Buzz City Beat: Charlotte Hornets’ Parker moves up, Cody Zeller Available

Charlotte Hornets Tony Parker (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Tony Parker (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) /

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The Charlotte Hornets suffered their second loss in a row against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. This game was sluggish for the Hornets, but it did feature some high flying dunks, and Tony Parker moving up the all-time assist leaderboards.

Following the loss, the Hornets will look to regroup as they face the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road tomorrow night. The Hornets will need to capitalize on the hot Timberwolves team, who are without All-Star Jimmy Butler due to last month’s trade.

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"Kaminsky led Charlotte’s reserves, followed by Miles Bridges (career-high 16 points), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (10) and Tony Parker (10). Parker also added five assists, bringing his career total to 6,919 and moving him into 18th place on the NBA’s all-time leaderboard."

While the Hornets trailed the whole game following the first quarter, there were only a few good things that came from the loss. Tony Parker moved up into 18th place for the NBA’s all-time assist leaders.

This is a significant accomplishment for the veteran, but he is still far from John Stockton’s‘ first place record of 15,806 assists. Parker also was able to drop ten points in the loss; making three of his six shot attempts.

Subbing Miles Bridges for Marvin Williams will be a big Hornets coaching challenge (

"Bridges, also 6-7, has played both the power and small forward positions. He started the second half Sunday after Williams was injured. Bridges played 29 minutes Sunday — one short of his season high — and had one of his more productive games with 16 points and eight rebounds."

With Marvin Williams being out for a little time, could the Hornets go with rookie Miles Bridges on Wednesday against the Timberwolves? With Bridges starting, it would be good for the energy of the Hornets.

The only question that arises, is that would Coach Borrego go with the veteran Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, or with the rookie Bridges? Personally, Kidd-Gilchrist seems to be playing the best basketball of his career while coming off the bench, so Bridges should get his chance to shine.

Cody Zeller’s Availability (Charlotte Hornets PR)

With Cody Zeller being injured, it was hard to say when he would be back. Zeller’s defensive effort was missed in the Hornets’ loss on Sunday, but it is safe to safe that he is expected to play tomorrow night.

If Zeller plays on Wednesday night, he will be matched up on the dangerous Karl-Anthony Towns; Towns is currently averaging 20.7 points and twelve rebounds per game.

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The Hornets are set to face the Timberwolves tomorrow night at 8 P.M. Eastern Time. Following this game, they will face the Denver Nuggets at home on Friday night in Charlotte.