So the Hornets traded Gary Neal today, and that's going to have an obvious impact on this game. While many fans will say that it's good Neal is gone because of how bad he's been this season, but there's the whole situation of what to do with his minutes that Steve Clifford will have to figure out on the fly.
At the moment, Jeff Taylor will be taking the injured Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's place in the starting lineup, but who will be the first guard to come off the bench. That's been a role Neal has played all season, and now he's on a plane to Minnesota, and the Hornets will have to get creative with their rotations due to their injuries this season.
This trade is a good opportunity for P.J. Hairston. He's shown flashes this season, and many have clamored for him to be in the rotation sooner rather than later.
So with the effects of the trade in mind, lets sit down, relax, and chat Hornets.