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That moment when you say the Spurs won't be in the NBA Final, and all your spider sense is tingling."Danger!"
19.2 percent of video reviews by NBA referees this season resulted in overturned calls.
Catching up on months of sleep deprivation....
"It didn't work out the way we expected it to." -- Cho on Lance Stephenson.
Cho said he has a constructive relationship with coach Steve Clifford and they are on the same page.
"I wouldn't say that's out of the question." -- Cho on possibility of trading the lottery pick.
"I do think we need to address the shooting...A lot of guys' percentages went down this year." -- Cho.
"He knows he had a bad year." -- Rich Cho on Lance Stephenson.
"MKG was probably our most improved player." -- Cho.
"I think a lot with Al is about his conditioning and his weight...He's committed to dropping 20 to 25 pounds." -- Cho
Rich Cho: "We're all disappointed in the season we had. We expected to make the playoffs."
Good morning people! Wishing everyone a good day wherever you are.
Hornets will have a 1.7% chance of the top pick in the draft lottery and a 6.1% chance at a top-3 pick.
NBA and players association agree on a system to test players for Human Growth Hormone starting next season.
“I’ve got unfinished business here. That’s not even an option for me." Al Jefferson when asked if he'd opt-out of next season to be a FA.
Al Jefferson wants to lose 25 pounds this summer.
Al Jefferson says it's highly unlikely he'd exercise his opt out to become a free agent in July.
Cody Zeller has a partially torn rotator cuff. Sounds like arthroscopic surgery is likely.
"He flts what we need. He creates space on the floor." -- Clifford on P.J. Hairston's long-range shooting.
"He's a good shooter. He's not a knock-down shooter." -- Clifford on P.J. Hairston.
Clifford said Cody Zeller might need surgery on his right shoulder.
Clifford said the simplest measure of MKG's value is when he didn't play they didn't win.
"He has a contagious competitiveness about him....When he wasn't on the floor I didn't like it." -- Clifford on MKG.
Clifford said MKG might be the Hornets' most important player.
Clifford said he doesn't believe it's a given Al Jefferson will have more injury issues going forward. "I believe in him."
Clifford said on an ideal team, Kemba Walker would be the Hornets' third or fourth scoring option.
"Kemba will never average 30 points a night, but he's a winning player. You can win with him." -- Clifford.
"A lot of Al's issues this year were physical. But I have a responsibility to make him the player he was last year." -- Clifford.
"We never became as good a practice team this year as last year.'' -- Clifford.
"We're not in a position to get a max-level player. Nor do we need to." -- Clifford.
"It's not OK to not make the playoffs. But I do think it was a group that did a lot of good things." -- Clifford.
"We're not a 33-win team. And I'm primarily responsible for that." -- Clifford.
"We weren't as disciplined, we made too many mistakes, more nights when we weren't ready to play." -- Clifford.
"This is a disappointing year. We took a step back." -- Steve Clifford on the Hornets' season.
The "Be gracious when your team just missed the playoffs" interview is awkward. But Westbrook really didn't handle that well.
The surprise Tyus Jones would turn pro is odd. He made his point he's a 1st-round pick. Based on size/athleticism, he wouldn't change much.
Pelicans about to qualify for the playoffs. First round vs. Warriors could be the all-time restaurant-town series.
If you have League Pass, find Atlanta-Chicago. Not sure why Hawks are so engaged, but this looks like a Game Seven.
I keep hoping Twitter becomes a high-end discussion. It's sad that 90 percent of interaction is truly B.S.
When you get that "I want to tell you about a great story idea you should consider..." I'm waiting for the first such thing.
The new trend on my email is p.r.people offering me the opportunity to write about NBA players investing in start-ups. Um....no.
The Marty Hurney on @espn730 these days is funny and engaging. Glad he found a second act from Panthers general manager.
Final: Rockets 100, Hornets 90
Jeff Taylor with a season-high 16 points. His career high is 20.
End of third: Rockets 83, Hornets 75
Biz (nine points, 12 rebounds) gets a nice ovation as he goes to the bench.
Free throws attempted: Hornets 11, James Harden 14.
Hornets forward Marvin Williams takes a foul to stop play after losing his shoe.
Hornets enter the second half shooting 2-of-9 from the foul line.
Halftime: Hornets 52, Rockets 52. Brian Roberts with a 16-point second quarter.
Three 3s from Brian Roberts gives the Hornets the lead 52-50 with a minute left in the half.
Been asked why Mo Williams isn't playing. Clifford said after elimination he was going to get him some rest after leaning on him so hard.
End of first: Rockets 24, Hornets 23. Rockets are 1-of-10 from 3
Rockets start out the game shooting 3-of-12.
Hornets lead 11-7 off three early fast-break baskets.
Hornets have Jeff Taylor guard James Harden. Gerald Henderson guarding Trevor Ariza.
Nelly has owned a small percentage of the Hornets for several years and occasionally attends games at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Nelly's tour bus was pulled over by Tennessee state troopers who discovered drugs. Attorney representing Nelly told AP he'll be exonerated.
NBA spokesman: League aware Hornets minority owner Nelly was arrested over the weekend. NBA monitoring the situation.
Steve Clifford said if he had a vote for MVP, it would go to Stephen Curry.
No Dwight Howard tonight because second game of back-to-back.
Steve Clifford said he doesn't anticipate any of the 5 players out tonight to play Wednesday in Toronto.
When you start telling Ad Exec he's an evil person and he might not get away with this...he still might. Good TV.
This 'Mad Men" episode is daring and terrific.
I'm told it's it's highly unlikely P.J Hairston or Lance Stephenson will play in either of the Hornets' remaining games.
Regardless of how this plays out, the Pacers were so clutch tonight.
Huge win for the Pacers.
I'm a big Godfather fan That scene where Michael hugs Fredo and subtly OK's the hit. Wow. Cold....
Double-techs and play on seems a bit understated for what I saw in Grizzlies-Clippers, no?
"This is the business we've chosen." What a terrific piece of movie dialogue.
Next time someone feels compelled to buy me a present, "The Godfather" series would be really thoughtful.