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Hive Talk Live: Hornets, nature's injury bugs

Injuries to 3/5 of the Hornets projected starting lineup coupled with defensive issues have the Charlotte Hornets suddenly reeling

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was lost for most of the season (here's hoping for a late return) before the Hornets played a regular season game. Al Jefferson has sustained two injuries. The last, a meniscus tear, has him out until at least mid-February. And Nicolas Batum is healing from a toe injury that has limited his abilities on the court and kept him off of it for the last two contests. Had Jeremy Lamb stayed out of the game against the Golden State Warriors after a wrist injury in the first half, the Hornets may have qualified for a state of emergency declaration.

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  • Adi Joseph, NBA editor for Sporting News, joins us with his takes on the Big Al injury and why the Hornets are suddenly regressing.
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