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Al Jefferson is putting up his lowest point and rebound totals since he became an NBA starter, and he's drawing less frequent double teams than he did in his prime. The Charlotte Hornets couldn't be happier. Some vastly improved perimeter shooting has given the Hornets an offensive boost they haven't seen in a while, but Jefferson remains a vital part of Charlotte's success heading...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours 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
21 hours 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What a Difference a Day Makes; Hornets Split New York/Brooklyn Back-to-Back

After Tuesday’s game in Madison Square Garden, there was a lot of scrutiny over Kemba Walker.  I was part of that scrutiny.  I’ll admit it up front that I can’t stand it when Kemba plays “hero ball”.  When his shot is falling, he gets tunnel vision and sometimes fails to get his teammates involved.  No one can deny that this happens.  Many do, but their reason is clouded...
Via Trade Street Post
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Batum scores 33 against former team, powers Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum didn't want to talk much about facing his old team.Instead, Batum let his game do the talking Sunday, scoring a season-high 33 points as the Hornets held off a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 106-94.Al Jefferson added 29 points, Kemba Walker had 14 and Jeremy Lamb 13 for Charlotte, which won its third...
Via AP on Fox
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Recovering Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is 'actually on the coaching staff now'

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist never stops working. Chris Nicoll USA TodayMichael Kidd-Gilchrist probably won't play a minute for the Charlotte Hornets this season, but that doesn't mean he can't help them win games. Here's how the former No. 2 overall pick is still influencing Charlotte's success from the sideline, per The Charlotte Observer:“I’m actually on the coaching staff now...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte's Three-Pointer Experiment

The Charlotte Bobcats have been searching for an identity ever since coming into the NBA. Multiple rebuilding efforts and numerous trips to the lottery never produced a star who could make them a true contender. They made the playoffs twice and were swept both times. They have never been able to sustain success over a prolonged period of time or make a splash on the national stage...
Via RealGM - NBA
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lin, Lamb lead Hornets over Wolves, 104-95

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jeremy Lin scored 19 points and Jeremy Lamb added 18 to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 104-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Nicolas Batum added 17 points for the Hornets, who overcame a combined 7-for-21 shooting from Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker to beat the depleted Timberwolves. Karl-Anthony Towns had 19 points, 13 rebounds and three...
Via Fox Sports North
12 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Start their Road Trip with a Win Over the Mavericks

People say that the NBA is changing. It has become a faster paced game where the 3-point shot is key. They say that the old days of banging in the paint for 2 points is just a thing of the past. Does anyone want to tell Big Al Jefferson that? Last night, he erupted with 31 points, 9 rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot.   Everyone has been waiting on Al to have a game like that...
Via Trade Street Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' identity shift helps secure convincing first win

Forty-eight minutes into the season, Steve Clifford was on edge. Ninety-six minutes later, following back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks, Clifford's Hornets were still left without a win as he walked off Time Warner Arena's court, loosening his tie in front of owner Michael Jordan on his way to the home tunnel. "In this league, it's not who you play as much as how you play,...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
19 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
26 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets select Greensboro, NC as home for NBA D-League team

The team will begin playing in the fall of 2016. The Charlotte Hornets have decided on a home for it’s future NBA D-League team. According to the Greensboro News and Record, the Hornets have chosen Greensboro, North Carolina over other finalists Asheville, and Fayetteville. The team will play at the Pavilion, a facility that is part of the Greensboro Coliseum complex, although...
Via The Lottery Mafia
28 days ago  |  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

Just Cam Newton cruising around Charlotte in a hover board

Imagine hanging out in Charlotte and just so happening to see the starting quarterback for the city’s football team cruising around on a hover board. That’s how it was for one fan. This photo was posted on Twitter by user @DeAntae, who says a friend sent it to him. It shows Newton wearing a Charlotte Hornets jacket, hat and matching shoes. He seems to be minding his own business...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin had to convince Hornets security he's on team

    During February 2012, Jeremy Lin was the toast of the NBA and New York, sparking a craze that became known as “Linsanity” following a string of impressive performances by the undrafted point guard from Harvard. Now, he’s apparently having a hard time convincing NBA employees who he is. After spending last season with the Lakers, Lin signed a two-year deal with the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ready becomes NBA’s first full-time female game analyst

As if often does, the NBA broke another barrier on Thursday when Fox Sports Southeast announced that Stephanie Ready would become the first full-time NBA game analyst, joining Eric Collins and Dell Curry at the broadcast position with the Charlotte Hornets. This will be Ready’s 12th year as a member of Hornets broadcasts, and her credentials are strong. Via the press release…...
Via Awful Announcing
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets give smart extension to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

There was a time when many considered Michael Kidd-Gilchrist the player least likely to be a bust from the 2012 NBA Draft. That was part of the reason few batted an eye when the (then) Charlotte Bobcats selected him with the second overall pick in the draft. Fast-forward a few years (and a name change) later, and the backers of his stock have clearly decreased in number. Don...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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