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Kemba Walker's season in review: Growth, injuries and disappointment

If the 2014-15 season didn't quite go as the Charlotte Hornets had planned, then Kemba Walker was one of the members of the organization who saw his season most derailed by unexpected roadblocks.Walker averaged 17.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game this season, all down slightly from the career marks he set last year that helped earn Walker a contract extension before...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets cut ties with play-by-play announcer

The Charlotte Hornets announced this week that radio play-by-play announcer Scott Lauer would not be with the team next season, according to a report from the Charlotte Observer. Lauer had served with the Charlotte organization as a broadcaster for 11 years.“I’m very appreciative of 11 seasons broadcasting the Hornets,” Lauer said during a telephone interview with Rick Bonnell...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' biggest offseason need could be 3-point shooting

There's an upside to a disappointing NBA season: A team gets to do some renovations on the roster in the offseason. That might not be much solace for the Charlotte Hornets, but the good news for this team is that playoff contention is just a few moves away.Heck, the team just barely missed the postseason as it was this year, one season removed from a solid run into the playoffs....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller to rehab three months after shoulder surgery

The former IndyStar Mr. Basketball and IU star missed 19 of the final 20 games this season for the Hornets.           
Via Indiana State - Official Site
4 days ago

Hornets' Cody Zeller rehabbing for 3 months following shoulder surgery

  The Hornets announced that forward Cody Zeller will be rehabbing the next three months after undergoing successful surgery to repair a tendon in his right shoulder. He also had a bone spur and scar tissue removed from the shoulder on Wednesday. The team said the procedure was completed by team physician Marcus Cook at Novant Orthopedic Hospital in Charlotte. Zeller stepped into...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Zeller rehabbing 3 months after shoulder surgery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Hornets announced that forward Cody Zeller will be rehabbing the next three months after undergoing successful surgery to repair a tendon in his right shoulder. He also had a bone spur and scar tissue removed from the shoulder on Wednesday. The team said the procedure was completed by team physician Marcus Cook at Novant Orthopedic Hospital in Charlotte...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three draft prospects who could interest the Hornets in the lottery

This year's NBA draft lottery and the draft itself loom large for the Charlotte Hornets. Assuming Al Jefferson opts in to his contract for next season, the Hornets are pretty well committed financially to their core. The draft, then, offers one of the only avenues for improvement for a Charlotte team coming off a disappointing season that started with playoff aspirations and ended...
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4 days ago  |  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,...
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Morris Peterson ‘MoPete’ Still Making Raptors Fans Happy

Ever since Morris Peterson joined the TSN broadcast crew he has been a regular around Toronto and the Air Canada Centre. Approachable, friendly and obviously happy to be reconnected with the Raptors, ‘MoPete’ remains a favorite with the local fans and media.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Johnson remembers UNLV, becoming Grandmama

Courtesy of VICE Sports, Larry Johnson goes down memory lane to provide us some insight on how he ended up as Grandmama and how Jerry Tarkanian threatened their per diem while at UNLV. The post Larry Johnson Remembers How He Became Grandmama And Winning Titles In Las Vegas appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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Charlotte Hornets Season In Review

After making the playoffs in the 2013-2014 season, Charlotte was expected to have a momentous season. However, this is an antithesis of what actually transpired. The Hornets went 33-49, finishing 4th in the Southeast division. With the acquisition of Lance Stephenson, Charlotte was expected to contend in the East. In a turn of events, Stephenson struggled mightily. The Hornets also...
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7 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Plans To Exercise $13.5M Option For Next Season

Al Jefferson said he does not plan to opt out of his $13.5 million option for the 2015-16 season. "I’ve got unfinished business here. That’s not even an option for me," Jefferson said. "Unless something dramatic changed, I can’t see myself opting out, and leaving that bad taste in my mouth. And in the Charlotte Hornets’ mouth. I can’t walk away from that." Jefferson finished...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jefferson plans to return, Henderson unsure

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Al Jefferson has no intentions of opting out of his contract with the Charlotte Hornets. Gerald Henderson isn't quite ready to make the same declaration. Jefferson is due $13.5 million next season. Henderson, the longest-tenured player on the roster, is set to make $6 million. Both have opt-out clauses in their contracts that would allow them to become free...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Crawford trips, falls during Hornets-Raptors game (Video)

NBA referee Joey Crawford tripped and fell down on the court during the opening minute of Wednesday night's game in Toronto between the Raptors and the visiting Charlotte Hornets.Crawford got right back up and seemed to be OK, although likely a bit embarrassed. He's lucky he didn't get seriously hurt there. Pablo Prigioni knows a little something about that.H/T NIS. This post...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Crawford Took a Spill During the Hornets-Raptors Game

The last of the NBA regular season is off to the hottest start imaginable thanks to everyone’s favorite referee, Joey Crawford. During the opening minute of the Hornets-Raptors game, ol’ Joey took a theatrical spill while jogging up behind Kemba Walker. As you can see above, Joey milked the hell out of it, sliding as far as he could before recovering. Of course, Twitter absolutely...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson intends to play for the Hornets next season

In an interview with Brett Jensen of Fox Sports, Al Jefferson explained he remains committed to the Hornets, and wants to return next season: “If I had my way, I’d finish my career here,” he said. “I feel like I helped start this and I want to finish it. … I love the city, I love my teammates, I love Coach (Steve Clifford) and the coaching staff. … It’s still something...
Via The Lottery Mafia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Push Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for NBA All-Defensive Team

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been a sold defender all season long and his team would like to see him make the NBA All-Defensive Team for the firs time. So they made a video and website to promote his his 24/7 defensive abilities. Check it out. The post Hornets Push Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for NBA All-Defensive Team appeared first on Hooped Up.
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

One thing Hornets fans (and the rest of us) have left to look forward to this season

Suffice it to say that this has been a disappointing season for the Charlotte Hornets and their fans. The team was eliminated from playoff contention on Friday. It lost its home finale on Monday night, so the fans didn't even get to go home happy. And it seems like there's another injury to Al Jefferson or Kemba Walker every week. Other than the emergence of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

All Buzz, No Hive: What Happened to the Charlotte Hornets?

The Buzz was back! The beloved Charlotte Hornets had returned to basketball crazy North Carolina for the 2014-15 NBA Season. NBA Legend Team Owner Michael Jordan had negotiated with the Association on bringing the Hornets moniker back to Charlotte after it was no longer being used by the now New Orleans Pelicans. It was a no-brainer... The post All Buzz, No Hive: What Happened to...
Via The Garbage Time
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Season Obituary: The Charlotte Hornets Weren’t Born Ready To Return To The Playoffs

This season, something important was restored in Charlotte. Decades ago, the NBA came to a college basketball-loving part of the United States, accompanied by a genuine buzz. The Hornets showed that there was more than enough basketball for a fan’s entertainment dollar in the Carolinas. That identity — the one carried by the likes of Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson in the franchise’s...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Season Obituary: The Charlotte Hornets Weren’t Born Ready To Return To The Playoffs

This season, something important was restored in Charlotte. Decades ago, the NBA came to a college basketball-loving part of the United States, accompanied by a genuine buzz. The Hornets showed that there was more than enough basketball for a fan’s entertainment dollar in the Carolinas. That identity — the one carried by the likes of Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson in the franchise’s...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Shorthanded Hornets dig early hole, fall to Pistons on the road

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- If this was Greg Monroe's last home game at the Palace, he and his teammates certainly made the most of it. Monroe scored 17 points, and Andre Drummond added 15 points and 19 rebounds to help the Detroit Pistons turn their home finale into a rout, 116-77 over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Monroe is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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