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Grading The Deal: Hornets Trade For Dwight Howard

by Christopher Reina

Jun 21, 2017 12:45 AM

The long, arduous decline of Dwight Howard continued with the Hawks trading him to the Hornets, which wasn't even one of the 10 biggest NBA stories of the day. Read more »

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2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Charlotte Hornets

by Keith P Smith

May 22, 2017 5:41 PM

In many ways, this could be the last go around for this group of players together. That means the Hornets should be focused on smart additions to add depth this summer and getting back to the postseason. Read more »

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Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Apr 13, 2017 6:29 PM

Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, net rating gives a clear picture of team performance. The following infographics show the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »

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The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 4.0

by Keith P Smith

With the NBA Trade Deadline behind us and rosters locked in for the most part, it is time for an updated look at what all 30 teams cap space picture looks likes for the summer of 2017. Read more »
The NBA's No-Man's Land: Charlotte Hornets

by Brett Koremenos

For the Hornets, it's clear that the root cause of their struggles this season has been the availability of one solid, if unspectacular big man in Cody Zeller. The real mystery in this case, is why? Read more »
Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

While the Knicks, Bulls, Hawks and Heat could be either buyers or sellers, there are a number of teams in the East that will be aggressive at the deadline. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Bucks Clear Salary In Trading Miles Plumlee To Hornets

by Keith P Smith

For a roster that is starting to get expensive, Milwaukee had to free up some cap flexibility. Dealing Miles Plumlee for Spencer Hawes and Roy Hibbert was the first step and it was a good one. Read more »
2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors and Cavaliers remain atop our year-end rankings but there's considerable change behind them, most notably the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers. Read more »
Frank Kaminsky, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, And When The NBA's Middle Class Barely Misses

by Jonny Auping

So the Hornets could have hoped they were selecting two players that would develop into Andre Iguodala and Pau Gasol. Falling short of those ceilings is not a disaster by any means, but failing to be reliably consistent players very well might be. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Southeast Division

by Brett Koremenos

How Bismack Biyombo may fit with Nikola Vucevic, big roles for Dwight Howard and Dennis Schroder, whether Erik Spoelstra can bring out the best in Goran Dragic, gauging Scott Brooks' coaching chops and the narrative of the Hornets. Read more »
2016 NBA Offseason Review: Southeast Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Wizards and Hornets largely are bringing back the same teams, the Magic, Hawks and Heat enter 16-17 with meaningful changes to their roster. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Charlotte Hornets

by Colin McGowan

The Hornets certainly need Kemba Walker in order to win games, they also need him from an aesthetic perspective to enliven what would otherwise be a middling squad grimly managing its own deficiencies. Read more »
Is Steve Clifford The Most Undervalued Asset In The NBA?

by Jonny Auping

We often debate about how much the NBA's greatest coaches owe their success to the superstars they've tied themselves to. We'll never know how to precisely dole out credit. But Steve Clifford is quietly approaching a value that suggests he's simply waiting for his superstar. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Marvin Williams Re-Signs With Hornets

by Christopher Reina

Marvin Williams was always destined for this combo forward role as soon as he worked on his perimeter shot and the NBA evolved to match his physical gifts. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Nicolas Batum Re-Signs With Hornets On $120M Deal

by Christopher Reina

The Hornets traded for Nicolas Batum a season before his free agency, thoroughly tested out the fit, really liked the fit and then re-signed him on a five-year, $120 million deal. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Jeremy Lin Finds New Home In Brooklyn

by Christopher Reina

Jeremy Lin has become too good to be a rotation player off the bench but not good enough to be a starting point guard on a playoff team, so he's settled in now with the Nets on a three-year, $36 million deal. Read more »
The Trade Value Of Russell Westbrook

by Michael Pina

What could the Thunder trade Russell Westbrook for in the final year of his contract if Kevin Durant signs elsewhere? We look at the seven teams who need a point guard and have an attractive package to offer. Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Charlotte Hornets

by Keith P Smith

The Hornets are in a tricky situation. They are a good team, but not yet a contender. Their ability to add pieces to become a contender is somewhat limited, since they are largely looking at bringing back their own free agents. Read more »
How The Hornets Have Come Back Against Miami

by Matt Lurie

The Heat have the deepest collection of wings in the league, and the Hornets were now scrapping along with one of the weakest. What the Hornets did have, however, was an assortment of big-men, and a head coach that has established a sound defensive system and an ultra conservative offensive style. Read more »