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2014-15 NBA Preview: Charlotte Hornets

The Bobcats have been transmogrified into the Hornets, complete with a makeover of their arena floor into a honeycomb. After making the playoffs and picking up a well-known free agent, spirits are high, but the bar is set awfully low in the east. As one of the more bizarre teams we’ve seen, they’re an all-defense team led by Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker, a team that destroys...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jefferson powers Hornets past Wizards

WASHINGTON -- Al Jefferson scored 20 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 96-86 Friday night in a preseason game. Kemba Walker added 16 points for the Hornets (3-2). Charlotte trailed 68-63 before pulling away with a 23-1 run. John Wall scored 14 points for the Wizards (4-2) on 3-for-12 shooting. He had...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker Behind the Back Pass to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

The Charlotte Hornets backcourt of Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hook up for nice fastbreak involving a sweet behind-the-back pass leading to a two-handed flush. As The Who would say, the kids are alright. The post Kemba Walker Behind the Back Pass to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Jefferson leads Hornets past Wizards 96-86

WASHINGTON (AP) Al Jefferson scored 20 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 96-86 Friday night in a preseason game. Kemba Walker added 16 points for the Hornets (3-2). Charlotte trailed 68-63 before pulling away with a 23-1 run. John Wall scored 14 points for the Wizards (4-2) on 3-for-12 shooting. He...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets season preview: Player projections

The NBA’s preseason is in full swing, and I love every minute of it (even that minute that the NBA is taking away from the Celtics and Nets in Sunday’s exhibition contest).  The Charlotte Hornets are currently 2-2 after Wednesday’s loss to Detriot.  With four preseason games left before the regular season opener against Milwaukee, the Hornets are experimenting with different...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Reasons To Be Excited About the Charlotte Hornets

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Justin Becker of FantasyBasketballMoneyLeagues.com. You can him on twitter @NBAandNFLInfo or on theFantasy Basketball Money Leagues Google+ Page, and for moreNBA basketball news and rumors visit Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues – afantasy basketball blog   Top 5 Reasons To Be Excited About the Charlotte Hornets   There is a new and exciting...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets hang on to beat the Magic 99-97 in an exciting game, but lose Kemba Walker to an injury

On Monday night in what was the Hornets first game on their new honeycomb court, wearing their brand new spiffy uniforms the rebranded Hornets took the court against the Orlando Magic at Time Warner Cable Arena. The home crowd in Charlotte was treated to a hot start by the Hornets, as they came out firing on all cylinders. Their starting lineup of small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Injury Update: Kemba Walker hurts left knee

Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets suffered a left knee contusion against the Orlando Magic on Monday night. He's expected to miss Wednesday's game against the Detroit Pistons, according to ESPN.Kemba Walker will not be playing in tomorrow's preseason game pic.twitter.com/kPuLlP3MQG— Bring Back The Buzz™ (@BringBackTheBuz) October 14, 2014 I just bumped knees...
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Hornets guard Kemba Walker suffers bruised knee vs. Magic

  Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker suffered a contusion on his left knee during Monday night's NBA preseason game against the Orlando Magic. Walker, playing in the final year of his rookie contract with the Hornets, was injured early in the third quarter after a collision with Magic guard Elfrid Payton on a drive to the basket. ''I just bumped knees with Payton...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic can't hold off Hornets' rally in preseason loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Third-string point guard Jannero Pargo scored 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Charlotte Hornets rallied for a 99-97 preseason victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Pargo, pushed into action after starter Kemba Walker came out of the game in the third quarter with a left knee contusion, hit 6 of 10 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, as...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets rally to beat Magic 99-97

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Third-string point guard Jannero Pargo scored 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Charlotte Hornets rallied for a 99-97 preseason victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Pargo, pushed into action after starter Kemba Walker came out of the game in the third quarter with a left knee contusion, hit 6 of 10 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, as the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic can't hold off Hornets' rally in preseason loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Third-string point guard Jannero Pargo scored 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Charlotte Hornets rallied for a 99-97 preseason victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Pargo, pushed into action after starter Kemba Walker came out of the game in the third quarter with a left knee contusion, hit 6 of 10 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers, as...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets PG Walker injured vs. Magic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker suffered a contusion on his left knee during Monday night's NBA preseason game against the Orlando Magic. Walker, playing in the final year of his rookie contract with the Hornets, was injured early in the third quarter. With 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter, Walker had come up with his own rebound on a...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Charlotte Hornets

Editor's note: This is the 14th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Al Jefferson; PF Marvin Williams; SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist; SG Lance Stephenson; PG Kemba Walker. Key Reserves SG Gerald Henderson; PF Cody Zeller; F Jason Maxiell; G Gary Neal; C Bismack Biyombo; PF Noah Vonleh; SG P.J. Hairston; PG Brian Roberts; SF Jason...
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9 days ago  |  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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets season preview: Roster Analysis

The Charlotte Hornets started training camp this morning in Asheville, NC for the upcoming 2014-2015 NBA season.  This seemed like the perfect day for me to unveil Part 1 of my three-part series breaking down the Hornets roster and making projections for the season.  Parts 2 and 3 will be coming in the next few weeks as Hornets fans look forward to the team’s first game on October...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Rumors: Kemba Walker extension discussed

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker may get an extension on his rookie deal before the season tips off. Walker and his agent are said to be in preliminary talks with the Hornets' front office. If Walker doesn't sign an extension by the end of October, he is due to become a restricted free agent at the end of the upcoming season.#115244712 / gettyimages.comFrom Rick...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Start Extension Talks With Kemba Walker

The Charlotte Hornets have started discussions with Kemba Walker about a potential contract extension. “We’ve had some initial talks," Rich Cho said. “I don’t want to get into the discussions because I don’t think that would be fair to Kemba or his agent. It’s just started.”
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Start Extension Talks With Kemba Walker

The Charlotte Hornets have started discussions with Kemba Walker about a potential contract extension. “We’ve had some initial talks," Rich Cho said. “I don’t want to get into the discussions because I don’t think that would be fair to Kemba or his agent. It’s just started.” Walker will enter his fourth NBA season having averaged 17.7 points and 6.1 assists last season.
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets hope Walker's offseason efforts improve shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Coming off just their second NBA playoff berth in 10 seasons of existence, the Charlotte Hornets appear willing and ready to take another step forward in improvement just as they have in each of the last two seasons.  Owner Michael Jordan and general manager Rich Cho brought in more big-name free agents and drafted two players in the first round that they expect...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kemba Conundrum

Happiness and continuity can carry an extra price in the NBA, and the teams most willing to pay it are often those that have known the deepest misery. Charlotte sunk into depths of misery no one even knew existed, both on the court and in the profit-loss margins, before recovering over the last year behind a stifling defense, a likable roster, the league’s premier old-school post...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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September 03, 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...
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August 13, 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...
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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...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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