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Buzz Around The Web: September 5

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The Charlotte Hornets were included in news and articles on the Internet this week, and we have taken it upon ourselves to compile those links into a post for your consumption.

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CBS Sports' James Herbert broke down the offseason for the Hornets, and without giving too much away, he likes what Rich Cho and the Hornets front office did this summer.

The Charlotte Observer has a blip up about the Hornets' preseason schedule. For those of you in the area, three of the games will be at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Benjamin Cantor talked about Charlotte's chances to make a deep playoff run for RealGM. As I said in my column last week, the loss of Josh McRoberts might be bigger than we think, and Cantor does a good job of breaking down why. And no, I am not above shamelessly plugging my own work.

The team at Queen City Hoops are writing profiles and breakdowns for each of the Hornets. This week's subject is Gary Neal.

The fine folks at Comcast Sports Net Washington also reviewed the Hornets' offseason, and I always think it's interesting to get opinions from the media of a rival team. As a long-time northern Virginia resident, the CSN Washington crew is my local sports TV crew for pro basketball, so I'll attest to these guys' credibility.

Justin Hussong at Bleacher Report breaks down the small forward position for the Hornets this year. He and I seem to agree on one key point: the position, thanks to depth and versatility, will improve a lot this season.

There aren't any current Hornets playing in the FIBA Basketball World Cup (although Charlotte Bobcats legend Walter Herrmann is!), but it's been a fun tournament so far anyway. The USA games haven't been particularly entertaining, for the most part, but I'm enjoying watching the non-American countries, too. I'm still holding out hope that one day we'll get to see Petteri Koponen in the NBA.

Any links you want to share with us?