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Making Sense of the Hornets’ Offseason

Much was expected from the newly branded Charlotte Hornets this past season. After a somewhat surprising run to the playoffs in the previous season, in addition to the momentum gained from an offseason that involved signing Lance Stephenson, another strong playoff run was in their foreseeable future. At least to most it seemed. However, right from the start of the season it was a...
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Back to Cle: Mo Williams says he's returning to Cleveland

Mo Williams is heading back to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James again. Williams tweeted on Monday night that he is going back to the Cavaliers, where he was an All-Star playing alongside James in 2009. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Williams started last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and was traded to the Charlotte Hornets, where he averaged 17.2...
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Back to Cle: Mo Williams says he's returning to Cleveland

Mo Williams is heading back to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James again. Williams tweeted on Monday night that he is going back to the Cavaliers, where he was an All-Star playing alongside James in 2009. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Williams started last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and was traded to the Charlotte Hornets, where he averaged 17.2...
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Mo Williams says he's returning to Cleveland

Mo Williams is heading back to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James again. Williams tweeted on Monday night that he is going back to the Cavaliers, where he was an All-Star playing alongside James in 2009. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Williams started last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and was traded to the Charlotte Hornets, where he averaged 17.2...
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Mo Williams agrees to deal with Cavaliers

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY SportsFree-agent guard Mo Williams has agreed to join the Cleveland Cavaliers on a two-year, $4.3 million deal. Mo Williams agreed to a two-year, $4.3M deal with Cleveland, including a player option, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2015 Williams played two-plus seasons in Cleveland with LeBron James from 2008-11 and...
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Mo Williams Agrees to Sign Contract with Cleveland Cavaliers

Mo Williams has been rumored to be interested in reuniting with LeBron James and signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers all offseason long, and he finally did just that. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Cavaliers and Williams have come to an agreement on a one-year contract worth $4.3 million. Needless to say, this is yet another big move for the...
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Cavs News: Cavaliers Sign Mo Williams to Two-Year Deal Worth $4.3 Million

Well, it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers have found their three-point shooter after all. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Mo Williams has agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth $4.3 million with the Cavaliers. The second year is a player option. Mo Williams agreed to a two-year, $4.3M deal with Cleveland, including a player option, league sources tell Yahoo...
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Mo Williams signs 2-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James proved that you can come home against all sorts of strange odds. That makes the latest bit of Cavaliers news almost pedestrian, but it sure is a lot of fun. Mo Williams appears to be following in James’ footsteps, just one season later as he’s reportedly spurning several other contenders to sign a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers worth $4.3 million. Who...
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Mo Williams, Cavs Agree Upon Two-Year, $4.3M Deal

Mo Williams and the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed upon a two-year, $4.3 million deal. Williams gets a player option in Year 2 of the deal. Williams spent last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets. The San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans also expressed interest in Williams.
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Mo Williams Agrees To Deal With The Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a backup point guard next year in the form of former Cleveland Cavalier Mo Williams. Free agent guard Mo Williams has reached agreement with the Cavaliers, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2015 Mo Williams agreed to a two-year, $4.3M deal with Cleveland, including a player option, league sources tell...
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Raptors Get Free Agent Center Bismack Biyombo

With a renewed focus on defense, the Toronto Raptors got one of their more obvious targets in free agency by landing unrestricted free agent defensive center Bismack Biyombo on a two-year, $6 million deal.
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Raptors Agree To Two-Year, $6M Deal With Bismack Biyombo

Bismack Biyombo has agreed upon a two-year, $6 million deal with the Toronto Raptors. Biyombo became an unrestricted free agent when the Charlotte Hornets declined to extend him a qualifying offer after the season. Biyombo was the seventh overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft and has been relatively disappointing, but he remains a young player capable of significant improvement.
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Bismack Biyombo signs with Raptors

Forward Bismack Biyombo has agreed to sign a two-year contract with the Toronto Raptors, according to Yahoo! Sports. Biyombo signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Raptors.  He has played the last four seasons with the Hornets. Biyombo, 22, has averaged 4.4 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game off the bench in his career.  He has shot 49.7-percent in his career and...
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Damian Lillard is the Blazers’ new franchise player

With the Portland currently undergoing major roster reconstruction, the team has made it a point to secure their All-Star point guard Damian Lillard and had even tagged him as their new franchise player. The 3-year man out of Weber State University has just signed to a 5-year, $120 million max contract with the Trail Blazers. He has more responsibility on his shoulders from this...
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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...
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Frank Kaminsky 'rusty' in first practice

In addition to his sweet shooting, Frank Kaminsky was also known for his non-stop motor at the University of Wisconsin. However, in his first practice with the Charlotte Hornets, he was told that his energy wasn't enough. Here's Rick Bonnell of the Courier Tribune with more:"'(Ewing) said I’ve got to bring more energy,' Kaminsky said of what Ewing told him following Kaminsky...
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Hornets don't extend a qualifying offer to Jeffrey Taylor

Jeffrey Taylor was once expected to be a major part of the Charlotte Hornets' future. However, following a disappointing season both on (injuries) and off (a domestic violence charge that resulted in a 24-game suspension) the court, the Hornets declined to extend a qualifying offer to Taylor, making him an unrestricted free agent. Here's Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports with more: https...
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Kentucky Basketball: Aaron Harrison Will Play On The Charlotte Hornets’ NBA Summer League Team

Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison was not selected during last week’s NBA Draft, but he’ll have an opportunity to play in the association’s summer league with the Charlotte Hornets. The news was announced by the Hornets yesterday and Kentucky offered up congratulations this morning on Twitter.  The @hornets have announced their summer league roster & @AaronICE2 is on it. Congrats...
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Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers ‘Very Interested’ in Signing Mo Williams

A former Cleveland Cavalier just might make his way back to Ohio this July. Mo Williams, who played with the Cavaliers from 2008 until 2010, expects a meeting with Cleveland in the near future, according to sources close to the 12-year veteran. Free agent guard Mo Williams anticipates meeting with #Cavs, league source tells @Clevelanddotcom. The team "very interested" in his return...
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Charlotte Hornets: Preparing for the 2015-16 NBA season

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist unveiling the new black “Buzz City” jerseys The Charlotte Hornets have been very active over the past couple of weeks with their offseason transactions and the 2015 NBA Draft. Let’s recap the decisions that Michael Jordan and the Hornets have made thus far since the end of the NBA season. June 15, 2015– C Al Jefferson exercised the third-year player...
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Report: Hornets don't extend Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer

The Charlotte Hornets are parting ways with one of their lottery picks, per ESPN."The Charlotte Hornets did not tender Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer, making him a free agent as of July 1, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard." Biyombo never quite developed into what the Hornets hoped he would, but towards the end of the season, he was a legitimate difference maker on the defensive...
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Jeremy Lamb looks forward to a 'fresh start' with the Hornets

It's tough to say who is at fault for Jeremy Lamb not realizing his full potential in Oklahoma City. Perhaps Scott Brooks didn't play him enough, or perhaps Lamb didn't do the things Brooks asked of him. None of that matters now, because Lamb is with a new team – the Charlotte Hornets – and a new coach – Steve Clifford – and he's going to make the most of his second chance...
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Frank Kaminsky gets ‘Stanky Franky’ name in Wikipedia edit by Congress staffer

Many people were none too pleased with the Charlotte Hornets’ selection of Naismith College Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky ninth overall in last Thursday’s NBA Draft. Seen as a reach in the top 10, the pick became even more baffling after Celtics GM Danny Ainge revealed the gargantuan trade offer he presented the Hornets...Read More
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A 3-step outline for the Hornets making the playoffs next season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Yes, the NBA draft just happened a few days ago, and it's still only June. But it's also the perfect time, in the days leading up to free agency, to wonder what your favorite team needs in order to make the playoffs or compete for the championship. In the case of the Charlotte Hornets, the quest for the postseason isn't impossible; but it won't be easy, either...
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Frank Kaminsky stars in hilarious JCPenney Men’s Store commercial

As the first round selection of the Charlotte Hornets in the 2015 NBA Draft, former Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky could be the next big thing in Charlotte. Prior to the start of the draft, Kaminsky became a spokesman for JCPenney men’s store department and starred in this funny commercial: Man, Frank has changed! *** Frank Kaminsky JCPenney commercial [Dime Magazine] Kaminsky...
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