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5 quick hits about Charlotte sports

Thank goodness the Charlotte Hornets didn’t trade for Dwight Howard, because that would have been a royal mess.
Thank goodness the Charlotte Hornets didn’t trade for Dwight Howard, because that would have been a royal mess. AP

Five quick thoughts on Charlotte sports:

1. Jared Allen’s retirement video, posted on Twitter, was a classic. Short, sweet and snowy.

2. It was a good thing Allen retired, too. His timing was adept, because the Panthers absolutely would have had to release him for salary-cap reasons.

3. Thank goodness the Charlotte Hornets didn’t end up mortgaging their future by giving up a first-round draft pick to rent Dwight Howard for a few months. That would have been a complete mess.

4. The trade the Hornets did make, for Courtney Lee, was fine with me. I have not been a P.J. Hairston or Brian Roberts fan for quite awhile.

5. I’ve said it before and I will say it again: The Panthers cannot let cornerback Josh Norman hit the open market. You have to sign him long term – the preferable option – or use your franchise tag on him.

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