5:22 AM EDT, Wed October 16, 2019
charlotteobserver 12 hours ago

Hornets rookie PJ Washington already looks like a veteran; is that a star path?

Is rookie PJ Washington a big deal this preseason because he so stands out? Or is it because there isn’t much else on the Charlotte Hornets’ roster that gets fans …
At The Hive 17 hours ago
Lineup series: Defense

Lineup series: Defense

The Hornets might struggle on defense, but their best five should be good (enough). Unfortunately, the Hornets haven’t been good on the defensive end of the floor so far in the pre-season, landing them in the bottom half of nearly every defensive metric that exists on NBA.com/stats. The pre-season doesn’t predict anything, necessarily, but it can foreshadow. With such a young roster, it’s sort of a given that the team will struggle at times defensively. Young players tend to have the mental lapses that result in easy buckets that veterans typically do not. Last season, the team toted...
Swarm and Sting 23 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets: 3 standouts from Grindhouse preseason victory

The Charlotte Hornets picked up their first 2019-20 preseason victory over the Grizzlies last night, with these three players standing out above the rest. After coming up short in their first three preseason games, the Charlotte Hornets felt the taste of winning for the first time on Monday night, picking up a win in Memphis […] Charlotte Hornets: 3 standouts from Grindhouse preseason victory - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Grizzly Bear Blues Oct 14, 2019
Grizzlies fall to Hornets in preseason showdown 120-99

Grizzlies fall to Hornets in preseason showdown 120-99

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via What to make of a meaningless game. Take a deep breath. Now repeat these words over and over again until you calm down. I. WILL. NOT. OVERREACT. TO. A. PRESEASON. GAME. Better? The Memphis Grizzlies looked the part of young NBA team on the rise at times on Monday night, but more often than not the Grizzlies were unable to hang with another team likely to be lottery bound this coming spring, the Charlotte Hornets. There were plenty of things to both be excited by and disappointed in, but the highs and lows of the coming campaign will be both exciting and...
At The Hive Oct 14, 2019
Hornets blow out Grizzlies, 120-99

Hornets blow out Grizzlies, 120-99

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports The Hornets blew the game open with some hot outside shooting. Terry Rozier scored 24 points, Dwayne Bacon scored 21, and Devonte’ Graham scored 18 as the Charlotte Hornets blew out the Memphis Grizzlies on the road, 120-99. The early minutes of the game were marred by the typical preseason follies. The Hornets turned the ball over a bunch and committed several cheap fouls. But through the sloppiness, the Hornets came out looking more assured of their principles. The defensive rotations were crisp. The ball moved on offense. It was the team James...