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HORNETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chemistry Is Building as the Hornets with their 4th Straight

The Hornets look good on the court, and I’m not talking about those new purple jerseys. Anyone who has been watching knows exactly what I’m talking about. The team everyone paid to see is now taking the court…I mean, they have for the last 4 games. This is your 2014-2015 Charlotte Hornets. They are a team full of hustle, a motor that won’t quit, and a hunger to outperform...
Via Trade Street Post
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets sting Bucks, 108-101

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Kemba Walker scored 27 points and Gerald Henderson added 16 as Charlotte held off the Milwaukee Bucks 108-101 on Tuesday night, extending the Hornets winning streak to a season-high four games. Brandon Knight had a season-high 34 points for the Bucks, who were prevented from matching last season's victory total of 15. Charlotte, which has beaten Milwaukee seven...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Walker, Henderson lift Hornets over Bucks 108-101

MILWAUKEE (AP) Kemba Walker scored 27 points and Gerald Henderson added 16 as Charlotte held off the Milwaukee Bucks 108-101 on Tuesday night, extending the Hornets winning streak to a season-high four games. Brandon Knight had a season-high 34 points for the Bucks, who were prevented from matching last season's victory total of 15. Charlotte, which has beaten Milwaukee seven consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller Posterizes Kenneth Faried (Video)

This doesn’t happen often to Kenneth Faried, and judging by Cody Zeller’s reaction, he doesn’t dunk on to many people either. The Hornets big man went to the rack hard, and surprised the manimal with a strong powerful finish at the rim.
Via Thacover2
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller tames ‘The Manimal’ on a huge poster dunk

Usually it’s Kenneth Faried who puts opposing players on a poster, but this time he’s on the receiving end of a monster facial courtesy of Hornets forward Cody Zeller. Zeller was way out from the paint and had Faried one on one en route to the rim. Considering Zeller had the step on Faried, Zeller put “The Manimal” on a poster. The dunk was so sick, the Hornets bench was...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Hornets make quick work of Nuggets in home rout

CHARLOTTE -- Here are some off-the-cuff observations from the Hornets' 110-82 rout of the Denver Nuggets -- Charlotte's longest winning streak of the season (three): THREE-POINT TAKE 1. The Hornets are finally finding their stride When play began in the fourth quarter, Charlotte held a 27-point lead and was well on its way to another easy victory. In that context, another might...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trade Ready: The Lance Stephenson Conundrum

The Charlotte Hornets appear to already be suffering from buyer’s remorse after signing Lance Stephenson to what looked like on the surface, at least, as a team-friendly deal worth $18 million over a span of two years (with Lance hitting the market again after the new TV deals kick in). But as of this moment, no trade appears to be imminent for the former Indiana Pacer. In less...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Win 2 in a Row; Is this the Turning Point?

Hornets fans, our beloved team has now won 2 games in a row.  I didn’t write an article after the victory in Philly because honestly, it was a game that we should have won.  I mean honestly, a team with 24 turnovers in a game should not win.  I feel bad for the Sixers though.  They really are trying.  They did have 12 blocks on the night.  That’s pretty impressive.  I...
Via Trade Street Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets beat Jazz for first time in six years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson said he could have returned from a strained groin late in the fourth quarter. The Charlotte Hornets didn't need the big man for a change. The Hornets (8-19) improved to 2-0 with Lance Stephenson out of the lineup and snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Utah Jazz with a 104-86 win on Saturday night. Kemba Walker led the way with 20 points,...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte’s Only Hope

You don’t have to look very hard to find a preseason predictions article, written just a scant few months ago, categorizing the Charlotte Hornets as a serious contender in the Eastern Conference. These power rankings by Marc Stein listed the Hornets as the fifth-best team in the East, a few spots ahead of the Atlanta Hawks. Lee Jenkins predicted that Charlotte coach Steve Clifford...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker scores season-high 30 to lead Hornets past 76ers

  Kemba Walker scored a season-high 30 points, Al Jefferson added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 109-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. Tony Wroten and Robert Covington scored 19 apiece for the Sixers, who dropped to 0-14 at home this season. They're closing in on the NBA record for the most home losses...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No one wants Lance Stephenson

Which team wouldn’t want a player to blow in opposing player’s ears, take questionable shots, and basically never know which player they’ll get each night? Well that’s what’s probably dooming the Hornets and Lance Stephenson as reports state no team wants to trade for him. Charlotte will reportedly keep Lance for the season “for now” and his huge deal he signed over...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fo’ with the Foes: Charlotte Hornets

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series, which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Charlotte Bobcats, who are unexpectedly awful this season (6-19) and feature Lance Stephenson who is currently the subject of numerous...
Via Philadunkia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

While folks in Boston debate whether the Celtics got fleeced in the Rajon Rondo trade, at least the Celts were able to find a buyer for their polarizing star. The Charlotte Hornets weren’t so fortunate.   The Hornets have decided to keep mercurial shooting guard Lance Stephenson “for now,” ESPN.com reports, mainly due to lack of interest around the league. Seven teams...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wash, Rinse, Repeat; Hornets Blow Yet Another Lead

My birthday present to my mom was to take her to a Hornets game.  Her birthday is Friday, so I wanted to take her to Wednesday’s Hornets game against the Phoenix Suns.  We have gone to Hornets games since before they were Bobcats and Hornets again, so that is always a great gift to give, and share. I’ve been pretty harsh on the players lately as to who should be traded.  If...
Via Trade Street Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs vs Hornets Behind the Box Score: Back in Business

Charlotte Hornets (6-18) 88 Cleveland Cavaliers (14-9) 97 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter Last season the Charlotte Bobcats were one of the NBA’s pleasant surprises. In the preseason last year there were a lot of hope that the Cavaliers would be the team to make the leap into the postseason, but while the Cavaliers faltered and...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Trailed Cleveland 21-0 To Start Game

The Charlotte Hornets got off to a rough start against Cleveland, trailing the Cavaliers 21-0 early in the first quarter.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Injury Update: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist practices on Tuesday, could play tonight vs. the Celtics

The Charlotte Hornets enter tonight's game against the Boston Celtics coming off a 103-102 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday. At 5-15 on the season, the Hornets sit in last place in the Southeast Division. They are ranked 25th in scoring and 22nd in points allowed. Help could be on the way tonight, particularly at the defensive end, as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist practiced and...
Via NBA Injury News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kemba Walker makes game-winning layup at buzzer

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker may have had an off night in Friday's game against the New York Knicks, going 4-for-15 from the field and finishing with 11 points and four assists. But he made the biggest shot of the game and came through when it counted most with a walk-off winner in the final seconds of the Eastern Conference matchup. The Hornets had the final possession...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Woman Tries to Reach for the Charlotte Hornets Mascot's 'Stinger'

For the Charlotte Hornets mascot life has to be tough. The team has improved when you consider the product that has been on the court the last couple of seasons, but it still has a ways to go before it can be called 'good.' So--as a result--people will sometimes become bored at the game and become easily distracted when he walks.It's all good of course--until they get touchy feely...
Via FatManWriting
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hornets are already shopping Lance Stephenson

Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets started out their first year with their new/old moniker on an exciting, “buzzy” note. Since...
Via Athlon Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Gary Neal is lighting it up

The Charlotte Hornets have been pretty awful so far this season.  Charlotte currently sits at 4-11 and hosts 11-3 Portland on Wednesday. The offensive performances and defensive performances have been spotty all season.  They are simply finding ways to lose games instead of finding ways to win them. Gary Neal has been playing great this season. One bright spot for the Hornets...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA suspends Taylor 24 games for domestic violence plea

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeffrey Taylor was arrested back in September following a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend and another male. Taylor was immediately deactivated by the Hornets while the investigation continued, and Taylor eventually avoided jail by pleading not guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and malicious destruction of property related to bashing...
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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