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No one else wants to start the thread so I'm gonna start it.

New roster:

C: Hibbert/ Zeller/Hawes
PF: Kaminsky/Williams
SF: MKG/Belinelli
SG: Batum/Lamb/Sessions
PG: Walker/Harrison/Daniels

All-star game: Feb 17-19, 2017

7/12/2016 10:15:10 AM

KASPIRITUS
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Assuming left to right is preferred starter, no way you sign Marvin to big $ and have him backup Frank.
I don't see Hibbert starting either.
Sessions will backup Kemba and Daniels was traded to Memphis.


C: Zeller/Hibbert/Hawes
PF: Williams/Kaminsky
SF: MKG/Belinelli
SG: Batum/Lamb/Harrison
PG: Walker/Sessions/Daniels

7/12/2016 10:55:15 AM

shoot
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Zeller & Hibbert, I don't know who is better.
Also I guess Frank is gonna rise up this season.

[Edited on July 12, 2016 at 11:04 AM. Reason : Daniel hasn't been removed from the roster of the team yet.]

[Edited on July 12, 2016 at 11:09 AM. Reason : typo]

7/12/2016 11:04:10 AM

wolfpack2105
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Kaspir got the lineup. Decent team. Should be a playoff team but they won't be any better than last year

7/12/2016 1:00:35 PM

shoot
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The X factor is MKG & Belinelli. If MKG can keep healthy, Belinelli can be as good as Lee, with older and more experienced Lamb and Frank, this team is expected, despite Lin and AL leave,.

Hibbert == AL
Session<= Lin
Belinelli>= Lee



[Edited on July 12, 2016 at 1:14 PM. Reason : ;]

7/12/2016 1:10:26 PM

KASPIRITUS
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That starting 5 is going to have to produce! I'm not sure Clifford will be able to count on that bench like we did last year. At times, especially from mid season and later in the regular season, that bench with Lin and Big Al we're beasting some scrubs from other teams. Need Lamb to wake back up too.

I'm excited to see MKG and Batum actually play together at the 3 and 2. That's a big if.
Hey, if J Stew on the panthers stayed healthy for an entire season last year, anything can happen!

7/12/2016 4:31:13 PM

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MKG, Frank and Lamb have good potential. But I think MKG is still vulnerable.

7/12/2016 5:02:09 PM

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Treetwista promised to go to a game with me this year. Let's start looking at dates. I'd prefer a cheaper, better ticket to sit low. As opposed to $400 upper Deckers vs the warriors

7/14/2016 7:05:27 AM

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They signed an undrafted kid. Not everybody can become a star from undrafted like Jeremy Lin.

7/14/2016 9:19:32 AM

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Pretty pumped about christian wood signing. Much more so than hibbert for sure

7/14/2016 9:39:03 AM

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[Edited on July 14, 2016 at 1:28 PM. Reason : A]

7/14/2016 1:19:12 PM

shoot
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Quote :
"Magic get PF, Frank Kaminsky

SG, Jeremy Lamb

C, Spencer Hawes

2018 first round pick

Hornets get C, Nikola Vucevic"


https://orlandomagicdaily.com/2016/07/17/breaking-possible-trades-nikola-vucevic/amp/3/

7/19/2016 10:25:39 AM

Ribs
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wtf no

7/19/2016 11:09:25 AM

Doss2k
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Sounds like something they would do

7/19/2016 11:10:24 AM

Maverick1024
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Highly doubt that happens. I think the team wants to see one more year of Frank before they ship him off.

Speaking of, Clifford said Frank has added 20 lbs of muscle -- up from 230 to 250. Apparently he will play more at C this year.

I think he could potentially be great at center. He was much better on defense than I expected last year; just got pushed around some because of his strength/weight issues

7/19/2016 11:11:25 AM

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Just because Nikola Vucevic is Swedish?

[Edited on July 19, 2016 at 11:29 AM. Reason : grammar]

7/19/2016 11:28:36 AM

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hahahhahahaha

this is totally going to happen.

[Edited on July 19, 2016 at 11:58 AM. Reason : oh i see, this is just some moron bloggers trade idea.]

7/19/2016 11:56:28 AM

shoot
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The all-star game logo should be forgotten now.

7/22/2016 2:02:35 PM

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Was this editorial custom-written for face??

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article91355952.html

7/22/2016 5:46:14 PM

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http://www.nba.com/hornets/press-releases/charlotte-hornets-announce-arena-be-renamed-spectrum-center?ls=iref:nbahpts

8/17/2016 2:57:06 PM

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Is there any chance we get the game back if McCrory loses and Cooper vows to get rid of HB2 as soon as he takes office?

8/17/2016 3:44:18 PM

dweedle
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in 2019 probably

8/17/2016 5:09:56 PM

face
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Lgbt is an unfortunate part of hb2. The law in itself is totally reasonable

8/18/2016 2:59:25 AM

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http://www.atthehive.com/2016/9/9/12863246/bee-utiful-hornets-show-off-new-video-scoreboard

pretty sweet

9/10/2016 5:56:05 PM

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Not the best thread for this discussion, but NCAA has pulled the NCAA tourney games along with other championship events from NC. This whole thing is so stupid...

9/12/2016 8:08:13 PM

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GNSP

9/12/2016 8:24:43 PM

shoot
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First preseason game played. Not bad.

10/4/2016 10:08:27 PM

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Had great tickets on the and couldn't make it unfortunately

10/8/2016 4:49:41 PM

shoot
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I lose interest of this season a little bit because of the removal of all star game.

10/8/2016 9:13:58 PM

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10/25/2016 2:04:45 PM

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I have us going 50-32 this year if MKG plays 65+ games.

I think we're pretty clearly a top 5 team in the East and I think we can compete with anyone in the playoffs though we'd be a nice longshot against Cleveland.


We looked fantastic last night on the road albeit against a weak Milwaukee team.

But offensively we are just a beautiful team to watch and defensively if Hibbert plays like that we are fairly solid.

This is the best we've been since that 2001 team IMO. People are really sleeping on our loaded roster. We've got the room and the picks/players to make a deadline deal too.

10/27/2016 1:18:42 PM

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20 Point comeback against a solid miami team on the road.

Hibbert injury is poor timing. He played well first game and kaminsky is still out. Zeller is nursing an injury and hawes is always banged up and can't go big minutes.

Curious if you see us go small with some lineups like kemba, batum, lamb, marv, mkg.

I think that lineup would give teams trouble if we used it in the playoffs but I doubt they wanna log regular season minutes due to injury risks

10/29/2016 12:59:15 PM

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They have to do better this year because Panthers are not doing a great job representing the city spirit.

11/2/2016 11:15:09 AM

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Playing great. Got Brooklyn tonight and an opportunity to get off to a 4-1 start.

11/4/2016 6:05:29 PM

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Nice start, 2nd in the east early again this year.

Got a few things going for us and a few concerns as well.

Good:
1) kemba is a certified allstar. One of the best offensive players in the league so far.
2) kaminsky has improved quite a bit.
3) we are likely a top 5-7 defensive team with mkg back (currently 4th)
4) Clifford has us taking a terrific looking shot chart
5) great ball movement
6) great defensive rebounding team
7) great fg% defense around the basket

Bad:
1) marvin shot has been MIA.
2) MKG shot has regressed instead of supposedly being fixed
3) early injuries to hibbert and lamb
4) bellinelli and sessions have looked poor as expected
5) give up too many 3s and teams are hitting extremely high%
6) give up too many shots around the basket


Bottom line is a middling offense and a top defense makes you a tough out in the playoffs but without star power or a huge market we have to overcome the refs in the postseason.

We need to be looking to make an aggressive move like the Courtney lee deal near the deadline. Sessions contract has a non guaranteed 2nd year so he's a nice trade piece. Hibbert has an expiring deal so that's potentially helpful as well. Hawes, lamb, and bellinelli all have palatable contracts to make salaries work in a blockbuster. Our 1st rounder will be in the 20s so that doesn't help much. Frank is on his rookie deal so he's a nice trade piece but he's also valuable for us given zeller, hibbert, hawes injury problems.

Marv, cody, and batum have relatively little trade value with their new extensions. Mkg is probably a tough trade with his injury history but he has a nice deal. Kemba has a great value on his deal but he isn't getting moved.

There are some veteran teams who are flat out bad and ready to Kickstart a rebuild so hopefully we add someone because this is potentially a really good team

11/5/2016 6:45:05 PM

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I was wrong about Kemba but outside of him this team isnt very fun to watch

Ive watched more of the suns this year and they are fucking terrible

11/5/2016 8:33:16 PM

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this team doesn't have a mega star to carry them so they're not making the finals anyways. Just play sound basketball, make the playoffs, hope to win a series. We're basically back to where we were at before we tore it all down to where we can make the playoffs but we're not gonna do shit once we get there. Honestly, as long as lebron is in the east, nobody is beating them anyways

11/5/2016 10:45:54 PM

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Eh, that cleveland team is pretty old. You don't know who is still gonna be standing come playoff time. Love and Irving are both injury prone and I'd be shocked if Dunleavy, shumpert, and jefferson all hold up.

11/6/2016 8:04:58 AM

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The best start in 16 yrs already!

11/6/2016 8:06:32 AM

face
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Tough schedule ahead. I'd be extremely pleased if we could win 2 of the next 3

11/6/2016 11:53:45 AM

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Quote :
"I was wrong about Kemba but outside of him this team isnt very fun to watch"


MKG can be fun to watch, just from a pure hustle standpoint. But generally you're right -- nothing exciting about Cody, Batum, Marv, or Frank's game. Not that it's a bad thing.

11/8/2016 11:38:30 PM

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This feels like the most well put-together team that I cheer for right now. I'm not super comfortable living and dying by Kemba alone (the difference between the two halves tonight is evidence enough), but I am enjoying this team's chemistry and it's been a fun start to the season.

11/10/2016 12:54:51 AM

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Team chemistry is an amazing thing. Nobody on the Hornets scares you, yet they're tied for the best record in the NBA. Just a bunch of unselfish guys with high bball IQ

What's crazier is that Batum has shot like shit so far this year. If he even shot his career average, the Hornets are blowing people out.

The second team still looks pretty weak on paper, but they've been getting it done. Marco has really impressed me -- almost Ginobli-lite. We'll see if it holds up

11/10/2016 3:30:48 PM

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There's going to be some lumps, but I think the one key area they've improved as unit is passing the basketball.

They've been really efficient on offense and getting great looks because you've got 5 guys out there willing to pick out a teammate. It's magnified even more knowing their pace isn't even close to last year and possessions are down, but they're scoring more points overall.

11/10/2016 4:23:49 PM

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Team was incredibly exciting tonight. Kemba absolutely wrecked shop.

16 pt comeback, 18-0 scoring run, 38 point 3rd quarter with an unreal 3 point assault.

Unfortunately blew an 8 pt lead in the 4th quarter. But heck of a showing against a tough toronto team and without MKG to guard NBA leading scorer DeMar Derozan.

6-2, great start. Kemba is CLEARLY an allstar. If he doesn't get wall or Lowry spot something is wrong

11/11/2016 9:14:36 PM

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Hell of a game right now

11/13/2016 5:14:48 PM

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The team this year has been amazing. They have potential to do something great.

11/23/2016 10:25:50 AM

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12/2/2016 11:56:56 AM

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If they can win the game vs cavs tonight on New Year's Eve, it will be huge. Good sign for the coming yr.

12/31/2016 11:27:13 AM

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Yeah good luck with that

12/31/2016 12:09:32 PM

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