Buzz City Beat: New Charlotte Hornets power ranking, New locker room voice?

Charlotte Hornets Tony Parker (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Tony Parker (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images) /

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The Charlotte Hornets will have a lot on their plate Friday night as they take on the #1 team in the west, the Denver Nuggets. Will the Hornets be able to stop potential NBA All-Star Nikola Jokic in their matchup with the Nuggets?

Buzz City Beat is here to give you breaking news regarding the Charlotte Hornets today. This edition will cover the Hornets’ new spot in the power rankings, as well as the effect Tony Parker has had on the team.

NBA Power Rankings (

"17. Charlotte Hornets (10)“An 0-3 stretch has the Hornets down to 11-13, and Kemba Walker hasn’t led the team in scoring in any of their last six contests. After spending most of the first few weeks of the season lamenting his lack of help, we now have to consider the fact that Walker has to up his own game.”"

In the last edition of the NBA power rankings, the Hornets were able to crack the top-10. In this week’s edition, Charlotte has fallen seven spots to the #17 place in the power rankings.

Seeing the Hornets fall in the power rankings was no surprise. Any team that goes on a three-game losing streak is bound to drop in rank. If the Hornets can beat the #1 team in the west, their rank should rise.

New voice in Hornets’ ear? Sometimes harsh, consistently true, Hall-of-Famer valid (

"“‘I think if you know me and you know my body of work and my reputation, you know that it is pure,” Parker told the Observer. “The only thing I want is for (teammates in Charlotte) is to get better. I have no secret agenda for myself, especially at this stage in my career.'”"

It’s no secret that Hornets got a steal when they signed Tony Parker in the offseason. Parker has made a significant impact off the bench; averaging numbers of 9.6 points and 4.5 assists per game.

The numbers that he is averaging this season are a lot better than what he averaged with the San Antonio Spurs last year. Parker’s scoring abilities and leadership, has been what the Hornets have lacked off the bench for the past few years.

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Will the Charlotte Hornets and their bench have enough firepower to come out victorious against the Nuggets Friday night? The Hornets will need a big win, as they will go to New York on Sunday to take on the Knicks.