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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...
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1 day 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. 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Harrison to Join Charlotte Hornets Per Report

Aaron Harrison was the only Kentucky player to go undrafted last night, but it didn’t take long for him to find an NBA home. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Harrison will play with the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA summer league. Aaron Harrison will go to summer league with Charlotte, source told ESPN. — Jeff […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 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...
2 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
2 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. — MarcusD...
Via Holdout Sports
3 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
3 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
3 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? — (@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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Noah Vonleh traded to Portland

Former Indiana forward Noah Vonleh, a lottery pick in last June’s NBA draft, is on the move after just one season with the Charlotte Hornets. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported on Wednesday evening that Vonleh and Gerald Henderson will be dealt to the Portland Trailblazers in exchange for Nicolas Batum. Vonleh was the No. […] The post Report: Noah Vonleh traded to Portland...
Via Inside the Hall
4 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
4 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...
5 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
6 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
8 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
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets general manager 'would love to move up' in the draft

Though the Charlotte Hornets currently have the ninth pick in the NBA draft, that could change on draft night -- if not sooner. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Hornets general manager Rich Cho has been talking to teams about moving up, down, or out of the draft altogether.
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Brown: Sixers should hire Iverson as assistant GM

Allen Iverson has had some financial trouble since he last played in the NBA more than five years ago. His former coach, the legendary Larry Brown, would like to see the Philadelphia 76ers help Iverson out by giving him a job. And not just any job. As Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer notes, Brown...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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