|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Southeast Division||103.4 (2nd)||100.7 (3rd)|
Fri Apr 8
|W 113 - 99||BKN|
Sun Apr 10
|L 113 - 98||at WAS|
Mon Apr 11
|W 114 - 100||at BOS|
Wed Apr 13
|W 117 - 103||ORL|
Sun Apr 17
|L 123 - 91||at MIA|
Wed Apr 20
|L 115 - 103||at MIA|
Sat Apr 23
|W 96 - 80||MIA|
Mon Apr 25
|W 89 - 85||MIA|
Wed Apr 27
|W 90 - 88||at MIA|
Fri Apr 29
|L 97 - 90||MIA|
Sun May 1
|L 106 - 73||at MIA|
Though he battled lower-body injuries for much of the second half of the 2015-16 campaign, Batum's first season with the Hornets was an unquestionable success, as he averaged a career-high 14.9 points while chipping in 6.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.9 three-pointers and 0.9 steals per game in 70 appearances. The two-way swingman attracted interest as a free agent from several clubs, but the Hornets made bringing back Batum a top priority, and were able to submit a long-term commitment quickly. With the 27-year-old back in the fold and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (shoulder) expected to be healthy before the start of the upcoming season, the Hornets should boast one of the league's best defensive combinations on the wing, allowing leading scorer Kemba Walker to focus most of his efforts on the offensive end.
Kaminsky underwent surgery to remove a small pocket of air in his chest wall, and as a result he will be held out of summer league, Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders reports.
Kaminsky will miss roughly six weeks following the procedure, but he should have no trouble getting back to full strength by the start of training camp in the fall. The Hornets begin play at the Orlando Summer League on Saturday, with play wrapping up the following Sunday.
As an undrafted rookie out of Kentucky, Harrison earned a roster spot with the Hornets during training camp last fall and stuck on the roster all season, but rarely saw the floor, appearing in just 21 games. By taking part in the summer league, Harrison will get another chance to audition for the Hornets' brass in a game setting, but it's unlikely he'll be able to parlay it into a meaningful role with the team in 2016-17.
Belinelli is dealing with just a minor fracture in his jaw and should be able to play with a mask moving forward, Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Belinelli suffered a broken jaw Sunday during an exhibition game with the Italian national team, but after further diagnosis, it appears the fracture is just a minor one. He's expected to return to the court and will be able to play as long as he's wearing a mask moving forward, which only furthers his chances of being ready for the Hornets' training camp. Belinelli was recently traded to the Hornets and is expected to provide them with a shooting specialist off the bench.
Belinelli suffered a broken jaw while playing in an exhibition game with Italy on Sunday, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Belinelli's injury comes just days after the Hornets agreed to acquire him via trade on draft night, and while that deal can't be completed until after July 7, the Italian's broken jaw is not expected to prevent the trade from going through. Rather, Belinelli's injury could impact his availability for next month's Olympic qualifying tournament in Italy. Regardless, the veteran should be ready for the start of the next NBA season, when he figures to add a proven shooter to the Hornets' rotation.
|2015-16 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Kemba Walker , PG||20.9|
|RPG||Marvin Williams , PF||6.4|
|APG||Nicolas Batum , SF||5.8|
|FG%||Marvin Williams , PF||45.2|
|FT%||Nicolas Batum , SF||84.9|
|3P%||Marvin Williams , PF||40.2|
|BLOCKS||Marvin Williams , PF||77|
|STEALS||Kemba Walker , PG||126|
|MPG||Kemba Walker , PG||35.6|
|Full Team Statistics|
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