Charlotte Hornets: 4 keys to watch out for after All-Star break

Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Many eyes will be on the Charlotte Hornets post All-Star break, as the team is preparing for a playoff push in the Eastern Conference.

The Charlotte Hornets have had an up-and-down season thus far, but will need to be mostly up for the remainder of the season with a playoff birth on the line.

Charlotte currently sits in the seventh spot on the Eastern Conference standings, but they should not feel comfortable. They are in the midst of an epic playoff battle, with teams like the Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic.

We’ve seen some pretty intense battles over the years in terms of playoff positioning, and this one figures to be just as good. Just last season, we saw the Denver Nuggets playoff hopes get crushed by the Minnesota Timberwolves on the very last game of the regular season.

Many try to brush off tough losses early into the season, but at the end of the day, every single game matters during the regular season. Each game is important, and I’m sure the Hornets would love to have some of those brutal losses back.

You can’t go back and change things, though, so the Hornets will have to move on and play the best basketball they possibly can in order to get into the playoffs this season.

Now, Let us begin and take a look at four important keys to watch out for as the Charlotte Hornets prepare for a potential playoff push post All-Star break.