Charlotte Hornets Starting Center – Who Will it Bee?

It seems like every year, there are discussions about who should be starting at each position.  In the case of the center position, we’ve never exactly had a single, strong group of centers that could compete for the job.  We rode the coat tails of Al Jefferson for 3 seasons, and by that 3rd season, Cody Zeller had to step up and play the spot, which he did quite well.  At 7’...
Via Trade Street Post
23 hours ago

ESPN projects Charlotte Hornets as seventh seed in Eastern Conference

ESPN’s panel of experts predicted how the Eastern Conference would play out in the 2016-17 season, and it doesn’t look great for the Hornets. It’s that time of year, folks. Now that the NBA’s free agency is mostly over, ESPN released some of its predictions for the upcoming 2016-17 season. The network’s panel of experts concluded that the Charlotte Hornets will finish...
Via At The Hive
1 day ago

Charlotte Hornets Sign D-League Guard/Forward Treveon Graham

The Charlotte Hornets have officially announced the signing of D-League guard/forward, Treveon Graham, who was a standout last season. The Charlotte Hornets have added yet another player to their roster as they have signed Treveon Graham. He is likely another training camp body who can help the regular roster players compete in the offseason. Treveon was […] Charlotte Hornets...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 day ago

Charlotte Hornets Roster; the 2016-2017 Season

Hello Hornets fans!  I think it’s time to start writing about my favorite pro team in the whole world, and my only true pro sports passion: the Charlotte Hornets.  If you’re new to the site, welcome aboard.  If you’re used to my writings and opinions and still decided to return, welcome back! One thing that I always try to do is remain politically neutral.  I don’t like...
Via Trade Street Post
1 day ago

Charlotte Hornets Offseason: Round Table Discussion

After one of their most successful seasons in recent history, the Charlotte Hornets were forced to make sizable changes this offseason. We here at Swarm and Sting discuss some of the moves. The Charlotte Hornets have made a complete overhaul on their roster from last season this summer. They were forced to let some players […] Charlotte Hornets Offseason: Round Table Discussion...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 day ago

A preview of Marco Belinelli and his fit with the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets made a shocking trade for Marco Belinelli this offseason. He is a reliable NBA veteran but how exactly does he fit with this team? Marco Belinelli has been (no Italian pun intended) a renaissance man in the NBA. Having played for six different teams in a matter of nine years, he has […] A preview of Marco Belinelli and his fit with the Charlotte Hornets -...
Via Swarm & Sting
2 days ago

Hornets name Noel Gillespie their D-League coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets announced that Noel Gillespie has been named coach of their new NBA Developmental League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. Gillespie has more than 14 years of NBA experience, including the last six as a full-time assistant coach. His hiring was announced Monday. Gillespie spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Denver...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cops

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement. The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner said Monday he is giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The aim is to help build trust following several shootings around the country. ''As a proud...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan gives $2 million; looks to build backs, police trust

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement. The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner said Monday he's giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The aim is to help build trust following several shootings around the country. Jordan says...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets co-owner blasts NBA, city for taking away All-Star Game

Reaction around the world of sports and the greater world beyond has been almost unanimously positive about the NBA’s decision to take the All-Star Game out of Charlotte in response to North Carolina’s shamefully bigoted HB2 law. The Hornets’ chairman, Michael Jordan, issued this statement in response to the move: Statement from Hornets owner Michael Jordan on the league...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets and NBA say Charlotte may get 2019 All-Star Game

After a whole lot of bad news, it looks like Hornets fans have some good news. Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, team president Fred Whitfield, and the NBA released statements on the league’s decision to pull the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte in light of North Carolina’s insistence that House Bill 2 won’t be stopped. But the best news? Charlotte will get with 2019...
Via At The Hive
6 days ago

NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte over HB2

The NBA announced on Thursday that it will move the 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina. It’s a decision that’s been a long time coming, and has set up widespread debate around the basketball world. Based solely on a North Carolina law that discriminates against the LGBT community — primarily the transgender population — the NBA released a statement explaining its decision...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nike joins fight against NC transgender bathroom law

Sports gear giant Nike is reportedly joining a group of 68 major U.S. companies attempting to block North Carolina’s controversial transgender bathroom law. The law, House Bill 2, requires transgender people to use bathrooms marked with their gender, rather than the gender they associate with — something that has stirred up plenty of discussion on both sides of the issue. ...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nic Batum headliner as Charlotte Hornets make most of free agency

Nic Batum the headliner as Charlotte Hornets make most of free agency
Via FOX Sports South
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Marvin Williams Re-Signs With Hornets

Marvin Williams backdoored his way into a highly productive NBA career after long playing under the specter of being drafted ahead of Deron Williams and Chris Paul for a Hawks' team that needed a point guard. Williams' productivity and versatility over the past two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets was rewarded with a four-year, $54.5 million deal. The late career surge of Williams...
Via RealGM - NBA
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Courtney Lee Signs $50M Deal With Knicks

Courtney Lee has always seemed like an ideal complementary shooting guard with his stable all-around game, yet he's been traded five times in his career and has never last more than two seasons with any single team. Lee has always been desired by others just a little bit more than he's been needed by his incumbent teams to not include to make trades materialize. Lee presumably has...
Via RealGM - NBA
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers sign Al Jefferson to three-year, $30 million deal

The Indiana Pacers are apparently hell-bent on improving a roster that needed to see upgrades in order for the team to contend in the Eastern Conference. After acquiring former All-Star Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks earlier in the summer, the Pacers have reportedly signed free-agent big man Al Jefferson to a three-year, $30 million contract. Jefferson, 31, is coming off an...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrett Jack seemingly laughs at Jeremy Lin signing with Nets

The Brooklyn Nets signed free agent point guard Jeremy Lin to a three-year deal on Friday, less than 24 hours after waiving veteran point guard Jarrett Jack. It would appear that Jack found the roster moves to be hilarious. Shortly after Lin announced on Twitter that he is now a Net, Jack tweeted the following: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah — JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nicolas Batum signs max deal with Hornets

Charlotte Hornets management indicated Nicolas Batum was its “No. 1 priority” this offseason, and while the Hornets may have overpaid for him, it looks like they got their guy. Batum looks to be a max player now, as the Hornets reportedly offered the French shooting guard a five-year, $120 million deal to remain with the team. EXCLUSIVE Nic Batum Is coming back to the...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Courtney Lee, Knicks working towards deal

Shooting guard Courtney Lee is the New York Knicks’ top free agent target, and it sounds like the two sides are working towards an agreement. The Verticals Shams Charania reports that Lee and the Knicks are meeting to finalize a deal on Friday morning. However, Charania's colleague Adrian Wojnarowski says the Knicks are talking with Eric Gordon and have made him their top target...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Nicolas Batum the Most Underrated Player in Free Agency?

Nicolas Batum had arguably the best season of his career for the Charlotte Hornets this past season. Tatum averaged a career high in points and assists with 14.9 points per game  and 5.8 assists per game along with 6.1 rebounds per game. At age 27, Batum is potentially entering the prime years of his career and will surely be looking to cash in on his play in free agency. Batum...
Via The Sports Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin wants to ‘find a home’ in free agency

After bouncing around the NBA, Jeremy Lin wants to land somewhere where he’ll be staying for a while. It’s appearing likely that that place will not be New Orleans. Lin told the World Economic Forum that he wants to find a permanent home, as well as a team that can maximize his potential. “I’ve played six years in the NBA; I’ve played on five different teams. I’ve played...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Marco Belinelli: Charlotte Hornets draft night acquisition

I half-expected to be writing about who the Charlotte Hornets picked at number 22 in the 2016 NBA draft this week. Instead, General Manager Rich Cho, head coach Steve Clifford, and owner Michael Jordan decided to go with a proven NBA veteran over a rookie with their 2016 first round pick. The Hornets traded that pick for Marco Belinelli 30-year-old shooting guard who hails originally...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Team Needs: Hornets Look To Fill Out Their Roster

Team: Charlotte Hornets Draft Picks: #22 Team Needs: Shooting Guard, Power Forward, Center Key Players: Kemba Walker, Al Jefferson (UFA), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Nicolas Batum (UFA) The Charlotte Hornets are at a real crossroads this offseason when it comes of the future of their franchise. The Hornets have eight players set to hit free agency this summer, and it is likely that...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets' best and worst draft picks of last 10 years

Breaking down the Charlotte Hornets' best and worst first-round draft picks of the last 10 years.
Via FOX Sports South
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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