Reinis Lacis's Basketball Blog

Looking Back at Jeremy Lamb’s Uneven Defense

Despite ranking sixth in the league among shooting guards in defensive real plus-minus, Jeremy Lamb tends to be spotty on defense. What are his main flaws and how good is he overall?

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Searching for MKG’s Partner on the Wing

With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s return to the court looming, it’s time to look at our wings and evaluate their fit alongside the unique piece that MKG is.

January 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Hornets 109, Raptors 99: Notes and Observations

A look at the two last possessions of regulation and a couple of more notes following last night’s overtime victory against Toronto.

December 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hendo Tries to Ruin Hornets “Short” Play in Return to Charlotte

A quick blog post on former Hornet/Bobcat Gerald Henderson returning to Charlotte, checking in the game and within four seconds facing an out-of-bounds play which we ran specifically for him numerous times over the last couple of years.

November 16, 2015 · 5 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

Preseason: Hornets – Heat Thoughts and Observations

Observations of the preseason game at Miami and just some thoughts about the team overall.

October 5, 2015 · 5 Comments