• The Charlotte Hornets have had some rough patches defensively this preseason. Coach Steve Clifford said before Monday’s exhibition that two fixes would solve that: Stop fouling “needlessly” and get back in transition.
Clifford added that both those improvements are quite reasonable, since they require effort more than skill.
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• Add power forward Marvin Williams to the injured list with a right elbow contusion. Gerald Henderson (hamstring strain) continues to be out and Clifford decided to rest center Al Jefferson against the Hawks.
• Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston said he’s considering changing agent representation. One possibility: Former UNC Greensboro player Rodney Blackstock.
Hairston originally retained Juan Morrow who, it turned out, was not certified as an agent by the players union.
• There was no overhead scoreboard at Philips Arena for Monday’s exhibition. The Hawks are replacing their old scoreboard with a 3-D system.