Hornets Rumors & News

  • Michael Jordan: I don't own a number

    ESPN.com "Michael Jordan has no problem with LeBron James returning to No. 23 in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I'm cool with it,'' Jordan told ESPN.com via text message Monday morning. "I don't own a number.'' Jordan, who now owns the Charlotte Hornets, wore No. 23 during his..." July 29

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    Mike Perchick @TheREALPerchick

    Al Jefferson on Team USA: "I was contacted, but I was just trying to focus on getting my foot healed and getting ready for upcoming season."

  • Hornets’ Kemba Walker excited about addition of Lance Stephenson

    Charlotte Observer "There are 165 kids on the court at Kemba Walker’s basketball camp, some as young as 8 years old. What were you like as a player at 8? “I was bad,” says Walker, the Charlotte Hornets’ point guard. Bad as in he’s a bad man or a bad 8-year-old? “No,” says Walker. “Bad.” Obviously he’s..." July 24

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Vonleh and Zeller show Hornets ready to build

    CBSSports.com "On the surface, Noah Vonleh has struggled in Summer League. And that's being polite. The kid has been miserable from the floor. The gangly forward drafted ninth overall in June's draft out of Indiana has made 19 of 62 shots (30.6 percent). He's turned the ball over 16.9 percent of the time..." July 20

  • Al Jefferson is excited about Lance Stephenson coming to Charlotte

    Pro Basketball Talk "Charlotte had what is considered one of the stronger, more professional locker rooms in the NBA last season. Veteran big man Al Jefferson and his steady demeanor was a big part of that. Now Lance Stephenson is being injected into that mix — and Jefferson is pumped about it. “I’m excited..." July 20

  • Hornets To Re-Sign Jannero Pargo

    Hoops Rumors "The Hornets and point guard Jannero Pargo have struck a deal, according to Pargo’s agents at Priority Sports & Entertainment (Twitter link; hat tip to Marc Stein of ESPN.com). The Mark Bartelstein client returns to Charlotte presumably to reprise his role as the team’s third point guard after the..." July 18

  • Hornets sign Lance Stephenson

    ESPN.com "Lance Stephenson has signed a three-year, $27 million deal to play for the Charlotte Hornets, according to league sources. The deal was signed early Wednesday morning after Hornets owner Michael Jordan, general manager Rich Cho and coach Steve Clifford met with Stephenson and his..." July 17

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Anthony Tolliver Reaches Two-Year, $6M Deal With Suns

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent Anthony Tolliver has reached agreement on a two-year, $6 million contract with the Phoenix Suns, league sources told RealGM. His agent, Larry Fox, confirmed the deal on Tuesday night. On the first day of free agency, every NBA general manager received a hard copy 20-page..." July 16

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Plenty of teams with salary cap space, but two early favorites to make bids on Carlos Boozer: Charlotte and Atlanta.

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • P.J. Hairston’s potential lawsuit against his agent, Juan Morrow

    Sporting News "Last week news surfaced of Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston’s agent, Juan Morrow, not being certified with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Morrow held out to the public that he in fact was a “certified player agent.” This is blatant misrepresentation on behalf of Morrow...." July 15

  • 15d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    After not expressing much interest in Lance Stephenson, the Hornets are now looking into possibly signing him, the Observer has learned.

  • Hornets limited to quiet moves in free agency

    Fox Sports Carolinas "After losing out on their top two priorities -- re-sign forward Josh McRoberts and snag restricted free agent Gordon Hayward -- the Charlotte Hornets have finally landed some free agents, though they're not the big splash owner Michael Jordan had been hoping for. On Sunday, the Hornets signed..." July 14

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte had been pursuing free agent Kirk Hinrich, but belief is that he's destined to sign with Bulls, league sources tell Yahoo.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent guard Brian Roberts has agreed to a two-year, $5.5M-plus deal with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Report: Marvin Williams agrees to 2-year, $14M deal with Hornets

    SI.com "Unrestricted free agent forward Marvin Williams agreed to a two-year, $14 million fully-guaranteed deal with the Charlotte Hornets, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports tweeted Saturday night. The news comes after it was reported earlier in the week Williams, who turned 28 in June and spent the..." July 13

  • Charlotte Hornets’ top draft picks have brutal debuts

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing didn’t want to hear about first-game jitters. Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston will be paid like NBA players this season; they have to live up to that. “If both P.J. and Noah are not going to play well for us, we don’t have a chance to win,”..." July 12

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte, Dallas registering interest on free agent guard D.J. Augustin, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Stephenson showdown to include Hornets, Mavericks, Pacers

    Sporting News "The Charlotte Hornets took a gamble by pursuing Gordon Hayward, making a max offer for the restricted free-agent forward, and it didn't pay off, now that the Utah Jazz informed the Hornets they will match. That leaves the Hornets with about $20 million in cap space, and a roster it's seeking..." July 12

  • Jazz match, Gordon Hayward to sign four-year, $63 million deal to stay in Utah

    The Deseret News "It's official. Gordon Hayward will be staying in Utah. The Jazz informed the Charlotte Hornets via email Saturday morning that they will match the four-year, $63 million offer sheet that Hayward, a restricted free agent, signed on Thursday, as has been reported would happen. Hayward is in..." July 12

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Chicago, Charlotte pursuing deals with free agent guard Kirk Hinrich, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston's agent is not certified

    Sport News "There’s yet another wrinkle in the P.J. Hairston saga. Hairston’s agent, Juan Morrow, identifies himself as a “certified player agent” on his website and social media profiles for his agency, Upside Media Group. According to the National Basketball Players Association, that’s not true. In..." July 11

  • Orlando Magic sign Ben Gordon to a free-agent deal

    Orlando Sentinel "Ben Gordon is officially a member of the Orlando Magic. The team announced Friday morning that it has signed Gordon to a free-agent contract. Gordon, a 31-year-old shooting guard, signed a two-year, $9 million deal in which the final season is fully unguaranteed if he’s waived before July 1,..." July 11

  • Clippers, Cavaliers Among Teams Interested In Anthony Tolliver

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent Anthony Tolliver has been in substantial conversations with six NBA teams – including the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers – as a stretch-forward addition, league sources told RealGM. Tolliver has also received interest from the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, San..." July 10

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    PJ Hairston says he met Josh Gordon at a grocery store in the Triangle, and they chose to swap cars for the night.

  • P.J. Hairston’s agent is not certified — and that's a problem

    Sporting News "There’s yet another wrinkle in the P.J. Hairston saga. Hairston’s agent, Juan Morrow, identifies himself as a “certified player agent” on his website and social media profiles for his agency, Upside Media Group. According to the National Basketball Players Association, that’s not true. In..." July 10

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte's planning visit with free agent Brian Roberts, league sources tell Yahoo. He's on top of short list to backup Kemba Walker.

  • Sources: Gordon Hayward agrees to $63 million offer sheet with Hornets

    Yahoo! Sports "Restricted free agent Gordon Hayward has agreed to a four-year, $63 million maximum contract offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. A player option for the fourth year of the deal and a 15 percent trade kicker are expected to be included in the offer sheet,..." July 09

  • 22d
    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    If Miami can send Mario Chalmers sign-and-trade package to/through Charlotte for Josh McRoberts, Heat would still have their MLE to spend.

  • Hornets pursuing Marvin Williams as possible replacement for Josh McRoberts

    Yahoo! Sports "After losing free agent Josh McRoberts to the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets are pursuing free agent Marvin Williams to take over the power forward slot, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Hornets and Williams have discussed parameters of a deal, but no agreement is imminent, sources told..." July 08

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    #celtics appear to be taking themselves out of the Kris Humphries market, #hornets and #wizards are leaders, according to NBA source

  • 24d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hornets are also meeting today with Jazz RFA Gordon Hayward in Charlotte amid all this fun. Michael Jordan's Charlotte HORNETS

  • 24d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Charlotte HORNETS! Hornets, I'm told, have made retaining McRoberts one of their top priorities & have bid strong to compete w/Heat interest

  • Josh McRoberts agrees to 4-year, $23 deal with Heat, according to report

    SB Nation "Pat Riley has finally convinced a free agent to join the roster amid uncertainty surrounding LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Pat Riley has finally secured a free agent, though it isn't a big name like so many other rumored targets. Instead, it's Charlotte Hornets forward Josh..." July 07

  • P.J Hairston charged in connection to fight at pick-up game Sunday

    Pro Basketball Talk "After sorting through the always-conflicting stories that surround a fight, police in Durham, North Carolina, have decided to charge recent Hornets’ draft pick P.J. Hairston with assault and battery in relation to a fight at a pick-up game Sunday. However, he will not be arrested in the case,..." July 07

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Hairston punched Northern Durham High sr. forward Kentrell Barkley after the latter threw a punch first, Hairston's agent Juan Morrow said.

  • 25d
    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    In addition to Anthony Morrow & Marvin Williams, Heat is in play for Kris Humphries. Also hearing Wiz, Celtics & Hornets emerging for Kris.

  • 26d
    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Marvin Williams solidly on "next" line for threes after top four/five. Talking with Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Hornets, Clips, Magic, Suns.

  • Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward to visit Charlotte Hornets early next week

    Charlotte Observer "Forward-guard Gordon Hayward, one of the top free agents in this class, has scheduled a visit with the Charlotte Hornets for early next week, the Observer has learned. Coming off his fourth NBA season with the Utah Jazz, the 6-foot-8 Hayward is a restricted free agent. The Cleveland..." July 04

  • PJ Hairston convinced Charlotte Hornets he’s owned up to his mistakes

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho is a bit preoccupied with intel. He makes it his job to know every obscure thing about players he might acquire, to avoid wasting a draft pick or salary-cap space on a losing bet. On Thursday the Hornets bet the 26th pick on shooting guard P.J...." June 28

  • Hornets will receive Alonzo Gee as part of Cavs trade

    At The Hive "According to a tweet from Tom Withers of the Assosciated Press, the Hornets have received Alonzo Gee as part of the Cavaliers trade. It was reported earlier that the Hornets were sending newly drafted center, Dwight Powell, to the Cavaliers along with Brendan Haywood. At the time it looked like..." June 27

  • Heat Acquires Shabazz Napier in the 2014 NBA Draft

    NBA.com "The Miami HEAT announced today that they have acquired the draft rights to guard Shabazz Napier (24th overall) from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for the draft rights to P.J. Hairston (26th overall) and Semaj Christon (55th overall), a 2019 second-round draft choice and cash..." June 27

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    NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA

    With the No. 9 pick in the 2014 #NBADraft, the @hornets select Noah Vonleh. pic.twitter.com/9HhmKS2u6E

  • LIVE BLOG
    2014 NBA Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26

  • Charlotte Hornets offered Gerald Henderson for Arron Afflalo, according to report

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Orlando Magic on Thursday agreed to trade Arron Afflalo back to the Denver Nuggets, from whom they acquired him in August 2012, in exchange for Evan Fournier and the 56th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. But according to Chad Ford of ESPN Insider, that offer for Afflalo wasn't the only one..." June 26

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte remains focused on a shooter with No. 9. Doug McDermott is No. 1 choice, Nik Stauskas Plan B, sources tell Yahoo.