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Charlotte Hornets: Week in Review

The Charlotte Hornets took two losses heading into the All-Star break. They are currently 24-32 and are struggling. Hopefully the break will be good for them. Let’s recap. Game vs 76ersNicolas Batum came into the game guaranteeing a win for the Hornets. The 76ers did not like that very much and came in playing with a lot of fire. Philadelphia won, 105-99. The Hornets could not...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers pick up third win in a row

Last night, the Philadelphia 76ers picked up their third win in a row after defeating the Charlotte Hornets 105-99. Dario Saric, the Sixers rookie of the year candidate, was a key contributor in the victory. Saric — who finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds — is having himself quite a month. In February, Saric is averaging 16 points to go along with six rebounds and 34 percent...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers' McConnell calls out Hornets' Batum for failing to 'back up' guarantee of win

On Monday night, the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Hornets 105-99 on Charlotte's home court, a contest between two non-playoffs teams (based on current standings) now that the slumping Hornets have lost 10 of their last 11 games. On the other side, it appears the process-trusting Sixers found some extra spring thanks to Hornets guard Nicolas Batum, who, after a loss on Saturday...
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8 days ago

Still fading: Hornets lose again, 105-99 to 76ers

Nicolas Batum made a bold prediction before Monday night ’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers and guaranteed a win for the slumping Charlotte Hornets, a win that the Hornets desperately needed to stop their tumble down the Eastern Conference Standings. Unfortunately Batum’s attempt to pull the Hornets out of their losing streak was thwarted by a Sixer’s team who seems to...
Via At The Hive
8 days ago

Recap: Sixers make Nic Batum look silly in 105-99 win

Philadelphia makes Batum eat his words. Nicolas Batum may not have known what Sixers team he was dealing with prior to Monday’s game, but he certainly is now. The eight-year NBA pro -- who’s not typically known to speak out -- issued a guarantee that the Hornets would defeat the Sixers. After Philadelphia’s 105-99 win, he certainly wish he didn’t say anything at all. Batum...
Via Liberty Ballers
8 days ago

Hornets end losing skid, top Brooklyn 111-107

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum and Marco Belinelli each had 17 points as the Charlotte Hornets snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 111-107 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. Charlotte (24-28) had not won since a Jan. 21 triumph over Brooklyn. In this game, the Hornets' balanced offense included double-digit scoring from seven players and an...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Batum scores 28 points, Hornets beat Thunder 123-112

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Nicolas Batum had a season-high 28 points, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Oklahoma Thunder 123-112 on Wednesday night to snap a two-game losing streak. Batum was 7 of 18 from the field and made 13 of 15 free throws. The Hornets were 40 of 49 from the foul line. Russell Westbrook had 33 points and 15 rebounds, but fell two assists shy of his 17th triple...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Nicolas Batum Re-Signs With Hornets On $120M Deal

The Hornets have a recent history of overpaying players on shorter contracts such as Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson but that was to sign them away from another team. Charlotte took another track with Batum, trading for him a season before his free agency, thoroughly testing out the fit, really liking the fit and then re-signing him on a five-year, $120 million deal. This was a...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nicolas Batum signs max deal with Hornets

Charlotte Hornets management indicated Nicolas Batum was its “No. 1 priority” this offseason, and while the Hornets may have overpaid for him, it looks like they got their guy. Batum looks to be a max player now, as the Hornets reportedly offered the French shooting guard a five-year, $120 million deal to remain with the team. EXCLUSIVE Nic Batum Is coming back to the...
Via The Sports Daily
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum returns to Charlotte on 5 year $120 million deal

Free agent Nicolas Batum has reached agreement with Charlotte on a five-year, $120 million deal, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2016 Nicolas Batum is off the free agent market as he has agreed to a deal to stay with the Charlotte Hornets. Batum spent his first 7 years in Portland and last season in Charlotte where he averaged 14.9...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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