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May 26, 2015 Updates

There is no debate that post-ups make up a shrinking portion of the scoring pie, though there is some debate about why that is. Only eight teams this season finished even 10 percent of their possessions2 with a post-up, per Synergy Sports. A decade ago, 22 teams hit that mark, and every team ended at least 7.5 percent of its trips with some kind of post-up. One-third of teams finished with a lower post-up share than that this season. Just about everyone agrees that fewer players are entering the league with any clue of how to operate with their back to the basket. “There are maybe two handfuls of guys who can post up anymore,” Kidd says. Players who don’t learn post skills at a lower level won’t get the leeway or practice time to develop them in the NBA, coaches say. “It’s probably the hardest part of offense to get good at,” says Steve Clifford, the Hornets coach. Grantland

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The Hornets also interviewed Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein, a 7-foot forward-center, Cauley-Stein drew a crowd at the media availability because of his off-beat sense of humor. “(Teams) keep asking me, ‘Why did you dye your hair blond? Why do you have so many tattoos?” Cauley-Stein observed. Why did he dye his hair? “I’m young and dumb,” Cauley-Stein joked. “It was cool … for 30 minutes. But you live and you learn. There are things you have to live with for the rest of your life, but you can always say, ‘I was young.’” Charlotte Observer

May 16, 2015 Updates

A 3-year old lawsuit between Michael Jordan and Chinese sporting goods retailer Qiaodan has escalated to China’s Supreme Court, according to a report from Reuters. In 2012, Jordan sued Qiaodan Sports, claiming that the Fujian-based manufacturer built its business around his Chinese name and jersey number ’23’ without consent. Since the 80s, he’s been widely known as Qiaodan throughout China. However, earlier this year, a court ruled in favor of Qiaodan over the trademark dispute, which was then upheld by the Beijing Municipal High People’s Court. "In light of the trademark dispute ruling, we intend to appeal to the Supreme People's Court for retrial," Jordan’s legal team said in a statement. They added that a separate case with Qiaodan Sports over naming right is still ongoing. Sole Collector

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Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets have interviewed Arizona's Stanley Johnson, who asserts "I'm the best player...the best 2-way player" in the draft. Twitter @rick_bonnell

May 11, 2015 Updates

Going into the offseason, Stephenson understands improving his jump shot will be a huge step in overcoming some of the first-year struggles he had in Charlotte. “I’m staying here during the offseason and going to have time to spend with the coaches and figure out how I can be successful here,” says Stephenson.“I’m going to have to come in and figure out how I’m going to be a better shooter. Being a good shooter helps my game because it gives me opportunities to drive if [opposing players] are slacking off. This summer is going to be huge for me [in terms of] getting back into my groove and helping this group.” NBA.com

Forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will represent the Hornets at the NBA’s annual Draft Lottery next Tuesday, May 19, in New York. “I’m excited to attend the lottery on behalf of our team,” Kidd-Gilchrist said. “I look forward to being in New York and hopefully bringing us some luck.” NBA.com

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Hornets Sports & Entertainment announced today that the organization intends to launch its own NBA D-League team with the hope of beginning play for the 2016-17 season. The franchise today is sending an RFP to seven cities throughout the Carolinas seeking the best home for the D-League club, which would be owned and operated by HSE. Cities receiving the RFP include Asheville, Fayetteville, Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina, as well as Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina. “This is a very exciting time for us,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & COO Fred Whitfield. “The decision to take steps toward launching our own D-League club is yet another example of our owner’s long-term commitment to our franchise and continues to show his willingness to invest in the resources needed to improve our basketball team. A D-League team would also allow us to continue to expand the Hornets brand regionally by having a presence in an additional market.” NBA.com

 

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