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Charlotte Hornets wing Courtney Lee wants your help to fight heart disease

SBN: At the Hive (Joshua Priemski) — Is there a question you've always wanted to ask Courtney Lee? Here's your chance. If you're anything like me, you're probably filled with questions you'd love to ask an NBA player should you...
  • 16 hr 49 min ago
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Looking back at Jeremy Lamb's uneven defense

SBN: At the Hive (Reinis Lacis) — Despite ranking sixth in the league among shooting guards in defensive real plus-minus, Jeremy Lamb tends to be spotty on defense. What are his main flaws and how good is he overall? Keeping...
  • 20 hr 53 min ago
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Looking back at Nicolas Batum's up-and-down defense

SBN: At the Hive (Reinis Lacis) — Nicolas Batum had a great season for the Charlotte Hornets. However, there's still room for improvement and we also need to acknowledge his stints of poor defense. The previous installments of...
  • 2 days ago
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Looking back at Jeremy Lin's recovery and weakside blocks

SBN: At the Hive (Reinis Lacis) — With 130 blocks total in the last four years combined, Jeremy Lin is among the best shot blockers ever for his size. Lin even recorded a career-high 42 shots blocked shots for the Hornets in the...
  • 5 days ago
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Rich Cho: front office superhero

SBN: At the Hive (Jack Bedrosian) — The man behind perhaps the most remarkable transformation in the NBA. "I got 75 free agency variations and a physical rim protector ain’t one." -- GM Rich Cho mumbling to himself before last...
  • 6 days ago
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Looking back at Al Jefferson missing chippies and throwing down dunks

SBN: At the Hive (Reinis Lacis) — Al Jefferson's field goal percentage near the rim has dropped quite low the last two seasons. A barrage of missed chippies only has highlighted that. Yet, in the meantime, the twelve-year veteran...
  • 6 days ago
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Looking back at Kemba Walker's pull-up threes

SBN: At the Hive (Reinis Lacis) — Back in 2014-15 Kemba Walker was the third worst pull up 3-point shooter in the league. The point guard revised his shooting form during the summer, started to burn any defender who went under the...
  • 7 days ago
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Is this farewell for Big Al?

SBN: At the Hive (Jack Bedrosian) — The future remains unclear for maybe the biggest signing in Hornets history Big Al has the best nickname in the NBA. This is Al, he is large. Not to be confused with Superman or The King,...
  • 7 days ago
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Looking back at Nicolas Batum - Cody Zeller pick-and-rolls

SBN: At the Hive (Reinis Lacis) — Cody Zeller ranks 5th in the league for the 2015-16 regular season in points per possession (1.22) as the roll man in the pick-and-roll. The big man can thank Nicolas Batum for that, without whom...
  • 7 days ago

Looking back at Spencer Hawes's bounce passes

SBN: At the Hive (Reinis Lacis) — 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...
  • 9 days ago
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Kemba Walker has much to prove after career season

SBN: At the Hive (Chris Barnewall) — Kemba Walker had a career year for the Charlotte Hornets, but sustainability is a major question moving forward. Kemba Walker just had the greatest season of his entire career for the ...
  • 9 days ago
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Looking back at Steve Clifford disrupting out-of-bounds plays

SBN: At the Hive (Reinis Lacis) — There are numerous things which point to the great job coach Steve Clifford and his coaching staff have done with the Charlotte Hornets. One of them, albeit just a small and fun nugget, is the way...
  • 9 days ago
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Despite being a late arrival to Charlotte, Courtney Lee became a fan favorite in an instant

SBN: At the Hive (Nik Valdiserri) — Acquired before the trade deadline, Courtney Lee filled the starting two-guard role adequately, and became an instant fan favorite for his crucial play in the postseason. In acquiring Courtney...
  • 13 days ago
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Nicolas Batum allowed the Charlotte Hornets to thrive offensively this season

SBN: At the Hive (Nicklaus Denning) — Batum's addition helped revolutionize Charlotte's offense, with many of his teammates benefiting from his playmaking abilities. It's cliche to say a player makes the game look easy, but Nicolas...
  • 16 days ago
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Jeremy Lin gives the Charlotte Hornets the most bang for their buck

SBN: At the Hive (Daniel Coughlin) — Jeremy Lin had a great 2015-16 campaign on and off the court. With a player option that Lin will likely turn down, it would benefit both sides if they are able to work out a new deal that keeps...
  • 16 days ago
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Seven games in spring: A personal playoff narrative

SBN: At the Hive (Jack Bedrosian) — What it felt like to experience the Charlotte Hornets on the brink of relevance. The Heat are up by 30. Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy debate who is to blame for a child running...
  • 16 days ago
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist showed flashes of progress when healthy

SBN: At the Hive (Chris Barnewall) — Michael Kidd-Gilchrist wasn't healthy this season, but when he did get to play we saw just how good he's going to be. What if the Charlotte Hornets had Michael Kidd-Gilchrist this season? ...
  • 18 days ago
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Rich Cho finishes fifth in Executive of The Year voting

SBN: At the Hive (Chris Barnewall) — Rich Cho's major roster overhaul goes unnoticed by many Rich Cho made some major changes to the Charlotte Hornets roster this offseason, but it looks like that didn't get as much recognition...
  • 18 days ago
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Kemba Walker undergoes "successful" knee surgery on torn meniscus

SBN: At the Hive (Chris Barnewall) — Kemba Walker has been playing with a torn meniscus we discovered today when it was announced he was having surgery for a torn meniscus. According to the Charlotte Hornets , Kemba Walker had...
  • 18 days ago
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Frank Kaminsky needs to polish his four-man skills

SBN: At the Hive (Reinis Lacis) — Kaminsky's season wasn't among the best rookie performances of the year. He posted averages of 7.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 21.1 minutes per game, while only converting on 41 percent of his...
  • 18 days ago
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