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Jeff Taylor celebrates Throwback Thursday with video of Taylor and MKG dunking on each other

The 2014-15 regular season has been over for more than a month already for teams that missed out on the playoffs, and that time away from the game is a good thing for most players. You need to recharge and relax after a grueling 82-game schedule, and that's what the summer is for. But it's also easy to start missing ball pretty quickly. So what's a player to do when there's no NBA...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left off of NBA's All-Defensive teams

When the NBA All-Defensive First and Second Teams were announced on Wednesday, Charlotte Hornets fans were probably shocked to see that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had been left completely off of both teams. MKG was the defensive heart and soul of the Hornets in 2014-15, and he was one of the best wing defenders in the entire league. Surely there had to be room for him among the ten roster...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Mark Price's departure 'doesn't affect me at all'

Former NBA sharpshooter and former Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Mark Price has been credited with the improvement in the shooting form of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. So when Price took the head coaching job at UNC Charlotte, there were naturally questions about how his departure would affect MKG's development.The Hornets wing was Charlotte's representative at the NBA Draft Lottery...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Hornets Select?

HORNETS LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER NINE Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson as the newest member of the Charlotte Hornets. NBA Mock Draft Link: http...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five prospects the Charlotte Hornets might draft with the No. 9 pick

There's no question what need the Charlotte Hornets should look to fill this offseason. A total lack of outside shooting doomed the Hornets' postseason hopes. And while it's nice to hope that Lance Stephenson might bounce back next season to help space the floor in Charlotte, the Hornets can't put all their eggs in that "Born Ready" basket. Fortunately for Michael Jordan & Co...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: The Perfect Offseason

(April 12, 2015 – Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… After making the playoffs in 2013 with a 43-39 record and adding former Indiana Pacers Lance Stephenson, the Hornets were projected to be a playoff team going into the 2014-15 season. They fell far short of that goal, finishing with only a 33-49 record. Injuries were...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets on Christmas? Possible Charlotte holiday jersey leaks (PHOTO)

It's definitely a long shot that the Charlotte Hornets will be playing on Christmas Day in 2015, as the holiday is reserved to feature some of the biggest stars and storylines of the season. Unfortunately, the Hornets don't really fit that bill. If, however, the NBA decides to showcase the Hornets, Charlotte will be prepared with a holiday jersey, according to leaked photos acquired...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky's Booker fits the bill for Hornets in NBA draft

It's no secret that the Charlotte Hornets are in need of outside shooting. And barring a leap into the top-3 to nab one of the superstars of the draft, there's a very good chance that Charlotte will address that need come late June. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports that the Hornets met with Duke's Justise Winslow, Arizona's Stanley Johnson and Kentucky's Devin Booker...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Does it make sense for the Hornets to trade their first round pick?

Can the Charlotte Hornets find a superstar at the back end of the lottery in the 2015 NBA Draft? And if not, is it worth making the pick?With the ninth-worst record in the NBA in 2014-15, ninth is where the Hornets will likely end up picking. We'll know on Tuesday, when the draft lottery takes place. And if one of the 5 teams behind Charlotte somehow leapfrogs into the top-3, the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

A review of Al Jefferson's season in Charlotte

It is sometimes difficult to grade or judge a player after a single season, as a multitude of factors go into a player's performance over the course of a season. It is even more difficult to grade a player after less than half of a season with a given team, but that is exactly what I tried to do for QueenCityHoops.com in regards to Al Jefferson.Check out the entire report cards over...
Via Around the Arc
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The benefits of a Charlotte Hornets D-League team, and where it could be located

The Hornets plans for a D-League team in 2016-17 will help the franchise in multiple ways. A few weeks ago the Charlotte Hornets announced their intentions to start a team in the NBA’s Developmental League, most commonly referred to as “D-League,” by the start of the 2016-2017 season. A D-League team is pretty much a minor league team similar to those of baseball and hockey...
Via The Lottery Mafia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford says that Cody Zeller is ready to shoot 3-pointers

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford appeared on SiriusXM NBA Radio's Off The Dribble earlier this week, and he had some rather interesting things to say. There was the requisite playoff talk, of course, but things got a little bit weird after that -- in the best way possible.Because Clifford let the world know that Cody Zeller is ready to start shooting 3-pointers. He said other...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets at the draft combine: What Charlotte fans should know

Are you getting excited, Charlotte Hornets fans? The NBA draft lottery is on Sunday, and a top-ten pick is all but guaranteed. If Charlotte gets really lucky, a top-three pick isn't inconceivable. And in the buildup to the unveiling of this year's draft order, most of the incoming rookies are in Chicago to get to know their prospective employers at the draft combine.The Charlotte...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will represent the Hornets at the draft lottery

Does it really matter who represents a team at the NBA draft lottery? The Cleveland Cavaliers might say so after their recent run of luck and No. 1 overall picks; at the very least, it can't hurt to have the right smiling face at the podium when the results are announced.For the Charlotte Hornets, that face this year is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the team's defensive heart and soul...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets have choice to make when it comes to their starting power forward

It's an age-old conundrum for teams not actively vying for a title: Do you play your best players, no matter their ceiling, or do you get young prospects some much needed playing time with an eye on the future? But for the Charlotte Hornets, that decision comes with a caveat.It's not as if Cody Zeller is some old, world-beaten veteran at this point. After all, Zeller is a member...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Noah Vonleh gives his mom a car for Mother's Day

One of the best traditions in pro sports is players making it big and being able to give mom everything she could ever want. This Mother's Day, Charlotte Hornets forward Noah Vonleh became one of the latest NBA players to shower his mom with gifts -- or, in this case, one Mercedes-shaped gift in particular.And as our gift to you -- mothers, sons, daughters, everyone out there --...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Al Jefferson has season of ups and downs, with a reunion for good measure

Kemba Walker is the youthful face of the franchise. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could be the cornerstone around which the team builds. But Al Jefferson is the very definition of who the Charlotte Hornets are -- and who they can be.It's fair to call 2014-15 a disappointment for Big Al. He averaged "just" 16.6 points and 8.4 rebounds in 30.6 minutes per game this season. Those are solid...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Bismack Biyombo Should Be A Free Agent Target

The Hornets Bismack Biyombo should be a target in free agency for any team in need of defensive help off the bench. He is only just starting to figure the NBA game out. “The game has kind of slowed down for me,” Biyombo told Pro Bball Report. “I understand the game better. I know how I can help the team on defense. Help different guys on the floor to cover weaknesses and help...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets announce plans to own, operate D-League team for 2016-17

The future of a one-to-one relationship between the D-League and NBA teams is very, very close, and the Charlotte Hornets have announced that they're taking the next step toward making sure that the Hornets don't fall any further behind in that area.The 2014-15 season saw the D-League expand to 18 teams, with 17 of those either affiliated with or owned by a single NBA team. The NBA...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson uses his time off to post a completely context-less puppy picture

What's more important than basketball? NBA basketball, naturally. What's more important than NBA basketball? NBA playoff basketball, surely. What's more important than NBA playoff basketball?Puppies! Charlotte Hornets wing Lance Stephenson is on summer vacation, of course, and apparently that means it's time to post puppy pictures without any context whatsoever.Those are amazingly...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets thin front office ranks, let go well-regarded member of team

After a season of disappointment, the Charlotte Hornets are already beginning personnel moves -- they're just not happening on the court yet.ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Hornets have parted ways with "well-regarded longtime scout" Scott Howard.On its own, that move might not mean much. But Chris Barnewall at At The Hive points out that the move is part of a larger trend:"Charlotte...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Hornets’

Paying tribute to the team owned by Michael Jordan, the Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Hornets’ colorway is the latest offering from JB inspired by the Charlotte Hornets. The new silhouette includes a dark purple upper with teal and grey accents. Plus trademark 3M detailing on the tongue and an icy blue sole. The Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Hornets’ will be available at select retailers like...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA player pleads guilty to manslaughter, gets 23 years

Javaris Crittenton, who played parts of just two seasons in the NBA after the Los Angeles Lakers made him the 19th pick in the 2007 draft, admitted responsibility for his role in the murder of a 22-year-old mother of four. In accepting a plea in the murder case, the Georgia Tech product faces 23 years in prison. The details of this case are about as disturbing as it gets. Crittenton...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald Henderson reflects on Hornets' season: 'Underachieved a little bit'

It's hard to believe that six seasons have already gone by for Gerald Henderson in Charlotte. He was born into the NBA as a Bobcat, and he helped the new-old Hornets through their first season back in the league. Not everything went according to plan, naturally, but Henderson was able to take stock of the good and the bad in his season-ending media session, courtesy of the Hornets...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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