Charlotte Hornets Schedule in 2014-15
The Charlotte Hornets are ready to hit the court in 2014-15 and take on all
of the best teams in the National Basketball Association. The Hornets have a talented roster that is brimming with young talent,
and the team is looking to take a big step forward. Charlotte plays in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference, a
division that features some of the best teams in the league and other promising groups that are building strong teams from
the ground up. The Hornets would love to finish atop the division standings this coming season, but that will be a tall task
and it's going to take some great play at home.
Charlotte lucked out in the NBA Draft Lottery this year when the Detroit
Pistons saw their pick drop below eighth overall, which meant that they were forced to send their selection to Charlotte thanks
to the trade to two teams made a couple of years ago involving Ben Gordon and Corey Maggette. The Hornets now have the ninth
overall pick in the first round of a very good draft. The Hornets are in need of shooting, and there should be some great
options around that juncture in the draft that could provide the team with some buckets from outside. National Player of the
Year Doug McDermott could be a great option for Charlotte, who want to advance further in the postseason next year and would
love a player that could come in and contribute right away. McDermott was one of the best scorers in college basketball lasts
season and is a dead-eye from three-point range. There is some concern about his defense on the pro level, but he tested better
than expected at the NBA Draft Combine, alleviating some of those concerns. Another good shooter that could be available at
pick nine is Michigan State guard Gary Harris. Harris had a bit of an off year shooting the rock for the Spartans, but he
has a nice stroke and has shown in previous seasons that he is capable of knocking down shots. Michigan two-guard Nik Stauskas
is another great option, and he can even play some point guard as well.
The Hornets will have to improve if they're
going to contend for the division title next season. The Miami Heat face some potential free agency questions if any of the
Big Three decided to opt out of their current contracts (all have the option to do so). The Atlanta Hawks continue to build
and appear headed in the right direction. The Orlando Magic have one of the most talented, young rosters in the entire NBA.
The Washington Wizards are fresh off winning their first playoff series in many years, but face free agency issues of their
own. The Hornets will have to contend with these teams in the Southeast next season, and will see them come into Time Warner
Arena often throughout the 2014-15 campaign.
Charlotte Hornets History
The Charlotte Hornets are a professional
basketball franchise that is a member of the National Basketball Association, the elite basketball league of the world. The
Hornets were formed in 2004, giving the city of Charlotte an NBA franchise for the first time since the original Charlotte
Hornets left town for New Orleans (they are now the New Orleans Pelicans). The Hornets call the Southeast Division of the
Eastern Conference home, and find themselves pitted against divisional foes like the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks
and Washington Wizards with regularity as they all battle it out for the division crown. The team made its first playoff appearance
during the 2009-10 season, then made the postseason for the second time in franchise history in 2013-14. The team is still
yet to win a playoff series, but the Hornets are hoping to change that as soon as this season.
National Basketball League is the best pro hoops league in the world, and that is why the best players from all around the
globe come to suit up for an NBA team. NBA action is the most exciting brand of basketball, as these elite athletes fly up
and down the court showcasing their skill sets on a nightly basis. It doesn't get any better than seeing a quality team like
the Charlotte Hornets hit the court at Time Warner Arena, and you can see that for yourself when you head out to a home game.
The Hornets have some of the top players in the league right now, and catching them in action from your very own seat in the
stands will leave you in awe of these athletes' abilities. The NBA features the best of the best, and the away team often
includes some top players, making every game a great one to head out and see in person.
Charlotte Hornets Trivia
did Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker attend college?
The answer is the University of Connecticut, where he
led the team to a National Championship during his junior season. Walker was able to graduate in just three years, so following
his title season he left college for the NBA, and the Hornets selected him in the lottery of the NBA Draft. Walker has quickly
become one of the best players on the Charlotte roster, and the team is looking for him to continue his development.
Charlotte Hornets Fans
There's something about basketball that just brings the passion out of sports fans, and
you can see that first-hand when the Charlotte Hornets take the floor this season. Basketball fans in Charlotte love to come
out to the arena to see the Hornets take on some of the best teams in the National Basketball Association, and you can join
them in the stands for all the biggest match-ups this season. The atmosphere at the arena is simply incredible, as these fans
are known to really roar when the Hornets hit the floor. If you've never been to a game at Time Warner Arena, then change
that this season by joining the biggest Hornets fans in the stands this season.