Reinis Lacis's Basketball Blog

Looking Back at MKG’s Promising, Yet Suddenly Halted Return

MKG was very productive during his seven-game return which makes his shoulder injury quite the hard pill to swallow. The forward was on par with usual self and, moreover, showed flashes of an added three-point shot.

February 16, 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

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

The Handle Podcast – Steve Martin: 9/18/15

The legendary Charlotte Hornets announcer Steve Martin joins me to talk about Charlotte’s off-season moves, the outlook on the team’s future and to share his favorite Hornets memories from the past.

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Season in Review: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Kidd-Gilchrist was our best player this season, no matter what’s the measurement of your preference. Our defense, which is built on limiting drives and wings (mainly, MKG and Henderson) who … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hornets Playoff Push: MKG Keeping Point Guards in Check

Last night’s game against the Chicago Bulls was the second time in four games that coach Steve Clifford started the second half with Kidd-Gilchrist on the opposing point guard. Reggie … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 2 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

Hornets Week 11 & 12: Defense Remains Stingy

A few topics from the last two weeks that I want to get to… Defensive Numbers Stay Put The state of the Al-less Hornets was pretty much covered two weeks … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

Hornets Week 6: Interesting Defensive Wrinkles

A write-up on what was a particularly long “week” with two 4-day breaks in between… Aggressive Help vs. Chicago Following a break during which we reportedly paid more attention to … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

Hornets Week 1: Growing Pains on Offense

The legendary first post of a recurring blog that hopefully will survive throughout the season. Right now I’m figuring it could be things I did like and things I didn’t … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 1 Comment