Um, yeah. Yet the single biggest push-back I heard about my pre-camp predictions was the Heat still finishing ahead of the Hornets.
Frankly, first thing Hornets should do in that regard is put Bobby Phills' jersey in the rafters, simply as a nod to Pelicans' accommodation
If you want to chat Hornets, I'll be at the Observer booth at Buzzfest Friday at 7 p.m.. and Saturday at 3 p.m. Unless, you know, Powerball.
This is no big surprise, but Hornets intend to wear their alternative teal uniforms opening night.
At least two wing players will sit for the Hornets because, as Clifford put it, "intramural substitutions" don't work in the NBA.
Gerald Henderson (hamstring) tells me he did some running and shooting today. He hopes to play in Hornets' final exhibition.
P.J. Hairston missed a 3 at the buzzer. Hornets lose 117-114 in OT.
Hornets hit the shot-clock hat trick.
Gary Neal has obviously had the Hornets' best preseason. Second is MKG. Cody Zeller has been up-and-down but showing progress.
The Hornets have erased a 17 point third quarter deficit on the strength of their defense. New game at 77-77.
Hornets delay-of-game warning.
Halftime: Hawks 58, Hornets 43
One could even say he's having a "Kirk Hinrich against the Hornets" type game.
Hornets second unit right now can be described as the very young meets the very old.
Hairston 3-pointer gives the Hornets a 19-17 lead with 3:28 left in first quarter.
I asked Clifford why the Hawks are such a matchup nightmare for Hornets: He said transition and quick ball-movement.
Glen Rice Hornets jersey in the stands at Philips Arena.
A late scratch for Hornets: Lance Stephenson out with more groin soreness.
Neither Lance Stephenson nor Marvin Williams will play tonight for the Hornets.
Hornets have committed 140 fouls in first six exhibitions, compared to 129 by opponents.
Hornets coach Steve Clifford said defense would be fixed with fewer needless fouls and getting back in transition.
Based on the shorts, it appears Hornets are wearing teal tonight. And there is no TV to my knowledge.
Lets not call these Jordan 11s "Hornets." They don't look like the unis, new or old. (They remind me of The Joker.) http://t.co/PBKx1Wahr8
Old Bulls (2010-12) are back with 101-96 win over Hornets. Rose scores all Bulls points in last two minutes, 17 in 28 mins. Hinrich w/26
Final: Bulls 101, Hornets 96. Hornets play the Hawks in Atlanta tomorrow night.
Rose and Noah getting 4th qtr action as Hornets close within two. What does that mean for Monday back to back against Cavs?
87-77 Hornets 839 left 4th Brooks -13 off the bench
Taj Gibson just dunked on the entire Hornets roster. I'm sure Stacey King made it sound like the greatest dunk of all time.