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Looking Back at Al Jefferson Missing Chippies and Throwing Down Dunks

Al Jefferson’s FG percentage near the rim has dropped quite low the last two seasons. A barrage of missed chippies only has highlighted that. Yet, in the meantime, the 12-year veteran somehow had his dunking-est year for the Hornets as well.

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

How the Heat Broke Down Charlotte’s Defense in Game 1

The Charlotte Hornets started their first round series against the Miami Heat continuing to use a reasonable amount of aggressive coverage of the pick-n-roll. Only the Heat were ready for that and blew the Hornets defense out of the water.

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hornets Allow the Wizards to Flourish in Transition

The Charlotte Hornets failed to stop the fast-breaking Washington Wizards and thus lost an important game with regards to playoff seeding.

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hornets 105, Nets 100: Notes and Observations

Al Jefferson willingly spread the ball around from the post as the Brooklyn Nets tried to stop Charlotte’s second unit go-to scorer with double-teams.

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hornets 76, Hawks 87: Notes and Observations

The sleepy Charlotte Hornets were no match for the Atlanta Hawks’ alert and mobile defense which awarded the division foes a valuable tiebreaker.

February 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

NBA’s Top 7 Chuckers of This Season

Which NBA players shoot the ball the most per the number of touches they receive during the game and why? A breakdown of the top 7 “chuckers” so far.

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hornets 108, Lakers 98: Notes and Observations

The Charlotte Hornets have returned to .500 against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Bobcats-Hornets era. A few notes on Charlotte’s success against Kobe Bryant’s Lakers teams and the game from last night itself.

December 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hawes Over Kaminsky and Al’s Decline on Offense

He has been bad on offense. And I mean – real bad. What’s frustrating about it is that it is supposedly the side of the court on which Hawes can excel and that he’s playing over our draft pick Frank Kaminsky when he’s out there throwing up his bricks (4 for 23 for…

November 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hairston’s Starter’s Role and Lamb’s Extension

In the last game against Atlanta, Hairston didn’t play fancy by going under screens and quite successfully tracked Korver through them, something you must do against a shooter of his caliber. His attempts of limiting and denying shot opportunities worked…

November 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Handle Podcast – Justin Thomas: 10/27/15

ESPN 730’s Justin Thomas joined me to talk Charlotte Hornets, P.J. Hairston’s starting role and his fit among the starters, Frank Kaminsky being the fifth big man, the rotation and the team on the whole the day before the 2015-16 NBA season starts for Charlotte.

October 28, 2015 · 4 Comments