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Kemba Walker & Jeremy Lin; Charlotte Hornets’ New 1-2 Punch at Point Guard

Hello again Hornets fans.  Is it crazy that I was most excited about Jeremy Lin as our free agent signings began?  It wasn’t the trade for Batum or moving Lance to the Clippers.  It wasn’t juggling Matt Barnes to the Grizzlies for Luke Ridnour for Jeremy Lamb either.  It was truly Jeremy Lin.  I was always intrigued by the guy.  Anyone who watched him in New York or even...
Via Trade Street Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Biyombo Was The First Free Agent Raptors GM Ujiri Called (audio)

Minutes after the July Moratorium ended Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri was on the phone to Bismack Biyombo. "It's quite a funny story," Biyombo said. "I have known Masai for a while and right after 12, it was like 12:03, I got a phone call from Masai, so I was asking myself, is he going to talk to me about the summer camps and stuff or is it just going to be about basketball?"
Via Pro Bball Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky best highlights from 2015 Orlando Summer League

As the Charlotte Hornets look to get back into the Eastern Conference playoffs in the upcoming season, they will have one of the more notable rookies from this year’s class. Frank Kaminsky who played at Wisconsin showed off his skills during the Orlando Summer League and averaged over fifteen points and grabbed over seven rebounds per game. Check out some of his best highlights...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Charlotte’s Offseason Grade

  (April 5, 2015 – Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Added: Nicolas Batum (trade), Spencer Hawes (trade), Jeremy Lamb (trade), Frank Kaminsky (draft), Jeremy Lin (two seasons, 4.35 million, player option), Tyler Hansbrough (?) No Longer With Team: Noah Vonleh, Gary Neal, Mo Williams, Gerald Henderson, Jeff...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Charlotte’s front office doesn’t know what to do with draft picks

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Team higher-ups defend taking Kaminsky over any draft-day trade package — even after acquiring Spencer Hawes, another shooting big man. “You have two minutes to decide: ‘Do I want to do this trade?’...
Via Red's Army
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Rejected Massive Trade Offer From Boston Celtics

The Charlotte Hornets owner reportedly turned down a trade consisting of four first round picks on draft night.
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum eying Toronto as a free agent in 2016

The Hornets traded for Nicolas Batum this summer, and gave up the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Noah Vonleh, in order to do so.The deal was defensible on Charlotte's side. It was clear that Vonleh would take time to develop, while Batum would be capable of contributing immediately as a significant upgrade to the roster.The problem for the Hornets in all of this is that...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum hilariously shoots down Raptors rumors on Twitter

Charlotte Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum has yet to play in a single game for his new team and already rumors of his departure are running rampant. Batum, who was acquired from the Portland Trail Blazers in late June in exchange for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh, is widely suggested to have interest in joining the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Faces, New Skills; How will it all fit together?

This summer, the Charlotte Hornets made a good bit of roster changes.  So many, in fact, that there are 7 new players on the roster right now for the 2015-16 season.  You all know what the next statement usually is when there is a roster change as dramatic as this: It’s going to take time for this new group to mesh.  The loss of Josh McRoberts and addition of Lance Stephenson...
Via Trade Street Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum Interested In Playing For Raptors

Nicolas Batum has interest in playing for the Toronto Raptors when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016. Toronto is an international city that appeals to Batum. The Charlotte Hornets acquired Batum this offseason from the Portland Trail Blazers despite him entering his contract year. General manager Rich Cho and assistant general manager Chad Buchanan are familiar with Batum...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets want you to celebrate Christmas in July by purchasing this hideous sweater

Once we get past free agency and Summer League, the NBA news cycle slows to a predictable crawl. This is equally true for the teams themselves, who evidently get just desperate for content as the rest of us.Witness the Charlotte Hornets, who took to Twitter to try to sell some of their leftover inventory of ugly Christmas sweaters ... in July. Celebrate Christmas In July...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

From the Hendo to the Wall vs. Nic at Night; A Trade at a Glance

Former Cats Crazies know exactly what I’m talking about when I say, “From the Hendo to the Wall”.  That was our battle cry for Gerald Henderson when the Cats Crazies existed.  If Hendo did something good, we would belt that phrase out.  Hendo, the last of the long tenured Bobcats/Hornets was traded this summer along with Noah Vonleh for Nic Batum, a career Portland Trailblazer...
Via Trade Street Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets sign 6-foot-9 free agent forward Tyler Hansbrough

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets have signed free agent power forward Tyler Hansbrough. Terms of the deal were not released during Wednesday's announcement. The 29-year-old Hansbrough spent the past two seasons with Toronto after four with Indiana. His best season was 2010-11, when he averaged 11 points and 5.2 rebounds and started a career-high 29 games. His playing time...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Hansbrough to sign with Hornets

Tyler Hansbrough and the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to terms on a deal, according to the Charlotte Observer. The Hornets have come to terms with Tyler Hsnsbrough, — Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) July 22, 2015 Hansbrough returns to the state of North Carolina after playing for the North Carolina Tar Heels from 2005-2009.  He went to UNC from Poplar Bluff, MO and saw his career...
Via Hoops-Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Hansbrough agrees to deal with Hornets

The Hornets have agreed to a deal with Tyler Hansbrough, according to a report from Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. Terms of the agreement weren't disclosed, but it's likely to be something at or near a minimum contract given the salary cap situation in Charlotte.Hansbrough played in Toronto the past two seasons, where he was a regular part of the team's rotation. His scoring...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

As the Charlotte Hornets continue to rebuild for the future, they have plenty of talent to compete with some of the best teams in the East. With names such as Kemba Walker, Al Jefferson, Cody Zeller, and with the addition of rookie Frank Kaminsky, they have a chance to make it back to the Eastern Conference plays. For some of their best plays from last season, check out the below...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is Spencer Hawes?

I’m ashamed to say that when the Charlotte Hornets made the trade to send Lance Stephenson to the Los Angeles Clipper for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes, I immediately said, “Who is Spencer Hawes?” I’m a sheltered NBA fan.  The Charlotte Hornets are my only true pro sports passion, so, of course, I let popular opinion sway my judgement of getting Spencer.  That’s really...
Via Trade Street Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank the Tank, Linsanity, and More – Here Come the 15-16 Hornets!

Howdy Hornets fans!  Has this summer been exciting or what?  There have been trades, a draft pick, free agent signings, and summer league to boot!  What has all of this meant for our beloved Charlotte Hornets?  Well, it means so much as we approach the 2015-2016 season.  I’ll touch more on that in a bit.  Let’s take a quick recap of the 2014-15 season. Having a top-10 defense...
Via Trade Street Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Honing His Game, Hoping To Make Hornets

Aaron Harrison is yet another player on whom Charlotte has chosen to take a chance during a transformational summer. Aaron Harrison, the six-foot, six-inch guard from Kentucky, was among the top high-school recruits a couple of years ago before watching six of his teammates have their names called on draft-day. Despite Harrison’s reputation for being a knock-down outside shooter...
Via The Lottery Mafia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Traded Vonleh After Finding No Takers For Cody Zeller

The Charlotte Hornets attempted to balance their roster by trading a frontcourt piece at the beginning of the offseason and started trade discussions with Cody Zeller. With no team interested in moving for Zeller with a satisfactory deal, the Hornets instead traded Noah Vonleh to the Portland Trail Blazers. Vonleh was the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Indiana.
Via RealGM
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Ink High Potential Center Bismack Biyombo

As a defensive-oriented player on a Hornets team scoring just 100.1 points per 100 possessions, the Toronto Raptors newest player Bismack Biyombo had an unfathomable offensive rating of 115 in each of the past two seasons. “The game has kind of slowed down for me,” Biyombo said. “I understand the game better. I know how I can help the team on defense. Help different guys...
Via Pro Bball Report
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Frank Kaminsky Summer League Report

(June 24, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Kaminsky was a questionable pick for the Charlotte Hornets, and although he theoretically provides an upgrade alongside Jefferson in the post, the skills he provides weren’t necessarily pressing issues in Charlotte’s rotation. With that said, he still has the potential...
Via HoopStuff
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Hornets need to extend Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

The Charlotte Hornets have until October 31 to extend Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, their best defender and a still-developing offensive threat. Even though the Hornets traded for Nicolas Batum, that doesn't make MKG expendable. Extending him should be Charlotte's number one priority, and Austin Peters of At The Hive explains why:"He may be more valuable to the Hornets than any other team...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Toronto Raptors' Bismack Biyombo pickup

The Toronto Raptors have been very busy this offseason in regards to free agency.  A team that desperately needed defense, the Raptors have gone out and attempted to fix the problem by bringing in some quality defenders at all three areas, from the guards, to the wings, to the bigs.  While their offense may take a step backward, their defense will almost certainly be much improved...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Harrison Signs With Hornets

Aaron Harrison has signed with the Charlotte Hornets. Harrison went undrafted after two seasons with Kentucky. Harrison averaged 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in five Orlando Summer League games with the Hornets. Rich Cho says Harrison is "a talented young player with a lot of potential and we look forward to seeing what he can do moving forward."
Via RealGM
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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