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The Charlotte Hornets are doomed to run the ‘treadmill of mediocrity’

The “treadmill of mediocrity” is a term coined by former Portland Trail Blazers GM Kevin Pritchard in 2011. It’s pro basketball limbo — being good enough to sneak into the playoffs but not good enough to win, yet not quite bad enough to earn a top-5 draft pick and select a serious game-changer. And still, 10 years after the birth of the metaphorical “treadmill,” the Trail Blazers haven’t finished their workout.
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Hornets’ James Borrego loved LaMelo’s season, but Ball needs defensive improvement

Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego is thrilled with what LaMelo Ball became in his rookie NBA season. That doesn’t mean there’s not room for improvement — lots of improvement, particularly on the defensive end. Ball is considered a front-runner for NBA Rookie of the Year. To use Borrego’s expression, he...
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3 major decisions the Hornets need to make this offseason

Charlotte Hornets fans should not be disappointed one bit that their team failed to qualify for the postseason. After all, the 2020-21 NBA season was a year plagued by injuries to their key players such as LaMelo Ball, Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges, and Devonte’ Graham. Despite this, head coach James Borrego and crew managed to eke out a decent 33-39 record for 10th in the East.
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Offseason moves for the Charlotte Hornets: How to build on a solid base

Although this team finished 34-38 and got blown out in the play-in round against the Indiana Pacers, the reality is that this Charlotte Hornets roster overachieved. And for once the franchise has a foundation in place for the future. At one point of the season, the Hornets lost Gordon Hayward,...
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Charlotte Hornets should let Malik Monk walk in free agency

The Charlotte Hornets have a plethora of young talent that has shown tons of promise throughout the 2020-21 season. However, there will be some big decisions this offseason, including the future of their 2017 lottery pick Malik Monk. Monk has been one of the trickiest players to figure out since...
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Hornets End 2020-21 Season with Play-In Tournament Loss to Indiana

More Coverage: Game Action Gallery | Head Coach James Borrego Postgame. A tough first-quarter showing got the Charlotte Hornets pointed in the wrong direction from the get-go in Tuesday night’s NBA Play-In Tournament Opener, which eventually culminated in a 144-117 season-ending loss to the Indiana Pacers. Miles Bridges led the...
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A huge Hornets off-season: Find a center, decide on Graham and Monk, add shooting

To use general manager Mitch Kupchak’s mid-season description, the Charlotte Hornets’ rebuild is a little ahead of schedule. The way they played lately, emphasis on “little.”. The Hornets played their first post-season game in five years, getting drilled Tuesday by the Indiana Pacers. They finished this season on a six-game...
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Pacers Rout LaMelo Ball, Hornets in Play-in Game; Will Face Wizards-Celtics Loser

The Indiana Pacers are now one win away from clinching a postseason berth after defeating the visiting Charlotte Hornets 144-117 on Tuesday in Indianapolis' Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana scored 40 first-quarter points and held a 24-point halftime lead in a dominant performance that featured eight Pacers in double figures. All-Star...
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At The Hive

Charlotte Hornets End of Season Grades, With a Twist...

The first question you probably have is, why the hell is Jame doing end of season grades now? Here’s why, the last 5-6 games of the season are always a bit wacky due to tanking teams and resting players, on top of that Charlotte have been heavily banged up the past few weeks which has led to a drop in both offense and defense, this was beginning to have a large effect on the On/Off numbers, skewing the data which is vitally important for how I’m going to award my grades.
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Randle leads Knicks past Hornets in OT, tie Atlanta for 4th

NEW YORK -- — Julius Randle had 33 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, and led an overtime surge that sent the New York Knicks past the Charlotte Hornets 118-109 on Saturday. Reggie Bullock added 17 points for the Knicks, who improved to 40-31 and moved into a tie with...
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Pacers swingman Caris LeVert to miss Play-In game vs. Hornets

The Indiana Pacers need a win in tonight’s State Farm Play-In Tournament showdown with the Charlotte Hornets (6:30 ET, TNT) to keep their playoff hopes alive. However, the Pacers will be doing so without one of their top players as Caris LeVert is out due to health and safety protocols.
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What will decide Hornets’ play-in seeding? All the moving parts with 2 games left

With forward Miles Bridges is still on track to be cleared to play, the Charlotte Hornets have two games left to secure their play-in seeding. The Hornets lost to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, their third consecutive loss. Bridges has missed the past six games following a COVID-19 diagnosis.
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Hornets Look to Regroup Against Magic in Back-to-Back Finale

Charlotte Hornets (32-34) vs. Orlando Magic (21-45) Friday, May 7, 2021 at 8 PM EST (Spectrum Center) Last time out: Magic won, 117-108 on Jan. 25, 2021 in Orlando, FL. Hornets’ 3-PT Shooting Not Enough in Loss to Bulls. Struggling to get anything to drop around the basket, Charlotte hung...
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