Tagged Charlotte Hornets

Hornets’ Kemba Walker Dilemma Exemplifies Supermax Flaws

When the NBA announced its All-NBA teams Thursday afternoon, the Charlotte Hornets’ front office likely released a collective groan. After averaging a career-best 25.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting, 5.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds, Hornets All-Star point guard Kemba Walker received his first-ever All-NBA nod, joining Russell Westbrook as a third-team guard. As a result,…

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How 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Can Reshape NBA’s Future

Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night will land the rights to Duke forward Zion Williamson. That’s a given after he put up one of the most dominant freshman seasons in college basketball history. The 6’7″, 285-pound athletic marvel will provide an immediate jolt to whichever team he suits up for next season.…

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PODCAST: What’s Next for Pistons, Hornets, Pacers and Heat

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) say farewell to the Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets. Are Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis compatible long term or Indy? Should the Pistons consider trading Andre Drummond and/or Blake Griffin this summer? How can the Heat dig…

Playing 2019 NBA Draft Matchmaker, Part 2

Most NBA Lottery teams draft the best player available and then figure out the fit later on during free agency. Teams are scared of leaving a potential star on the board solely because his position is already filled. Yet, fit is still a strong consideration because current teams also have current stars, and rookies don’t…

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Everything to Know About NBA’s Final Race for Playoff Seeding

By late March and the final ten games of the season, many NBA franchises already have their seasons decided. Many are eliminated from playoff contention, shutting down their top stars to rack up losses and increase their draft odds. Others have clinched playoff berths as well as their seeding, now focusing on getting healthy and…

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Week 25 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: Making Your Final Championship Push

If your fantasy basketball championship round either begins or continues this week, allow me to express my condolences. With only a week-and-a-half left in the NBA regular season, this is the time of year where real-roster chicanery runs amok from playoff locks to tankers alike. Championship contenders eyeing deep playoff runs look to buy their…

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Breaking Down the NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Bubble

It’s not yet time to brag about that blowout win (or feign a season-ending injury after a few demoralizing losses). That’s because six NBA Eastern Conference teams balance on the playoff bubble, but only three will see the postseason. With a few weeks left to go, who are the best bets to secure a playoff…

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Kemba Walker is (Finally) No Longer Forgotten

Feb. 17, a great wrong shall be righted: the Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker—snubbed and diminished for years—will be a starter in the NBA All-Star Game. And it will be the only time during the 2018-19 regular season that Walker will ever appear on the TNT network. That’s right, neither a single Hornets game has aired…

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Get Kemba Walker Some Help

Only a handful of transcendent NBA superstars are talented enough to run an entire offense. The shortlist includes Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, Stephen Curry and James Harden. Their respective coaches run entire schemes towards their strengths. It’s time to add Kemba Walker to that prestigious list. The 28-year-old point guard is averaging 25.8 points and…

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