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Looking Back at Marvin Williams Posting Up Smaller Players

Marvin Williams was the league’s second most productive post player in the 2015-16 regular season. The 11-year veteran recorded 1.16 points per possession in the post by bullying any smaller player matched up against him.

May 30, 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

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

Hornets 95, Heat 98: Notes and Observations

Marvin Williams masterfully slipped screens on offense en route to his 27 points, however, slippage on certain plays on defense contributed to a close loss for the Charlotte Hornets.

February 7, 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

Batum’s Defensive Errors Lead First Hornets Notes of the Season

Here we go! The first edition of random notes and observations from the Charlotte Hornets season. This column covers the first two games at Miami and Atlanta.

October 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

Season in Review: Marvin Williams

There’s a flaw in the way Hornets play basketball which I didn’t dare to point out as a fault of coach Steve Clifford’s in the column specifically dedicated to his … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

Hornets Week 15 & 16: Shooting Slumps

The return of the “Hornets Week…” blog post following a three week hiatus during which we finally were able to take one off due to the All-Star break (thus one … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment