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Hornets shooting 13-of-19.

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This appears to be one of those "everyone guard Al Jefferson" nights. It sure worked for the Detroit Pistons last game before the break.

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There it is -- MKG guarding Westbrook.

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from what I heard Al Jefferson used to really school Enes Kanter in Jazz practice.

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Mo Williams' first assist as a Hornet. Penetrated, found Cody Zeller open at top of the key.

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Last Hornets-Thunder game Westbrook went off for 29. Clifford eventually had MKG guard Westbrook. With Durant out, might be worth a try.

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I would think the Thunder will give Enes Kanter a bunch of help tonight guarding Al Jefferson. Either that or have Serge Ibaka guard Big Al.

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Thunder confirms Kevin Durant is out tonight with a sore foot.

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Biyombo now cleared for on-court activity, but Clifford said he's at least 3 games away from playing.

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Biyombo's MRI suggests he's at least a week away from playing.

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That moves Brian Roberts back to backup role. He and Williams will play some together.

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Steve Clifford says Mo Williams starts at point guard.

Bismack Biyombo

🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 game day!! Who's ready for the second half of the season? #Buzzcity #Godwill #Biznation #Bizcity

Rick Bonnell

Hornets can make the playoffs. But only if they stick to the script and Big Al is as special as last season: charlotteobserver.com/2015/02/20/552…

Cody Zeller

My new @jaybirdsport wireless headphones are perfect for listening to music during my workouts!!! #PowerYourPassion

Cody Zeller

Socks are the most requested item in homeless shelters. Thanks to @BOMBAS for making a difference! http://t.co/SdeaENW67H

Rick Bonnell

Al Jefferson in last 30 games last season: 25.1 ppg., 11.6 rpg and 53% from the field. Can he match that? "I have to," Big Al said.

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If MKG plays tomorrow (no indication he won't), he'll be a starter. I'll be curious how/if Steve Clifford finds Jeff Taylor minutes.

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Bismack Biyombo has another MRI Saturday. Best-case scenario, that would clear him to start practicing. again.

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Jumping on @ESPN730 at 2:15 to talk Hornets with Marty Hurney and Co.

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It sounds like Steve Clifford is undecided about whether to start Roberts or Williams at the point.

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Thoughts and prayers for Chris Bosh, who reportedly is facing blood-clot issues. Serious stuff.

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Hornets are 11-25 the past 2 seasons when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist doesn't play. Why he's important to the bottom line: charlotteobserver.com/2015/02/19/552…

Bismack Biyombo

It's New days.. Is going to be a good one, if you want it to be and get the best out of it!! Have a great day everyone

Elliot Williams

Man @Russell Westbrook is on another level this year! Gotta respect it

Rick Bonnell

And then Pelicans waive Ish Smith

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So I'm reading @DaleJr drove through the field to win that qualifying race? Dale Sr., would be proud.

Rick Bonnell

Concord's Ish Smith traded to Pelicans. He is having a Chucky Brown kind of NBA career full of different jerseys.

Bismack Biyombo

It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy! #Body #mind #Spirit http://t.co/PztCJVdq1o

Maurice Williams

Lonely is lonely no matter how u put it

Gerald Henderson

🎉🎊🎉🎊High five for the birthday girl at our team autograph session✋✋✋Thank you Hornets fans. We… instagram.com/p/zTdOgERLbD/

Cody Zeller

It never gets old looking back at my college games against Purdue! 4-0 in my career including winning by 37 at Mackey. No better feeling!!!!

Rick Bonnell

Hornets rivals Heat and Pistons make significant trade-deadline deals: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

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Looks like MKG should be good to play Saturday vs. Thunder.

Rick Bonnell

JaVale McGee to Philly sounds like a major salary dump. Remember 76ers well below the salary-cap floor.

Bismack Biyombo

Good morning! Have an outstanding day wherever you are..#DoWhatYouLove

Gerald Henderson

Life is just better when #Duke wins. I woke up so happy today. Thank you God...

Maurice Williams

RIP to Jerome Kersey. Sad news for the basketball fraternity today. Was a great man, father and my former coach. Taught me a lot

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That does not mean they couldn't make a deal. But sounds unlikely.

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Player personnel exec from another team says Hornets acting like they are OK going forward with current roster.

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This is the problem with Duke of late; Well as they play offensively, the lock-down defense of past seasons isn't there.

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Major props to Kennedy Meeks. He looks in great shape.

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Okafor isn't as multi-skilled as Anthony Davis was at Kentucky, but he's nearly as impactful.

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That moment of silence was a terrific gesture of mutual respect.

Gerald Henderson

In the building...."All we do is win win win...." @ Cameron Indoor Stadium instagram.com/p/zQ9tA-RLQR/

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Good stuff from @jjones9 from NFL Combine on Charlotte's own D.J. Humphries. charlotteobserver.com/2015/02/18/552…

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Hornets are 11-25 this season and last when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist doesn't play.

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Clifford is targeting West Coast trip that starts Mar. 16 as best-case scenario to get back Kemba Walker.

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"Biz isn't going to be back for a few games. -- Clifford on Biyombo's knee bruise.

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“We played three games where we didn’t defend at all and it cost us.” -- Hornets coach Steve Clifford on losing streak right before break.

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Mo Williams is a very sharp guy. He'll blend in quickly.

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Steve Clifford said nothing imminent on trade front. Deadline is tomorrow at 3.

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Bismack Biyombo will have another MRI on Saturday.

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MKG did non-contact drills today. If there is no setback, he would play Saturday.

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It's possible MKG (hamstring) plays Saturday vs. Thunder.

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Training camp-like practice for Hornets today. Team brought in refs for full-scale scrimmage.

Rick Bonnell

Next time you see Marvin Williams play, he'll be in a protective mask. He had surgery during the break to reset a cracked nose bone.

Bismack Biyombo

Good morning, Any day above ground is a blessing!! I'm thankful for an other day.. #life #appreciation #Godwill #positivity #confidence

Rick Bonnell

The Dragic "Who reported it first?" is unbecoming. I've been there and it is silly.

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FWIW: People associated with the Hornets say it's less than likely that they'll deal Lance Stephenson by the deadline.

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Had 3 conversations with significant NBA player-personnel sources. Was surprised to hear: "Not much going on, might be slow deadline."

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Got various reactions that Zeller isn't a tease and Al Jefferson would be crazy to opt out. Honestly, think just the opposite.

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Reasoning: Marvin and Hendo are overpaid, yet useful. Zeller is a tease. Big Al could opt out and Lance is Lance.

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Asked good Q tonight::Most likely to least likely next season among 5 Hornets. My answer: Williams, Zeller, Henderson and Big Al/Lance tie.

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I get awesome power of ESPN "trade machine." But questions that begin "any chance" 2 days before trade deadline are generally non-starters.

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My incredibly cool son, @JBonnell82, is worried about the Braves. Wish he and I could sneak away to spring training.

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Mentioned this on @wfnz last week: Jahlil Okafor will be better pro than a college player because of difference in rules guarding the post.

Gerald Henderson

What's on tv worth watching tonight?

Rick Bonnell

Long overdue Carolyn Peck doing studio on men's games. She's smart, insightful and telegenic. She has nothing to offer on MCB? Absurd.

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Difference: Virginia's rotations are precise as far as exchanging on-ball responsibility. But Kentucky so disruptive end-to-end.

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FWIW: Virginia looks like best-coached defense in college ball -- they are so linked. But Kentucky could be better for athletes involved.

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I bet @DianneG is watching Kentucky-Tennessee just in case...

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Also been asked if Mo Williams will supplant Brian Roberts as the short-term starter. That would surprise me unless Roberts flames out.

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Lot of chatter about how George Karl and DeMarcus Cousins will co-exist. He stood firm with Melo in Denver. Don't see George getting pliable

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The Mo Williams trade addressed a problem. Anything else would have to be something Cho and Co., find really appealing.

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Been asked of late likelihood Hornets make another trade. Before Mo Williams trade I thought 60 percent. Now I'd say 40 percent.

Cody Zeller

Thanks @Starter for the jacket! A great way to rep the @Charlotte Hornets at #NBAAllStarWeekend! http://t.co/B6Oa3O0HKo

Gerald Henderson

what's everyone snow/ice situation this morning? I'm bout to go check right now....

Rick Bonnell

The problem tonight is people just don't get the point: Get off the roads, because Mecklenburg County told you that at 3 p.m.

Elliot Williams

"Company"-drake on repeat

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I know it's no revelation Virginia plays great defense. But the way they're connected, giving help, is exceptional.

Troy Daniels

Check out these headphones from @FlipsAudio that turn into great sounding speakers! Perfe... sqor.com/posts/f96432ca… http://t.co/hwyy4OanrZ

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Much Love & Respect to @SBNation for the Feature piece.. The Grind never stops. sbnation.com/2015/2/16/8044… #bbn #origins #nba

Gerald Henderson

This what happens when u eat candy and don't floss or brush your teeth at night. Got my tooth removed… instagram.com/p/zLWo-ExLcO/

Gerald Henderson

At the dentist. This bout to be horrible....

Gerald Henderson

is it icing and snowing in CLT yet??

Cody Zeller

It was so much fun getting back on the court with @Victor Oladipo this weekend! It brought back so many good memories! http://t.co/FccUBvN6Em

Rick Bonnell

On vacation. Went to see "American Sniper" for 2nd time today. Just as moving the 2nd time.

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Steve Kerr actually drew a play during a timeout. How quaint at an All-Star Game.

Gerald Henderson

who wins the All Star game and MVP tonight? #AllStar2015

Rick Bonnell

This must be pretty cool for Marc and Pau's parents.

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Late-night rituals in NYC: Dropping the ball on New Years and starting an NBA All-Star Game.

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By far the most interesting thing Adam Silver said yesterday is how bad a team playing 4 games in 5 nights is for the game.

Rick Bonnell

So glad to hear my buddy @Baxter Holmes won a PBWA award for his tale about NBA players and Alcatraz. Great storytelling.

Cody Zeller

My flight out of NY got canceled. This was my one chance to come home! I just want to see my family in Bloomington and watch a game at AH!