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Kemba Walker to have knee surgery Wednesday

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker will undergo surgery on his left knee Wednesday. Walker received a second opinion New York. Dr by David Altchek, who confirmed Hornets team orthopedic physician Dr. Marcus Cook’s previous diagnosis of a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Walker is averaging 18.8 points, 5.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 35.6 minutes per game, leading...
Via Sports-Glory
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Hornets blowout Timberwolves to continue hot stretch

The defense stood tall for the Charlotte Hornets in their 105-80 win over the Timberwolves, their seventh win in the past eight games. Three-Point Take 1. JEFFERSON MAKES SURPRISE RETURN Outside of the win, the most important aspect of Monday afternoon's game was the sudden and surprise return of Hornets All-Pro center Al Jefferson, who has been out since Dec. 31, with a left groin...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets handle Timberwolves in Al Jefferson's return from injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Gerald Henderson scored 17 points, Brian Roberts added 16 and the Hornets defeated the Timberwolves 105-80 on Monday -- their seventh win in eight games. Charlotte's Al Jefferson returned after a nine-game absence due to a groin injury. He had eight points and five rebounds in his 25 minutes off the bench. In all, Charlotte's bench outscored Minnesota 52-31, including...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Fall in Houston by 19; Jumpers Won’t Fall For Us

So, game 1 without Al Jefferson has been completed. Looking at the box score, everyone freaks out and exclaims, oh my God! When will Al be back? We really need him! While I won’t disagree that winning games is not easy when you’re missing your starting center, I will also point out that when a team scores 17 3-pointers, you aren’t going to win many games. Take that comment...
Via Trade Street Post
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jefferson out at least four weeks with groin strain

The Hornets will be without Al Jefferson a minimum of four weeks with an adductor strain in his left groin, the team announced Wednesday. Jefferson is Charlotte's leader in points (18.0) and rebounds (8.2) in 32.2 minutes per game. The center has scored in double figures in 28 of 32 games and has a team-high 10 double-doubles along with a Hornets' best 14 games of 20 or more points...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Out Four Weeks Due To Groin Injury

According to ESPN, Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson is expected to miss at least four weeks due to a strain of a muscle in his left groin. The big man has averaged 18 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this year, arguably the Hornets best player depending on how you view Kemba Walker. Having Al Jefferson out four weeks or longer will hurt Charlotte’s chance at a playoff spot...
Via Basketball Bicker
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets C Jefferson has MRI on groin, will miss next game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson is scheduled to have an MRI exam on his injured groin. Team spokesman Mike Cristaldi says Jefferson will miss Wednesday night's game at Houston. Bismack Biyombo is expected to start in Jefferson's place. The 6-foot-10, 289-pound center left Monday's home game against the Milwaukee Bucks midway through the fourth quarter after...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: West coast blues

The Charlotte Hornets have struggled against teams from the Western Conference in recent years and this season has been more of the same. Charlotte lost 17 of its 30 games against the West in 2013-2014, yet still made the playoffs in the East.  This season, the Hornets have a 1-6 record against teams from the West.  Fresh off a five game stretch against West teams (four being out...
Via isportsweb.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Initial thoughts about the 2014-2015 schedule

Mid-August is a pretty boring period on the NBA’s calendar.  There are no monster dunks, ankle-breaking crossovers, or last second buzzer beaters this time of year.  Even the four-letter-network-who-shall-not-be-named has some difficulty coming up with NBA news once the free agency period slows down.  But have no fear die-hard NBA nerds fans; the NBA released its schedule for...
Via isportsweb.com
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats look to make moves at the trade deadline but are they the right ones?

With the NBA trade deadline approaching on February 20th teams by now have a pretty good idea of where they are and where they want to be. Many project this deadline to be a busy one. With many teams angling for a top selection in this summer’s draft and other teams operating under the mandate of “Postseason/Championship or Bust” it seems there will be many buyers and sellers...
Via isportsweb.com
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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