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Hornets Draft Buzz: Lottery Mock Draft 1.0

The 2015 NBA Draft is just shy of one month away and things are starting to take form as to where many of the top prospects might land. The Hornets landed the 9th pick in last week’s draft lottery. They could go in many different directions with this selection in terms of positional needs. Below, you’ll witness my first swing […] The post Hornets Draft Buzz: Lottery Mock Draft 1.0 appeared first on .
Queen City Hoops May 26, 2015

2015 Draft Profile: Stanley Johnson

After a disappointing and injury ridden 33-49 season, the Hornets find themselves with the ninth pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.  While this is not where the team hoped to be at the start of the season, it is not the worst in terms of picking up another piece to add to the roster. The ninth pick is a familiar one […] The post 2015 Draft Profile: Stanley Johnson appeared first on .
Queen City Hoops May 25, 2015

Cody Zeller Update: Injury Worst Than Originally Thought

Zeller originally injured his shoulder in a blowout 95-69 loss to the Washington Wizards on March 9th. At the time, it was diagnosed as a shoulder sprain. Despite Clifford saying Cody couldn’t lift his shoulder above his head, he was expected to return in 1-2 weeks. However, as the weeks went on there was still no sight of Zeller, whenever Clifford […] The post Cody Zeller Update: Injury Worst Than Originally Thought appeared first on .
Queen City Hoops May 25, 2015

’14-15 Season Report Card: Jeffery Taylor

PER: 8.26 PER Against (Net): 20.30 (-12.04) If certain wings can be called “3-and-D” specialists then Jeff Taylor strives to be one, yet ends up being a “D-and-no-3″ player. His career path has been a strange one so far. Taylor’s play reminded you of a player who lacks confidence even before his Achilles tear in 2013 or his 2014 off-court problems. It’s weird since […] The post ’14-15 Season Report Card: Jeffery Taylor appeared first on .
Queen City Hoops May 22, 2015

’14-15 Season Report Card: Cody Zeller

PER: 14.20 PER Against (Net): 14.60 (-0.4) Cody Zeller would have been a subtle contender for a grade of “B+” earlier in the season before injuries and a shooting slump somewhat side-tracked his year. Zeller taking Marvin Williams’s starting power forward spot is a huge reason why we improved on defense and as a team on the whole, even if Henderson replacing Stephenson and Kidd-Gilchrist missing much of the […] The post ’14-15 Season Report Card: Cody Zeller appeared first on .

Cam Newton falls 49 spots to No. 73 in NFL Network's Top 100

The debate on Cam Newton’s place among the top NFL players continues. NFL Network revealed its annual Top 100, and the Carolina Panthers starting quarterback checked in at No. 73 one year after he was No. 24. Newton had been...
Queen City Hoops May 20, 2015

’14-15 Season Report Card: P.J. Hairston

PER: 9.0 PER Against (Net): 14.40 (-5.4) The Rookie campaign for P.J. Hairston was fairly typical for a first year player in a Steve Clifford coached system. The minutes were inconsistent, the play was the same, and overall the expected rookie struggles were present. P.J. has not done himself any favors off the court in the eyes of the fan-base. Red flags have […] The post ’14-15 Season Report Card: P.J. Hairston appeared first on .

What Ryan Tannehill's new deal means for Cam Newton

The Observer has reported Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been deliberate in his contract negotiations with the team, content to let the market for quarterbacks reset. Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson are expected to approach or potentially surpass the...
Queen City Hoops May 18, 2015

Hornets Draft Buzz: NBA Combine Edition

This is the first edition of my ‘Hornets Draft Buzz’ features that I will be running all the way up to the June 25th draft. Some of you may remember these from last summer where I vowed my life to bring Nik Stauskas to Charlotte. It didn’t work out and I was indeed rescued from Stauskas Island. I’m back again […] The post Hornets Draft Buzz: NBA Combine Edition appeared first on .
Queen City Hoops May 15, 2015

’14-15 Season Report Card: Al Jefferson

PER: 19.75 PER Against (Net): 16.85 (+2.9) Al Jefferson has had better seasons. Injury issues forced the big bruiser to miss 17 games in the 2014-15 campaign, and, to the largest extent since he has been in Charlotte, Al showed his mortality. Coming off of a season in which he was named Third-Team All NBA, his 16.6 points per game this year were […] The post ’14-15 Season Report Card: Al Jefferson appeared first on .

Panthers tabbed to finish last in division by SI

Carolina’s free agency and draft didn’t impress at least one expert. Sports Illustrated NFL writer Don Banks predicts the Panthers will finish in last place in the NFC South after what he believes was a poor offseason. Banks picks the...
Queen City Hoops May 14, 2015

How Player Agents Could Shape The Hornets Draft

When it comes to the NBA draft there are a number of factors fans take into account when trying to figure out who their team will take. Size, strength, skill and attitude are discussed tirelessly throughout late May and June, but what if there was a giant clue staring us in the face? This entire article has a little bit […] The post How Player Agents Could Shape The Hornets Draft appeared first on .
Queen City Hoops May 14, 2015

’14-15 Season Report Card: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

PER: 15.14 PER Against (Net): 11.44 (+3.7) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist entered the ’14-15 campaign with high expectations from himself and the Hornets fan-base alike.  Although injuries hampered MKG at times, he established his identity as a true defensive specialist.  Rich Cho even had praise for Kidd-Gilchrist saying “MKG was probably our most improved player.  We were roughly .500 when he played with us and […] The post ’14-15 Season Report Card: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist appeared first on .

Luke Kuechly wins Butkus Award a second time

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly recently became a two-time winner of the Butkus Award, which honors the top linebacker in high school, college and the NFL each year. Kuechly, a two-time Pro Bowler and the 2013 Defensive Player of the...

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