The Charlotte Hornets were once a Cinderella story for this season of the NBA, rising from through the ranks and impressing anyone who was watching on their way to a potentially huge postseason.
But things have changed for the Hornets.
The Hornets are 1-9 in their last 10 games. pic.twitter.com/NxebDMm2lr
— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 18, 2022
The team is now 1-9 in their last ten games, which is a massive collapse in just a few weeks.
Do the Hornets still have time to turn it around and push into the playoffs with the energy they once had?
Where’s The Buzz?
The Hornets now have a record of 29-31, which puts them in ninth place in the Eastern Conference.
Over the last couple of weeks, they have fallen to the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, and Memphis Grizzlies, among others.
In some ways, it looks like the team just has bad luck because they have played fairly well in a few of those losses.
In other games, they have looked clueless and like shells of their former selves.
They recently lost Gordon Hayward to injury and that certainly doesn’t help them because he was averaging 16.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists a game and also brought a lot of veteran experience and expertise to the team.
But the Hornets are also facing the stark reality of a tough league.
The Eastern Conference is particularly strong this year and you can see that when they are taken down by Bulls or Raptors or Heat (twice) in the last few weeks.
Thankfully, the All-Star break is coming for the Hornets.
That is an opportune time for Charlotte to reassess what’s going wrong and what’s going right and craft a plan to move forward into the last leg of the season.NEXT: Hornets Putting Eastern Conference On Notice Early