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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 97, Knicks 84: Notes and Observations

In the Knicks game Steve Clifford took a timeout just to scold P.J. Hairston. A few observations on what Hairston did wrong on a certain set play to earn the criticism and how it motivated him to record a new career-high in points.

January 25, 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

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

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

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

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

Season in Review: PJ Hairston

Samuel Peter Hairston Jr. is a one trick pony if I ever saw one. The troubled rookie was drafted as potential help for our long-range shooting woes and Peter Jr. … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 5 Comments

Hornets Week 5: The Marreese Speights Game

I had expected to do this week’s write-up after Wednesday’s game against Chicago, but I have accumulated too many thoughts to hold out on this column any longer. Double Teaming … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 15 Comments