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Charlotte Hornets Season In Review

After making the playoffs in the 2013-2014 season, Charlotte was expected to have a momentous season. However, this is an antithesis of what actually transpired. The Hornets went 33-49, finishing 4th in the Southeast division. With the acquisition of Lance Stephenson, Charlotte was expected to contend in the East. In a turn of events, Stephenson struggled mightily. The Hornets also...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets GM: Stephenson signing 'didn't work out as we expected'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hornets general manager Rich Cho says the Lance Stephenson signing last summer ''didn't work out as we expected it to.'' Cho, speaking at his end-of-season press conference Friday, says when Charlotte signed Stephenson to a three-year, $27 million contract last offseason, ''We thought it would work out a lot better.'' Instead, Stephenson's productivity dropped...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets GM Cho: Stephenson 'didn't work like we expected'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets general manager Rich Cho says the Lance Stephenson signing last summer ''didn't work out as we expected it to.'' Cho, speaking at his end-of-season press conference Friday, says when Charlotte signed Stephenson to a three-year, $27 million contract last offseason, ''We thought it would work out a lot better.'' Instead, Stephenson's productivity dropped...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Plans To Exercise $13.5M Option For Next Season

Al Jefferson said he does not plan to opt out of his $13.5 million option for the 2015-16 season. "I’ve got unfinished business here. That’s not even an option for me," Jefferson said. "Unless something dramatic changed, I can’t see myself opting out, and leaving that bad taste in my mouth. And in the Charlotte Hornets’ mouth. I can’t walk away from that." Jefferson finished...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jefferson plans to return, Henderson unsure

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Al Jefferson has no intentions of opting out of his contract with the Charlotte Hornets. Gerald Henderson isn't quite ready to make the same declaration. Jefferson is due $13.5 million next season. Henderson, the longest-tenured player on the roster, is set to make $6 million. Both have opt-out clauses in their contracts that would allow them to become free...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Crawford trips, falls during Hornets-Raptors game (Video)

NBA referee Joey Crawford tripped and fell down on the court during the opening minute of Wednesday night's game in Toronto between the Raptors and the visiting Charlotte Hornets.Crawford got right back up and seemed to be OK, although likely a bit embarrassed. He's lucky he didn't get seriously hurt there. Pablo Prigioni knows a little something about that.H/T NIS. This post...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Crawford Took a Spill During the Hornets-Raptors Game

The last of the NBA regular season is off to the hottest start imaginable thanks to everyone’s favorite referee, Joey Crawford. During the opening minute of the Hornets-Raptors game, ol’ Joey took a theatrical spill while jogging up behind Kemba Walker. As you can see above, Joey milked the hell out of it, sliding as far as he could before recovering. Of course, Twitter absolutely...
Via Busted Coverage
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson intends to play for the Hornets next season

In an interview with Brett Jensen of Fox Sports, Al Jefferson explained he remains committed to the Hornets, and wants to return next season: “If I had my way, I’d finish my career here,” he said. “I feel like I helped start this and I want to finish it. … I love the city, I love my teammates, I love Coach (Steve Clifford) and the coaching staff. … It’s still something...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Push Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for NBA All-Defensive Team

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been a sold defender all season long and his team would like to see him make the NBA All-Defensive Team for the firs time. So they made a video and website to promote his his 24/7 defensive abilities. Check it out. The post Hornets Push Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for NBA All-Defensive Team appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

All Buzz, No Hive: What Happened to the Charlotte Hornets?

The Buzz was back! The beloved Charlotte Hornets had returned to basketball crazy North Carolina for the 2014-15 NBA Season. NBA Legend Team Owner Michael Jordan had negotiated with the Association on bringing the Hornets moniker back to Charlotte after it was no longer being used by the now New Orleans Pelicans. It was a no-brainer... The post All Buzz, No Hive: What Happened to...
Via The Garbage Time
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Season Obituary: The Charlotte Hornets Weren’t Born Ready To Return To The Playoffs

This season, something important was restored in Charlotte. Decades ago, the NBA came to a college basketball-loving part of the United States, accompanied by a genuine buzz. The Hornets showed that there was more than enough basketball for a fan’s entertainment dollar in the Carolinas. That identity — the one carried by the likes of Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson in the franchise’s...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Charlotte Hornets must do to get the “Buzz” back!

I’ve lived in Charlotte my entire life and I’ve never remembered a time, other than perhaps when the Panthers made it to Super Bowl XXXVIII, when the Charlotte sports atmosphere had such a buzz and excitement about it like it did when the city got its beloved basketball team back. The old school Charlotte Hornets never really left, and the city never really stopped loving the...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: playoffs mean big bonuses for players

Let’s just say, the eastern conference is weaker than Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s defense trail in Boston this week.  At 33-45, it’s baffling that the Charlotte Hornets have a glimmer of playoff opportunity.  After losing to the Toronto Raptors by 18 points, fans are ready to go ahead and cash out…it’s closing time. Charlotte Hornets come up short when it counts. This was quite...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets out-last Sixers 92-91

The Charlotte Hornets were neck-and-neck with the Philadelphia 76ers the whole way, even trailing by 1 in the waning seconds before Gerald Henderson put in the game winning layup with six seconds to play. Coming the other way, Ish Smith missed a driving layup, Henderson grabbed the rebound to seal Philadelphia’s fate. Kemba Walker carried the load for the Hornets, finishing with...
Via Trade Street Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Horrible NBA Dunk Fail Sends Roy Hibbert Into Laughing Fit

It was a horrible dunk attempt by Charlotte's Jason Maxiell, and Indiana's Roy Hibbert couldn't get enough of it.
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams and the evolving role of the volume scorer

For your consideration, here is a list of statistics in which the playoff periphery Charlotte Hornets trailed the projected 67-loss New York Knicks prior to the Mo Williams trade: Field goal percentage (43.6 percent to 42.2 percent) Three-point percentage (35.9 percent to 30.8 percent) True Shooting Percentage (51.5 percent to 49.7 percent) Offensive Rebound Rate (25.3 percent...
Via The Sports Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets campaign for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to get on All-Defensive team

And it is quite the unique campaign. The Charlotte Hornets put out this little commercial for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to get on the All-Defensive team. They called it MKG Security: While not an offensive ace, MKG has been an excellent perimeter defender thus far in his young career. MKG missing games might hurt his case a little bit but there’s no doubt what he can do when it...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tired Hornets Fall to Celtics, 116-104

I used to always talk about the Bobcats losing games that they shouldn’t have and winning games that they shouldn’t have.  I used to talk about how when we would play a team worse than us, we would play down to their level.  Last night, at home, with playoff implications pending, the Hornets did not need to lose the game.  Unfortunately, they did lose, 116 – 104.  The Celtics...
Via Trade Street Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Come From 13 back to Defeat the T-Wolves

The Hornets snapped a 3-game losing streak by defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 109-98 last night.  They are going to need to get locked in to some wins if they want to continue on pace to make the playoffs again this season.  The Hornets scorers were led by Mo Williams, former T-Wolf, with 24 points.  He also had 4 assists, 4 rebounds and a block to go with it.  He was joined...
Via Trade Street Post
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Distracted woman’s nose bloodied by errant pass at Hornets game (video)

A woman seated courtside was on the receiving end of a vicious blow to the face by a basketball courtesy of an errant pass from Lance Stephenson during Wednesday’s Sacramento Kings-Charlotte Hornets game at Time Warner Cable Arena. The poor lady, seated behind the Hornets bench, certainly didn’t do herself any favors as it relates...Read More The post Distracted woman’s nose...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Charlotte Hornets make the playoffs?

The Charlotte Hornets are getting hot at the right time as they prepared for their last stretch of the 2014-15 regular season. If the playoffs started today the Hornets, owners of the 7th seed in the eastern conference, would be facing the Chicago Bulls in the first round.   The Hornets are currently on a four game winning streak. Acquiring veteran guard Mo Williams from the Minnesota...
Via isportsweb.com
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan makes Forbes’ billionaires list for first time

Michael Jordan might have a reason to pop the champagne or even light up one of his famous cigars: For the first time, he cracked Forbes’ billionaires list. Forbes explains why they now value His Airness’ assets at over $1 billion: Most of his cash comes from Nike payouts on his iconic brand. The Jordan...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire Mo Williams from the Timberwolves

The Charlotte Hornets made a rather solid move on Tuesday in hopes of propelling them to the playoffs this season. Picking talent from a last-place Minnesota Timberwolves squad, the Hornets acquired guards Mo Williams and Troy Daniels from Minnesota in exchange for Gary Neal and a second-round pick (in 2019). Williams—now in his 12th season—was performing at a pretty high level...
Via Sportsnaut
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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