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Charlotte Hornets: Can Michael Kidd-Gilchrist be a Viable Three-Point Threat?

After showing improvement on his outside shot for the Charlotte Hornets in only seven games last season, can MKG become a viable three-point shooting threat this year? Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been tirelessly criticized for his shooting struggles since he was drafted into the NBA in 2012. The Charlotte Hornets drafted MKG second overall with hopes […] Charlotte Hornets: Can Michael...
Via Swarm & Sting
9 hours ago

Kemba Walker: Jeremy Lin deserves to be a starter

One guy who’s happy to see Jeremy Lin get his chance to run the show in Brooklyn is former Hornets teammate Kemba Walker. In an interview with Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer published on Thursday, Walker heaped praise on his ex-backup, saying that he deserves his opportunity to start. “I hate to see him go, but at the same time I’m definitely happy for him,” Walker...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kidd-Gilchrist opens up about his jump shot and stuttering

The Hornets forward spoke on a wide range of topics in a podcast yesterday, including his jump shot, stuttering, his name change, and Steve Clifford. Ever wondered why Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s jump shot looked terrible a few years ago? Well, now we know. Kidd-Gilchrist told the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski that his horrid shooting form was the result of listening to too many...
Via At The Hive
11 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets: Where Each Starter Can Improve

Even though every starter showed improvement last season, they must be even better this year for the Charlotte Hornets to have a successful season. Even with a lot of new players on the roster this season, the Charlotte Hornets’ starting line-up should resemble that of last year’s. Steve Clifford should have his starting unit set […] Charlotte Hornets: Where Each Starter Can...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 day ago

Charlotte Hornets: Nicolas Batum Has a Chance at History With France

Charlotte Hornets’ guard, Nicolas Batum, will have a chance to make history this summer as he is set to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics with France. Nicolas Batum has been one of the best players for the French National Team over the past few years as he has become a more prominent player in […] Charlotte Hornets: Nicolas Batum Has a Chance at History With France - Swarm and...
Via Swarm & Sting
2 days ago

Dusty Rhodes to be honored in beloved city of Charlotte at NWA Legends event

The late "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes will be inductied into the NWA's Hall of Heroes in his favorite city, Charlotte, North Carolina, before family and friends in what is certain to be a moving and emotional ceremony on Friday at the 14th Annual NWA Legends Fan Fest,.Rhodes was a beloved, larger-than-life personality to millions of fans that followed "The Dream's" pro wrestling...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Hornets name Noel Gillespie their D-League coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets announced that Noel Gillespie has been named coach of their new NBA Developmental League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. Gillespie has more than 14 years of NBA experience, including the last six as a full-time assistant coach. His hiring was announced Monday. Gillespie spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Denver...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cops

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement. The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner said Monday he is giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The aim is to help build trust following several shootings around the country. ''As a proud...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan gives $2 million; looks to build backs, police trust

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement. The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner said Monday he's giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The aim is to help build trust following several shootings around the country. Jordan says...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets co-owner blasts NBA, city for taking away All-Star Game

Reaction around the world of sports and the greater world beyond has been almost unanimously positive about the NBA’s decision to take the All-Star Game out of Charlotte in response to North Carolina’s shamefully bigoted HB2 law. The Hornets’ chairman, Michael Jordan, issued this statement in response to the move: Statement from Hornets owner Michael Jordan on the league...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte over HB2

The NBA announced on Thursday that it will move the 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina. It’s a decision that’s been a long time coming, and has set up widespread debate around the basketball world. Based solely on a North Carolina law that discriminates against the LGBT community — primarily the transgender population — the NBA released a statement explaining its decision...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nike joins fight against NC transgender bathroom law

Sports gear giant Nike is reportedly joining a group of 68 major U.S. companies attempting to block North Carolina’s controversial transgender bathroom law. The law, House Bill 2, requires transgender people to use bathrooms marked with their gender, rather than the gender they associate with — something that has stirred up plenty of discussion on both sides of the issue. ...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nic Batum headliner as Charlotte Hornets make most of free agency

Nic Batum the headliner as Charlotte Hornets make most of free agency
Via FOX Sports South
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Marvin Williams Re-Signs With Hornets

Marvin Williams backdoored his way into a highly productive NBA career after long playing under the specter of being drafted ahead of Deron Williams and Chris Paul for a Hawks' team that needed a point guard. Williams' productivity and versatility over the past two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets was rewarded with a four-year, $54.5 million deal. The late career surge of Williams...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Courtney Lee Signs $50M Deal With Knicks

Courtney Lee has always seemed like an ideal complementary shooting guard with his stable all-around game, yet he's been traded five times in his career and has never last more than two seasons with any single team. Lee has always been desired by others just a little bit more than he's been needed by his incumbent teams to not include to make trades materialize. Lee presumably has...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Pacers sign Al Jefferson to three-year, $30 million deal

The Indiana Pacers are apparently hell-bent on improving a roster that needed to see upgrades in order for the team to contend in the Eastern Conference. After acquiring former All-Star Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks earlier in the summer, the Pacers have reportedly signed free-agent big man Al Jefferson to a three-year, $30 million contract. Jefferson, 31, is coming off an...
Via Sportsnaut
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jarrett Jack seemingly laughs at Jeremy Lin signing with Nets

The Brooklyn Nets signed free agent point guard Jeremy Lin to a three-year deal on Friday, less than 24 hours after waiving veteran point guard Jarrett Jack. It would appear that Jack found the roster moves to be hilarious. Shortly after Lin announced on Twitter that he is now a Net, Jack tweeted the following: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah — JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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

Jeremy Lin wants to ‘find a home’ in free agency

After bouncing around the NBA, Jeremy Lin wants to land somewhere where he’ll be staying for a while. It’s appearing likely that that place will not be New Orleans. Lin told the World Economic Forum that he wants to find a permanent home, as well as a team that can maximize his potential. “I’ve played six years in the NBA; I’ve played on five different teams. I’ve played...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Marco Belinelli: Charlotte Hornets draft night acquisition

I half-expected to be writing about who the Charlotte Hornets picked at number 22 in the 2016 NBA draft this week. Instead, General Manager Rich Cho, head coach Steve Clifford, and owner Michael Jordan decided to go with a proven NBA veteran over a rookie with their 2016 first round pick. The Hornets traded that pick for Marco Belinelli 30-year-old shooting guard who hails originally...
Via isportsweb.com
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Team Needs: Hornets Look To Fill Out Their Roster

Team: Charlotte Hornets Draft Picks: #22 Team Needs: Shooting Guard, Power Forward, Center Key Players: Kemba Walker, Al Jefferson (UFA), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Nicolas Batum (UFA) The Charlotte Hornets are at a real crossroads this offseason when it comes of the future of their franchise. The Hornets have eight players set to hit free agency this summer, and it is likely that...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets' best and worst draft picks of last 10 years

Breaking down the Charlotte Hornets' best and worst first-round draft picks of the last 10 years.
Via FOX Sports South
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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