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Charlotte Hornets: Does ESPN get it right with 2021-22 NBA standings prediction?

The Charlotte Hornets seem to be on everyone’s league pass watchlist heading into the season. The young Hornets are headlined by a budding superstar in reigning rookie of the year winner, LaMelo Ball, and they play a fun style of basketball that’s sure to draw eyes to the television. The NBA Insiders at ESPN may be […] Charlotte Hornets: Does ESPN get it right with 2021-22 NBA standings prediction? - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
At The Hive Sep 16, 2021
Hornets news and notes for a slow news time

Hornets news and notes for a slow news time

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports Not much has been going on as we wait for training camp, but we have a few things to look at. We’re in the period of the NBA calendar that is completely devoid of news, but we’re gonna try to piece together some little tidbits of Charlotte Hornets intrigue to get us by as we wait for training camp to get started. The Greensboro Swarm have a new head coach. Jordan Surenkamp will lead the Swarm after two years as the Hornets head video coordinator. Last season, the Swarm were led in the bubble by Hornets assistant coach Jay...
Swarm and Sting Sep 15, 2021

Charlotte Hornets: Rebuilding from a fan perspective

Recently, my friend was describing to me how much fun he has cheering on his favorite NBA team. With every sentence about “the feeling of satisfaction for sticking with them and seeing them succeed”, I got more confused. Was he pranking me? Is NBA fandom supposed to be “fun”? Because after seventeen years of rooting […] Charlotte Hornets: Rebuilding from a fan perspective - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
At The Hive Sep 15, 2021
An NBA 2K22 simulation of the Charlotte Hornets’ 2021-22 season

An NBA 2K22 simulation of the Charlotte Hornets’ 2021-22 season

Photo by Michelle Farsi/NBAE via 2K Sports has released its yearly update to the NBA 2K series, and that means it’s time for us to run MyLeague sims Real life basketball was taken away from us over a month ago when the Summer Hornets left Las Vegas and we’ve still got another month to go before the regular season tips off against the Indiana Pacers on October 20, but thankfully NBA 2K22 was released last week to tide basketball fans over a bit. What’s a better alternative to real hoops than virtual hoops, right? ATHers may remember the series we did for...
charlotteobserver Sep 15, 2021

Charlotte Hornets promote their video coordinator to head coach of G League team

A young coach with experience on two NBA staffs will direct the Charlotte Hornets’ G-League team in its return to in-person basketball in Greensboro. Jordan Surenkamp, 31, head video coordinator …
Swarm and Sting Sep 15, 2021

Charlotte Hornets: Predicting the 2021-22 starting five

The Charlotte Hornets added a few different interesting pieces this offseason. If the goal was to get better, general manager Mitch Kupchak certainly made an attempt at improving the overall roster. Charlotte Hornets: Predicting the 2021-22 starting five In doing so, the Hornets added lots of talent – particularly young talent, to a roster that […] Charlotte Hornets: Predicting the 2021-22 starting five - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Swarm and Sting Sep 14, 2021

Charlotte Hornets: Bringing the Sting, September Mailbag

The Charlotte Hornets are one of the most intriguing teams in the NBA following an eventful offseason – one which saw Kelly Oubre, James Bouknight, and Kai Jones enter the organization. That also means there are lots of questions surrounding the team. This is the start of a Hornets mailbag series, one which I will […] Charlotte Hornets: Bringing the Sting, September Mailbag - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
At The Hive Sep 13, 2021
Trending Hornets: Miles Bridges’ development is right on schedule

Trending Hornets: Miles Bridges’ development is right on schedule

Photo by Sarah Stier/ After a late-season breakout campaign to end the year, Miles Bridges could be turning heads in 2021-22. The Trending Hornets series evaluates the career trajectories of Charlotte’s players based on two advanced stats - Player Efficiency Rating (PER) and Value Over Replacement Player (VORP) - as provided by Basketball Reference. PER measures per-minute production standardized such as the league average is 15. A PER above 15 means a player contributed above league average. As a frame of reference, among this year’s PER leaders the Top 60 rated...
Swarm and Sting Sep 13, 2021

Charlotte Hornets: Re-Grading the 2018 NBA Draft

It’s now been three years since the Charlotte Hornets ushered in their 2018 NBA Draft class. Now seems like a good time to take a step back in time to re-grade the draft. The 2018 class featured just two players in 12th overall pick Miles Bridges, and 55th overall pick Arnoldas Kulboka. For those who don’t […] Charlotte Hornets: Re-Grading the 2018 NBA Draft - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Swarm and Sting Sep 11, 2021

Ranking the 5 best shooters on the 2021-22 Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets should be an improved team this year if they stay healthy, which is a big if after last year’s barrage of injuries, but the pieces are in place for Charlotte to fight for a top-five seed in the Eastern Conference. For that to happen, the Hornets have to continue the progression they […] Ranking the 5 best shooters on the 2021-22 Charlotte Hornets - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Swarm and Sting Sep 10, 2021

Charlotte Hornets: Predicting LaMelo Ball’s 2021-22 stats

The Charlotte Hornets are one of the most interesting teams in the NBA. There’s a lot to like about what they are building, particularly how it fits around their young star LaMelo Ball. General manager Mitch Kupchak has made sure to add all sorts of athleticism around Ball, first with the draft picks of Kai […] Charlotte Hornets: Predicting LaMelo Ball’s 2021-22 stats - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
At The Hive Sep 8, 2021
Hornets come together for full-squad workout in Miami

Hornets come together for full-squad workout in Miami

via Anthony Wells II @antwells_thetrainer Terry Rozier seemingly organized an off-season team workout in Miami with trainer Anthony Wells II We’re in the thick of a dead period in the NBA offseason right now, and it’s been a while since there’s been any notable news regarding the Hornets. On Wednesday, a videographer (@__eyeg on Instagram) and player development coach Anthony Wells II (@antwells_thetrainer on Instagram) posted some content showing Terry Rozier has organized a team workout for the whole Charlotte Hornets squad down in Miami. View this...
Swarm and Sting Sep 7, 2021

Charlotte Hornets: 3 Players who might not finish the season in Charlotte

With the bulk of the NBA offseason concluding, you can begin to see how the Charlotte Hornets roster will likely look when they take the court for the first time on Oct. 20 against the Indiana Pacers. However, nothing is certain, and general manager Mitch Kupchak is always looking for ways to improve the roster. […] Charlotte Hornets: 3 Players who might not finish the season in Charlotte - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Swarm and Sting Sep 6, 2021

Charlotte Hornets: 2 trades for 76ers’ Ben Simmons

The Charlotte Hornets are one of the more interesting cases around the league. They don’t quite have a contender (yet), but do have a young star in LaMelo Ball, a very good veteran forward in Gordon Hayward, and lots of complementary pieces around those guys. Charlotte Hornets: 2 trades for 76ers’ Ben Simmons Ben Simmons […] Charlotte Hornets: 2 trades for 76ers’ Ben Simmons - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
At The Hive Sep 6, 2021
Trending Hornets: Wes Iwundu

Trending Hornets: Wes Iwundu

The Trending Hornets series evaluates the career trajectories of Charlotte’s players based on two advanced stats - Player Efficiency Rating (PER) and Value Over Replacement Player (VORP) - as provided by Basketball Reference. PER measures per-minute production standardized such as the league average is 15. A PER above 15 means a player contributed above league average. As a frame of reference, among this year’s PER leaders the Top 60 rated somewhere between 17.7 and 31.3. VORP is a box score estimate of the points per 100 team possessions that a player contributed above a...

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