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Charlotte Hornets: 4 reason why Kemba Walker will be an All-Star

The Charlotte Hornets have not experienced much success in the past decade.  With ten years of existence as the Bobcats and only two playoff appearances, fans in Charlotte are praying for a winner.  Heck, even with ten years to choose from, those darn Bobcats only managed to produce one All-Star player:  Gerald Wallace in 2009-2010.  I predict that the Hornets will have two or...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Vonleh has sports-hernia surgery, likely out 6-8 weeks

Vonleh apparently got injured during a recent workout, just weeks before the Hornets open training camp for the 2014-15 season. A first-round pick with the re-branded Charlotte club (9th overall), Vonleh was slated to compete for an opening-night starting slot at the 4 spot -- prior to his injury. He still could return for the Hornets' home opener on Oct. 29 against the Milwaukee...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Expectations For Lance Stephenson

The Charlotte Hornets signed shooting guard Lance Stephenson to a three-year, $27 million deal this offseason and they are extremely excited about his future with them. He will immediately slide into the starting shooting guard spot, and will play alongside Kemba Walker in the backcourt. There are quite a few that think he will fit […] Charlotte Hornets: Expectations For Lance...
Via NBA Draft Blog
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What a Difference a Year Makes for Kemba Walker in Charlotte

Last summer in Brooklyn at Gersh Park Kemba Walker gets the steal, and then embarrasses the helpless defender with a nasty crossover, then hits Lance Born Ready Stephenson with a dazzling no look pass and then Stephenson is fouled but still scores to complete the spectacular three point play. The crowd goes berserk! After the game the two former New York high school basketball legends...
Via TopSportsReport
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

6 Hornets That Could Sway the Season

There are 6 Charlotte Hornets players on my mind right now that could possibly be key factors that could change the way the world looks at the Hornets from the 2014-2015 season on. Now, I need to clarify 2 things for everyone. First, I excluded Al Jefferson because he’s going to do what he does, and he already fits the mold of a player that WILL sway the season  He swayed us last...
Via Trade Street Post
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Charlotte Hornets: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Hornets (Bobcats) are coming off arguably their best season, have an excellent coach and young foundation and have signed a big free agent (Lance Stephenson) for the 2nd straight offseason (Al Jefferson). The Hornets aren’t among the 1st tier of Eastern Conference teams...
Via HoopStuff
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets’ Kemba Walker excited about addition of Lance Stephenson

There are 165 kids on the court at Kemba Walker’s basketball camp, some as young as 8 years old. What were you like as a player at 8? “I was bad,” says Walker, the Charlotte Hornets’ point guard. Bad as in he’s a bad man or a bad 8-year-old? “No,” says Walker. “Bad.” Obviously he’s past that. Al Jefferson was Charlotte’s best player last season, but Walker...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson: ‘I’m a great player’

The Charlotte Hornets introduced guard Lance Stephenson on Friday. “We are extremely excited to add Lance to our team,” Hornets general manager Rich Cho said.  “He is a great up-and-coming player with an incredibly high ceiling.  He is an exceptional athlete who has the versatility and skill to play multiple positions on both offense and defense.  We believe he will be...
Via Sports-Glory
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Gordon Hayward agrees to offer sheet with Charlotte Hornets

Utah Jazz restricted free agent Gordon Hayward has agreed to terms on an offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets, reports Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte observer. Gordon Hayward has agreed to an offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets, the Observer has learned. — Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) July 9, 2014 Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports the deal is a max offer sheet, for...
Via Sports-Glory
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker reacts on Twitter to Josh McRoberts signing with Heat

Only a few moments ago, Josh McRoberts was reported to have signed a free-agent contract with the Miami Heat for four years and worth up to 27 million. As you might figure, that came at possible shock to Charlotte Hornets guard and former teammate Kemba Walker who had this response on Twitter: Damn — Kemba walker (@KembaWalker) July 7, 2014 Clearly, that reaction speaks volumes…...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward to meet with Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are desperately searching for another wing scorer to go along with Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson, and they may be zeroing in on their guy. According to a report from Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the Hornets are going to meet with Utah Jazz restricted free agent Gordon Hayward. Hayward would be a perfect fit for what the Hornets are looking for, but...
Via Sports-Glory
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Noah Vonleh Ready To Play In Pick-And-Roll With Walker

Noah Vonleh saw his draft position slide a bit on Thursday night, but was still a top-10 selection as the Charlotte Hornets took him ninth overall. Vonleh, who told RealGM on Wednesday that he has been working on extending his range as an adjustment to the NBA, believes he fits in very well with Charlotte’s current roster. “I think I can definitely complement [Al Jefferson and...
Via RealGM
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Allen Welcomes Fellow UConn Husky Shabazz Napier To Miami Via Instagram

For a minute, it looked like Shabazz Napier would be paired up with his former UConn teammate Kemba Walker with the Charlotte Hornets. After being traded soon after the selection, now it seems like Napier may get to play with a different former Husky guard—UConn and NBA great Ray Allen. Allen’s future in Miami is a bit uncertain—he reportedly wants to play with LeBron James...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier Traded To Miami Heat

Shabazz Napier and Kemba Walker were teammates again for about 35 seconds. The Hornets will trade Napier to the Miami Heat according to reports. Charlotte is trading Napier to the Miami Heat, league source says. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2014 Napier will be traded to the Heat according to source — Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 27, 2014 It seems that LeBron...
Via Thacover2
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets shopping Gerald Henderson

The Charlotte Hornets are looking to make some sort of trade prior to the NBA Draft tonight, and they are dangling Gerald Henderson in trade talks. According to a report from Chad Ford of ESPN.com, the Hornets have offered packages including Henderson and the 24th overall pick in order to move higher in the draft with their second selection. At this point in times, no teams have...
Via Sports-Glory
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets unveil new uniforms

The Charlotte Hornets unveiled the uniforms to be worn by the team in its return to NBA action for the 2014-15 season. The white home and purple road uniforms are joined by a teal alternate uniform that can be worn in either location. “It was important for us that our new uniforms reflect the heritage and history of the original Hornets both visually and philosophically, while...
Via Sports-Glory
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets reveal futuristic new uniforms for 2014-15 season

The Charlotte Hornets completed the final stage of their nickname conversion/color-scheme overhaul on Thursday, unveiling the new uniforms for the 2014-15 season. Three separate primary uniforms were released to the media -- one white, one teal, one dark purple -- with none invoking the popular pinstripes look of the late 1980s/early 1990s, when the first incarnation of the Hornets...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets targeting Doug McDermott with 9th pick?

The Charlotte Hornets are expected to be targeting shooting and scoring with the ninth overall pick in the NBA Draft, and they have their eye on one player in particular that would add both of those things. Doug McDermott is currently the player that most analysts believe that the Hornets will target, and he is expected to be there at the ninth pick. He shot over 40% from behind...
Via Sports-Glory
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker 2013-14 season report card

The good people over at Queencityhoops.com have begun rolling out the post-season report cards. With the Bobcats making their first playoff appearance in franchise history there is certainly a lot to talk about with the team; not to mention their switch back to the Hornets on the hardwood.Kemba Walker is a big piece of what Charlotte does, and I broke down and reviewed his season...
Via Around the Arc
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Who the Charlotte Bobcats should keep

Credit: Keith Allison For a lot of franchises making the playoffs is just a waypoint, an afterthought. Making the postseason is unstated because it’s assumed. For a team like the Charlotte Bobcats that hasn’t been the case for the entirety of its existence. This past season though there was a deliberate effort for the ‘Cats to make the postseason and they did. Of course, getting...
Via isportsweb.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Blogcat's Take, 5/3: Team MVP

I was originally going to make this article a recap of the Heat series, but really, what would be the point? The Bobcats were violently attacked by LeBron James, who seemingly lay in wait all year for this series to start and then easily penetrated the Charlotte’s flimsy security, leading to several nights of unspeakable horror. It was The Purge reimagined as a basketball series...
Via BobcatsPlanet
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobcats to target Arron Afflalo, Jameer Nelson in trade talks

The Charlotte Bobcats are coming off of their sweep to the Miami Heat, and are already looking ahead towards the offseason. One of the main concerns that the Bobcats have heading into next year is another legitimate scorer and a better backup point guard. According to reports from ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Bobcats are going to be targeting both Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson from...
Via Sports-Glory
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker throws off the backboard pass to himself in Bobcats-Heat game 4

With Al Jefferson out with an injury in game four of the Charlotte Bobcats/Miami Heat series, point guard Kemba Walker needed to step up and lead the team. Trying to avoid being swept, Walker led the Bobcats early in the first half scoring in a number of ways, none better than when he threw a pass off the backboard to himself: *** Kemba Walker off the backboard pass to himself ...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat at Bobcats game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame begins at 6:30 p.m. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Coach Steve Clifford said if the Charlotte Bobcats hope to avoid a first-round sweep by the Miami Heat and earn their first postseason win in franchise history, they're going to need someone other than Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker to come through on offense. The Heat double-teamed Jefferson after he scored 15...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobcats miss chance, pushed to brink of elimination

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The four-year dream of this franchise lived for about 15 minutes on Saturday night. All the rebuilding, all the losses had led to this chance -- the opportunity to prove the Bobcats belonged in the hunt and this wasn't just a fruitless playoff run. Rap lyrics like "started from the bottom, now we're here" and "can't worry about the past...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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