Buzz City Beat: What the Charlotte Hornets See in Plumlee, MKG Finally Comfortable


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The Charlotte Hornets had an off day but it was far from boring as they made an unexpected trade for Miles Plumlee by dealing Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes. In this edition of Buzz City Beat, we look at what the team sees in Plumlee, MKG finally comfortable but always having a chip on his shoulder, and Kemba Walker falling out of MVP ladder.

What the Hornets See in Miles Plumlee

“But, Plumlee is another piece to the puzzle. And at 28 with limited play in the last couple seasons could still improve, especially with the Hornets. If he were to thrive anywhere in the league, Charlotte may be the best fit. General manager Rich Cho and Clifford have a sterling record of renewing careers these last few seasons.” (

One of our former writer, Max Seng, perfectly breaks down Miles Plumlee’s potential impact with the Hornets once he arrives. Even though many aren’t sure of the acquisition, Seng helps us understand why Charlotte made this move and what exactly Plumlee can bring to the table. Video breakdowns also help show what Miles can do like defend and make rim runs.

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MKG Will Always Have a Chip on His Shoulder

His hallmark defensive intensity? That came from a very real place. “I’m from Jersey,” Kidd-Gilchrist said, putting emphasis on his home state. “I don’t know. I just have a chip on my shoulder.” (

This article details MKG’s rise from playing alongside Kyrie Irving in high school to playing with Anthony Davis in college to finally becoming comfortable in the NBA. He talks about his life growing up, why he added “Kidd” to his last name, and how important his family is to him. Michael is a really interesting guy and he has been through a lot to get where he is today. That chip on his shoulder is still visible in his play.

Kemba Falls Out of MVP Ladder Once Again

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Two weeks ago, Kemba had fallen outside of’s MVP Ladder but he regained his spot after a great week. He was in the “next five” category outside of the top-10 but after a sub-par week, he once again missed the cut entirely. While he did play well in some games, Walker struggled in the most important one against the Golden State Warriors by putting up a season-low seven points.