After the Charlotte Hornets had been dominated on the backboards in Wednesday’s 120-111 loss to the Boston Celtics, Head Coach James Borrego voiced his frustrations about the middle place and his lack of choices.
“Each night time I’m simply attempting to determine it out with that group. It’s been like that for 3 years,” Borrego says “It might be one other three years that we proceed to seem like that, truly…“Simply attempting to piece it collectively.
“We’ve acquired to rebound the ball higher. We’ve struggled — I’m going again three years now — from that place. All three guys have gotten to rebound at the next stage.”
The Hornets have run a middle carousel of kinds with Cody Zeller, Bismack Biyombo, P.J. Washington, and rookie Vernon Carey Jr sharing the beginning spot over 62 video games this season.
Borrego’s rapid problem will likely be attempting to determine when to insert a given participant into sure recreation conditions based mostly on their given niches. Washington supplies exterior capturing to stretch the protection. Biyombo supplies protection and rim safety whereas Zeller supplies versatile scoring choices.
Regardless of the issues laid out by the coach, Hornets common supervisor Mitch Kupchak has accomplished little to alleviate the issues within the center. James Wiseman was on the radar in final 12 months’s draft earlier than being taken off the board by the Golden State Warriors. Montrezl Harrell was courted earlier than signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. Biyombo was resigned to a one-year, $3.5 million contract after spending many of the wage cap on Gordon Hayward’s four-year $120 million deal.
Kupchak acknowledged that the middle place was a precedence regardless of failing to land a middle on the commerce deadline or within the buyout market.
“Since Cody and Biz are each going to be free brokers, that might be an space of concern going ahead. This summer season they’re going to have choices and we might or might not have choices.”
Charlotte is on a two-game dropping streak and has misplaced seven of ten video games. They presently occupy the eighth seed within the Japanese Convention standings at 30-32.