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2014 Player Profiles

  • 2014 Hornets Player Profile: Marvin Williams

    By Staff on September 17, 2014
    THE QUESTION MARK Marvin Williams is a terrific example of someone who has never lived up to the hype of being the 2nd pick in the 2005 draft, but has still carved out a successful NBA career. Despite the criticism from the media world for not reaching his potential, Marvin became a consummate professional and emerged as a terrific teammate. […]
  • 2014 Hornets Player Profile: Noah Vonleh

    By Doug Branson on September 12, 2014
    THE UPSIDE Around the night of the 2014 draft lottery, a lot of folks joking and not-so-jokingly commented something to the effect of, “Maybe with the Bobcats name leaving, our horrible draft luck will leave too.” I don’t know if they expected it to happen so soon but when the ping pong balls mercifully fell our way, the Hornets had […]
  • 2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Gerald Henderson

    By Staff on September 3, 2014
    THE CHANGING OF THE SHOOTING GUARD He’s only had five years in the NBA, all with the Bobcats, but it seems like Hendo has been around forever. Maybe it’s his game, and old school two-point shooting, iso pull-up combo that would have played well several decades ago. Or maybe it’s his personality, steady, calm, calculating. He’s a pull-up jumping, Duke-defending, […]
  • 2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Gary Neal

    By Doug Branson on August 29, 2014
    THE SPECIAL ORDER If I had to order a Gary Neal sandwich, I’d yell over the counter, “3 & D, hold the D!” Neal came to the Hornets from Milwaukee last year in a trade that saw fan favorites Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien pack their bags. But most fans that loved either Sessions or Adrien and they all would have […]
  • 2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Jannero Pargo

    By Staff on August 20, 2014
    #FREEJANNERO The Pargos are an inexplicable institution in the NBA. Along with brother Jeremy, we haven’t been without a Pargo in an NBA uniform since 2002. Jannero bounced around to five different NBA teams (and an ABA team!) in his first six years before heading overseas. When he came back to the US in 2011 he was a markedly better […]
  • 2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Bismack Biyombo

    By Doug Branson on August 13, 2014
    THE ETERNAL PROSPECT BIZnomaly  bizˈnäməlē/ - noun something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. “Did that awkward offensive player just euro-step through the lane, what a BIZnomaly” synonyms: bizoddity, biznormality,bizaberration ~~ Bismack Biyombo is hard to pin down. In one moment, he makes a block that no human being has any business making. In another moment soon to follow, he’s […]
  • 2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Cody Zeller

    By Staff on August 6, 2014
    THE QUESTION MARK Being a top five draft pick comes with a set of expectations that are sometimes warranted and sometimes unfair. In Cody’s case they are mostly unfair because his draft in 2013 was weak on talent with few, if any, franchise changing players.  Few thought that Cody would start his rookie campaign as timid and confused as he […]
  • 2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Kemba Walker

    By Staff on July 30, 2014
    THE LEADER It’s tough to measure determination. It’s difficult to quantify leadership. When Kemba left Connecticut for the NBA fresh off an NCAA championship and Most Outstanding Player award there was certainly pre-draft talk about his zeal for winning and his toughness on the court but often it was in defense of his size. Kemba knew he had a hill […]