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Hornets-Thunder Preview

While Russell Westbrook is helping Oklahoma City stay afloat without Kevin Durant, Kemba Walker has Charlotte riding high without underachieving Lance Stephenson. In a matchup between a pair of hot point guards, the Thunder will try to win back-to-back games without their MVP for only the second time, while the visiting Hornets seek their fifth straight win Friday night. Durant missed...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chemistry Is Building as the Hornets with their 4th Straight

The Hornets look good on the court, and I’m not talking about those new purple jerseys. Anyone who has been watching knows exactly what I’m talking about. The team everyone paid to see is now taking the court…I mean, they have for the last 4 games. This is your 2014-2015 Charlotte Hornets. They are a team full of hustle, a motor that won’t quit, and a hunger to outperform...
Via Trade Street Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Has Strengthened Confidence In Hornets' Partnership As He Hosts Holiday Event In Brooklyn

As Lance Stephenson partnered with his endorser, AND1, to distribute shoes and clothing to hundreds of kids in his hometown’s Coney Island YMCA on Tuesday, the Charlotte shooting guard has strengthened confidence in fulfilling his partnership with the Hornets this season, league sources told RealGM. Stephenson and AND1 held a holiday gifting in his native Brooklyn, and Stephenson...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Ready: The Lance Stephenson Conundrum

The Charlotte Hornets appear to already be suffering from buyer’s remorse after signing Lance Stephenson to what looked like on the surface, at least, as a team-friendly deal worth $18 million over a span of two years (with Lance hitting the market again after the new TV deals kick in). But as of this moment, no trade appears to be imminent for the former Indiana Pacer. In less...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Ready: The Lance Stephenson Conundrum

The Charlotte Hornets appear to already be suffering from buyer’s remorse after signing Lance Stephenson to what looked like on the surface, at least, as a team-friendly deal worth $18 million over a span of two years (with Lance hitting the market again after the new TV deals kick in). But as of this moment, no trade appears to be imminent for the former Indiana Pacer. In less...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers' Players Not Encouraging Front Office To Trade For Stephenson

The Indiana Pacers approached some of their players about bringing back Lance Stephenson, but they were reportedly not encouraging of the scenario. The Pacers were worn out of Stephenson by the end of last season. The Charlotte Hornets have begun trying to trade Stephenson after less than two months.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Pistons and Hornets be on the verge of making a big trade?

The Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets are both easy candidates for the league’s most disappointing teams, and the general feeling around the association is that both of these teams need to pull-off a move or two, in order to reshuffle the deck a bit, and add some new faces to their respective rosters. The Lance Stephenson experience was supposed to be a good one, in Charlotte...
Via Pass The Pill
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How To: Fix The Knicks

Charity is a helluva drug. I might be hopped up on something for wanting to discuss this train wreck a.k.a. the New York Knicks. I thought, “Hey, I could fix the Knicks immediately if given the keys.” And I truly believe that. I could be the Richard Gere to the Knicks’ Julia Roberts. First let’s talk about why the Knicks have struggled. They’ve lost 16 games by nine points...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lance Stephenson Has Clashed With Hornets’ Teammates

Lance Stephenson’s antics are reportedly wearing thin with his new Charlotte Hornet teammates already according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. While the Hornets are looking to make changes after a poor start for a team expected to make the playoffs, there is no certainty they will move recently signed Lance Stephenson, whose time in Charlotte has been disappointing at best...
Via Thacover2
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lance Stephenson Has Clashed With Hornets’ Teammates

Lance Stephenson’s antics are reportedly wearing thin with his new Charlotte Hornet teammates already according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. While the Hornets are looking to make changes after a poor start for a team expected to make the playoffs, there is no certainty they will move recently signed Lance Stephenson, whose time in Charlotte has been disappointing at best...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Has Clashed With Hornets' Teammates

Lance Stephenson has clashed with teammates during his early time with the Charlotte Hornets. Steve Clifford has placed responsibility for Stephenson's adjustment on the Hornets' veterans. The Hornets have sought out trades for Stephenson, but haven't found an opportunity to their liking. The Hornets want value still in return for Stephenson and aren't merely trying to dump his contract.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Walker, MKG help hot-shooting Hornets sink Jazz

Here are some anecdotal points from the Hornets' 104-86 win over the Utah Jazz -- tying Charlotte's longest winning streak of the young season (two): THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Kemba Walker's heating up at the right time Shooting proficiency, especially with the backcourt, has been a standout concern for the Hornets this season. The combination of the point guard Walker and shooting guard...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets beat Jazz for first time in six years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson said he could have returned from a strained groin late in the fourth quarter. The Charlotte Hornets didn't need the big man for a change. The Hornets (8-19) improved to 2-0 with Lance Stephenson out of the lineup and snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Utah Jazz with a 104-86 win on Saturday night. Kemba Walker led the way with 20 points,...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Out Indefinitely With Pelvic Sprain

What the hell was Lance doing to hurt his–nevermind. Hornets head coach Steve Clifford just announced Lance Stephenson will be out until at least after Christmas with a pelvic injury. That likely ruins any chance of Stephenson being moved before the deadline. @hornets Clifford says that Stephenson (pelvic sprain) will most likely be out until after Christmas. #UTAvsCHA ...
Via Thacover2
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Out Indefinitely With Pelvic Sprain

What the hell was Lance doing to hurt his–nevermind. Hornets head coach Steve Clifford just announced Lance Stephenson will be out until at least after Christmas with a pelvic injury. That likely ruins any chance of Stephenson being moved before the deadline. @hornets Clifford says that Stephenson (pelvic sprain) will most likely be out until after Christmas. #UTAvsCHA ...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte’s Only Hope

You don’t have to look very hard to find a preseason predictions article, written just a scant few months ago, categorizing the Charlotte Hornets as a serious contender in the Eastern Conference. These power rankings by Marc Stein listed the Hornets as the fifth-best team in the East, a few spots ahead of the Atlanta Hawks. Lee Jenkins predicted that Charlotte coach Steve Clifford...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No one wants Lance Stephenson

Which team wouldn’t want a player to blow in opposing player’s ears, take questionable shots, and basically never know which player they’ll get each night? Well that’s what’s probably dooming the Hornets and Lance Stephenson as reports state no team wants to trade for him. Charlotte will reportedly keep Lance for the season “for now” and his huge deal he signed over...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No one wants Lance Stephenson

Which team wouldn’t want a player to blow in opposing player’s ears, take questionable shots, and basically never know which player they’ll get each night? Well that’s what’s probably dooming the Hornets and Lance Stephenson as reports state no team wants to trade for him. Charlotte will reportedly keep Lance for the season “for now” and his huge deal he signed over...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fo’ with the Foes: Charlotte Hornets

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series, which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Charlotte Bobcats, who are unexpectedly awful this season (6-19) and feature Lance Stephenson who is currently the subject of numerous...
Via Philadunkia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

While folks in Boston debate whether the Celtics got fleeced in the Rajon Rondo trade, at least the Celts were able to find a buyer for their polarizing star. The Charlotte Hornets weren’t so fortunate.   The Hornets have decided to keep mercurial shooting guard Lance Stephenson “for now,” ESPN.com reports, mainly due to lack of interest around the league. Seven teams...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets reportedly take Stephenson off trading block 'for now'

The Charlotte Hornets have decided to keep struggling swingman Lance Stephenson "for now" after receiving underwhelming trade offers, ESPN reported Friday. The Hornets (6-19) have started slowly this season despite bringing back a virtually the same roster that made the playoffs in April. Charlotte was a popular pick to make a deep playoff run this season after the team signed Stephenson...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Keeping Lance Stephenson 'For Now'

With a dearth of quality trade offers, the Charlotte Hornets are keeping Lance Stephenson "for now," according to sources. Stephenson has had a problematic start to his tenure with the Hornets after signing a three-year, $27 million contract. The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets are among seven clubs that showed interest in Stephenson. The Hornets also feel Stephenson's lingering groin...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers Owner “OK” With Trading For Lance Stephenson

Things haven’t gone according to plan in Charlotte. When Jordan’s team signed Lance Stephenson in the off-season, the playoffs were an immediate expectation. Well, the Hornets are currently 6-19 and everyone seems to putting most of the blame on Lance. With Lance being on the trade block, Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon would welcome him back with open arms.  “I’d be OK...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Players The Miami Heat Could Be Looking To Target This Season

Following the Miami Heat‘s 105-87 loss to the Utah Jazz, the Heat have dropped to a record of 12-14. Despite Dwyane Wade’s 42 points, including 21 free throw attempts, Miami was unable to defeat the second-worst team in the Western Conference. Chris Bosh is out for the near future due to a calf strain, while Josh McRoberts is likely out for the rest of the season due to a knee...
Via Heat Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Charlotte blows another big lead; Stephenson talks trade rumors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Lance Stephenson tells FoxSportsCarolinas.com he's happy with Hornets as the team lost its fourth straight 111-106 to the Suns.  Three-Point Take 1. Stephenson Aware of Trade Rumors  When Lance Stephenson signed his three-year, $27-million contract as a free agent this summer, it was just assumed that he was one of the missing pieces to help push Charlotte into...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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