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Where does Nicolas Batum show up on Sports Illustrated's Top 100 list?

When the Charlotte Hornets sent Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson to the Portland Trail Blazers for Nicolas Batum, it signaled where their priorities and expectations lay heading into next season. This team wants to make the playoffs, badly. And they think Batum is someone who can help them get there sooner than later. Are they right?Here's what Sports Illustrated had to say about...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is ready to breakout and be a star

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist might be the only player on the Charlotte Hornets who can someday make an All-Star team. At just 22 years old on opening night, he may also become his team's best and most important player by season's end. Here's a look at how likely all that is, courtesy of SB Nation's At the Hive:Kidd-Gilchrist has a faulty jump shot and only averaged 9.0 points per game...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Impersonates a Fitness Trainer In Taiwan

Continuing his offseason tradition of pranking people in Taiwan. Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin returned to Taipei with Taiwanese pop star Vanness Wu, to fool a few people into believing he was a strange Fitness Trainer. The post Jeremy Lin Impersonates a Fitness Trainer In Taiwan appeared first on Hooped Up.
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin pretends to be personal trainer in hilarious prank video

There are few things more entertaining than prank videos and recently, Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin got the opportunity to play the role of a personal trainer. Lin was overseas in Taiwan and along with notable actor Vanness Wu got disguised as personal trainers at a local area gymnasium for an Adidas prank video. Check out Lin pretending to be a personal trainer in the below...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Jeremy Lin disguised as goofy gym trainer in hilarious secret video

If you didn't think Charlotte Hornets point guard Jeremy Lin was hilarious before this video existed, you will after watching it. Take a few minutes and watch the whole thing. After a stressful season with the Los Angeles Lakers, it's great to see Lin have fun again.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who's the best power forward in Charlotte Hornets history?

Over the past few years, the Charlotte Hornets have been a rotating door at power forward. They gave up on Noah Vonleh a few months ago, then drafted Frank Kaminsky with the ninth overall pick in June's draft despite Cody Zeller's lingering presence.But a very long time ago, when the Hornets were routinely making postseason noise, the position was rock solid. It inspired SB Nation...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford compares Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson

The Charlotte Hornets added quite a few interesting veterans to their roster this summer, but none are more of a question mark than Jeremy Lin. After fighting through a tough year with the Los Angeles Lakers, Lin is looking to reestablish himself as a productive player. The only problem is Charlotte already has a franchise point guard, meaning Lin won't be able to find much playing...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who's the best shooting guard in Charlotte Hornets history?

The Charlotte Hornets have not had much success in their relatively brief history. But that doesn't mean they haven't had some extremely talented players. SB Nation's At the Hive blog reflected on which Hornets shooting guard was the best in franchise history. They polled a few of their writers, and Glen Rice's name popped up more than once. Here's what one writer had to say:"Glen...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ready becomes NBA’s first full-time female game analyst

As if often does, the NBA broke another barrier on Thursday when Fox Sports Southeast announced that Stephanie Ready would become the first full-time NBA game analyst, joining Eric Collins and Dell Curry at the broadcast position with the Charlotte Hornets. This will be Ready’s 12th year as a member of Hornets broadcasts, and her credentials are strong. Via the press release…...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kidd-Gilchrist signs to reportedly four-year extension with Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte coach Steve Clifford can rattle off a dozen reasons why the Hornets gave small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist a big contract extension. But in Clifford's mind it all came down to one basic fact: "When he's on the floor we play well; when he's not on the floor we don't." The numbers bear that out. The Hornets were 62-55 with Kidd-Gilchrist in the starting...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clifford: Hornets play better, win more with Kidd-Gilchrist

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte coach Steve Clifford can rattle off a dozen reasons why the Hornets gave small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist a big contract extension. But in Clifford's mind it all came down to one basic fact: ''When he's on the floor we play well; when he's not on the floor we don't.'' The numbers bear that out. The Hornets were 62-55 with Kidd-Gilchrist in the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky talks about his crazy dream featuring Chandler Bing on Twitter

When some of us drift off to sleep, we enter the world of dreams and recently, Charlotte Hornets rookie Frank Kaminsky had an incredible one. Earlier today, Kaminsky recounted his dream on his Twitter account which starred Friends character Chandler Bing and well, it was incredible: I think I had the craziest dream of my life last night — Frank Kaminsky III (@FSKPart3) August...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Give a Smart Extension to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

There was a time when many considered Michael Kidd-Gilchrist the player least likely to be a bust from the 2012 NBA Draft. That was part of the reason few batted an eye when the (then) Charlotte Bobcats selected him with the second overall pick in the draft. Fast-forward a few years (and a name change) later, and the backers of his stock have clearly decreased in number. Don’t...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets give smart extension to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

There was a time when many considered Michael Kidd-Gilchrist the player least likely to be a bust from the 2012 NBA Draft. That was part of the reason few batted an eye when the (then) Charlotte Bobcats selected him with the second overall pick in the draft. Fast-forward a few years (and a name change) later, and the backers of his stock have clearly decreased in number. Don...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Hornets reach four-year extension with Kidd-Gilchrist

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A person familiar with the situation says forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the move hasn't been announced. Yahoo Sports was first to report the deal. The 6-foot-7, 232-pound Kidd-Gilchrist is known...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kidd-Gilchrist Near Agreement Upon Four-Year, $52M Extension With Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are finalizing a four-year, $52 million contract extension. The agreement is expected to be finalized this week. Kidd-Gilchrist was the No. 2 overall pick in the draft out of Kentucky. Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds for Charlotte last season, his third in the league.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Frank Kaminsky be in the Hornets' starting lineup?

The Charlotte Hornets believe Frank Kaminsky can be a star. They love where he's currently at and what he can hopefully become. But should Kaminsky start as a rookie? Hoops Habit's Andrew Kennedy takes a look right here:"Everyone knows the direction the NBA is going: lineups featuring more position-less players with the emphasis on interchangeability and more outside shooting. The...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Who cracks Charlotte's all-time starting five?

The Charlotte Hornets have not been around as long as most NBA teams, officially forming 25 seasons ago. They've only made the playoffs nine times and have yet to win a title. But that doesn't mean some great player haven't worn a Hornets jersey.Here's a look at the team's all-time starting five, courtesy of Today's Fastbreak. Coming in at point guard is Baron Davis, which is interesting...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason review: Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets fell back last year after a playoff run the prior season. Injuries to Al Jefferson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Kemba Walker, among others, and the ill-fated signing of Lance Stephenson were all contributors to the tough season. Gerald Henderson was forced to carry the offense for large chunks of the campaign. That isn't ideal for a team with playoff aspirations...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Charlotte more likely to miss the playoffs than make it?

The Charlotte Hornets are all in this season, so obsessed with making the playoffs that they forfeited a few valuable future assets for "win now" production.But what if their efforts were all for naught? ESPN's summer forecast doesn't think Charlotte has what it takes to make the postseason, which is a littleembarrassing in the Eastern Conference. Here's further evaluation of the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Guaranteed, Non-guaranteed, & Partial-Guaranteed Contracts; Hornets Additions and Where They Stand

Is anyone else as confused as I am about the team additions and the contracts that we keep hearing about?  It can all get pretty confusing at times.  First was Aaron Harrison being signed after Summer League ended in Orlando.  I heard first that the contract was non-guaranteed, and then I heard Rick Bonnell say that it was partial-guaranteed.  Let me define what these terms mean...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum is best player to ever wear No. 88

Sports Illustrated recently figured out who're the best players ever for each jersey number, 00-99. Everyone knows who No. 23 is, but there are some interesting choices found elsewhere. The Portland Trail Blazers wound up with three players on this list: Victor Khryapa (38), Craig Smith (83) and none other than Nicolas Batum (88). Here's more on why Batum was selected, per Blazers...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nice little Saturday: Frank Kaminsky delivers 'Old School' lines by 'Frank the Tank'

Frank "The Tank" Kaminsky has really embraced his nickname from the classic 2003 comedy "Old School" starring Will Ferrell as the hysterical, bumbling Frank "The Tank" Ricard. A thespian Kaminsky is not but at CBS Sports' urging, the Charlotte Hornets rookie made a good effort at some of Frank the Tank's best lines. Check it out with bonus Sam Dekker as the mulletted, tranquilizer...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Explains Dota Heroes with Real Life Examples

Charlotte Hornets point guard and noted gamer Jeremy Lin, explains what a Dota 2 heroes would look like in real life with a little help from his friends. Please note, no children were harmed in the making of this video, probably. The post Jeremy Lin Explains Dota Heroes with Real Life Examples appeared first on Hooped Up.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Poised For a Great Season

A photo posted by Jeremy Lin (@jlin7) on Jul 13, 2015 at 1:19pm PDT Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is now on his fifth team since joining the league. Not since playing with the Knicks has Lin been in a situation where he could flourish, but according to former New York Knicks Beat Writer Nathan Gottlieb. Playing with the Hornets offers the best chance for a Linsanity...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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