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Heat comeback falls short, lose to Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker had 17 points and six assists as the Hornets won the matchup of last teams who met in the first round of last season's playoffs.Frank Kaminsky added 16 points and six rebounds for the Hornets, who close their preseason schedule Friday against Minnesota.Rodney McGruder scored 16 points as the Heat, who beat the Hornets in seven games last spring, went...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets Outlast the Miami Heat to Win Third Straight Preseason Game

The Charlotte Hornets were victorious for the third straight time this preseason as they took out their divisional rivals, the Miami Heat, at home. The Charlotte Hornets (3-3) were able to defeat the Miami Heat (4-3) in their sixth preseason game. The divisional rivals put up a fight in this exhibition match but the home team came […] The Charlotte Hornets Outlast the Miami Heat...
Via Swarm & Sting
14 hours ago

Anonymous NBA Scout Shares Inside Thoughts on the Charlotte Hornets

An anonymous NBA scout recently shared some inside thoughts on the entire NBA including the Charlotte Hornets and what to expect going forward. Sports Illustrated’s The Crossover recently released some inside thoughts from an anonymous NBA scout. The scout shared some hot takes, some information, and most of all, his inside thoughts. In the article, the anonymous […] Anonymous...
Via Swarm & Sting
16 hours ago

Hornets relish talk of underdog role after free agent losses

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker keeps hearing from his friends around the league that the Charlotte Hornets won't be as good after losing Jeremy Lin, Courtney Lee and Al Jefferson to free agency in the offseason. Walker doesn't mind hearing that. ''I kind of like it that way,'' the Hornets' 6-foot point guard said with a big grin. ''The year we did have high expectations (in...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets Have Waived Andrew Andrews

The Charlotte Hornets have reportedly waived undrafted guard, Andrew Andrews, from their roster making him their first cut this year. According to Oliver Maroney of Basketball Insiders, “Andrew Andrews has been waived from the Charlotte Hornets.” As the end of the preseason comes closer, the undrafted guard is the first player the team has waived […] The Charlotte Hornets Have...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 day ago

Adam Silver says 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte is “a priority”

Because of North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law, the originally planned 2017 NBA All-Star Game for Charlotte was moved to New Orleans earlier this year. But NBA Commissioner Adam Silver insists that giving Charlotte an All-Star Game in the future is still high on his list, and he’s singled out 2019 as the year when Charlotte will get the game, provided laws friendlier to the...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

“High priority” for 2019 All-Star Game to be in Charlotte, says Silver

After stripping the good city of Charlotte of the 2017 All-Star Game, the NBA announced it will work hard to get the city the 2019 event — if it ditches HB2. The Charlotte Hornets unveiled a refurbished basketball court in Charlotte early Tuesday, and NBA commissioner Adam Silver was in attendance. Silver was asked after the event for his thoughts on the league taking the 2017...
Via At The Hive
2 days ago

Hornets barely mentioned in NBA GM survey

The NBA released its annual general manager survey and the Hornets are, for the most part, absent from the results. It’s not every day the Charlotte Hornets are mentioned on a national stage. And unfortunately, today is no different. The NBA released its annual GM survey Tuesday, which polled the league’s general managers on 48 different questions on topics ranging from which...
Via At The Hive
2 days ago

Why the Charlotte Hornets should trade for Greg Monroe

There were a lot of rumors circling around that the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets were considering a trade. The trade offer was Greg Monroe for Jeremy Lamb and Spencer Hawes. When I first heard of the rumor, I immediately thought of a hot take. “Who wants Greg Monroe? He was terrible for the Bucks last year.” But, after thinking about the idea of Monroe on the Hornets...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What's next? Can the Hornets find help for Kemba Walker?

The Charlotte Hornets made the playoffs last year. They played seven hotly contested but aesthetically unappealing games against the Miami Heat before ultimately succumbing to Dwyane Wade just being the best player in the series. I bring that up because I have no idea how this team that included Al Jefferson last year flirted with having homecourt advantage in the first round until...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker is the X-Factor

The Charlotte Hornets said goodbye to key rotation players this offseason, placing more of the burden on Kemba Walker’s shoulders. Is he up to the challenge? The Charlotte Hornets hit this offseason with the bittersweet taste of success in their mouths. Preseason prognosticators wrote off the Hornets, a team coming off of a 33-win season with an uncertain offseason. Its best...
Via The Lottery Mafia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Southeast Division Preview: Charlotte Hornets

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Rounding out the East, we head to the Southeast. Projected Conference Finish: 6th Best Move of Offseason: Bringing the band back together! The Hornets put all of their eggs into the 48-34 2016 basket and decided to run it back with Nic Batum and Marvin Williams returning on big long-term deals. Worst Move of Offseason...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Batum won't let big contract affect how he plays

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Nicolas Batum said he isn't planning to alter how he plays the game after signing a five-year, $120 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets. And that's just fine with coach Steve Clifford. Clifford said Batum doesn't need to put additional pressure on himself to score just because he's now the highest-paid player in Hornets history. He told him to play...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings’ new arena will have all-gender bathrooms

The Charlotte Hornets lost the 2017 All-Star game largely because of the controversial “bathroom law” in North Carolina in July. Less than three months later, a different NBA team announced it will have transgender bathrooms in its new arena. Golden 1 Center is slated to open in October as the new home arena of the Sacramento Kings. When it opens, fans will be treated to more...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets team store looted amid protests

Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina after police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott. Police claim that Scott had a gun, while his family attests that he was simply holding a book. The Charlotte Hornets team store was looted during the protests that were taking place in Charlotte as a result of yet another police shooting. Hornets team store at arena looted #wcnc #KeithScott...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Future: Charlotte Hornets

There is a feeling that arrives, when a great player gets the ball in crunch time. It's like being turned around on a crowded street corner-your phone is dead; you're trying to navigate a thicket of double-wide tourists and grouchy locals-and spotting a familiar landmark amidst the throng. All of a sudden you know where you are. Steph Curry is pulling up from 26 feet, just as his...
Via RealGM - NBA
September 18, 2016  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets' New Scoreboard Has a Hive And it Looks Amazing

At the start of last season, the Charlotte Hornets were universally lauded for their new Spectrum Center court, which featured a honeycomb pattern much like an actual hornet's nest. Ahead of the 2016-2017 season, the Hornets are taking their insect theme up another notch. SO. BEAUTIFUL. Here's the brand new #HornetsScoreboard in all its glory!!! pic.twitter.com/guta6rWJQA ...
Via Stack
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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