Nuggets will look to improve guard play, shooting

With the Denver Nuggets drafting highly-touted point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (not to mention Nikola Radicevic), picking up a quality shooting guard during free agency is next on the agenda. Starting Wednesday, July 1, all NBA teams are free to negotiate contracts with free agents but players are not able to officially sign a contract until July 9. Having not drafted a two-guard, Denver...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Which Free Agents Should Minnesota Re-Sign?

(Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Free Agents: Kevin Garnett (UFA) Robbie Hummel (UFA) Chase Budinger (Player Option) Gary Neal (UFA) Justin Hamilton (UFA) Arinze Onuaku (UFA) Coming off a dreadful 16-win campaign, the Timberwolves don’t have any daunting tasks coming up this offseason in terms of free agency. Minnesota...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Neal: "You've got to go where the checks are"

Two summers ago, Gary Neal voluntarilly forfeited the opportunity to chase a championship by signing with the Milwaukee Bucks instead of re-signing with the San Antonio Spurs—€”the team that made him an NBA player.  Ever since, Neal has bounced around the league, and he's currently coming off the bench for the 14-51 Minnesota Timberwolves. Before yesterday's game against his...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Hawks Can Still Add To Their Roster Despite Quiet Deadline

Atlanta Hawks head coach and acting general Manager Mike Budenholzer talks to the media during the 2015 All-star Weekend at Madison Square Garden on February 15, 2015 in New York, New York. (Mandatory credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks let one of the louder trade deadlines in recent memory come and go without making a sound. While fellow conference...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves newcomer Neal faces uncertain future

MINNEAPOLIS -- After his first Timberwolves practice, Gary Neal needed more than one set of instructions from a team staffer to navigate the Target Center's labyrinth of hallways and elevators. As he was led from the Lifetime Fitness practice facility back to the dressing room Wednesday night, he studied the route, raising his eyebrows at its complexity. He might not need to know...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Mo Williams and Troy Daniels Trade Grade

(January 24, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) Charlotte Hornets: Mo Williams and Troy Daniels Trade Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director Of Content/Hoopstuff… Hornets Receive: Mo Williams, Troy Daniels Hornets Trade: Gary Neal, 2nd round pick The Charlotte Hornets currently have one of the worst offenses in basketball. They rank towards the bottom in...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Gary Neal/Adreian Payne Trade Grades

(Source: Nick Laham/Getty Images North America) Minnesota Timberwolves: Gary Neal/Adreian Payne Trade Grades By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/HoopStuff… Wolves Receive: Gary Neal, 2nd Round Pick Hornets Receive: Mo Williams, Troy Daniels In the first of a pair of trades executed by the Minnesota Timberwolves, veteran point guard Mo Williams was shipped to the Charlotte Hornets...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Mo Williams, Troy Daniels to Charlotte Hornets for Gary Neal, Draft Pick

JANUARY 21: Mo Williams #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game against the Dallas Mavericks on January 21, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Charlotte Hornets have found the player they need to improve the point guard position as the team reportedly acquired Mo Williams and Troy Daniels from the Minnesota Timberwolves...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking: Hornets Acquire Mo Williams, And Troy Daniels

The Charlotte Hornets have acquired guards Mo Williams, and Troy Daniels from the Minnesota Timberwolves for guard Gary Neal, and a 2019 second-round pick per Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. This deal comes just a day after reports indicated talks between the two teams had stalled. Charlotte seemed to be determined to bolster their back-court in the extended absence of Kemba...
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February 10, 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...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire Mo Williams, Troy Daniels from Timberwolves

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports The Charlotte Hornets have acquired Mo Williams, Troy Daniels, along with cash considerations, from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for guard Gary Neal and Miami’s 2019 second-round draft pick. In addition, the Hornets have released Elliot Williams from his 10-day contract. “We are excited to be adding two quality players to our organization...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets Acquire Mo Williams, Troy Daniels From Wolves For Gary Neal

The Charlotte Hornets have acquired Mo Williams and Troy Daniels from the Minnestoa Timberwolves for Gary Neal, League sources previously told RealGM that they were on the verge of an agreement. The Hornets need help at point guard with Kemba Walker injured. Williams is averaging 12.2 points and 6.4 assists per game this season for the Wolves. The Wolves will attempt to flip Neal...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets Come up Short Versus the World Champion Spurs

Being at the game to write a recap is a little different than watching on TV. I’m at the game right now at the half, writing a recap for the first portion. While we kept things close in the first quarter, things began to come unraveled in the 2nd.  More than anything, the Spurs can score in the paint at will, and they can hit the 3 ball.  Both of these things starting happening...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Official; The Hornets are on a Win Streak!

3 wins in a row can be defined as a win streak.  Last night’s blowout victory gave the Charlotte Hornets the chance to say that they are currently on a win streak.  It just feels good to say win streak.  We’ve had our fair share of losing streaks, so I’m going to say it one more time; win streak. Now that I have that out of my system, let me discuss the game a little bit...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Win 2 in a Row; Is this the Turning Point?

Hornets fans, our beloved team has now won 2 games in a row.  I didn’t write an article after the victory in Philly because honestly, it was a game that we should have won.  I mean honestly, a team with 24 turnovers in a game should not win.  I feel bad for the Sixers though.  They really are trying.  They did have 12 blocks on the night.  That’s pretty impressive.  I...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Gary Neal is lighting it up

The Charlotte Hornets have been pretty awful so far this season.  Charlotte currently sits at 4-11 and hosts 11-3 Portland on Wednesday. The offensive performances and defensive performances have been spotty all season.  They are simply finding ways to lose games instead of finding ways to win them. Gary Neal has been playing great this season. One bright spot for the Hornets...
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Too Much Heat in Miami; Hornets Drop 5th Straight

If you take the game as a whole, it was one of the better games the Hornets have played this season.  A solid effort was put forth by every player on the team, and we just came up short at the end.   5 players in double figures is a good thing, but not when you still lose.  Al Jefferson had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson had 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (he...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Dallas' blistering shooting does in Charlotte

Going inside the Mavericks' 107-80 win over the Hornets Monday night. Three-Point Take 1. DALLAS FIREPOWER ON DISPLAY With Charlotte's top defensive player in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out with a hurt foot, and Gary Neal, the top bench scorer and third-overall leading scorer out with a concussion, most new it was going to be difficult task for the Hornets to win. Dallas entered the...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Intensity Fades in the 4th; Fall to Blazers

We just can’t quite close out games.  In a game where the Hornets were sporting a 23-point lead, and I was seriously considering going to bed at a normal time, I would have never imagined that we would have lost.  We did though.  102-100 was the final.  I’m glad I stayed up to watch it all, and at the same time, I’m scratching my head as to what the heck happened.  Allowing...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets blow 23-point lead at Portland, lose when layup is disallowed

  Damian Lillard had 29 points and the Trail Blazers trailed by as many as 23 points in the first half before rallying in the fourth quarter to beat the Charlotte Hornets 102-100 on Tuesday night. Charlotte's Gary Neal made a layup at the final buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime, but the refs reversed the call after a review. LaMarcus Aldridge added 25 points and...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets off to a Rough Start to the Season, Fall to the Pelicans

Don’t let that 100-91 score fool you; the Hornets are not clicking on offense at all.  The last thing we can do as fans is panic.  It hasn’t been a pretty launch to the Hornets 2.0.  We should have all expected it though.  There is a ton of chemistry to be worked out with the team.  Kemba, Al, and Lance all have to learn how to play together.  The glaring thing I am seeing...
Via Trade Street Post
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Subpar Offense from Both Sides, Hornets Fall to Grizzlies

Last night’s Hornets game was one that left me scratching my head. I was in attendance for the game. My sons and I were part of the group that gave the team high-5s as the took the court, and we were honored to hold the giant flag on the court during our national anthem. Those were the bright spots of my attendance at the game. Watching the actual game, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist actually...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominant performance for Charlotte in game two of the preseason

The Hornets who were playing tonight’s game against the Wizards without starting shooting guard Lance Stephenson, who was out with a minor toe injury won the game 99-86. The win improved the Hornets preseason record to 1-1. The Hornets were once again led in scoring by shooting guard Gary Neal. He had 19 points, with 13 of them coming in the first quarter. He shot 6-9 from the...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets roll past Wizards, 99-86 in South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Gary Neal scored 19 points and the new-look Charlotte Hornets held off the Washington Wizards 99-86 on Friday night for their first victory of the preseason. The Hornets (1-1) never trailed after jumping out to a 12-2 lead in the first four minutes. They led by as much as 23 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Al Jefferson added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Kemba...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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