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HORNETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nicolas Batum hilariously shoots down Raptors rumors on Twitter

Charlotte Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum has yet to play in a single game for his new team and already rumors of his departure are running rampant. Batum, who was acquired from the Portland Trail Blazers in late June in exchange for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh, is widely suggested to have interest in joining the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Faces, New Skills; How will it all fit together?

This summer, the Charlotte Hornets made a good bit of roster changes.  So many, in fact, that there are 7 new players on the roster right now for the 2015-16 season.  You all know what the next statement usually is when there is a roster change as dramatic as this: It’s going to take time for this new group to mesh.  The loss of Josh McRoberts and addition of Lance Stephenson...
Via Trade Street Post
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Sign Elliot Williams

The Charlotte Hornets signed free agent guard Elliot Williams, the team announced Tuesday. Williams was the 22nd overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. The 6-5 Williams has played in 104 games for the Trail Blazers, 76ers, Jazz and Pelicans with career averages of 5.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 13.7 minutes.
Via RealGM
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum Interested In Playing For Raptors

Nicolas Batum has interest in playing for the Toronto Raptors when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016. Toronto is an international city that appeals to Batum. The Charlotte Hornets acquired Batum this offseason from the Portland Trail Blazers despite him entering his contract year. General manager Rich Cho and assistant general manager Chad Buchanan are familiar with Batum...
Via RealGM
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Hansbrough agrees to deal with Hornets

The Hornets have agreed to a deal with Tyler Hansbrough, according to a report from Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. Terms of the agreement weren't disclosed, but it's likely to be something at or near a minimum contract given the salary cap situation in Charlotte.Hansbrough played in Toronto the past two seasons, where he was a regular part of the team's rotation. His scoring...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

As the Charlotte Hornets continue to rebuild for the future, they have plenty of talent to compete with some of the best teams in the East. With names such as Kemba Walker, Al Jefferson, Cody Zeller, and with the addition of rookie Frank Kaminsky, they have a chance to make it back to the Eastern Conference plays. For some of their best plays from last season, check out the below...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is Spencer Hawes?

I’m ashamed to say that when the Charlotte Hornets made the trade to send Lance Stephenson to the Los Angeles Clipper for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes, I immediately said, “Who is Spencer Hawes?” I’m a sheltered NBA fan.  The Charlotte Hornets are my only true pro sports passion, so, of course, I let popular opinion sway my judgement of getting Spencer.  That’s really...
Via Trade Street Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank the Tank, Linsanity, and More – Here Come the 15-16 Hornets!

Howdy Hornets fans!  Has this summer been exciting or what?  There have been trades, a draft pick, free agent signings, and summer league to boot!  What has all of this meant for our beloved Charlotte Hornets?  Well, it means so much as we approach the 2015-2016 season.  I’ll touch more on that in a bit.  Let’s take a quick recap of the 2014-15 season. Having a top-10 defense...
Via Trade Street Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Honing His Game, Hoping To Make Hornets

Aaron Harrison is yet another player on whom Charlotte has chosen to take a chance during a transformational summer. Aaron Harrison, the six-foot, six-inch guard from Kentucky, was among the top high-school recruits a couple of years ago before watching six of his teammates have their names called on draft-day. Despite Harrison’s reputation for being a knock-down outside shooter...
Via The Lottery Mafia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Frank Kaminsky Summer League Report

(June 24, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Kaminsky was a questionable pick for the Charlotte Hornets, and although he theoretically provides an upgrade alongside Jefferson in the post, the skills he provides weren’t necessarily pressing issues in Charlotte’s rotation. With that said, he still has the potential...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Hornets need to extend Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

The Charlotte Hornets have until October 31 to extend Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, their best defender and a still-developing offensive threat. Even though the Hornets traded for Nicolas Batum, that doesn't make MKG expendable. Extending him should be Charlotte's number one priority, and Austin Peters of At The Hive explains why:"He may be more valuable to the Hornets than any other team...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Toronto Raptors' Bismack Biyombo pickup

The Toronto Raptors have been very busy this offseason in regards to free agency.  A team that desperately needed defense, the Raptors have gone out and attempted to fix the problem by bringing in some quality defenders at all three areas, from the guards, to the wings, to the bigs.  While their offense may take a step backward, their defense will almost certainly be much improved...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Photo: Kentucky G Aaron Harrison Officially Inked His NBA Contract Today

Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison was not chosen in this year’s NBA Draft, but that did not stop him from earning a two-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets over the weekend.  He officially signed his tender today in Las Vegas and commemorated the occasion on Instagram.   So blessed to sign with the @hornets today in Las Vegas! A day I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lottery Free Agency Roundup: 7/13

A look back at some of the free agent signings made by lottery teams last week. The Charlotte Hornets decided to announce the signing of Jeremy Lin to a two year $4 million deal on Wednesday night and it was a move that made a lot of sense for the Charlotte Hornets as they look to build a team that can make the playoffs in an increasingly deep Eastern conference. The Hornets bench...
Via The Lottery Mafia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs officially sign Mo Williams

Mo Williams is officially a Cleveland Cavalier again. On Friday Williams signed his contract, officially bringing him back into the Cavalier fold. Terms of the deal were not revealed per league policy, but Williams’ contract is believed to be a two-year, $4.3 million deal. “We’re very excited to welcome Mo back to Cleveland and we feel he will be a great fit with our team,”...
Via Waiting For Next Year
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Merging New Shooters With The Rest Of The Hive

If the three-point shot is both the present and future of the NBA, the last season's performance beyond the arc by the Charlotte Hornets must have meant they were stuck in the past. The Hornets finished a disappointing 14-15 campaign ranked dead last in three-point field goal percentage (31.8) while also finishing just 24th in attempts per game. You don't have to point to much more...
Via RealGM - NBA
18 days ago  |  Discuss

On Mo Williams, regrets and homecomings

Mo Williams was my first regret. The Cleveland Cavaliers were in the midst of one of the worst single seasons in NBA history and had just allowed Chase Budinger to drop 30 points on them as the Houston Rockets provided Cleveland with its 28th loss in its last 30 games. It was the night of the league’s trade deadline and Williams in street clothes nursing an ankle injury. As I stood...
Via Waiting For Next Year
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams signs 2-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James proved that you can come home against all sorts of strange odds. That makes the latest bit of Cavaliers news almost pedestrian, but it sure is a lot of fun. Mo Williams appears to be following in James’ footsteps, just one season later as he’s reportedly spurning several other contenders to sign a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers worth $4.3 million. Who...
Via Waiting For Next Year
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Aaron Harrison Will Play On The Charlotte Hornets’ NBA Summer League Team

Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison was not selected during last week’s NBA Draft, but he’ll have an opportunity to play in the association’s summer league with the Charlotte Hornets. The news was announced by the Hornets yesterday and Kentucky offered up congratulations this morning on Twitter.  The @hornets have announced their summer league roster & @AaronICE2 is on it. Congrats...
Via College Spun
27 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
June 25, 2015  |  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
June 24, 2015  |  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
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA player pleads guilty to manslaughter, gets 23 years

Javaris Crittenton, who played parts of just two seasons in the NBA after the Los Angeles Lakers made him the 19th pick in the 2007 draft, admitted responsibility for his role in the murder of a 22-year-old mother of four. In accepting a plea in the murder case, the Georgia Tech product faces 23 years in prison. The details of this case are about as disturbing as it gets. Crittenton...
Via Sportsnaut
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Johnson remembers UNLV, becoming Grandmama

Courtesy of VICE Sports, Larry Johnson goes down memory lane to provide us some insight on how he ended up as Grandmama and how Jerry Tarkanian threatened their per diem while at UNLV. The post Larry Johnson Remembers How He Became Grandmama And Winning Titles In Las Vegas appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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