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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

Making Sense of the Hornets’ Frank Kaminsky

It has been a season of added responsibility for Kaminsky. The big man entered the league in 2015 following a senior year at Wisconsin during which he was the National College Player of the Year, yet he didn’t register the counting stats to even make the NBA…

December 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Frank Kaminsky Needs to Polish His Four-Man Skills

Frank Kaminsky’s season wasn’t among the best rookie performances of the year. He posted averages of 7.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 21.1 minutes per game, while only converting on 41 percent of his field goal attempts. There are certain aspects of the game that need…

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Charlotte Hornets Need Frank Kaminsky to Step Up or Step Out of the Way

Charlotte Hornets rookie Frank Kaminsky so far has played 37 minutes in the series against the Heat. During that time period he has only registered one field goal attempt. Does Kaminsky even have a place in this match-up against the Heat?

April 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Extra Small 76ers Lineups Survive Against Frank Kaminsky

In what otherwise could have been a low intrigue column of notes and observations, I took a look at Philadelphia’s success at playing four guards against the Charlotte Hornets and specifically Frank Kaminsky.

March 31, 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 108, Pacers 101: Notes and Observations

The Charlotte Hornets swept the season series against the Indiana Pacers despite Frank Vogel trying to match up by pulling Myles Turner from the starting line-up.

March 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Marvin Williams Has Found His Way

Marvin Williams arrived to training camp in terrific shape. Here’s how it has helped him become a more valuable player.

December 15, 2015 · 1 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