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Looking Back at Spencer Hawes’s Bounce Passes

Spencer Hawes ranks among the league’s best big man passers of the 2015-16 season. His offensive awareness and soft hands can especially be highlighted on the numerous bounce pass connections he made with guards when working from the elbow and the post.

May 18, 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 83, Clippers 97: Notes and Observations

The injury-riddled Charlotte Hornets prove to be no match for the humming offense of the Los Angeles Clippers starters.

January 11, 2016 · Leave a 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

Threes in Charlotte: How the Hornets Have Revamped Their Offense

Write-up on the sets which the Charlotte Hornets have used during the preseason to open up the court and put three-point shooters in the right spots.

October 24, 2015 · 2 Comments