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Cody Zeller completely froze the first time he talked to Michael Jordan

Like most of the young players in today's NBA, Cody Zeller grew up idolizing Michael Jordan. Zeller was fortunate enough to be drafted by Jordan's Hornets (then still the Bobcats), which meant that he'd have the chance to meet and talk with his childhood hero. When the opportunity rose, however, he completely blew it. In an article he penned for the Players' Tribune, Zeller talked...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets surprise experts, fans with selection of Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When it came time for the Charlotte Hornets to make their selection with the ninth-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night, they found themselves in a position they most likely didn't imagine.  Not only was Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky and Kentucky sharpshooter Devin Booker each available, but surprisingly so was Duke guard Justise Winslow.  And...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft rumors: Hornets targeting Devin Booker at No. 9

The Charlotte Hornets recently got the wing player team management desired in trading for Nic Batum and later acquiring Jeremy Lamb, and now GM Rich Cho can focus on the draft. If what Ken Berger of CBS Sports says is true, the Hornets could be looking to shore up the 2 in drafting former Kentucky Wildcat Devin Booker. After filling SF void with Batum and adding Lamb, Hornets said...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets GM Rich Cho wants Batum and MKG starting together

The acquisition of Nicolas Batum raised an interesting question for the Charlotte Hornets: given that Batum is a more natural three, what happens to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the incumbent and still developing starter at that position? On his post-trade conference call, Rich Cho answered the question simply: they'd both start. "'Yes, [Nicolas] is a wing, so we see him starting at...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire Batum from Blazers for Henderson, Vonleh

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has acquired forward Nicolas Batum from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for guard Gerald Henderson and forward Noah Vonleh. "Nicolas Batum is a very talented player whose all-around game will help our team in a variety of ways," said Cho. "He is a quality defender and a solid outside shooter who brings...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets shopping Cody Zeller, targeting Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky could soon go from being a draft sleeper and wild card to a lottery pick. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are looking to shop center Cody Zeller for wing players and if a deal is made, GM Rich Cho will strongly consider taking Kaminsky with the No. 9 pick. Y! Sources: Charlotte's shopping Cody Zeller hard for wing players. If...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets seeking versatility, shooting prowess with No. 9 pick in NBA draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Heading into Thursday's NBA draft, it seems obvious the Charlotte Hornets -- holding the No. 9 overall pick -- would only target players with a high propensity for long-range shooting. The Hornets have been one of the NBA's worst outside shooting teams over the last four seasons and finished dead-last in 3-point shooting last season -- at 31.8 percent. However...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets general manager 'would love to move up' in the draft

Though the Charlotte Hornets currently have the ninth pick in the NBA draft, that could change on draft night -- if not sooner. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Hornets general manager Rich Cho has been talking to teams about moving up, down, or out of the draft altogether. https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/611553978271207426https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets won't pass over talent to get a shooter in NBA draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) General manager Rich Cho said while the Charlotte Hornets need a perimeter shooter, it doesn't necessarily guarantee they'll take one with the ninth pick in next week's NBA draft. The Hornets plan to draft the best player available, regardless of whether that is a point guard, power forward or center. ''We're going to address the shooting this summer, but it...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Pick Analysis

The Hornets, devoid of shooters, look to add either a shooter or a big man to replace Big Al in this year’s draft. For the second consecutive year the Hornets hold the ninth pick in the NBA Draft. Last year they used the pick on the versatile Noah Vonleh, and while he didn’t find much playing time in his rookie season he still possesses a ton of upside and should make a much...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dell Curry returns to the Hornets in an advisory role

Dell Curry, the Charlotte Hornets' all-time scoring leader and current TV analyst, has returned to the team in an advisory role. But what exactly will Curry's role be? As he tells the Charlotte Observer, even he's not putting himself in a box when it comes to his duties."'I’m pretty much at everyone’s disposal,' Curry described of his new job. 'Whether it’s working with Rich...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft Lotto Tonight; Will Lady Luck Smile on the Hornets?

Draft Lotto time again Hornets fans.  Being a Hornets-Bobcats-Hornets fan, I know all about the good times and the bad times of the NBA Draft Lottery.  Back when the Hornets got back-to-back years where we landed Charlotte Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning; that was a time where I had belief in the good side of the lottery and that it was a good thing to have.  The 7-win season...
Via Trade Street Post
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite disappointing season, Hornets see growth in attendance

  The 2014-15 season was a big one for the Charlotte Hornets. After all, the team made the transition away from being the Bobcats and back to a moniker that has a bit of tradition behind it. With the rebranding, Charlotte expected an influx of fans new and old. But the Hornets' struggles on the court put a bit of a damper on those plans, and missing out on the postseason was a significant...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson's jumper was a big problem for Hornets this season

The Lance Stephenson experiment did not quite go as planned for the Charlotte Hornets. Stephenson spent much of the season on the bench in high-leverage situations, and when he did play, the style and panache of his days as an Indiana Pacer seemed a thing of the past.Hornets general manager Rich Cho told Stephenson that he didn't think he played well this year, per SportingNews,...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 17, 2015  |  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
April 17, 2015  |  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
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