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Is It Scheme or Personnel? A Look Into Charlotte’s Poor Perimeter Defense This Past Season

The 2016-17 season marked coach Steve Clifford’s first mediocre defensive squad, the most 3-pointers given up in the whole league and shaky execution against the pick-and-roll, among other things. What gives?

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Game Trend: Kemba Rests, Reserves Get More Burn, Hornets Lack Firepower Against Bucks

There were no surprises about the way the Charlotte Hornets performed without Kemba Walker, yet the game at least gave us the chance to see more of Treveon Graham, Miles Plumlee and Briante Weber.

April 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Game Trend: Kemba Walker Finds His Way Late to Help Pull Out the Victory

It was a long night for Charlotte Hornets leader Kemba Walker, yet he managed to hit shots when the team needed it the most. Kemba Walker was 3-for-18 from the field when he checked back in the game during the fourth quarter. For the first-time…

March 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Game Trend: Cavaliers Exploit Handy Matchups Against Hornets Bench

It feels like we’ve been here before, doesn’t it? A LeBron James team beats the HornCats for the 718th straight time (to be more precise, Charlotte is 1-29 in the last 30 matchups). They seemingly escape with a close win, yet in reality you never…

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Game Trend: Clippers Outlast Hornets in Hero Ball Exhibition

Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum combined for 14 made 3-pointers to force overtime against the LA Clippers, yet it ultimately wasn’t enough for the Charlotte Hornets to pull out the win.

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Game Trend: The Hornets Can Play Well, But They Can’t Do it for a Whole Game

Charlotte Hornets lost a 17-point advantage at Toronto due to missed shots and bad transition defense. It was going just well. The Charlotte Hornets were unlocking the potential of a lineup with Frank Kaminsky at center and entered the…

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

The BBALLBREAKDOWN Mock Trade Deadline: Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets might be among the least flexible teams in the NBA which presented quite the challenge for this exercise. They’re locked in on a core of their own draftees —Kemba Walker, Cody Zeller and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist—and a couple…

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Game Trend: Hornets Not Ready For Warriors Offense From the Jump

It only took the Golden State Warriors five minutes and a couple of Charlotte Hornets mistakes to blow out the visitors.

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Game Trend: Warriors Death Lineup Overwhelms Short-Handed Hornets

Despite unfavorable matchups the Charlotte Hornets put up a fight against the Golden State Warriors until their Death Lineup put them down for good.

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Game Trend: Kemba Walker Makes All-Star Bid Against Toronto’s Great Back-Court

Kemba Walker proved that he can play on the level of Toronto’s All-Stars by finishing with 32 points and 8 assists in three quarters to beat the Raptors.

January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment