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What Curry and the Warriors are teaching Jordan and the Hornets

Charlotte's offense has improved dramatically this season by learning from Golden State and Stephen Curry. Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images

With the Golden State Warriors off to the best start in NBA history at 31-2, there has been plenty of discussion about whether their success is replicable. The answer is probably not, given that Golden State has two of the league's most singular talents in MVP Stephen Curry and uber-versatile big man Draymond Green.

However, learning from the Warriors isn't quite the same as duplicating them, and an unlikely team on the other side of the country seems to have taken some important lessons from the reigning NBA champs: the Charlotte Hornets, owned by Michael Jordan, the leader of the team Golden State is chasing for the best record in NBA history.

The Hornets, who coincidentally have Curry's father, Dell, as color TV analyst, and are Steph Curry's hometown team (he grew up in Charlotte), have embraced a similar offensive style to get back in playoff contention after a disappointing 2014-15 season.


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