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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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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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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets signing Jason Maxiell to unguaranteed contract

In the final days before training camp, Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho will sign another big man and tentatively explore a contract extension for point guard Kemba Walker. Cho said Thursday he will sign nine-season NBA veteran Jason Maxiell to a nonguaranteed contract Friday. That addresses the Hornets’ concern about having just four healthy big men entering camp without...
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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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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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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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7 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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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...
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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...
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August 13, 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...
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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...
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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

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...
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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…...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker 2013-14 season report card

The good people over at 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...
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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...
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...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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