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Hornets GM: Stephenson signing 'didn't work out as we expected'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hornets general manager Rich Cho says the Lance Stephenson signing last summer ''didn't work out as we expected it to.'' Cho, speaking at his end-of-season press conference Friday, says when Charlotte signed Stephenson to a three-year, $27 million contract last offseason, ''We thought it would work out a lot better.'' Instead, Stephenson's productivity dropped...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets GM Cho: Stephenson 'didn't work like we expected'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets general manager Rich Cho says the Lance Stephenson signing last summer ''didn't work out as we expected it to.'' Cho, speaking at his end-of-season press conference Friday, says when Charlotte signed Stephenson to a three-year, $27 million contract last offseason, ''We thought it would work out a lot better.'' Instead, Stephenson's productivity dropped...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours 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
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets' Walker set for Wednesday knee surgery, may miss 6 weeks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On Saturday night, Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho told FoxSportsCarolinas.com the team would soon know whether point guard Kemba Walker required surgery on his knee. Cho and the Hornets found out sooner than later that Walker -- a first-round pick in his fourth NBA season -- has a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee and will undergo surgery Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Hornets top Knicks; Walker may need surgery

Charlotte shoots poorly again and wins again as it beats New York 76-71 Saturday night. Three-Point Take 1. CHO: HORNETS TO DETERMINE SOON IF KEMBA NEEDS SURGERY Hornets point guard Kemba Walker missed his third game in his last five Saturday night because of extreme soreness in his left knee because of a cyst on the meniscus. Surgery may be a possibility.  Charlotte general manager...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets Win Streak Extends to 5; Knock of Lowly Knicks

There are 2 times that I hate writing any sort of recaps.  I don’t like writing them when we have been blown out.  That is obvious first choice because emotion drives the words to a negative place that I don’t like to go to.  You know what I’m talking about.  I’m sure you’ve been on Twitter during those blowouts and seen that Al should be traded, Lance should be traded...
Via Trade Street Post
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets assign Jeffery Taylor to D-League after his suspension

  The Hornets have assigned forward Jeffery Taylor to the Austin Spurs of the NBA D-League. The team announced the news in a press release Sunday. Taylor missed the first 24 games of the season while serving a league-imposed suspension following his role in a domestic assault case. He has seen some spot duty for the Hornets since returning from the suspension, but has not broken...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets' Taylor assigned to D-League

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Hornets have assigned forward Jeffery Taylor to the Austin Spurs of the NBA D-League. The team announced the news in a press release Sunday. Taylor missed the first 24 games of the season while serving a league-imposed suspension following his role in a domestic assault case. He has seen some spot duty for the Hornets since returning from the suspension...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2014  |  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
December 22, 2014  |  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
December 22, 2014  |  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
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Horents Exercise Rookie Options On Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody Zeller

The Charlotte Hornets have exercised their fourth-year option on forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and its third-year option on forward Cody Zeller. “We are excited to keep both of these young talents as part of our core for another season,” Rich Cho said in a statement. “We have been very pleased with their improvement and look forward to seeing them continue to grow alongside...
Via RealGM
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets F Taylor pleads guilty to domestic violence

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a domestic violence charge and admitted he pushed his girlfriend at a hotel in Michigan. The news came just hours before the Hornets were set to open the NBA regular season against the Milwaukee Bucks. Taylor pleaded guilty in East Lansing District Court to domestic abuse and malicious...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets' Taylor pleads guilty to domestic violence

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a domestic violence charge and admitted he pushed his girlfriend at a hotel in Michigan. The news came just hours before the Hornets were set to open the NBA regular season against the Milwaukee Bucks. Taylor pleaded guilty in East Lansing District Court to domestic abuse and malicious...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets: Team awaiting NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate Taylor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- General manager Rich Cho says the Hornets are awaiting the outcome on an NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate forward Jeffery Taylor following his arrest on domestic assault charges. Speaking at a media day press conference Monday, Cho said it was "appropriate" for the organization to act "decisively and swiftly" in the matter. The Hornets announced...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets await NBA investigation into Taylor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) General manager Rich Cho says the Hornets are awaiting the outcome on an NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate forward Jeffery Taylor following his arrest on domestic assault charges. Speaking at a media day press conference Monday, Cho said it was ''appropriate'' for the organization to act ''decisively and swiftly'' in the matter. The Hornets...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  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.com From Rick...
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September 29, 2014  |  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.
Via RealGM
September 25, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cho: Hornets capable of deeper run in playoffs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets' goal this season is to make a deeper run in the Eastern Conference playoffs. General manager Rich Cho believes the team is capable of doing just that. ''We have a good mix of veterans and young players,'' Cho said Thursday at a press conference, five days before the team opens training camp in Asheville, North Carolina. Charlotte was 43...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets ink rookie Vonleh, veteran Pargo

The Charlotte Hornets announced two signings on Friday, adding both youth and veteran leadership to the team. While financial terms were not disclosed, general manager Rich Cho reported the signing of first-round draft pick Noah Vonleh. The team also added point guard, and 10-year pro Jannero Pargo, who was re-signed to a one-year deal. Vonleh was the ninth overall pick in this year...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets add former Flyer PG Roberts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Hornets announced they've signed free agent point guard Brian Roberts. Roberts, a former Dayton star who spent the last two seasons with the Pelicans, is expected to backup Kemba Walker in Charlotte this season. Hornets general manager Rich Cho said in a release Wednesay, "Brian is a quality point guard who we believe will play a key role for us. We look...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets' Zeller named to USA Men's Select team

The Hornets' Cody Zeller has been chosen as one of 13 players for the USA Men's National Select Team, which will train with July 28-31 with Team USA in Las Vegas ahead of the FIBA World Cup. Zeller was named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Second team after averaging 6.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists over 17.3 minutes per game for Charlotte. He was the team's only player to...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Signs With Hornets

The dance and Lance Stephenson will be heading to the Charlotte Hornets on a three-year, $27 million deal according to Chris Broussard. “The deal was signed early Wednesday morning after Hornets owner Michael Jordan, general manager Rich Cho, head coach Steve Clifford and associate head coach Patrick Ewing met with Stephenson and his representatives Tuesday night in Las Vegas.”...
Via Hooped Up
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Agrees To Three-Year, $27.5M Deal With Hornets

Free agent shooting guard Lance Stephenson has agreed to a three-year, $27.5 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets, a league source told RealGM. Stephenson met with Michael Jordan, Rich Cho, Steve Clifford and other team officials in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, when the Hornets delivered him a contract offer. Stephenson’s contract will have the annual salary structure of...
Via RealGM
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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