Charlotte Hornets: Jeremy Lamb is poised to finish the season strong

Charlotte Hornets Jeremy Lamb. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Jeremy Lamb. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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The end of the regular season is getting closer, and the Charlotte Hornets should expect a lot of production from Jeremy Lamb.

The end of the regular season is going to be here before we know it, and the Charlotte Hornets need someone to step up and help Kemba Walker. A player who is poised to do this would have to be no one other than Jeremy Lamb.

Lamb has been with the Hornets for four seasons now, and he has improved his game with each passing season. This year is easily the best season that Lamb has had in his seven-year career.

On the season, Lamb has averaged 15.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for Charlotte. These numbers are a career high for Lamb, and he seems to average his numbers consistently for the Hornets.

Also, in Lamb’s previous five games, he has averaged 19.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. It will be interesting to see if Lamb can continue to average these numbers, despite not playing a game since February 14th.

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Following the All-Star break last season, Lamb managed to average 11.3 points per game off the bench for Charlotte.

Lamb has the chance to finish this season strong and also average his consistent numbers, but there’s a problem; the Hornets will need even more from him.

Lamb is currently the second highest scorer for Charlotte, but he must gradually begin to increase his scoring production.

The Hornets’ starting unit only has three players who score over ten points per game, and it seems to not be enough to finish games. Lamb has to be that player who can put the team on his back when Walker needs help.

Recently, Marvin Williams has had some nice outings for Charlotte, but he has not been consistent in averaging the kind of numbers that Lamb averages. Lamb can easily be an eighteen point per game kind of player, but it all depends on him improving his shooting percentage.

Lamb is currently not shooting the basketball at the percentage that he was last season. He is averaging a Field Goal percentage of 44%, while last year he averaged 46% from the field. He has also declined in his three-point percentage as well.

The reason behind this can easily be because he is a starter now. Lamb has taken a lot more shots than he did last season, and it should be noted that he is shooting the basketball at a better percentage than Walker.

If Lamb could improve how he shoots uncontested shots, he could become an even more dangerous weapon for the Hornets. Lamb is the player that the Hornets need, to take the pressure off of Walker.

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The Hornets are set to play the Washington Wizards on Friday following the All-Star break. This game will be played at home and will be the second meeting between the two teams this season.