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The Charlotte Hornets' acquisition of Mo Williams has helped them recapture the scoring punch they've missed since losing Kemba Walker. Williams will look to take advantage of one of the league's worst defenses Tuesday night when Charlotte hosts the Los Angeles Lakers. The Hornets (24-33) averaged 89.1 points in their first eight games after losing Walker to a torn meniscus. He had...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets are Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's team now

Who is or isn't the leader of the team isn't a primary concern for the Charlotte Hornets right now. They're more concerned with a five-game losing streak and trying to make the postseason. But if forced to identify the team leader, one would be wise to look past offensive stalwarts Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker. This Hornets team is defined by its defense, and the defensive identity...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

#LetsTalk; A Request for Lance Stephenson

Every day I ask Lance Stephenson to give me a follow on Twitter.  My hashtag on the request is simply #LetsTalk. Why am I doing this daily?  Well, persistence pays off for starters.  I can honestly say that in my pursuit of a follow from Gerald Henderson, Kemba Walker, Bismack Biyombo, Cody Zeller, and the rest of the gang, it hasn’t ever worked.  It did work with Matt Carroll...
Via Trade Street Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five key questions facing Hornets after All-Star break

Despite all the injuries and a woeful offense, the Charlotte Hornets find themselves in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race thanks to great defense and coaching. Here are five questions the team faces heading into the second half of the season: 1. Will Charlotte sustain any more injuries? Even before the season started, the Hornets dealt with injuries to key people like...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets look to hit the reset button after halftime

The self proclaimed Buzz City has definitely lived up to the name.  The franchise has been re-branded meshing a little bit of old with a little bit of new, and what a roller coaster ride it has been. Notice my careful choice of words in my title, “Charlotte Hornets look to hit the reset button after halftime”.  We can look at this a couple of ways.  The Hornets are entering...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Importance Of Veterans On A Young Roster

The Charlotte Hornets are a very young team, and typically with young teams, the experience it has can hurt when it comes down to crunch time late in the postseason. Young teams, while able to have success, often look to veteran players who, while not crucial to play on the court, are invaluable in mentoring roles. The Hornets are one such team. Veteran forward, Jason Maxiell is...
Via Trade Street Post
13 days ago  |  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...
Via HoopStuff
19 days ago  |  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...
Via Trade Street Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire guards Williams, Daniels in trade with Timberwolves

With starting point guard Kemba Walker out following knee surgery, the Charlotte Hornets were in the market for a backcourt upgrade. On Tuesday afternoon, they went the veteran route to find it. The franchise added two guards -- Mo Williams and Troy Daniels -- on Tuesday afternoon via trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, giving up Gary Neal and a second-round pick. The Hornets...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
20 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers Edge Hornets 103-102

The Indiana Pacers were able to squeeze by the Charlotte Hornets on the road after overcoming a 21-point deficit. The Hornets continue to battle injuries, as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was injured in Saturday’s loss in Philadelphia, and is expected to miss Tuesday’s contest against Detroit, as well. Point guard, Kemba Walker is also still out, expected to miss at least five more...
Via Trade Street Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets-76ers Preview

The Charlotte Hornets' surge over the last month-plus has been keyed by much better defense, and they continue to play well despite losing Kemba Walker. They aim for their 13th win in 16 games Saturday night when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers. Charlotte (22-27) is giving up 89.1 points per game on 39.9 percent shooting over its last 15 games, both league-low marks in that span...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets on the GO: Fans can stream games from anywhere with FOX Sports GO

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's five minutes before the Charlotte Hornets are scheduled to tipoff in a very important game, and suddenly your significant other asks you to run to the grocery store and do some last-minute shopping. Begrudgingly, you do so. But in the back of your mind, you know you're missing the Hornets game that you've been waiting to watch all day. Thankfully, the problem...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba, And MKG: What They Mean To The Hornets

Kemba Walker, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are each integral parts of the Charlotte Hornets, but each is crucial in a very different way. Kemba represents the statistical importance, leading the team in scoring, assists, and steals, if you just looked at the stats, Kemba would get your vote for most important player to the Hornets. Kemba is the leader of the team, the face of the franchise...
Via Trade Street Post
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Drop 5th Straight

The Wizards blew an 11 point lead, falling for the 5th straight time, 94-87 to the Hornets in Charlotte on Thursday night. It’s the Hornets 5th straight win over the Wizards and their second this week. Charlotte has won three straight, despite playing without their best player, point guard Kemba Walker. Gerald Henderson picked up the slack, scoring 13 of his game high 27 points...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' strong defense since Jan. 1 has led to turnaround

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets have had the No. 1 scoring defense in the NBA since Jan. 1, a dramatic improvement that has led them on a charge up the Eastern Conference standings. It has allowed them to go 11-4 in 2015 despite injuries that have kept top players Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson and key reserves Bismack Biyombo and Marvin Williams out of games. The Hornets...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Hold On To Beat Wizards 92-88

The Charlotte Hornets finished off a 3-game road trip on Monday in Washington, and managed to come out with a win.  A 2-1 road trip is a pretty good trip, considering the absence of Kemba Walker, Bismack Biyombo, and Marvin Williams for 2 of the 3 games. The Hornets played their usual brand of precise defense, holding Washington 12 points under their season average, while stepping...
Via Trade Street Post
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Fall To Spurs 95-86

The Charlotte Hornets began a three game road trip Wednesday in San Antonio. It was the first game for the team since losing Bismack Biyombo and Marvin Williams to injury, as well as the first game since Kemba Walker decided to have knee surgery, sidelining him for at least 6 weeks. The Spurs opened up a sizable lead in the first half–at one point up by 17–but the Hornets chipped...
Via Trade Street Post
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker to miss six weeks after surgery

Charlette Hornets point guard Kemba Walker underwent knee surgery to correct a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on Wednesday in New York, according to the team. Walker is expected to miss six weeks, making a return on March 11, about one month before the NBA finals start. Since the injury, Walker has missed three of the last five games. With Walker sitting, the chance of...
Via Basketball Bicker
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Roberts not worried about filling Walker's shoes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Brian Roberts was signed as a free agent by the Charlotte Hornets last summer, practically nobody noticed. Those that did all asked the same question, "Who's that?" Well, midway through the NBA season, nary a Hornets fan or media type is asking that question any longer as Roberts, who's in his third season in the league, has done well for himself as a backup...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker out 6 weeks after knee surgery

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. The procedure was completed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Walker’s recovery time is expected to be a minimum of six weeks. Walker leads the Hornets in points (18.8), assists (5.2) and steals (1.4). He scored...
Via Sports-Glory
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets G Walker has knee surgery, out at least six weeks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will miss a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. The team said in a press release that Walker had surgery Wednesday in New York. If Walker returns in six weeks, he'd be back on the court March 11. That's more than a month before the NBA playoffs start on April...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets: Kemba Walker to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will miss a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. The team said in a press release that Walker had surgery Wednesday in New York. If Walker returns in six weeks, he'd be back on the court March 11. That's more than a month before the NBA playoffs start on April...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker will miss six weeks due to surgery

  The injuries continue to pile up for the Charlotte Hornets. This time it’s Kemba Walker who will be on the sideline in a suit and tie. Via Yahoo! Sports: Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker is expected to miss six weeks following surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, league sources told Yahoo Sports on Monday. Walker is scheduled to undergo the procedure...
Via Pass The Pill
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets Actively Seeking Trades In Wake Of Injuries

The Charlotte Hornets have hit a road block in the form of injuries. Marvin Williams, and Bismack Biyombo both left Saturday’s 76-71 win with a concussion, and a bruised knee respectively.  The most significant setback is point-guard Kemba Walker’s decision to have surgery on his left knee to repair a torn left lateral meniscus, and will be out for at least six weeks. With the...
Via Trade Street Post
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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