Kemba Walker & Jeremy Lin; Charlotte Hornets’ New 1-2 Punch at Point Guard

Hello again Hornets fans.  Is it crazy that I was most excited about Jeremy Lin as our free agent signings began?  It wasn’t the trade for Batum or moving Lance to the Clippers.  It wasn’t juggling Matt Barnes to the Grizzlies for Luke Ridnour for Jeremy Lamb either.  It was truly Jeremy Lin.  I was always intrigued by the guy.  Anyone who watched him in New York or even...
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Los Angeles Lakers: 2015 Offseason Grade

The Lakers got better this summer, but were forced to settle when their top free agent targets signed elsewhere. In: Lou Williams – FA signing Brandon Bass – FA signing Roy Hibbert – via trade Out: Carlos Boozer – (currently a FA) Ronnie Price – (signed for Phoenix Suns) Jordan Hill – (signed for Indiana Pacers) Wayne Ellington – (signed for Brooklyn Nets) Ed...
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Charlotte Hornets: Charlotte’s Offseason Grade

  (April 5, 2015 – Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Added: Nicolas Batum (trade), Spencer Hawes (trade), Jeremy Lamb (trade), Frank Kaminsky (draft), Jeremy Lin (two seasons, 4.35 million, player option), Tyler Hansbrough (?) No Longer With Team: Noah Vonleh, Gary Neal, Mo Williams, Gerald Henderson, Jeff...
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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...
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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...
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11 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...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Introduce Jeremy Lin

The Charlotte Hornets formally introduced newly signed free agent Jeremy Lin to the media yesterday and the 26-year-old guard says he will go back to his attacking ways that made him successful in the past. “I want to get back to what makes me what I am as a player, which is being aggressive, being on the attack and always charging toward the rim,” Lin said. “I think that...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Guard Jeremy Lin looking to find stability with Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Point guard Jeremy Lin is in search of some stability with the Charlotte Hornets. Lin said he has no regrets about leaving the New York Knicks after the 2012 season to sign with the Houston Rockets during his introductory press conference Monday. But the 26-year-old, one-year sensation made it pretty clear he's eager to find the right fit. Three teams removed...
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18 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...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Jeremy Lin Signing Grade

(Feb. 28, 2015 – Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Charlotte Hornets were able to attain a quality backup point guard behind Kemba Walker following the departure of Mo Williams, signing Harvard product Jeremy Lin to a two-year deal worth $4.3 million. The Hornets have made numerous changes that have propelled...
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20 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...
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Hornets sign free agent point guard Jeremy Lin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte Hornets signed free agent point guard Jeremy Lin on Thursday in hopes of improving a sagging offense. Terms of the deal were not released. The 6-foot-3 Lin has played in 291 NBA games for the Warriors, Knicks, Rockets and Lakers in five seasons, averaging 11.7 points, 4.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 26.9 minutes. The 26-year-old Lin is...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Jeremy Lin edition

The Charlotte Hornets have signed point guard Jeremy Lin.  The Hornets filled a big hole in the backcourt with the recent departure of Mo Williams; who signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers just days ago. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Lin will sign a two-year contract worth more than $4 million in total. In 74 games for the Los Angeles Lakers, Lin averaged 11.2 points, 4.6...
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Jeremy Lin Signs With Charlotte Hornets

A photo posted by Jeremy Lin (@jlin7) on Jul 8, 2015 at 7:15pm PDT Jeremy Lin will join the Charlotte Hornets on a two-year, $4.3 million deal. The free agent guard dropped a few hints of his pending move via Twitter and Instagram. Jeremy Lin's deal with the Charlotte Hornets will be two-years, $4M-plus, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Agrees to Sign with the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have been very busy this offseason, and they have made it clear that they want to compete in the 2015-16 NBA season. They were expected to be one of the playoff teams in the Eastern Conference last season, but things fell apart and they were forced to make changes this offseason. According to Jeremy Lin on Instagram, he has agreed to sign with the Hornets. ...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Hornets agree to two-year deal with Jeremy Lin

The Charlotte Hornets entered free agency with perimeter needs but precious little cap space to play with, but on the eve of the NBA lifting its free-agent moratorium the franchise was able to add a piece -- a well-known piece. The Hornets agreed to a two-year, $4-plus million deal with free-agent guard Jeremy Lin, according to Yahoo! Sports. The deal can not be finalized until the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Free agent Jeremy Lin agrees with Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a contract with free agent Jeremy Lin. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the move cannot be announced until Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lin posted on his Instagram page Wednesday night ''Lets goooooo!! (hash...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Announces Decision To Sign With Hornets

Jeremy Lin has announced he will sign with the Charlotte Hornets on Instagram. Lin received strong interest as well from the Dallas Mavericks. Lin spent the previous season with the Los Angeles Lakers. "Going into my first true free agency as an NBA player this off-season, the one thing that mattered to me the most was finding a team that would be a good fit for me," wrote Lin on...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell Could Miss Summer League Opener

EL SEGUNDO, CA – JULY 5: D’Angelo Russell #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a portrait at Toyota Sports Center on July 5, 2015 in El Segundo, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks Closing in on Deal with Jeremy Lin

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MARCH 25: Jeremy Lin #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 25, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers, Mavericks talk sign-and-trade for Jeremy Lin

After missing on most of their big free agent targets this summer, the Los Angeles Lakers are doing a fine job of operating in the margins to build a better basketball team -- but one that won't lock up cap space moving forward, when free agents such as Kevin Durant could be looking for new teams.One such seemingly marginal move being discussed is a potential sign-and-trade of Jeremy...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks, Lakers Discussing Jeremy Lin Sign-&-Trade

The Dallas Mavericks are interested in free agent Jeremy Lin, but do not have enough cap space to sign him. Cuban and the Mavs have been discussing sign-and-trade possibilities with the Lakers, according to Woj: Sources: Dallas engaging Lakers on sign-and-trade options for free agent Jeremy Lin. Mavs low on space to sign him to market-level deal. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Lakers, Bulls Discussing Trade

According to Mike Adamle of NBC Chicago, the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls are discussing a trade that includes Jeremy Lin and Jordan Hill. The Lakers hold bird rights to both players, which gives them the option to explore sign-and-trades. The Mavericks have also been reportedly interested in a sign-and-trade for Jeremy Lin. Here's the scoop: All I know is that the...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Receiving Strong Interest From Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks have interest in Jeremy Lin in free agency. Dallas is limited in what they can offer Lin, but he is giving strong consideration to signing there nevertheless. Lin has a good relationship with Chandler Parsons from their time together with the Houston Rockets. Parsons is recruiting Lin as he did with DeAndre Jordan. The Mavericks have a huge hole at point guard...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Following Butler and Dunleavy Signings, Chicago Bulls Will Have Quiet Offseason

AUBURN HILLS, MI – MARCH 21: Mike Dunleavy #34 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball against the Detroit Pistons on March 21, 2015 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by B. Sevald/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images) While other teams around the NBA continue to chase big-name free agents like LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol, the Chicago Bulls have already...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss
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