Charlotte Hornets: Five things that the fans want to see

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2. Keep the ball moving

One drastic difference that you will notice when you’re watching this years Charlotte Hornets squad is the ball movement. James Borrego and Tony Parker, both coming over from the San Antonio Spurs, have a lot to do with that.

Borrego, who is in his first year as Head Coach of the Hornets, has done an incredible job implementing a style that so many teams have had success with over the years. Charlotte is moving the ball so well at the moment, it’s really tough to defend a team that is moving the ball side-to-side.

Parker played his entire career in San Antonio before joining Charlotte this season. He and the Spurs had an offense that was like poetry in motion. He’s brought some of that with him to Buzz City.

The Hornets are averaging 25.3 assists per game, which is tied for eighth in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors. They are also fourth in points created off assists with 59.8, trailing only the Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans.

The stats show that the Hornets are moving that ball around and making good passes. It’s going to result in open looks, and the Hornets need to keep up this play for the remainder of the season if they want to continue to have success on the offensive end.

It’s a beautiful style of basketball, and boy is it fun to watch.