Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Gameday 10.29.14

Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks

7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Hornets Bucks
Pos, Player* Ppg Rpg Pos, Player* Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 17.9 4.2 G, B. Knight 17.9 3.5
G, TBD G, O. Mayo 11.7 2.4
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 7.3 4.8   F, J. Parker** 14.7 5.8
F, M. Williams 9.1 5.1 F, K. Middleton 12.1 3.8
C, A. Jefferson 21.8 10.8 C, L. Sanders 7.7 7.2

Matchup to Watch

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Jabari Parker: The Bucks are building their future around Parker, who spent a single season at Duke before turning pro. Kidd-Gilchrist is the Hornets’ best defender.

Observations

•  Plenty of excitement tonight over the rebranding, as this is the first time the former Bobcats play a regular-season game as the Hornets.



•  This is the first of 18 games the Hornets play over 32 days in an extremely front-loaded schedule.



Tap-ins

•  The Bucks weren’t tanking last season when they went 15-67. Injuries destroyed their season.



•  The Bucks and Bobcats made a trade last February that worked out great for Charlotte. Gary Neal gave the offense a much-needed boost.



Did you know?

This is the first time a nickname has left a market, then the same league allows it to transfer back to the original market.

Rick Bonnell

* Last season’s statistics. ** Preseason statistics for rookie

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