel like there are more questions about this team then before the season started. The turtle slow start that we have witnessed has already caused me to start questioning many of the decisions thus far. We knew that the team may have some struggles adjusting to one anothers play style and pace, but...
Via Trade Street Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Too Much Heat in Miami; Hornets Drop 5th Straight

If you take the game as a whole, it was one of the better games the Hornets have played this season.  A solid effort was put forth by every player on the team, and we just came up short at the end.   5 players in double figures is a good thing, but not when you still lose.  Al Jefferson had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson had 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (he...
Via Trade Street Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: West coast blues

The Charlotte Hornets have struggled against teams from the Western Conference in recent years and this season has been more of the same. Charlotte lost 17 of its 30 games against the West in 2013-2014, yet still made the playoffs in the East.  This season, the Hornets have a 1-6 record against teams from the West.  Fresh off a five game stretch against West teams (four being out...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA's best modern big men

Being bulky in the NBA has taken a much different look in recent years. New defensive rules and evolving basketball bodies mean that a center or power forward can no longer quite take permanent residence in the post. Simply having some extra size on the enemy isn’t going to beguile contemporary teams. Deep shooting, mobility and passing skills closer to the perimeter have all become...
Via Athlon Sports
15 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

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

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 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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