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charlotteobserver Jan 17, 2021

Analysis: How much do the Hornets really trust LaMelo Ball? Plus, team’s missing piece

A missed call at the end isn’t the reason the Charlotte Hornets lost to the Toronto Raptors. Giving up 21 made 3-pointers did that. But it had to be galling …
At The Hive Jan 15, 2021
In-season methods to improving the Hornets at the center position

In-season methods to improving the Hornets at the center position

Photo by Jared C. Tilton/ Charlotte has gotten off to a solid start; is it time to make a move to bolster their lineup? It’s somewhat depressing to look at it this way, but the 2020-2021 NBA season is already 1/7th of the way over. What’s not depressing; the Charlotte Hornets sitting pretty at sixth place in the East with a 6-6 record through 12 games. Gordon Hayward has exceeded expectations and LaMelo Ball has already established that he went two spots too low at third overall in the 2020 Draft. There’s not much to fuss about... yet. If the Hornets keep things...
ClutchPoints Jan 14, 2021
Hornets’ LaMelo Ball shows off range with deep 3 from the logo vs. Raptors

Hornets’ LaMelo Ball shows off range with deep 3 from the logo vs. Raptors

LaMelo Ball is showing his range and his composure against the Toronto Raptors. In the Charlotte Hornets’ game against Toronto, Ball pulled up a few feet beyond the 3-point line and drained a long ball like it was nothing. LaMelo with the range
At The Hive Jan 14, 2021
Recap: Hornets second half comeback falls short in loss to the Raptors, 111-108

Recap: Hornets second half comeback falls short in loss to the Raptors, 111-108

Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports The Hornets fought hard, but they couldn’t overcome the Raptors hot 3-point shooting in the first three quarters. LaMelo Ball (14 points, 11 assists) and PJ Washington (20 points, 11 rebounds) notched double doubles, but the Charlotte Hornets couldn’t complete the come back over the Toronto Raptors and their 20 made 3-pointers. They lost 111-108. The Hornets came out sloppy on the defensive end, allowing some really easy looks for the Raptors. By quarter’s end, the Raptors had hit 8-of-14 3-pointers. Offensively, the Hornets didn’t...
ClutchPoints Jan 14, 2021
The ‘crazy’ thing about Hornets’ LaMelo Ball, per Terry Rozier

The ‘crazy’ thing about Hornets’ LaMelo Ball, per Terry Rozier

Terry Rozier knows that Charlotte Hornets stud rookie LaMelo Ball has been criticized since his early teens. The youngest of the Ball brothers was selected third overall in the 2020 draft, and his start to his NBA career has had mixed emotions. Ball got off to a slow start, but has picked it up lately. […] The post The ‘crazy’ thing about Hornets’ LaMelo Ball, per Terry Rozier appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jan 13, 2021
Hornets guard LaMelo Ball leading Rookie of the Year race, per Mavs coach Rick Carlisle

Hornets guard LaMelo Ball leading Rookie of the Year race, per Mavs coach Rick Carlisle

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has an early Rookie of the Year pick, and it’s not exactly a hot take: Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball. Ahead of Dallas’ matchup with Charlotte on Wednesday, Carlisle praised the 19-year old’s performance through the first 11 games of his NBA career, as well as the natural “flare” […] The post Hornets guard LaMelo Ball leading Rookie of the Year race, per Mavs coach Rick Carlisle appeared first on ClutchPoints.
charlotteobserver Jan 13, 2021

The ‘crazy’ thing about LaMelo Ball isn’t just passing. Hornets teammate says it’s ...

That LaMelo Ball would immediately be a great passer in the NBA was a given. That he’d score and grab steals at a high clip, likely. That rookie guard Ball …
charlotteobserver Jan 13, 2021

LaMelo Ball’s stunning rebounding, passing

Rookie guard LaMelo Ball leads the Charlotte Hornets in rebounding, and also breathtaking passes. …
Canis Hoopus Jan 12, 2021
Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman NBA Film Review

Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman NBA Film Review

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Ten games into the NBA careers of Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards, Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball and Golden State Warriors rookie James Wiseman felt like a good time to dive into the film of the top-3 picks’ early NBA impact. Where their college film has translated and what has been surprising in their new environments. Will DeBerg, who coaches at the University of St. Thomas and joined me this summer during my draft preview series, joins the pod today to review the film of Edwards, Ball and Wiseman. (If you...
At The Hive Jan 12, 2021
Podcast: LaMelo Ball is the truth and the Hornets are finding their way

Podcast: LaMelo Ball is the truth and the Hornets are finding their way

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports The Hornets are now 6-5 and they have the best rookie in basketball. The podcast is back. We’ve been off for a few weeks, but we plan for this to come out on a weekly basis going forward. During our absence, the Charlotte Hornets have both won and lost games. Here’s what we talk about. The weirdness of the beginning of the season The Hornets reliance on their zone defense The Hornets recent track record against superstar lead ball handlers and how they’ve completely shut them down The team’s defense with Washington at center...
At The Hive Jan 11, 2021
Recap: Gordon Hayward scores 34 as Hornets blow out Knicks, 109-88

Recap: Gordon Hayward scores 34 as Hornets blow out Knicks, 109-88

Photo by Jared C. Tilton/ The Hornets controlled the second half as they cruised to their fourth straight victory. Gordon Hayward scored 34 points, including a career high 28 in the first half, while LaMelo Ball hauled in a career high 14 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets easily defeated the New York Knicks, 109-88. The Hornets started the game on a 10-0 run that later grew into a 19-5 lead halfway through the first quarter. Their play on both side of the ball was wondrous. They shared the ball well on offense and gave the Knicks no open looks on the other end. Gordon...
ClutchPoints Jan 11, 2021
LaMelo Ball’s ‘fight’ with Hornets teammate Bismack Biyombo, explained

LaMelo Ball’s ‘fight’ with Hornets teammate Bismack Biyombo, explained

There was an awkward “altercation” that took place after Friday’s game between the Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Pelicans involving LaMelo Ball and Bismack Biyombo. Following the said fuss, Biyombo explained what really happened after Charlotte’s victory. “I heard about that video. We actually laughed about it,” Biyombo said of speculation he was angry at […] The post LaMelo Ball’s ‘fight’ with Hornets teammate Bismack Biyombo, explained appeared first on ClutchPoints.
charlotteobserver Jan 11, 2021

Hornets’ Bismack Biyombo addresses — with a chuckle — his ‘fuss’ with LaMelo Ball

Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo got a chuckle over all the Twitter chatter Friday night, after he was seen on video fussing at rookie LaMelo Ball. Those two have become …
At The Hive Jan 11, 2021
Is it time to start LaMelo Ball?

Is it time to start LaMelo Ball?

Photo by Jared C. Tilton/ Everything you need to know about Ball getting starter minutes After an incredible past two games, LaMelo Ball is at the forefront of not only the media in Charlotte, but the national media as well. He managed to outshine his brother Lonzo in their first NBA matchup, and the very next game became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double. There was always an inkling when he got drafted that this kid had all the tools to be special, but now that he is putting those tools on full display, it begs the question - does he deserve...
charlotteobserver Jan 10, 2021

LaMelo Ball and the Hornets are putting on some show. Too bad more people can’t see it

There were no fans in the Spectrum Center on Saturday night, and that’s a downright shame. Because what LaMelo Ball did — a triple-double in only his 10th NBA game …

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Hornets Player News

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    Terry Rozier

    NBA admits refs messed up end of Hornets-Raptors game. Terry Rozier should’ve shot FTs

  • LaMelo Ball

    Analysis: How much do the Hornets really trust LaMelo Ball? Plus, team’s missing piece

  • Gordon Hayward

    Recap: Hornets can’t overcome Raptors 3-poitners, lose 116-113

  • Cody Zeller

    What do the Charlotte Hornets do with Cody Zeller when he returns?

  • Bismack Biyombo

    Hornets’ Bismack Biyombo addresses — with a chuckle — his ‘fuss’ with LaMelo Ball

  • Malik Monk

    Malik Monk is relevant again for the Hornets. He’s carved out a unique role in Charlotte

  • PJ Washington

    Recap: Hornets second half comeback falls short in loss to the Raptors, 111-108

  • Miles Bridges

    Recap: Hornets rally in the second half to down the Pelicans, 118-110

  • Grant Riller

    Sixers vs. Hornets: 2nd Half Thread

  • Cody Martin

    Lakers’ Jared Dudley calls out NBA for fines after James Johnson-Cody Martin fight