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2014-15 NBA Preview: Charlotte Hornets

The Bobcats have been transmogrified into the Hornets, complete with a makeover of their arena floor into a honeycomb. After making the playoffs and picking up a well-known free agent, spirits are high, but the bar is set awfully low in the east. As one of the more bizarre teams we’ve seen, they’re an all-defense team led by Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker, a team that destroys...
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Preseason Game 6: Bulls vs Hornets

Another preseason battle of elite big men will start at 8:00 PM ET on NBA TV in a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Hornets.  Today’s game will be more of a test for Hornets big man Al Jefferson. At the age of 29, he still has not made an all-star team despite the big numbers he has been putting up. Last season, he averaged 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds, and his...
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Jefferson powers Hornets past Wizards

WASHINGTON -- Al Jefferson scored 20 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 96-86 Friday night in a preseason game. Kemba Walker added 16 points for the Hornets (3-2). Charlotte trailed 68-63 before pulling away with a 23-1 run. John Wall scored 14 points for the Wizards (4-2) on 3-for-12 shooting. He had...
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Kemba Walker Behind the Back Pass to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

The Charlotte Hornets backcourt of Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hook up for nice fastbreak involving a sweet behind-the-back pass leading to a two-handed flush. As The Who would say, the kids are alright. The post Kemba Walker Behind the Back Pass to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Charlotte Hornets season preview: Player projections

The NBA’s preseason is in full swing, and I love every minute of it (even that minute that the NBA is taking away from the Celtics and Nets in Sunday’s exhibition contest).  The Charlotte Hornets are currently 2-2 after Wednesday’s loss to Detriot.  With four preseason games left before the regular season opener against Milwaukee, the Hornets are experimenting with different...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Reasons To Be Excited About the Charlotte Hornets

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Justin Becker of You can him on twitter @NBAandNFLInfo or on theFantasy Basketball Money Leagues Google+ Page, and for moreNBA basketball news and rumors visit Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues – afantasy basketball blog   Top 5 Reasons To Be Excited About the Charlotte Hornets   There is a new and exciting...
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MJ disagrees with shortening season: ‘I never thought 82 games was an issue’

Michael Jordan told ESPN during a telephone interview that he was surprised to hear LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki suggest that they’ed like to see the 82-game NBA season shortened. “I love both of those guys, but as an owner who played the game, I loved playing,” Jordan, who owns the Charlotte Hornets, told Chris Broussard of ESPN the Magazine. “If I wasn’t playing 82...
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Hornets hang on to beat the Magic 99-97 in an exciting game, but lose Kemba Walker to an injury

On Monday night in what was the Hornets first game on their new honeycomb court, wearing their brand new spiffy uniforms the rebranded Hornets took the court against the Orlando Magic at Time Warner Cable Arena. The home crowd in Charlotte was treated to a hot start by the Hornets, as they came out firing on all cylinders. Their starting lineup of small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist...
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Hornets Injury Update: Kemba Walker hurts left knee

Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets suffered a left knee contusion against the Orlando Magic on Monday night. He's expected to miss Wednesday's game against the Detroit Pistons, according to ESPN.Kemba Walker will not be playing in tomorrow's preseason game— Bring Back The Buzz™ (@BringBackTheBuz) October 14, 2014 I just bumped knees...
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NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Charlotte Hornets

Editor's note: This is the 14th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Al Jefferson; PF Marvin Williams; SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist; SG Lance Stephenson; PG Kemba Walker. Key Reserves SG Gerald Henderson; PF Cody Zeller; F Jason Maxiell; G Gary Neal; C Bismack Biyombo; PF Noah Vonleh; SG P.J. Hairston; PG Brian Roberts; SF Jason...
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Hornets Rumors: Marvin Williams to be used as a stretch four

Last season Josh McRoberts played the stretch four role for the Charlotte Hornets. He bolted to sunnier pastures in Miami, and the Hornets opted to sign Marvin Williams to be his replacement. Expect a bunch of threes from the former second overall pick.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia CommonsThe 6'9 Williams shot a career high from the 3-point range, making 35.9 percent...
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Hornets Injury Update: Noah Vonleh cleared for one-on-one contact

The Charlotte Hornets opened preseason on Wednesday with a 106-92 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.  Gary Neal lead the Hornets with 14 points in 21 minutes off the bench.  After finishing 11 games out in the Southeast Division with 43 wins last season, the Hornets look to improve an offense that ranked just 23rd in the NBA in scoring.  They are not at full strength entering...
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2014/15 Charlotte Hornets: Rising Up

(Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports) It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with our predictions...
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Charlotte Hornets: Team projections

The Charlotte Hornets kick off their preseason schedule tonight with a game against the Philadelphia Tankers 76ers.  Before we get a chance to see the Hornets in action this season, I thought I’d continue my season preview for the team.  Part 1 of my preview was posted last week and featured a roster overview, team strengths, and the “Best Offensive Player”, among many other...
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Hornets' Jeff Taylor arrested on domestic assault charges

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor has been arrested in Michigan on domestic assault charges, according to East Lansing Police. The police department said in a release Thursday that the 25-year-old Taylor was charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. His bond was set at $5,000. East Lansing Police Lieutenant...
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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