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Sunday, December 16, 2018
Posted on December 16, 2018 at 03:42 AM.
NBA Power Rankings 2001 Kings vs 2019
RK (LW)TeamRecordNext Game
1 () Golden State Warriors
2 () Boston Celtics
3 () San Antonio Spurs
4 () Houston Rockets
5 () Los Angeles Lakers
6 () Toronto Raptors
7 () Oklahoma City Thunder
8 () Washington Wizards
9 () Sacramento Kings
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Posted on November 11, 2018 at 11:35 PM.
Matchup Preview *|* November 1, 2018
@
Milwaukee Bucks
(3-3, Away)
Charlotte Hornets
(4-2, Home)
Projected Starters
BrogdenPoint GuardKemba Walker
MiddletonShooting GuardKlay Thompson
AntetokounmpoSmall ForwardKidd-Gilchrist
ParkerPower ForwardNance Jr
MakerCenterMark Gasol
Injury Report

Frank Kaminsky
1-2 Weeks


Milwaukee Bucks (3-4) at Charlotte Hornets (5-2)
Nov 1, 20181234Final
Milwaukee2225171579
Charlotte2320202386
Top Performers
Milwaukee Bucks
M. Brogden - 19 PTS
T. Maker - 15 PTS, 19 REB
Charlotte Hornets
M. Gasol - 19 PTS, 9 REB, 0 TO
Klay Thompson. - 13 PTS, 3/5 from 3pt line
Team Stats Comparison
MILCHA
FG Made-Att35/80 (44%)32/79 (41%)
3PT Made-Att4/1312/38
FT Made-Att5/610/12
Rebounds4943
Assists2231
Turnovers1612
Steals1011
Blocks37
Milwaukee Bucks
STARTERSMINFG3PTFTREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Charlotte Hornets
STARTERSMINFG3PTFTREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS

Posted on November 11, 2018 at 10:22 PM.
Charlotte Hornets Depth Chart - 2019
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
PGKemba WalkerBrandon Jennings
SGKlay ThompsonLeandro BarbosaJosh Hart (2yr team op)
SFMichael-Kidd GiicrestLarry Nance JR Sf/PFSindarius Thornwell
PFPau Gasol C/PFZach Randolph
CMark GasolFrank Kaminsky C/PF


Note: This is the same depth chart the Hornets started the season with after a final big trade off. GM promises to not make many more moves until it is time to set up contracts for next season and beyond...near the trade deadline. Last season he made more trades than any GM ever has and took massive criticism for that..but i appears to be paying off so far.. very early..52 regular season games left.
Posted on November 11, 2018 at 09:43 PM.
The Charlotte Hornets shocked the NBA world this October by coming within one win of besting their ENTIRE PREVIOUS SEASON WIN TOTAL OF 5. Here is the statistical breakdown.



Carolina Hornets October 2019 Schedule
DATEOPPONENTRESULT
Oct 18at Dallas MavericksLost, 98-91
Oct 20at Memphis Grizzlies Won, 115-96
Oct 22vs San Antonio SpursWon, 90-85
Oct 24at Boston CelticsWon, 110-101
Oct 25vs Oklahoma City ThunderLost, 97-74
Oct 29at Orlando MagicWon, 126-83






NBA Southeastern Division Standings - Updated: Oct 30, 2018
SOUTHEASTWLGBDIVCONF
Hornets42--1-02-0
Hawks320.51-02-2
Wizards111.00-01-1
Magic341.50-12-3
Heat252.50-12-4
EAST PLAYOFF RACEWLGBDIVCONF
Cavaliers41--1-13-1
Nets41--1-14-1
Bulls310.51-03-1
Hornets420.51-02-0
Pacers420.52-14-2
Hawks321.01-02-2
Bucks321.00-12-2
Celtics431.02-03-3
Wizards111.50-01-1



October NBA Power Rankings (AP)
RK (LW)TeamRecordNext Game
1 (2) Sacramento Kings4-1
2 (5) Phoenix Suns3-0
3 (6) Minnesota Timberwolves4-0
4 (1) Atlanta Hawks3-1
5 (9) Cleveland Cavaliers4-1
6 (7) Brooklyn Nets3-1
7 (3) Houston Rockets4-2
8 (15) Indiana Pacers4-2
9 (17) Chicago Bulls2-1
10 (8) Dallas Mavericks3-2
11 (19) Charlotte Hornets4-22vs Bucks ((3-2) November 1, 2018

Posted on November 11, 2018 at 09:37 PM.
Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic
Oct 29, 20181ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Charlotte (4-2)34412229126
Orlando (3-4)2314222483
Charlotte Hornets
TEAM TOTALS43/82 (52%)14/24 (58%)26/335332968126
Orlando Magic
TEAM TOTALS27/80 (34%)7/24 (29%(22/294518691883


FG/3pt/FT/REB/AST/STL/BLK/TO
Posted on November 11, 2018 at 09:05 PM.
Oklahoma City Thunder at Charlotte Hornets
Oct 25, 20181ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Oklahoma City (3-2)4020122597
Charlotte (1-3)2420171374
Oklahoma City Thunder
TEAM TOTALS39/93 (42%)13/35 (37%)6/135827661197
Charlotte Hornets
TEAM TOTALS29/76 (38%)7/ (37%)9/174720691674

FG/3pt/FT/REB/AST/STL/BLK/TO
Posted on November 11, 2018 at 08:51 PM.
Charlotte Hornets at Boston Celtics
Oct 24, 20181ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Charlotte (3-1)27253523110
Boston (4-2)37262018101
Charlotte Hornets
TEAM TOTALS42/88 (48%)9/15 (60%)17/2050227714110
Boston Celtics
TEAM TOTALS34/82 (41%)9/23 (39%)24/3048185613101


FG/3pt/FT/REB/AST/STL/BLK/TO
Friday, November 9, 2018
Posted on November 9, 2018 at 04:39 AM.
San Antonio Spurs (1-2) at Charlotte Hornets (1-1)
Oct 22, 20181234Final
San Antonio2313242585
Charlotte2519232390
Top Performers
San Antonio Spurs
L. Aldridge - 19 PTS
K. Leonard - 18 PTS
Charlotte Hornets
Mark Gasol - 17 PTS (8-10 FG), 7 AST
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - 13 PTS, 6 REB
Team Stats Comparison
SASCHA
FG Made-Att31/74 (42%)37/73 (51%)
3PT Made-Att7/17 (41%)4/16 (25%)
FT Made-Att16/1812/14
Rebounds4137
Assists1924
Turnovers1616
Steals1213
Blocks44
San Antonio Spurs
STARTERSMINFG3PTFTREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Charlotte Hornets
STARTERSMINFG3PTFTREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Posted on November 9, 2018 at 01:25 AM.
Charlotte Hornets (4-2) at Memphis Grizzlies (96)
Oct 20, 20181234Final
Charlotte31272928115
Memphis2830152396
Top Performers
Charlotte Hornets
Pau Gasol - 17 PTS , 0 TO
M. Gasol - 16 PTS 12 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL
Memphis Grizzlies
D. Green - 19 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST , 2 ST, 2BL
C. Zeller - 15 PTS , 6 REB, 1 TO
Team Stats Comparison
CHAMEM
FG Made-Att47/88 53%35/79 44%
3PT Made-Att4/146/15
FT Made-Att17/2720/27
Rebounds5238
Assists2724
Turnovers1011
Steals77
Blocks29
Charlotte Hornets
STARTERSMINFG3PTFTREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Memphis Grizzlies
STARTERSMINFG3PTFTREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS

SEASON 2 OPENER


Lets be real if the Charlotte Hornets don't pull off one of the biggest turnarounds in sports history, than Owner/GM Suntzu420 will be run out of town. Our editor and columnists agree that if the team doesn't at least compete for an Eastern Conference playoff berth ..maybe finishing 2 or 3 games behind at the most and SUNTZU doesn't have a another competitive team signed and ready to play before the OFF-SEASON is over Suntzu's career here with the Hornets' organization is definitely over"".


all opinions in this piece are given by the Charlotte Observer editor and do not reflect any bias from the newspaper itself or the city of Charlotte necessarily. Please support the city of Charlotte by following the Hornets int their home opener (listed below)


Charlotte Hornets 2019 Schedule
DATEOPPONENTRESULT
Oct 18at Dallas Mavericks


BREAKING NEWS

GM/Owner of Hornets Mastermind or INSANE??


Well the Gm/Owner promised no more than 2 trades this season after last years out of control rolling of the dice caused the team to finish 30th due in large part to lack of chemistry. Well..here we go again.. just before the "Carolina" Hornets suited up for their first game this October the team pulled off a stunning trade giving up every last draft pick they own including the sole rookie on the squad; newly drafted PF/C D. McKinney (a guy they traded up for to snag in the draft and have sang his praises the entire off season. They also got rid of D. West the newly acquired Free Agent. In return they receive Larry Nance Jr and another player from the LA Lakers. It still is the Charlotte Observer's opinion that this GM is ou of control and needs to be relieved of his duties. On the other hand maybe he will settle down with the trading and allow these players to garner chemistry among-st one another throughout the entire regular season. We will certainly begin to find out Oct. 18 when the Charlotte Hornets kick off their Regular season at Dallas against the Mavericks.


NBA Power Rankings
RK (LW)TeamRecordNext Game
25 (30) Charlotte Hornets0-0CHA has improved a lot on paper by their standards



Hornets Complete 12 man Roster set for Game One
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
PGKemba WalkerBrandon Jennings
SGKlay ThompsonLeandro BarbosaJosh Hart (2yr team op)
SFMichael-Kidd GiicrestLarry Nance JR Sf/PFSindarius Thornwell
PFPau Gasol C/PFZach Randolph
CMark GasolFrank Kaminsky C/PF


Charlotte Hornets (3-1) at Dallas Mavericks (3-2)
Oct 18, 20181234Final
Charlotte2526211991
Dallas2320263098
Top Performers
Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker - 20 PTS, 8 AST, 2 TO
Mark Gasol - 15 PTS, 11 REB
Dallas Mavericks
D. Smith Jr. 23 PT/4 REB/10 AST/1 STL/ 3TO
H. Barnes 20 PTS, 9 REB
Team Stats Comparison
CHADAL
FG Made-Att35/8640/81
3PT Made-Att12/336/18
FT Made-Att9/912/16
Rebounds4347
Assists2527
Turnovers911
Steals78
Blocks66
Charlotte Hornets
STARTERSMINFG3PTFTREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Dallas Mavericks
STARTERSMINFG3PTFTREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS



Charlotte Hornets (3-1) at Dallas Mavericks (3-2)
Oct 18, 20181234Final
Charlotte2526211991
Dallas2320263098
Top Performers
Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker - 20 PTS, 8 AST, 2 TO
Mark Gasol - 15 PTS, 11 REB
Dallas Mavericks
D. Smith Jr. 23 PT/4 REB/10 AST/1 STL/ 3TO
H. Barnes 20 PTS, 9 REB
Team Stats Comparison
CHADAL
FG Made-Att35/8640/81
3PT Made-Att12/336/18
FT Made-Att9/912/16
Rebounds4347
Assists2527
Turnovers911
Steals78
Blocks66
Charlotte Hornets
STARTERSMINFG3PTFTREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Dallas Mavericks
STARTERSMINFG3PTFTREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS




The Charlotte Hornets, or "Carolina" Hornets, as controversial GM Sun Tzu likes to call his basketball organization came up short in the their first NBA game of the 2018-2019 season. In Tzu's second year in command many people surrounding the team are already calling for his job. Partial Owner and former GM Michael Jordan said that this season "was make or break for Mr. Tzu." Most people in the Carolinas, expect the Hornets to either secure an Eastern Conference playoff as the only way they would continue to follow this team. Mr. Tzu exclaims that they are on the right track and while he would not guarantee an Eastern Confernece playoff Berth this season he does guarantee one for his 3rd season... as he as salways stuck to his ugns aand said this would take time. On the good side of things and in all fairness the Hornets did look much imporved and held the leaed for nearly 30 minutes of the game.... only falling apart in the final 5 minutes. Charlotte Hosts their first home gome against the Memphis Grizzlies Ocober 20th.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
INTRO to 2k18 "Association" mode (PS3) Hardcore SIM, First attempted Dynasty with complete control over GM/Coach/Players. Playing as General Manager/Owner SUNTZU420 who, after making a billion dollars plus by winning the world series of poker and other gambling events..in what he admits was his first legitimate dollar NOW attempts to pull the biggest hustle of his career..taking a cellar dwelling Eastern Conference Team to multiple championships to represent the Carolina

His is currently petitioning the league to change the name of his team to the

"Carolina" Hornets

, after Ousting Michael Jordan of his job by purchasing 51% controlling ownership rights to the HORNETS franchise and ousting him as GM..and later calling his re-branding of the franchise back to the original "Hornets" the city used to celebrated was a a giant leap forward but also an obvious move...SUNTZU also said Jordan was by far best basketball player ever but also by far the worst gm of all-time...if anything an astute businessman..it is very clear that their is no love lost between those two. However, until that petition is granted and my full vision of HORNET Championships comes to fruition

I, SUNTZU420 Have Become the 2017-2018:


-CHARLOTTE HORNETS-



((after a lot of experimenting with the game in Season 1. I plan on sticking to the following basic rules with the only option in making the game more difficult- never easier.))


Personalized (current! -11/2018) NBA 2k18 PS3 Association Settings:



58 Games, 11 minutes, (Computer Sims 12), Difficulty=PRO (could experiment..and this is a big MAYBE move up a level with back to back championships)

(A)During a user game, if I ever at any time am losing by more than 12 at end of first quarter, 15 or more at Halftime or more than 18 anytime in the 3rd or skunk 21 in the fourth quarter I SIM the rest of the game IMMEDIATELY.This keeps it moving for its' a long season. In this same spirit, I will also (B)SIM 1 out of every other AWAY GAME (unless on a winning streak or something...but average a SIM on 1/2 of all AWAY regular season games..users discretion which half of the away games to SIM and which to play...nothing advantageous).



Defense: No Rules until i figure the **** out better than MAY CONSIDER..increasing difficulty


Timeouts, Subs, Offense plays/strategy --- Completely MANUAL



SEASON ONE , STATISTICAL BOTTOM LINE and Analysis from the Charlotte Observer


Final Season 1 Record ( 17 -2018 ): 5-53. Win%.086 PPG NOT RECORDED BECAUSE GAME LENGTHS VARIED
Season 1 PD (Point Differential -15.6) Finished Last in South East Division, Eastern Conference, and held worst record in entire NBA by a long shot. If we translated this to a 82 game season 10 wins would be one of the worst records of all time and the 31 game losing streak has to be a record of some kind.



New General Manager/Owner James Shaleuly started the season by getting rid of franchise player Dwight Howard and began a flurry of trades almost all the way until the deadline in the final stretch of the season. Shaleuly does think after all that smoke...7 players were able to work together to gel at the end of the season. He fired his coach in favor of a lesser contract to spend on his offseason FA hopefuls to add to the 7 he has continually claimed could be the start of something huge in Charlotte.. and commended them for the way they finished the season with pride.

"Cannot promise more than the 7 we got but anybody will do we are ready next season for a title run!"


After the season concluded, Shaleuly claimed "We are very happy with the result of the record amount of trading we did this season. We are embarrassed at our record. I thought we could do better, I was wrong. Still I stand by my decision to get rid of Dwight Howard and completely rework the budget. My goal is to completely change the culture around here and the 7 players we feel know 100% will be back are a great foundation for a team to compete for an Eastern Conference playoff spot next season. My work is obviously never done." When asked about the uncertainty in 2 seasons when Kemba etc.. is up for a Free Agent, Shaleuly snapped "We feel very confident that Kemba will stay in Charlotte and I think when he sees how much help he has this season...he will feel better about coming back. We will offer him a MAX offer. All i Know is this team is ready to compete in 2019-2020.!!!""

During the draft the Hornets traded up with Kyle Korver to pick up a PF hopeful to protect against the worry that 37+ year old former Zach Randolph would be their only other option at the position.

Charlotte Hornets Depth Chart - before
2019 NBA Draft
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
PGKemba Walker
SGKlay Thompson
SFMichael-Kidd GiicrestSindarius Thornwell
PFZach RandolphRookie (Drafted #42)
CMark GasolKamizky


Once free agency opened Shaleuly went to work and did in this writers' opinion a great job in landing key pieces and adding depth.

Depth Chart entering 2018-19 Season 2, Post-Off season.... this writer's prediction one move away from a contender in the East, or a flurry of moves towards only a .425% record in the East and prayers that the competition drops the ball so hard that we get to suit up and get our ASSES swept in the first round of the playoffs, and SUNTZU is run out of town in favor of state of NC darling Michael Jordan (hard guy to compete with i will give Suntzu that much).

Charlotte Hornets Offseason Depth Chart - Post NBA 2019 Draft
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
PGKemba WalkerBrandon Jennings
SGKlay ThompsonLeandro Barbosa
SFMichael-Kidd GiicrestSindarius Thornwell
PFPau Gasol C/PFZach RandolphD. West
CMark GasolFrank KaminskyD. McKinney C/PF


Rumor mill has on good authority that one Michael B Jordan is moving in with investors to retake the team as he has openly dogged SUNTZU for being a "thug" who does't know basketball. The HORNETS have got to respond... just speculating, but their offseason completed roster seems well built around the core 7 players SUNTZU pounded his chest about in the month before Season 1 of horrendous play turned into 5 wins and a month right at .500. Like alot of aspects to SEASON 1 I do not personally believe we will ever see such a high volume/quantity of free agent moves, contract releases, and continuous trading... down to the very last pick. At least next season we will inherit 2 more picks...and if the HORNETS Are to be anything serious..they are done wheeling and deeling and need to focus on basketball.



More analysis of Season 1 craziness to come. Never has the NBA seen s much trades and headlines from the worst team in the league. Question is , will it pay off in Season 2 ?

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