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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Why Sam Hinkie would be a perfect fit

As the Charlotte Hornets continue their search for a new general manager, they should be taking a close look at Sam Hinkie. Since firing Rich Cho midseason, the Charlotte Hornets have been without a GM and are looking to hire a new one by the end of the season. There haven’t been any...
Via Swarm & Sting
20 hours ago

Report: Grizzlies were laughing, joking in locker room after losing by 61

The Memphis Grizzlies apparently were alarmingly unfazed by their worst loss in franchise history on Thursday night.After falling to the Charlotte Hornets by a video game-like final of 140-79 (a difference of 61 points), the Grizzlies were heard laughing and joking in the locker room, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal.Per Tillery:[Interim coach JB] Bickerstaff...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

So I ask again, where do the Charlotte Hornets go from here?

Sports writing provides me many opportunities to flex my creative thinking skills and challenge myself to find the interesting in the mundane. However, the common nuances of the writing often copy from article to article and I find a consistent format for many pieces. Almost a year ago to the day, I found myself asking the same question I am writing about today: Where do the Charlotte...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige called up to the Charlotte Hornets

The former Tar Heel recorded his first NBA points against the Grizzlies last night. While the sting of Carolina’s abrupt NCAA tournament exit is still fresh, it’s nice to see that a former Tar Heel still has that March mojo. This game-winning floater capped an impressive 17-point performance from Paige, who has been tearing it up recently in the G League for the Greensboro Swarm...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 day ago

UNC in the NBA: Marcus Paige returns to Charlotte Hornets

After successful stint in G-League, Marcus Paige makes return to NBA Before the start of the 2017-18 NBA season, Marcus Paige signed a two-way contract that would allow him to play for both the Charlotte Hornets and their G-League affiliate...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

Memphis Grizzlies suffer worst loss in franchise history

The Memphis Grizzlies played a game to forget on Thursday night.The Grizzlies got destroyed by the Charlotte Hornets 140-79 for their worst loss in franchise history. They were defeated by a margin of 61 points — the largest in franchise history (and sixth largest in NBA history). The 140 points were also the most allowed in team history, according to Grizzlies.com’s Michael Wallace...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to Grizzlies' humiliating 61-point loss

The Charlotte Hornets may be out of the playoff race back east, but they definitely mean business.A night after Dwight Howard went for 32 points and 30 rebounds in a win over Brooklyn, Charlotte absolutely dominated the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday evening.The final score of 140-79 represents two records. It’s the largest margin of victory in Hornets franchise history. It’s also the...
Via SNIPdaily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets bludgeon Grizzlies, are 1st team since 1998 to win by 60-plus

The Memphis Grizzlies are bad. But nobody should be as bad as they were Thursday night. The Charlotte Hornets would end the evening with a 140-79 victory. That’s right, sports fans—that’s a margin of 61 POINTS. Therefore, the Grizzlies shut be shut down. And no, this is not a videogame score. We are not posting a score from NBA 2K18. But leading the way for the Hornets? None other...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to Dwight Howard’s historic performance

Dwight Howard turned the clock back to last decade with an awe-inspiring performance in the Charlotte Hornets’ win over the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night.Howard put up 32 points and 30 freaking rebounds in the 111-105 win, becoming just the second player since 1981-82 to record 30-plus points and 30-plus rebounds in the same game. This enabled Howard to make a rare appearance in...
Via SNIPdaily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid ready to pounce on writer who doubted 76ers

Not a single one of us is safe from Joel Embiid’s troll game, as one prominent media figure learned the hard way on Monday.NBA writer and Twitter personality Rob Perez (a.k.a World Wide Wob) tweeted a bold claim before the season began, anticipating that the Philadelphia 76ers would not surpass their Vegas over-under of 42.5 wins. Fast-forward roughly seven months later. The Sixers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets’ Gersson Rosas a serious candidate for Hornets’ GM job

Rockets executive Gersson Rosas is receiving serious consideration for the Hornets’ open general manager job, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link). Former Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has been viewed as the favorite to replace Rich Cho as Charlotte’s full-time GM, but Stein suggests Rosas has emerged as an “increasingly serious candidate” for the Hornets...
Via Hoops Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Notes: Hernangomez, Front Office, Offseason

Willy Hernangomez has not played much since he was traded from the Knicks to the Hornets. Following a strong rookie season in New York, Hernangomez fell out of the rotation and rode the bench for the most the season. He has played fewer minutes in Charlotte and head coach Steve Clifford said there’s a reason for that, Marc Berman of the New York Post writes.“Unfortunately, in the...
Via Hoops Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker held captive by circumstance, by himself

I wonder how often Kemba Walker gets existential. Professional athletes tend to be intensely process-oriented people, and they don’t have much time for themselves. Jam-packed game days—tape study, shootaround, tub soak, shooting drill, paint drill, conferring with coaches, two and a half hours of turmoil, some interviews, and a ride home—give way to strenuous offseason regimens....
Via RealGM - NBA
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets are poised for a playoff push

Since the start of the NBA season, the Charlotte Hornets have been right below the line of mediocrity in a lot of categories. They are currently the tenth seed in the NBA with a 28-36 record. The Hornets rank 16th the NBA in points per game allowed and sit 13th in points per game scored. Despite that, they sit only four games back of the eight-seed Milwaukee Bucks. And, only one...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Malik Monk cited for reckless driving after accident

Charlotte Hornets rookie shooting guard Malik Monk reportedly was involved in a car accident early Sunday morning and was cited for reckless driving.Per TMZ Sports, which obtained police documents about the incident, “Monk was driving near the University of Arkansas around 5:46 AM when his red 2002 Lexus ran off the road and crashed into a gate.”In addition to the reckless driving...
Via Sportsnaut
February 20, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets expected to pursue Mitch Kupchak

The Charlotte Hornets must consider diving into a rebuild, but current general manager Rich Cho might not be there to help the franchise navigate a challenging time.Instead, team owner Michael Jordan is eyeing Mitch Kupchak.ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Hornets are unlikely to retain Cho and are expected to pursue Kupchak, the former GM of the Los Angeles Lakers. According...
Via Sportsnaut
February 20, 2018  |  Discuss

Willy Hernangomez has a second chance to grow

After a promising rookie year that saw him earn First-Team All-Rookie honors, Willy Hernangomez was traded from the New York Knicks to the Charlotte Hornets amid frustrations about playing time from the 23-year-old big man. At the end of the 2016-17 NBA season, Hernangomez was seen as a potential cornerstone to grow with Kristaps Porzingis and shape a new future for the Knicks; instead...
Via Yardbarker
February 08, 2018  |  Discuss

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