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Locked on Hornets: Replacing Al Jefferson and Jeremy Lin’s offensive bailouts

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The Hornets will have to look to others when sets breakdown or shooters aren’t hitting

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In his crazy predictions column, ESPN’s Zach Lowe called Al Jefferson and Jeremy Lin “fail safes”...but how “safe were they for the Hornets last season? We asked coach Steve Clifford on Saturday about that and how they would look to replace what each gave to the team’s offense. The answers give some insight into the changing identity of the Hornets 2016-17 offense.

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