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Hornets at Nets 7:30 (PLAYOFF GAMES!) ... not really

04 March 2015 - 07:09 PM

Let's do this Hornets. 

 

fug them Nets.


Oklahoma City at Charlotte 7:00 PM Saturday

20 February 2015 - 11:03 AM

Holy poo the Thunder looked great last night. 

 

Going to be tough to pull this one out.  Think MKG will be decently effective on Durant, but I don't see how we can keep Westbroke from going 30/8/8.  

 

Losing those gimme games before the break make these seem even worse. 


NBA Trade Deadline Thread

19 February 2015 - 11:18 AM

Key word is is "Dead".

 

OKC is poised to make a deal with the Nets which would basically include a swap of Reggie Jackson and others for Brook Lopez.


It's quiet.... too quiet..

19 February 2015 - 09:11 AM

Haven't heard anything leaked out about Hornets trades.  Cho's best work is usually done in the dark.  

 

It seems anytime something is leaked means the deal is already dead. 

 

If I was betting, I would say nothing gets done, and we buy out lance next season.  

 

I still think Cho wants to take the long term look at this roster.  Which if you listen to Bill Simmons, this is a smart way for a GM to operate. Basically ensures job security.  

 

Either way, I love the trade deadline.  I don't know why it is just exciting to me.  


Fantastic SI Article about MKG.

05 February 2015 - 10:56 AM

Read all here.

http://www.si.com/nb...ucky-shot-voice

 

 

They spent the summer together -- at the practice facility in Charlotte, the lab in Suwanee, summer league in Las Vegas. They started with the feet, pointing them at the basket, in order to square the body. At first, Kidd‑Gilchrist wasn’t allowed to shoot. He just jumped in place. Then he was allowed to shoot, but without his left hand, which forced him to straighten his right wrist and right elbow. An entire month was devoted to form shooting from 10 feet and in. Slowly they inched back. The release rose. The hitches vanished. Sometimes they only worked 30 minutes a day, and sometimes three hours. “I wanted him to leave the gym with confidence,” Price says. Kidd-Gilchrist was banned from playing pickup, or shooting on his own, for fear that old habits would resurface. Price kept him close. He invited him over for family dinners. Price’s youngest son, Josh, did the rebounding.

 

When Jefferson returned to Charlotte last August, he watched Kidd-Gilchrist take aim. “Damn,” Jefferson gushed, “that looks good.” Kidd-Gilchrist could not remember the last time someone said something genuinely nice about his J. “Really?” he asked. “I mean, for real? It looks good?” Price won’t go quite that far. “It looks… normal,” he says, the implication being that normal in this case is remarkable. When Kidd‑Gilchrist’s form was first broadcast in training camp, via the Hornets’ Instagram account, he called his mom. “Did you see it?” he hollered. “You’ve got to see it.”

Through Sunday, Kidd‑Gilchrist was averaging 9.9 points and 7.2 rebounds for a team seven games under .500 but charging up the East standings. He is a long way from sniper status, yet he has shot 67.4% from the line and 52.0% from 10 to 16 feet, and defenders don’t abandon him anymore. “I still play him as a driver,”Lakers forward Wesley Johnson says, “but you have to respect his shot now.”

Price can teach the mechanics. What’s harder to instill is the mentality. When Kidd‑Gilchrist misfires, he is prone to panic. “What am I doing wrong?” he asks. “You’re fine,” Price reassures him. “Keep doing what you’re doing.” When he turns down open looks, teammates remind him, “You can shoot now.” Kidd-Gilchrist admittedly forgets. “Oh, that’s right,” he responds. “I can shoot now.”