Tagged Charlotte Hornets

NBA Youngsters With Big Opportunities in 2019-20

The who’s who of NBA circles are all out on the strip with Las Vegas Summer League underway, but given the change that’s happened in the last few weeks, the entire league is still adjusting to the roster turnover. Summer League not only provides a first look at new faces entering the NBA, but it…

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PODCAST: Team Winners, Losers in 2019 NBA Free Agency

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) go through the biggest winners and losers from a wild first week of NBA free agency. Which franchises came out ahead? Which should have some regrets? And who does the jury remain out on? Check out the episode to hear Morten…

PODCAST: Instant Reaction to 2019 Free Agency’s Early Moves

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) give their instant reaction to the first free-agent signings of the summer. Did Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks just win Executive of the Year after signing Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan and Garrett Temple? Why did the Charlotte Hornets…

PODCAST: NBA Free Agency Preview, Part 2

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) catch up on the latest NBA free-agency rumors and predict where the top non-max free agents might land. How realistic is a Houston Rockets sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler? Would the Boston Celtics be better off divvying up their cap space rather…

PODCAST: NBA Awards Reax, Free Agency Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) react to the NBA awards show and discuss landing spots for the top free agents on the market. Was Masai Ujiri robbed in the Executive of the Year race? Who came out ahead in the Kent Bazemore-Evan Turner trade? Should the…

TBW’s Official 2019 NBA Mock Draft

Let’s not waste time or precious cliches by reminding you what time of year it is, what’s at stake Thursday, how one life and/or NBA franchise can be changed in an instant. Blah, blah, blah. You’re here for a Mock Draft, so here’s how you read the positions on this one: PG = Point Guard…

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2019 Free Agency Player Preview: Kemba Walker

The world is Kemba Walker’s this offseason. Alongside Kyrie Irving, he is one of a pair of star point guards on the free agent market, though the Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley may also be on the move via trade. Walker will have a robust market when free agency officially opens on the afternoon of June…

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2019 NBA Mock Draft, Part 1: How do the Lottery Teams Fare?

NBA teams are in the process of identifying which now-former college players they want to invest in, as well as drawing pathways towards them. You can never quite plan ahead for the craziness that is draft night. Teams will leak false reports, create smokescreens and do whatever it takes to make the draft fall in their…

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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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