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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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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jefferson anxious to build on huge season

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Al Jefferson breaks into a wide, giddy smile and anxiously rubs his large hands together when he thinks about what he and the Charlotte Hornets might to able to accomplish this season. As the Hornets opened training Tuesday in Asheville, Jefferson praised owner Michael Jordan and the team's front office for landing Lance Stephenson and Marvin Williams in...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets guard Stephenson ready to lead, take game to next level

When Lance Stephenson met with Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan for the first time during the offseason in Las Vegas, he said he was awestruck and practically couldn't speak. He idolized the man many consider to be the best basketball player to ever put on a pair of sneakers and to have him sitting directly across from him and trying to lure the free agent to Charlotte...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Media Day 2014 – Part 1

The Charlotte Hornets Media Day 2014 is officially in the books.  Typically, I make a fairly big production of it via articles to discuss what the results of 1-on-1 interviews were.  Don’t get me wrong, this year was the best Media Day I have attended with the Charlotte organization.  Getting to see the arena, donned in purple and teal, players sporting their new uniforms, and...
Via Trade Street Post
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Hornets coach Steve Clifford: Lance Stephenson, Marvin Williams will start

The Charlotte Hornets have yet to bounce a ball at training camp, but we now know four of the five starters this season. Center Al Jefferson and point guard Kemba Walker were givens. Then Monday coach Steve Clifford said he plans to start free-agent signees Marvin Williams and Lance Stephenson. Williams, a nine-season veteran, will start at power forward ahead of second-year pro...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Buzz Kill; Jeffrey Taylor’s Arrest Stings

Isaiah J. Downing – USA Today Sports Images Michael Johnson On the eve of training camp on what could be potentially the brightest year in Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets history 25 year old small forward Jeffrey Taylor provided a tremendous amount of gloom. His arrest for domestic violence could cost himself and the Hornets dearly. Taylor who is entering his 3rd season with Charlotte...
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2 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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&...
Via AP on Fox
2 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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets sign free-agent forward Maxiell

The Hornets announced Sunday that they have signed free-agent Jason Maxiell. Maxiell spent last season with the Magic, averaging 3.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 4.4 rebounds over 14.4 minutes per game. The 6-foot-7 forward was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Pistons. In his nine-year career, Maxiell has appeared in 557 games, making 188 starts...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets’ Lance Stephenson on the verge of a breakout season

Lance Stephenson can remember well the moment he felt on top of the basketball world. He was 12 years old, ranked the No. 1 sixth-grade player in the country by Hoop Scoop, a national basketball player-ranking service. Hoop Scoop editor Clark Francis said Stephenson was the best middle schooler he had ever seen. “When I got 1, I was like, ‘Yo, I’m nice,’” Stephenson said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets’ Jeff Taylor barred from team activities after arrest in Michigan

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor will not be allowed to practice or play for his team while the NBA investigates his arrest Thursday on a domestic violence charge in Michigan. “We have informed Jeffery Taylor that effective immediately he will not be participating in any team-related activities while the NBA is investigating his conduct in this matter,” the Hornets announced...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jeff Taylor won't participate in camp during investigation

The Charlotte Hornets announced Friday that forward Jeff Taylor has been removed from team activities while the NBA investigates the charges that have been brought against Taylor involving a domestic violence incident at a hotel in Michigan. From the Hornets: "We have informed Jeffery Taylor that effective immediately he will not be participating in any team-related activities...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Deactivate Jeff Taylor After He Assaulted GF At Hotel

The Charlotte Hornets have suspended forward Jeff Taylor from all team activities after his arrest in Michigan on domestic violence charges.  25-year-old Taylor was arrested in East Lansing, Michigan on Thursday … after cops say he attacked his girlfriend at a hotel around 1AM. We’ve learned the female is a college athlete who plays soccer at Michigan State University. According...
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Hornets Deactivate Jeff Taylor After He Assaulted GF At Hotel

The Charlotte Hornets have suspended forward Jeff Taylor from all team activities after his arrest in Michigan on domestic violence charges.  25-year-old Taylor was arrested in East Lansing, Michigan on Thursday … after cops say he attacked his girlfriend at a hotel around 1AM. We’ve learned the female is a college athlete who plays soccer at Michigan State University. According...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Records: Hornets' Jeff Taylor assaulted girlfriend, employee

Charlotte Hornets player Jeff Taylor is accused of assaulting his girlfriend and a hotel employee in East Lansing and damaging hotel property, court records show. Taylor, 25, was charged Thursday in 54B District Court with domestic violence, assault and battery, and malicious destruction of a building, all misdemeanors. He faces up to a year in jail. The NBA player pleaded not...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets’ Jeffery Taylor Is Facing Domestic Assault Charges

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor has a pre-trial court date on domestic assault charges set for Oct. 8 at East Lansing District Court in Michigan. East Lansing Police said in a press release Thursday that the 25-year-old Taylor has been charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. According to the release...
Via Geeks and Cleats
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Jeff Taylor arrested for domestic assault

Another professional athlete has been arrested for domestic violence. 25 year old Jeff Taylor of the Charlotte Hornets was arrested early Thursday morning at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place. Taylor was charged with one count of domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property. His bond was set at $5,000. Adam Silver has recently announced the NBA is...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jeff Taylor arrested on domestic assault charges

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor has been arrested in Michigan on domestic assault charges, according to East Lansing Police. The police department said in a release Thursday that the 25-year-old Taylor was charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. His bond was set at $5,000. East Lansing Police Lieutenant...
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5 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.”
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jeffery Taylor charged with domestic assault

A 25-year-old member of the Charlotte Hornets has been charged in connection with a domestic assault incident at an East Lansing hotel. Jeffery Matthew Taylor was charged Thursday with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property in 54B District Court between $200 and $1,000, the East Lansing Police Department said in a news...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Sign Jason Maxiell

The Charlotte Hornets have signed Jason Maxiell to a non-guaranteed deal for training camp. He averaged 3.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 34 games for the Orlando Magic last season. Maxiell is a 6-foot-7 forward with 9-years of experience in the league. The Hornets currently have Cody Zeller and Noah... The post Hornets Sign Jason Maxiell appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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5 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.
Via RealGM
5 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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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