Charlotte Observer "Lance Stephenson didn’t play in the second half Tuesday night, and the Charlotte Hornets held on for a 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. That isn’t necessarily a cause-and-effect, but coach Steve Clifford said it’s illustrative of what will be his substitution pattern the rest of the..." March 04
Steve Clifford on Lance's season in Charlotte: "I think first of all, in some ways, expectations were a little out of whack."
At The Hive "Coach Steve Clifford was adamant that Kemba Walker and Mo Williams would be sharing the backcourt when Walker returns from injury. Offensively it sounds great, but what about the other side? The Charlotte Hornets have been a bad offensive team for the entire season. By every available metric,..." March 03
Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston was inactive for Sunday’s game against Orlando after missing a weight-training session. Two sources confirmed Hairston missed his weights obligation. It’s the latest in a series of transgressions large and small in Hairston’s rookie season. The Hornets..." March 03
ESPN.com "Michael Jordan can be found near the top of seemingly every list that mentions his name. He's not close to the top of a new one, but he'll probably be just fine with that. Forbes magazine revealed its 29th annual World's Billionaires List and Jordan made the cut for the first time. With an..." March 02
Fox Sports Carolinas "Charlotte has just finished another game, this time a loss to Oklahoma City, and the throng of local media converged into the Hornets locker room to talk to the players. Sitting in a chair in the right-front corner of the locker room at his locker stall, Lance Stephenson quietly dressed. Not a..." March 02
Charlotte Observer "The lean guard running the court Wednesday at Chicago’s United Center looked familiar, although his trademark hesitation moves and crossover dribble were absent. He just ran and shot, ran and shot, avoiding even the suggestion of pressure on his left knee. Although his work was limited,..." March 01
CBSSports.com "Former Knicks player Anthony Mason died Saturday at the age of 48 after battling congestive heart failure for nearly a month, a team spokesman confirmed. The 13-year NBA veteran was in the hospital for nearly a month while recovering from multiple heart surgeries and heart attacks, his son,..." February 28
TMZ.com "Baron Davis is in talks to return to the NBA ... TMZ Sports has learned ... with sources telling us the 35-year-old has been in communication with multiple "playoff contenders." Davis -- a 2-time NBA All-Star -- hasn't played in the league since 2012 ... but we're told he's been keeping himself..." February 28
Charlotte Observer "That crowds surrounding Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson every time he touches the ball aren’t going away until one of his teammates shows he can efficiently make shots. The Hornets are on a five-game losing streak and had fallen from a tie for seventh in the Eastern Conference to 11th..." February 26
Charlotte Observer "Coach Steve Clifford’s message to his Charlotte Hornets: Don’t be satisfied by one victory. He said that repeatedly after a 98-86 victory over the Chicago Bulls that broke a five-game losing streak. “Now we’ll see,” Clifford said. “Now the challenge is to come out Friday (in Boston) and a..." February 26
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If these were the Academy Awards, Monta Ellis would have taken home the Oscar for the Best Actor in a leading role Sunday night. And the Best Supporting Actor would have easily gone to Amar’e Stoudemire. Ellis scored 15 of his team-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, and Stoudemire..." February 23
Gerald Henderson has some soreness in his right wrist, but plans to play vs. Mavericks tonight.
PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NBA Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. February 19
Nets Daily "Lance Stephenson, who's said an NBA team in Brooklyn is a dream come true and who filled his Instagram pages highlighting his Brooklyn heritage, took his campaign to join the Nets one step further over the weekend, telling Stefan Bondy that it would be a "blessing" if he landed in Brooklyn. "It..." February 15
New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15
.@WojYahooNBA thinks Lance Stephenson will be still be a Hornet on Friday because they can't find a place to send him... no market for him.
SB Nation "NBA players have rejected a proposal that would "smooth" the projected windfall from the new television deal that the league signed last October, setting up a substantial increase of the salary cap in 2016, according to reports. Per Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the salary cap is expected..." February 14
New York Daily News "Mason Plumlee isn't whispering in Nets general manager Billy King's ear. But if he was, he'd endorse a move to bring Brooklyn legend Lance Stephenson to the Nets. Stephenson, in his first season with the Charlotte Hornets after starring at Coney Island's Lincoln High and later the Indiana..." February 13
Detroit News "The slow, methodical game Hornets center Al Jefferson displays can demoralize even a good defense if you let him — as his vast array of moves can put decent defenders in compromising positions and even leaving them open to embarrassment. But for one of the first times this season, the Pistons..." February 11
Flip said they have no plans to buy out Gary Neal. Said they needed to get a shooter back in deal
Charlotte has acquired guards Mo Williams and Troy Daniels for Gary Neal and a second-round pick, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Yahoo! Sports "The Charlotte Hornets are determined to make the Eastern Conference playoffs and strengthened their roster Tuesday with a deal to acquire Minnesota guard Mo Williams, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Williams goes to the Hornets with guard Troy Daniels for veteran guard Gary Neal and a future..." February 10
Indianapolis Star "Steve Nash would have liked that late-game action. With the clock dwindling on a ferocious Indiana Pacers comeback Sunday night, George Hill turned the corner on the Charlotte Hornets defense in a read-option move popularized by the longtime NBA guard. But what followed was something not..." February 09
Sources: Charlotte had discussions on deal to acquire guards Mo Williams and Troy Daniels, but talks with Minnesota stalled in recent days.
Bismack Biyombo scheduled for an MRI Sunday to check healing on knee bruise. Plan is not to play him until after All-Star break.
Injury Report: @hornets Lance Stephenson (left knee tendinitis) is questionable for tomorrow's game at Philadelphia.
A footnote on Charlotte's recent moves: Hearing Hornets have not ruled out bringing Jannero Pargo back once his current back injury heals
The Score "Given the Tim Donaghy scandal of 2007, it is perhaps surprising that the NBA is the professional sports league at the forefront of the push to legalize sports gambling in the United States. NBA commissioner Adam Silver - thought to be the most influential person in the business of sports - has..." February 04
Fox Sports Carolinas "There were many reasons why the Charlotte Hornets started the first month of the season on such a bad stretch: one of the three most difficult schedules in the NBA, injuries and poor defense. Everyone knew the schedule would eventually even out and that players would return from injury, but it..." February 03
Hornets, I'm told, have waived Jannero Pargo in advance of 10-day callup of Elliot Williams from Santa Cruz in @nbadleague
Hearing Charlotte has Elliot Williams in its plans for 10-day callup out of @nbadleague this week. Williams recently had two 10-days w/Jazz
At The Hive "Charlotte uses balanced offense and solid defense to earn their best win of the season. The Charlotte Hornets were playing the Washington Wizards, the three seed in the East, Monday night. There was no Kemba Walker, the heart and soul of the team's recent offensive explosions. There was no..." February 03
NBA clears Marvin Williams under concussion protocol. He'll play tonight vs. Wizards.
Yahoo! Sports "Every year, NBA fans and coaches select the players who will represent the Eastern and Western Conferences in the midseason All-Star Game, and every year, some deserving player finds himself on the outside looking in. This time around, after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver chose Sacramento Kings..." February 02
San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up The Spurs (30-17) battled in fits and starts Wednesday against mediocre Charlotte, the type of game they dropped more often than not during their brutal December. They certainly flirted with defeat at the AT&T Center, watching their commanding 18-point lead shrink to just two..." January 29
NBA.com "Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery today to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. The procedure was completed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Walker's recovery time is expected to be a minimum of six weeks." January 28
Yahoo Sources: Charlotte's pursuing trade avenues to replace Kemba Walker, with Sacramento's Ramon Sessions and Heat's Norris Cole on radar.
Jannero Pargo (sore back) has participated some in practice. Steve Clifford said Pargo will up his load this week, then be re-evaluated.
Charlotte's hopeful that Kemba Walker could return in six weeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Covers.com "The Charlotte Hornets released updates for center Bismack Biyombo and forward Marvin Williams, who both suffered injuries during Saturday's game against the New York Knicks. Biyombo has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee. He will not participate in impact activities and will be..." January 26
Yahoo! Sports "Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker is leaning toward undergoing a surgical procedure on his left knee that could cause him to miss six weeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. No final determination on surgery had been made, but Walker traveled to New York on Monday to meet with a knee..." January 26
Yahoo! Sports "The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets have restarted trade discussions, this time focused on guard Joe Johnson, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Hornets and Nets are discussing a larger package that would likely include guards Lance Stephenson and Gerald Henderson and forward Marvin..." January 26
I spoke to Hornets general manager Rich Cho briefly about Kemba Walker's knee. He said they're evaluating, should know something next week.
Newsday "Hornets guard Lance Stephenson has heard all the trade rumors -- including one that recently fell through that would have sent him to his hometown of Brooklyn. But he says he's more concerned about working his way back from an injury than on whether he has a long-term future here. "You..." January 25
There is talk around the arena that Kemba Walker might miss tonight's game with more knee soreness. Steve Clifford pre-game media shortly.
Charlotte Observer "This is how it has to be: Play ugly but rugged, stick around until the last minute and then hope point guard Kemba Walker can make a big shot to win it. The Charlotte Hornets have come to accept who they are. “We’re not going to get everything easy,” said center Bismack Biyombo, who totaled..." January 22
Forbes.com "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21