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Daily Fantasy Basketball Strategy: January 24th

Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America If you follow our DFS content, you know that I don’t do basketball content. I do all our daily hockey content, and I do a lot of football and baseball content when those sports are in season. I can’t bring myself to play DraftKings’ last remaining NFL contest that includes the Pro Bowl, baseball obviously isn’t in season, and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 6:30 P.M. Things are looking up for the surging Charlotte Hornets, who have proven nearly unbeatable over the last 2 1/2 weeks. Kemba Walker's expected return should only make them stronger. The Hornets are hoping to have their leading scorer available Wednesday night against the visiting Miami Heat, who have controlled the series over...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No Kemba? No Problem; Hornets Win 2 in a Row While Kemba Rests a Sore Knee

I say, “No Kemba, no problem”, but to be honest, I was very nervous about playing a game without Kemba and Al. It’s no secret that we struggle to score the ball, and as soon as I heard that Kemba was having left knee soreness due to some cysts that have been in there since high school, my stomach began to churn. The last thing the Hornets needed was another loss, after losing...
Via Trade Street Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Hornets blowout Timberwolves to continue hot stretch

The defense stood tall for the Charlotte Hornets in their 105-80 win over the Timberwolves, their seventh win in the past eight games. Three-Point Take 1. JEFFERSON MAKES SURPRISE RETURN Outside of the win, the most important aspect of Monday afternoon's game was the sudden and surprise return of Hornets All-Pro center Al Jefferson, who has been out since Dec. 31, with a left groin...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets handle Timberwolves in Al Jefferson's return from injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Gerald Henderson scored 17 points, Brian Roberts added 16 and the Hornets defeated the Timberwolves 105-80 on Monday -- their seventh win in eight games. Charlotte's Al Jefferson returned after a nine-game absence due to a groin injury. He had eight points and five rebounds in his 25 minutes off the bench. In all, Charlotte's bench outscored Minnesota 52-31, including...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Young leads Timberwolves with 18 points in loss at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Gerald Henderson scored 17 points, Brian Roberts added 16 and the Hornets defeated the Timberwolves 105-80 on Monday -- their seventh win in eight games. Charlotte's Al Jefferson returned after a nine-game absence due to a groin injury. He had eight points and five rebounds in his 25 minutes off the bench. In all, Charlotte's bench outscored Minnesota 52-31...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

SportSouth, CIS team to give high schoolers once-in-a-lifetime experience

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The goal of the Charleston, S.C., branch, as it is with each program associated with Communities In Schools (CIS), is to help at-risk students be better prepared to excel in everyday life. On Monday, SportSouth and the Charlotte Hornets teamed up to give 20 high schoolers from the CIS program in Charleston a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As a reward for having...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets without Kemba Walker, Al Jefferson vs. Pacers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets say point guard Kemba Walker will not play against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night because of a cyst on his left knee. It's unclear how long Walker will be out. Walker has averaged 29.8 points per game over the last six games and the Hornets have gone 5-1 during that stretch. Brian Roberts will start for Walker. With Walker out, the Hornets...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets without Walker, Jefferson vs. Pacers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets say point guard Kemba Walker will not play against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night because of a cyst on his left knee. It's unclear how long Walker will be out. Walker has averaged 29.8 points per game over the last six games and the Hornets have gone 5-1 during that stretch. Brian Roberts will start for Walker. With Walker out, the...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Fall in Houston by 19; Jumpers Won’t Fall For Us

So, game 1 without Al Jefferson has been completed. Looking at the box score, everyone freaks out and exclaims, oh my God! When will Al be back? We really need him! While I won’t disagree that winning games is not easy when you’re missing your starting center, I will also point out that when a team scores 17 3-pointers, you aren’t going to win many games. Take that comment...
Via Trade Street Post
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jefferson out at least four weeks with groin strain

The Hornets will be without Al Jefferson a minimum of four weeks with an adductor strain in his left groin, the team announced Wednesday. Jefferson is Charlotte's leader in points (18.0) and rebounds (8.2) in 32.2 minutes per game. The center has scored in double figures in 28 of 32 games and has a team-high 10 double-doubles along with a Hornets' best 14 games of 20 or more points...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jefferson will miss 4 weeks with groin injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  -- The Charlotte Hornets say center Al Jefferson will miss a minimum of four weeks with a strain of an adductor muscle in his left groin. Jefferson underwent an MRI earlier Tuesday. The injury is a huge blow to Charlotte's faint playoff hopes. The Hornets are struggling at 10-22 anyway and losing a third-team All-NBA player from last season surely won't help their...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jefferson will miss 4 weeks with groin injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  -- The Charlotte Hornets say center Al Jefferson will miss a minimum of four weeks with a strain of an adductor muscle in his left groin. Jefferson underwent an MRI earlier Tuesday. The injury is a huge blow to Charlotte's faint playoff hopes. The Hornets are struggling at 10-22 anyway and losing a third-team All-NBA player from last season surely won't help their...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Out Four Weeks Due To Groin Injury

According to ESPN, Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson is expected to miss at least four weeks due to a strain of a muscle in his left groin. The big man has averaged 18 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this year, arguably the Hornets best player depending on how you view Kemba Walker. Having Al Jefferson out four weeks or longer will hurt Charlotte’s chance at a playoff spot...
Via Basketball Bicker
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Out Minimum Of Four Weeks With Groin Strain

Al Jefferson has been diagnosed with a strain of an adductor muscle in his left groin and is expected to miss a minimum of four weeks, the Charlotte Hornets announced on Tuesday. In 32 games this season, Jefferson leads the Hornets in scoring and rebounding with averages of 18.0 points (25th in the NBA) and 8.2 rebounds (T-17th in the NBA) in 32.2 minutes per game.
Via RealGM
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets C Jefferson has MRI on groin, will miss next game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson is scheduled to have an MRI exam on his injured groin. Team spokesman Mike Cristaldi says Jefferson will miss Wednesday night's game at Houston. Bismack Biyombo is expected to start in Jefferson's place. The 6-foot-10, 289-pound center left Monday's home game against the Milwaukee Bucks midway through the fourth quarter after...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jefferson has MRI on groin, out 1 game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson is scheduled to have an MRI exam on his injured groin. Team spokesman Mike Cristaldi says Jefferson will miss Wednesday night's game at Houston. Bismack Biyombo is expected to start in Jefferson's place. The 6-foot-10, 289-pound center left Monday's home game against the Milwaukee Bucks midway through the fourth quarter...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Hornets' comeback falls short

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte can't overcome poor shooting and loses 104-94 to Milwaukee in overtime.  Three-Point Take 1. Brutal first half dooms Hornets Things couldn't have started out much better for Charlotte in its game against Milwaukee (16-16). It jumped to a quick 14-6 lead with 7:30 left in the first quarter. But that's when it got ugly ... really, really ugly. From that...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic-Hornets Preview

After historically bad shooting spelled the end of their season-best run, the Charlotte Hornets still have an opportunity to climb out of last place in the Southeast Division. With Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson looking to regroup, the Hornets will try to extend their longest home winning streak to three with their fifth win in six games overall Saturday night against the Orlando...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Hornets make quick work of Nuggets in home rout

CHARLOTTE -- Here are some off-the-cuff observations from the Hornets' 110-82 rout of the Denver Nuggets -- Charlotte's longest winning streak of the season (three): THREE-POINT TAKE 1. The Hornets are finally finding their stride When play began in the fourth quarter, Charlotte held a 27-point lead and was well on its way to another easy victory. In that context, another might...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets top Nuggets 110-82 for third straight win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Al Jefferson scored 22 points, Kemba Walker added 18 points and nine assists, and the Charlotte Hornets extended their winning streak to a season-high three games with a 110-82 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. Rookie P.J. Hairston recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jefferson and Walker combined to shoot 15...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets beat Jazz for first time in six years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson said he could have returned from a strained groin late in the fourth quarter. The Charlotte Hornets didn't need the big man for a change. The Hornets (8-19) improved to 2-0 with Lance Stephenson out of the lineup and snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Utah Jazz with a 104-86 win on Saturday night. Kemba Walker led the way with 20 points,...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets end winless streak vs. Jazz, 104-86

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker had 20 points, Al Jefferson added 19 points and 10 rebounds and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Utah Jazz for the first time in six years, 104-86 on Saturday night. Jefferson nearly registered his third straight game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds but left the game with six minutes remaining with a mild groin strain and did not return. Jefferson...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Walker scores season-high 30 to lead Hornets past 76ers

  Kemba Walker scored a season-high 30 points, Al Jefferson added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 109-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. Tony Wroten and Robert Covington scored 19 apiece for the Sixers, who dropped to 0-14 at home this season. They're closing in on the NBA record for the most home losses...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  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, who are unexpectedly awful this season (6-19) and feature Lance Stephenson who is currently the subject of numerous...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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