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Frank Kaminsky gets ‘Stanky Franky’ name in Wikipedia edit by Congress staffer

Many people were none too pleased with the Charlotte Hornets’ selection of Naismith College Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky ninth overall in last Thursday’s NBA Draft. Seen as a reach in the top 10, the pick became even more baffling after Celtics GM Danny Ainge revealed the gargantuan trade offer he presented the Hornets...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
59 minutes ago  |  Discuss

A 3-step outline for the Hornets making the playoffs next season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Yes, the NBA draft just happened a few days ago, and it's still only June. But it's also the perfect time, in the days leading up to free agency, to wonder what your favorite team needs in order to make the playoffs or compete for the championship. In the case of the Charlotte Hornets, the quest for the postseason isn't impossible; but it won't be easy, either...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky stars in hilarious JCPenney Men’s Store commercial

As the first round selection of the Charlotte Hornets in the 2015 NBA Draft, former Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky could be the next big thing in Charlotte. Prior to the start of the draft, Kaminsky became a spokesman for JCPenney men’s store department and starred in this funny commercial: Man, Frank has changed! *** Frank Kaminsky JCPenney commercial [Dime Magazine] Kaminsky...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bismack Biyombo Not Tendered Qualifying Offer By Hornets, Becomes UFA

The Charlotte Hornets did not tender a qualifying offer to Bismack Biyombo, making him an unrestricted free agent. Biyombo was the seventh overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. Biyombo had a 15.2 PER in 64 games last season.
Via RealGM
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Why They Were NBA Draft Losers

  Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Charlotte Hornets stayed true to the reports and rumors and selected Frank Kaminsky, the talented multifaceted big man out of Wisconsin, with the ninth overall selection in the draft. While Kaminsky gives them a quality post presence and someone who undoubtedly provides the added shooting...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets unveil stunning new 'Buzz City' alternate uniforms

The Charlotte Hornets already had two of the best jerseys in the league. Apparently not content with just two, however, they unveiled a third, alternate jersey yesterday. https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/614213343998513152They kept the same basic structure and color pattern of the other two jerseys, just added sleeves and "Buzz City" to the front. Normall, sleeved jerseys...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What the buzz? Charlotte Hornets’ ‘Buzz City’ alternate kits

Today, the Charlotte Hornets revealed a phantom black, sleeved “Pride” uniform to be accessorized by the players next season. The alternate uniform, which may be worn as many as six times, features “Buzz City” along the chest, as well as its logo along the waistline. The phrase “Buzz City” appears in white with a teal hue around the perimeter, while the numbers, the player’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Your 1st pick called you boring

When the Charlotte Hornets passed on Justise Winslow for Frank Kaminski, I think it is fair to say that the fans were unhappy. The selfie expresses everyone’s reaction about Wisconsin’s former big man unoriginality dubbed as “Frank the Tank”, coming to Charlotte.  He looks thrilled am I right? Frank Kaminsky showing his excitement after picked 9th overall by the Hornets...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaminsky Ready To Play Alongside Zeller

In the days leading up to Thursday night’s draft, rumors circulated that the Charlotte Hornets could be looking to trade Cody Zeller, who they selected with the fourth overall pick in 2013. They expectation was that upon dealing Zeller, they’d hone in on Frank Wisconsin’s Kaminsky. Charlotte instead traded Noah Vonley and they selected Kaminsky with the ninth overall pick...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky wears 'tank' suit to NBA Draft (Photos)

Frank Kaminsky was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets as the number 9 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. As he walked to the stage to greet Commissioner Adam Silver, he opened his suit jacket in front of the camera to reveal pictures of two tanks, a reference to Kaminsky's "Frank the Tank" nickname. Frank Kaminsky with tanks inside his suit. pic.twitter.com/eBYwpNhPQM — MarcusD...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Kobe Bryant manipulated his way to Lakers on draft day

Kobe Bryant has played for only one team during his 19-season NBA career, so it’s easy for many people to forget that he was actually drafted by another organization. Yes, back in 1996, Kobe was selected by the Charlotte Hornets. True story. The Hornets drafted Kobe No. 13 overall in the 1996 NBA draft and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft rumors: Hornets targeting Devin Booker at No. 9

The Charlotte Hornets recently got the wing player team management desired in trading for Nic Batum and later acquiring Jeremy Lamb, and now GM Rich Cho can focus on the draft. If what Ken Berger of CBS Sports says is true, the Hornets could be looking to shore up the 2 in drafting former Kentucky Wildcat Devin Booker. After filling SF void with Batum and adding Lamb, Hornets said...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

So Jared Sullinger followed the Charlotte Hornets on Twitter

Is Jared Sullinger going to the Hornets, or just psyched about the Nic Batum trade? Jared Sullinger just followed the Charlotte Hornets on Twitter. Could the @celtics have just traded up to #9? pic.twitter.com/GxBlbmBncZ — CelticsLife.com (@CelticsLife) June 25, 2015Could just be nothing. It's probably nothing. But then this cryptic follow up from Sully has to get you thinking...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers Nicolas Batum Deal

The Charlotte Hornets’ makeover seems to be nearing completion, while the Portland Trail Blazers’ could just be starting. Hornets general manager Rich Choo understood he couldn’t go into next season with a lack of spacing and has made legitimate headway in righting the issue. First, he dealt off Lance Stephenson to the Los Angeles Clippers for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Trade Noah Vonleh, Gerald Henderson To Blazers For Nic Batum

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets continue to revamp their roster after a disappointing season in which they didn’t shoot the ball well and failed to make the playoffs. The Hornets acquired wing Nicolas Batum from the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night in exchange for guard Gerald Henderson and power forward Noah Vonleh. The deal comes...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire Nic Batum from Portland in exchange for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh

Looking to add talent at the wing, Charlotte trades for Batum. The Charlotte Hornets traded Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh to the Portland Trailblazers in exchange for Nicolas Batum, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:   Portland is finalizing a trade to send Nic Batum to Charlotte for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder trade Jeremy Lamb to Hornets for Matt Barnes

By Vincent Frank The Matt Barnes era in Charlotte lasted all of one week. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the team has traded Barnes in a deal that includes former first-round pick Jeremy Lamb heading from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Hornets. Though, Bonnell went on to indicate that Barnes will not end up in New Orleans as a part of the deal. It’s...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets to acquire Batum from Blazers for Henderson, Vonleh

The first relatively big trade of the short NBA offseason is close to being finalized. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are on the verge of acquiring forward Nicolas Batum for two former lottery picks, Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh. This specific deal shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone. Both Batum and Henderson have been on the...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets shopping Cody Zeller, targeting Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky could soon go from being a draft sleeper and wild card to a lottery pick. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are looking to shop center Cody Zeller for wing players and if a deal is made, GM Rich Cho will strongly consider taking Kaminsky with the No. 9 pick. Y! Sources: Charlotte's shopping Cody Zeller hard for wing players. If...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets will host the 2017 All-Star game

Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets have won the bid for the 2017 NBA All-Star game.  Tuesday at 11:00am, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will join team owner Michael Jordan in making the announcement per ESPN sources. Instagram: @CharlotteSkyline “It’s just a matter of what year.” Adam Silver made this statement when asked about the event returning to Charlotte in December...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

AP sources: Hornets will host NBA All-Star game in 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets won the bid to host the NBA All-Star game in 2017, people familiar with the situation said Monday. The people spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because an announcement has not been made. The Hornets have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday that will include NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, team owner Michael Jordan...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Oden making comeback, working out for NBA teams

Greg Oden is attempting an NBA comeback and working out for teams in hopes of securing a roster spot. According to Real GM, Oden worked out for the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday and will work out in an upcoming Dallas Mavericks free agent minicamp. The Mavericks had strong interest in signing Odom when he returned...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams interested in returning to Cavs

Prepare the Godfather music and “goosey” three-point celebrations: Mo Williams is interested in re-joining the Cavs. The soon-to-be free agent point guard, who finished last season with the Charlotte Hornets after being traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves, is “more than interested” in coming back to Cleveland, according to NEOMG’s Chris Haynes. The Cavaliers have an...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Draft is Coming – Who Will Join the Swarm?

So many things dance in my head when the NBA draft comes around.  I wonder what our team needs are.  I wonder if the BPA will be a player that we need the most.  I wonder if we will trade up to get to that BPA that we need.  I wonder if we will trade the pick for some vet help, or for multiple lower picks.  I guess, like many fans, I just wonder and speculate what exactly the...
Via Trade Street Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan thinks he can beat his Hornets 1-on-1

This either means Michael Jordan, 52, still thinks he can play elite-level basketball or it means he doesn’t have much confidence in his Charlotte Hornets players. The current Hornets owner had this to say when asked if he could beat his players one-on-one (h/t CBS Sports): “I’m pretty sure I can, so I don’t want to do that and demolish their confidence. So I stay away...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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