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Gerald Henderson (hamstring strain) getting an on-court workout pre-game. He's not far away from playing
Ex-Bobcat Cartier Martin starting at shooting guard today for the Pistons.
Pistons have 16 guarantees for a maximum roster of 15. So someone is leaving with a lovely parting gift.
Ex-Bobcats assistant Bob Beyer left for the Pistons to work for Stan Van Gundy.
Ex-Bobcat D.J. Augustin now with the Pistons. So is former N.C. State point guard Lorenzo Brown.
Steve Clifford wants to get Lance Stephenson more minutes today. He also wants to find some time for Jason Maxiell.
When I asked SVG about Clifford's discomfort coaching against him, Stan mentioned how rough it was coaching against his brother, Jeff.
Stan Van Gundy said he watched about 65 Hornets games last season because of his relationship with Steve Clifford.
I love day games. Wish the Hornets played a bunch of them in the regular season.
Twitter taught me lots of foolishness and anger out there. I shake my head at things people send me. Can't imagine acting so mean.
True story: An agent once told me, exasperated, that his client asked him how to buy tires. Entitled, silly, dysfunctional.
Of course Todd Gurley generates more money for Georgia than some non-rev athlete. That's not the point. He will be be generously compensated
FWIW, here's my take: Gurley should have means to take date out for a pizza after his game. So should gymnast or volleyball player.
Heat 0-4 in preseason. Thinking that means about as much as last week's stock market gyrations.
Among changes at TWC Arena: Murals of original Hornets (LJ, Zo, etc.) at Lowe's Homecourt area outside practice gym.
Again, to my knowledge, only Hornets TV this preseason is Sunday vs. the Bulls (NBATV)
Hornets-Pistons won't be on WFNZ tomorrow, so as not to pre-empt mid-day programming. However (more)...
Steve Clifford not at all looking forward to coaching against his mentor, Stan Van Gundy, tomorrow.
Mike D'Antoni visiting Hornets practice. Steve Clifford worked for him with the Lakers.
No Kemba tomorrow.
Shorter-might-be-better is a healthy discussion in sports, but I'd start with baseball and NASCAR.
Murphy's Law: 44-minute game destined to go triple-OT.
Nets and Celtics will play a 44-minute game this preseason. NBA testing whether shorter might be better.
I'm getting frequent questions about Hornets TV in the preseason. Again, to my knowledge, only appearance is Sunday vs. Bulls on NBA TV.
Not NFL's problem whether draft-entry rules cause NCAA hassles. But 3-season rule going to create Winston-type situations again.
The guy who could be the odd man out in Orlando is Mo Harkless. I don't see him improving much.
FWIW, I think the Magic is on the right path. A Payton-Oladipo backcourt, plus Vucevic, reminds me a little of how Wiz built.
Lance Stephenson's numbers weren't good tonight (8 pts on 9 shots), but you could see how he'll make plays to get others easy baskets.
Three exhibitions into preseason and I've typed "shot clock" once. That's a good sign.
Neal can handle and pass better than I assumed.
Steve Clifford says it's a big mistake to pigeon-hole Gary Neal as a spot-up shooter. Based on this preseason, that's a fact.
Kemba Walker (left knee contusion) says he might need a couple days off, but he isn't concerned this is something serious.
Big Al gets doinked in the back of the head. That could leave a mark.
Someday Elfrid Payton can tell his grandchildren about guarding the great Jannero Pargo.
Pargo has 12 points in 7 minutes. 5-of-7 from field.
Jannero Pargo, microwave.
That loose-ball foul against Biz gets the crowd worked up.
Cody Zeller fourth foul. The cost of said physicality.
Ah yes: The Ben Gordon bounce pass to the other team. I seem to remember that play.
Cody Zeller wrestles the ball away from Kyle O'Quinn for an offensive rebounder. We didn't see that physicality last season.
Kemba -- left knee contusion. Will not return.
End of 3rd: Magic 78, Hornets 73
Ex-Bobcat Ben Gordon has made five of six shots.
Al Jefferson's 3rd foul.
Kemba Walker in the training room getting treatment.
Nice drive by Stephenson after two shot-clock resets in a Hornets possession.
Magic has scored 30 points in the lane tonight. That's a Steve Clifford pet peeve.
Gary Neal far more aggressive this preseason driving the ball.
That mid-lane pull-up jumper was a good example of Gary Neal's ballhandling, which Clifford found a pleasant surprise.
Lefty hook by Biz. First missed. Second hit.
Best I've seen from Cody Zeller offensively.
Cody Zeller with two 18-footers.
Ex-Bobcats Ben Gordon and Luke Ridnour on the court for the Magic.
Hornets have hit 11 of their first 17 shots.
Gary Neal, Cody Zeller first off the bench.
The rust is definitely off Big Al tonight.
Stephenson's second assist, to MKG for a dunk.
Quite a feed off the dribble from Stephenson to Big Al for a layup.
Aaron Gordon called for a charge on MKG.
Lance Stephenson messed up Mo Harkless pretty bad with that stutter-step dribble.
Nasty spin move by Al Jefferson for uncontested layup.
Big applause when Lance Stephenson hits his first jumper.
Cool video for Hornets pre-game introductions.
No Victor Oladipo tonight for the Magic. He has a sprained knee.
Magic center Nik Vucevic has caused problems in the past for Al Jefferson. The bulkier guys tend to defend Al better than the leapers.
Rookie Elfrid Payton starting for the Magic. He has potential to be an elite defender.
As part of the rebranding the Hornets remodeled their locker room at TWC Arena. Pretty spectacular-looking.
Steve Clifford plans to play the starters a little longer tonight.
Lance Stephenson. who missed Friday's exhibition with a toe injury, will start tonight for Hornets.
Among those on the Magic's preseason roster: Ex-Bobcats Ben Gordon and Luke Ridnour and Charlottean Seth Curry.
Hornets play 5 exhibitions in 7 nights starting tonight.
If you want to smoke,that's your choice. Why must you blow your exhaust my way?
What about smoking don't I get? I wanted to watch football. I opened my windows. It smelled like a septic tank. Why is this OK?
Until tonight, when I opened my windows, didn't realize neighbors were smokers. Not cool.
The fact that Chip Kelly looks as old as Tom Coughlin says a lot about football.
The woman who voices SIRI followed me yesterday. Shouldn't that come with a guarantee I'll never get lost?
Perspective: This is an SEC third quarter.
Bills are the Bills. Pats are the Pats. Never confuse.
Shula is so "creative" when other team lets Olsen release near goal line.
Panthers got back their best running back today. Auburn guy. Thinks he wears No. 1.
Sure doesn't look like just another game for Kuechly.