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The Kids Are All Right: Charlotte Choosing To Stretch Floor With Young Bigs

The Hornets have won 10 of their last 14 games, inserting themselves into the suddenly deep Eastern Conference playoff picture after a preseason injury to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist turned many critics against them. What skeptics couldn’t anticipate was a swift change in offensive philosophy that would see Charlotte become one of the more adventurous shooting teams in the NBA. Charlotte...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker's wild week was one for the ages

Kemba Walker's week was pretty crazy. Robert Mayer USA TodayKemba Walker had a crazy week, and it was the main reason his Charlotte Hornets earned themselves a 10-win November.Just look at these amazing stats, courtesy of the course of the week, Walker put up averages of 23.8 points (third in the Eastern Conference), including an NBA-best 10.0 points in the fourth...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jefferson out 2 to 3 weeks with strained left calf

Al Jefferson is averaging 13.7 points and 6.4 rebounds.   Jerome Miron USA TODAY SportsCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets say center Al Jefferson will miss approximately two to three weeks with a strained left calf.Jefferson underwent an MRI on Monday. He was injured in the first quarter of Charlotte's 87-82 win against Milwaukee on Sunday.Jefferson is averaging 13.7 points...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams: ‘I wouldn’t start me either’

    Michael Carter-Williams has been a Herculean nightmare as the starting point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks this season, and nobody can deny it. Not even Carter-Williams himself. After being benched by head coach Jason Kidd in favor of Jerryd Bayless for Sunday’s 87-82 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, the former Rookie of the Year expressed his agreement with the decision...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton dances at Hornets game, J.R. Smith trolls him

    Cam Newton made an appearance at the Charlotte Hornets game on Friday night and treated the crowd to some dancing. Newton was seated courtside, and the Panthers star put his moves on for the crowd. @DustinPhifer — Daniel Guy (@danny_g13) November 28, 2015   J.R. Smith noticed, and he unleashed Newton’s famous Superman celebration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Hold the Wizards to 6 Points in the 4th, Win 101-87

I know what I said in the last game recap. Being basically a 1-man-show, I sometimes combine 2 games into one recap. After sitting through the game tonight, I just had to park myself in front of the computer and talk a little about this game.   Again, turnovers (19) and a rough 3rd quarter endangered the Hornets current win streak. Poor defense didn’t help either.   Fortunately...
Via Trade Street Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets, coach Steve Clifford agree to contract extension

The Charlotte Hornets and head coach Steve Clifford have agreed in principle on a contract extension, the team announced on Wednesday. Clifford was on the final year of the original contract he signed in 2013. The deal will run through the 2018-19 season with a team option for a fourth year, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. A longtime NBA assistant coach before...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Asian Guys Talk NBA: Jeremy Lin Exclusive Interview PT. 2

In part two of the interview, Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin did as a special guest on ‘Asian Guys Talk NBA’ with The Fung Bros. Lin continues his interesting discussion with the YouTube stars. Touching on his hair, playing a 4% Asian city, breaking stereotypes, being himself, video games and more fun stuff. The post Asian Guys Talk NBA: Jeremy Lin Exclusive Interview PT...
Via Hooped Up
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Will The Hornets' Off-season Acquisitions Produce Playoff Run?

The Hornets Off-Season Acquisitions Will Be The Driving Force For A Playoff RunWhat kind of impact will these acquisitions have?The Charlotte Hornets are no longer the team that struggled heavily to find scoring options in their first season as the "reborn" Hornets. Last season, Charlotte was ranked 28th in points produced per 100 possessions. This year, they have evolved into...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Transformation Of Nicolas Batum

Nicolas Batum has come into his own, helping to improve a Charlotte offense that was absolutely terrible last season.How is it that Batum is playing on another level with Charlotte compared to when he was in Portland? Lets take a look at Batum's numbers by season.Batum is having a career year thus far. He's averaging more points (16.8) than he has averaged in any season beforehand...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fo/ with the Foes: Charlotte Hornets

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series, which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Charlotte Bobcats (6-6), who have won 6-of-their-last-9 and feature a rejuvenated Nicholas Batum as well as our man Spencer Hawes...
Via Philadunkia
11 days 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...
Via Hooped Up
12 days 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
13 days 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
16 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
23 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...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 27, 2015  |  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
October 26, 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

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...
Via Yardbarker
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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