Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hornets' Rookie Noah Vonleh is Going to Miss 6-8 Weeks

The Charlotte Hornets' rookie Noah Vonleh is set to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia.  The Hornets drafted Vonleh 9th in the 2014 draft, after he averaged 11.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game in his freshman season at Indiana.  Vonleh is joining a Hornets team revamped to make another playoff run.  The Hornets formerly known as the Bobcats last season made it to the playoffs and faced off with LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the first round.  The Bobcats got swept by LeBron and Co. in 4 games.  In hopes to make a deeper playoff run this season the Hornets signed Lance Stephenson in free agency.  In Indiana, Stephenson led the league in triple doubles last season and averaged 13.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, and 4.6 APG.  Stephenson is now going to be paired up in the Hornets backcourt with point guard Kemba Walker.  Walker averaged 17.7 PPG and 6.1 APG last season.  The 3rd piece to Charlotte's "Big Three" is their center, Al Jefferson.  Jefferson was an absolute beast last season averaging 20 and 10 per game.  The Hornets are going to be a fun team to watch this year.  They have the young players in Vonleh, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and P.J. Harriston.  But they also have their star players with Walker, Stephenson, and Jefferson.  Watch out for the Charlotte Hornets to turn some heads in the Eastern Conference this season.

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