Steve Clifford compares Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson

The Charlotte Hornets added quite a few interesting veterans to their roster this summer, but none are more of a question mark than Jeremy Lin. After fighting through a tough year with the Los Angeles Lakers, Lin is looking to reestablish himself as a productive player. The only problem is Charlotte already has a franchise point guard, meaning Lin won't be able to find much playing...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who cracks Charlotte's all-time starting five?

The Charlotte Hornets have not been around as long as most NBA teams, officially forming 25 seasons ago. They've only made the playoffs nine times and have yet to win a title. But that doesn't mean some great player haven't worn a Hornets jersey.Here's a look at the team's all-time starting five, courtesy of Today's Fastbreak. Coming in at point guard is Baron Davis, which is interesting...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Charlotte more likely to miss the playoffs than make it?

The Charlotte Hornets are all in this season, so obsessed with making the playoffs that they forfeited a few valuable future assets for "win now" production.But what if their efforts were all for naught? ESPN's summer forecast doesn't think Charlotte has what it takes to make the postseason, which is a littleembarrassing in the Eastern Conference. Here's further evaluation of the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb; Batman and Robin Together Again

So what’s with the Batman and Robin title?  There was an article on Bleacher Report that referred to the 2 in college as such because it seemed like Lamb was always there to help Walker when he was struggling to carry the team.  Bobcats/Hornets fans understand Kemba and the Batman comparison.  Many times, Kemba has taken over games when he had to.  He has never been afraid...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker & Jeremy Lin; Charlotte Hornets’ New 1-2 Punch at Point Guard

Hello again Hornets fans.  Is it crazy that I was most excited about Jeremy Lin as our free agent signings began?  It wasn’t the trade for Batum or moving Lance to the Clippers.  It wasn’t juggling Matt Barnes to the Grizzlies for Luke Ridnour for Jeremy Lamb either.  It was truly Jeremy Lin.  I was always intrigued by the guy.  Anyone who watched him in New York or even...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

New Faces, New Skills; How will it all fit together?

This summer, the Charlotte Hornets made a good bit of roster changes.  So many, in fact, that there are 7 new players on the roster right now for the 2015-16 season.  You all know what the next statement usually is when there is a roster change as dramatic as this: It’s going to take time for this new group to mesh.  The loss of Josh McRoberts and addition of Lance Stephenson...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

As the Charlotte Hornets continue to rebuild for the future, they have plenty of talent to compete with some of the best teams in the East. With names such as Kemba Walker, Al Jefferson, Cody Zeller, and with the addition of rookie Frank Kaminsky, they have a chance to make it back to the Eastern Conference plays. For some of their best plays from last season, check out the below...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Making Sense of the Hornets’ Offseason

Much was expected from the newly branded Charlotte Hornets this past season. After a somewhat surprising run to the playoffs in the previous season, in addition to the momentum gained from an offseason that involved signing Lance Stephenson, another strong playoff run was in their foreseeable future. At least to most it seemed. However, right from the start of the season it was a...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

A 3-step outline for the Hornets making the playoffs next season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Yes, the NBA draft just happened a few days ago, and it's still only June. But it's also the perfect time, in the days leading up to free agency, to wonder what your favorite team needs in order to make the playoffs or compete for the championship. In the case of the Charlotte Hornets, the quest for the postseason isn't impossible; but it won't be easy, either...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerian Grant would give Hornets greater size at point guard

At 6'5, Jerian Grant is among the bigger point guards in the draft. That size, along with Grant's myriad other skills, could greatly benefit the Charlotte Hornets. While Kemba Walker is a talented guard, he gives up a lot of size on defense with his slight (though wiry) frame and generously-listed 6'1 height. Grant would give the Hornets a whole new dimension on both sides of the...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Hornets Select?

HORNETS LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER NINE Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson as the newest member of the Charlotte Hornets. NBA Mock Draft Link: http...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets' Al Jefferson has season of ups and downs, with a reunion for good measure

Kemba Walker is the youthful face of the franchise. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could be the cornerstone around which the team builds. But Al Jefferson is the very definition of who the Charlotte Hornets are -- and who they can be.It's fair to call 2014-15 a disappointment for Big Al. He averaged "just" 16.6 points and 8.4 rebounds in 30.6 minutes per game this season. Those are solid...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Improving his outside shot could be nearly impossible for Hornets' Kemba Walker

As the plight of Rajon Rondo over the past few seasons demonstrated in crystal-clear clarity, it's really hard for a point guard to be effective in today's NBA if he can't shoot from outside. And that's a bit of conventional wisdom that should scare Kemba Walker and the Hornets.Walker is a fantastic player, with a dynamite ability to get to the rim, excellent court vision and speed...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker's season in review: Growth, injuries and disappointment

If the 2014-15 season didn't quite go as the Charlotte Hornets had planned, then Kemba Walker was one of the members of the organization who saw his season most derailed by unexpected roadblocks.Walker averaged 17.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game this season, all down slightly from the career marks he set last year that helped earn Walker a contract extension before...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Crawford Took a Spill During the Hornets-Raptors Game

The last of the NBA regular season is off to the hottest start imaginable thanks to everyone’s favorite referee, Joey Crawford. During the opening minute of the Hornets-Raptors game, ol’ Joey took a theatrical spill while jogging up behind Kemba Walker. As you can see above, Joey milked the hell out of it, sliding as far as he could before recovering. Of course, Twitter absolutely...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: playoffs mean big bonuses for players

Let’s just say, the eastern conference is weaker than Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s defense trail in Boston this week.  At 33-45, it’s baffling that the Charlotte Hornets have a glimmer of playoff opportunity.  After losing to the Toronto Raptors by 18 points, fans are ready to go ahead and cash out…it’s closing time. Charlotte Hornets come up short when it counts. This was quite...
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets out-last Sixers 92-91

The Charlotte Hornets were neck-and-neck with the Philadelphia 76ers the whole way, even trailing by 1 in the waning seconds before Gerald Henderson put in the game winning layup with six seconds to play. Coming the other way, Ish Smith missed a driving layup, Henderson grabbed the rebound to seal Philadelphia’s fate. Kemba Walker carried the load for the Hornets, finishing with...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Walker leads way as Hornets beat Hawks' backups

  Kemba Walker scored 21 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat an Atlanta Hawks team missing all five starters, 115-100 on Saturday night. Gerald Henderson scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting, and Mo Williams hit four 3-pointers and had 18 points as the Hornets snapped a three-game losing streak. Marvin Williams chipped in with 17 points for Charlotte (31-41), which moved back...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets falter at home, lose to Nets 91-88

The Charlotte Hornets played their first home game since a five-game road trip on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena. It wasn’t pretty. Though the Hornets were very much in the game until the end, and held the lead for a large portion, they didn’t seem to be doing much of anything well. The defense wilted at times, and the offense was woefully unreliable, as the team shot a...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Brooks Makes Kemba Walker Fall With Spin-Move

The Chicago Bulls clinched a playoff spot with a win over the Hornets on Monday night. [Gustavo Vega] The post Aaron Brooks Makes Kemba Walker Fall With Spin-Move appeared first on Diehardsport.
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Will The Charlotte Hornets Make the Playoffs?

During this crucial period of the NBA season, where teams battle it out for a chance to play in the post-season, I decided it was a good time to make my predictions on where each bubble team will finish in the standings.  I have projected teams for the 6-11 spots in the Eastern Conference. Find out where John Miceli ranks Al Jefferson, Mo Williams, Kemba Walker, and the Charlotte...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets' Kemba Walker 'rusty,' will continue to come off bench

After missing six weeks due to a torn lateral meniscus, Kemba Walker has been coming off the bench since his return. Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford explained why before last night's loss against the Clippers, in which Walker was indeed a reserve, tallying 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 24 minutes. Clifford offered no timetable for Walker's return to the starting lineup...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball Infirmary: Week 20 Injury Analysis

The Charlotte Hornets welcomed back Kemba Walker to their lineup on Wednesday evening. In 16 minutes off the bench, Walker posted 6 points, 2 assists, and 1 block in 16 minutes. It wasn’t the game we expect out of Walker, but he was going to be limited to 9 minutes per half and Coach Steve Clifford stuck to his word. Don’t be surprised if Walker continues to be on a minutes...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Ditches His Walker

The tennis balls are off the legs, the HurryCane back in the closet, the pre-game meal eaten at 5:00 AM at the early bird special - we've got Kemba Walker back! After a month and a half off, Walker came off the bench last night for the Hornets, and looked like Louis C.K.'s nethers.  Rusty.  2-9 from the field for 6/1/2/0/1 with a TO in 16 minutes.  While there's no need to be...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker returns, but Hornets fall at home to Kings

  Ben McLemore scored 27 points, Rudy Gay added 26, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a four-game losing streak with a 113-106 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. DeMarcus Cousins chipped in with 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Kings, who handed the playoff-hopeful Hornets a potentially costly defeat. Cousins and Gay combined for 18 points in the fourth quarter...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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