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LeBron James will miss Friday night game in Charlotte vs. the Hornets as part of two weeks off due to knee and back injuries.

Gerald Henderson says the best thing about playing for Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford is you always know where you stand. You might not like where you stand, but your status on the team is never a mystery.

Rick Bonnell: Here are five thoughts on the Charlotte Hornets and the NBA, with just over a week before the start of the regular season.

ORLANDO, Fla. Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford talks frequently about Chris Douglas-Roberts’ constant readiness: How the shooting guard/small forward is the same reliable guy as a starter or reserve, playing six minutes or 35.

The Charlotte Bobcats have been the best in the NBA as far as fouls and turnovers, and that’s the only way they can succeed.

The reaction of Carolina Panthers fans to Steve Smith’s release reminded me of how Charlotte Bobcats fans felt betrayed when Gerald Wallace was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Small-market teams and their fans don’t want to hear this, but it’s bad business for the NBA when the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are bad.

Ben Gordon’s expiring contract is the biggest potential trade chip for the Charlotte Bobcats.

Opinion and five thoughts on the NBA from Bobcats beat writer Rick Bonnell

In its current direction, the NBA pre-draft camp will soon be as relevant as disco music and lava lamps.

Rick Bonnell
Rick Bonnell covers the Charlotte Hornets and the NBA for the Charlotte Observer. You can reach him by email.