Hornets Rumors & News

  • Timberwolves rally to beat Hornets in OT

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In four straight losses before Saturday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves had come oh so close so many times. There was a two-point loss and a four-point loss. Four games lost by an average of seven points. Finally, against the Charlotte Hornets, the Wolves found the..." December 03

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Walker's clutch buckets lift Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Yes, that was a huge sigh of relief coming from the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday night. The Hornets struggled against the worst team in the NBA for most of the night, but eventually they were able to pull away in the final four minutes for a 97-87 win over the Dallas..." December 01

  • Stephen Curry won't rule out signing with the Hornets in 2017

    CBS Sports "It would take an enormous mistake for the Golden State Warriors to allow Stephen Curry to walk this summer when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Curry has repeatedly responded to rumors about his upcoming free agency by saying that he would love to remain with Golden State. The two-time MVP..." November 30

  • Harris leads Pistons over Hornets in rare road win

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Detroit Pistons lost Andre Drummond in the first half on Tuesday night, but that only motivated them to dig deeper. The Pistons responded without their star center and rolled to an impressive 112-89 victory over the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center, for just..." November 29

  • Walker, Lamb lead Hornets past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Charlotte Hornets were down by six points late in the first quarter Monday night. Enter Jeremy Lamb. The Hornets guard knocked down a pair of threes in the last minute of the quarter to tie the score and added two rebounds and a block. It was all part of a very..." November 28

  • Steve Clifford frustrated with Hornets: ‘We just don’t play defense now’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Charlotte Hornets are off to a lackluster 8-7 start to the season, and head coach Steve Clifford thinks that lack of defensive effort is a big reason why. Before the Hornets faced the New York Knicks on Saturday, Clifford, who is known as a defense-first head coach, was highly critical of..." November 27

  • Hornets' Williams injures knee vs. Knicks

    CBS Sports "Williams was forced to exit Friday's matchup against the Knicks early after hyper-extending his left knee. Williams had recorded eight points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3PT, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, and a block across 17 minutes before leaving the game. " November 26

  • Lamb (18 points, 17 rebounds) explodes to lift Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jeremy Lamb was a late addition to the Charlotte Hornets' starting lineup Saturday night, and what an addition he turned out to be. Lamb contributed 18 points and 17 rebounds -- the most by any guard in the NBA this season -- and the Hornets snapped a four-game losing..." November 26

  • Late Anthony jumper in OT lifts Knicks past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Derrick Rose had a simple explanation of Carmelo Anthony's game-winning overtime jumper that gave the New York Knicks a 113-11 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday. "Melo was Melo tonight," said Rose of his teammate's shot with three seconds left in OT. It was the 18th..." November 25

  • Spurs defeat Hornets to remain perfect on road

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The San Antonio Spurs have played better on the road than at home so far this season, and they were at their very best again on Wednesday night. The Spurs remained unbeaten on the road and won their seventh straight overall with a 119-114 victory over the Charlotte..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Conley's 31 fuel Grizzlies' fifth win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mike Conley signed a $153 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies over the summer, and Monday night he earned his keep. Conley erupted for a season-high 31 points and led the Grizzlies to their fifth straight win, an easy 105-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets...." November 21

  • New Orleans' Davis stings Charlotte in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Jrue Holiday has played in just two games this season, but the New Orleans Pelicans have won both and have their first winning streak of the season. Holiday, who made his season debut in a victory against Portland on Friday, scored 17 of his 23 points after halftime to help..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Hornets come from 10 down to top Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 100-96 victory over the Atlanta on Friday night, snapping the Hawks' six-game winning streak. They have Dwight Howard's elbow to thank for it. Howard was ejected for a Flagrant 2 foul..." November 18

  • Walker's 30 help Hornets score comeback victory

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Coach Steve Clifford doesn't often get fiery or enraged when he's addressing his Charlotte Hornets team. When Clifford gets mad, the Hornets know to listen closely because he's upset and means business. Clifford's message got through to his team at halftime on Tuesday..." November 16

  • Space Jam director: LeBron James will never be Michael Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "The 20-year anniversary of the release of “Space Jam” was on Tuesday, once again sparking discussions about a possible sequel to the movie featuring LeBron James or some other NBA superstar. Joe Pytka, the director of the film, has one very simple thought about “Space Jam 2.” Don’t do it. n..." November 16

  • The Precarious Balance of the Charlotte Hornets

    The Ringer "No one was talking about the Hornets in the offseason. They didn’t sign any major free agents or make any big trades. They spent most of their time retrenching, trying to bring as much of their team back as possible. The Hornets made a big bet on continuity, spending a combined $230.5 million on..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford’s big need? Bench he can trust to be consistent

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford needs more in reserve from his players. More specifically, Clifford needs more from his reserves as far as consistency. It’s not a great surprise the Hornets’ bench has had uneven performances this season, when you consider the off-season makeover. Al..." November 15

  • NBA shopping a 10-hour Michael Jordan documentary

    Page Six "Michael Jordan — the greatest basketball player of all time — is too big for a normal two-hour biopic. The NBA and CAA (Creative Artists Agency) are shopping a 10-hour authorized documentary about Jordan. Production has not yet started, but the film will mostly be about His Airness’ comeback in..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Cavs earn historic win vs. Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- A Cavaliers lineup that hadn't played together at all this season was good enough to overtake and fend off the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. And they did it while Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love remained on the bench. Channing Frye made five of Cleveland's 14 3-pointers in their..." November 13

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Subs guide Hornets past Jazz in fourth quarter

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets are getting excellent play from their second unit this season, and that was the case again Wednesday night at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets dominated the fourth quarter to pull out a 104-98 win over the Utah Jazz, and afterward the talk was all..." November 09

  • Kemba Walker’s Roller Coaster Ride In Charlotte

    Basketball Insiders "Kemba Walker’s career in Charlotte has been a roller-coaster ride. Walker finished his college career on a high note in 2011. He was voted a consensus first-team All-American and won the Bob Cousy award given to the nation’s best point guard, won the Big East Tournament MVP and won the national..." November 08

  • Walker, Hornets blast past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Slow starts plagued the Charlotte Hornets throughout the early stages of the season. That all changed Monday night at the Spectrum Center, as the Hornets exploded for 43 first-quarter points and went on to an easy 122-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers. The Hornets..." November 07

  • Walker, Hornets sneak past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Charlotte Hornets' first week of the season resembled a story arc in many crowd-pleasing movies. There was a slow-developing plot but eventually there was a satisfying ending. And for the Hornets, the star of the production is Kemba Walker. Walker scored 30 points..." November 04

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball

    Philly.com "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

  • Hornets need more from Nicolas Batum

    Today's Fastbreak "The NBA season is in its infancy, but the Charlotte Hornets may already have a familiar issue on their hands concerning Nicolas Batum. For most, if not all, of his career, Batum has struggled with striking the balance between scorer and playmaker. Although his playmaking has proven crucial to..." November 02

  • NBA to host postseason awards show in June 2017

    Today's Fastbreak "The NBA announced on Tuesday that they will host the first-ever NBA awards show next June. The event will take place in New York City following the conclusion of the NBA Finals on June 26, 2017, and will be televised by TNT. The venue, host and award presenters will be announced at a later..." November 01

  • Hornets reach four-year, $56 million extension with Cody Zeller

    Pro Basketball Talk "Other GMs had their eyes on the Charlotte Hornets/Cody Zeller negotiations — if he became a restricted free agent next summer, teams felt they might be able to poach him. Those teams are going to be disappointed. Via Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports. That’s a good price..." November 01

  • Which NBA Star Needs A Trade The Most?

    SI "It doesn't take long for the NBA rumor mill to get churning once the season begins. But before reports and sources start putting the full-court press on your timeline, we thought we'd examine the NBA trade landscape ahead of the madness. The Crossover asked its writers which star they would..." October 31

  • Hornets' Jeremy Lamb: Exits with hamstring injury

    CBS Sports "Lamb was forced to exit Saturday's game against Boston due to a hamstring injury and he will not return. Lamb suffered the injury in the first half of Saturday's game and was immediately taken to the locker room. " October 30

  • Hornets' Roy Hibbert: Will not return Friday

    CBS Sports "Hibbert has a sore right knee, and will not return to Friday's game against the Heat, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Hibbert recorded just one rebound in five minutes before leaving the game. " October 29

  • Bradley stings Hornets as Celtics prevail

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Avery Bradley's goal coming into this season was to expand his all-around game. So far, so good, as Bradley showed Saturday night. The seven-year veteran guard erupted for 31 points and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds, saving his best for the game's critical..." October 29

  • Hornets spoil Heat's home opener

    The Sports Xchange "By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange MIAMI -- The Charlotte Hornets showed toughness on Friday night -- not that it surprised anyone in their locker-room. "We've got a lot of tough guys," Hornets forward Marvin Williams said. "But I think everybody knew that already." Hornets fans..." October 28

  • More Athletes And Sports Figures Are Donating To Hillary Clinton Than Donald Trump

    Uproxx "With less than two weeks remaining for people to end relationships and alienate friends and family over which presidential candidate they support, it’s not a stretch to say that most of us can’t wait for this election to be over. However, people can always be just a little bit angrier if we want..." October 27

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until January 15

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s in-season trade market typically doesn’t pick up until the winter, since players who signed free agent contracts in the offseason aren’t eligible to be moved until December 15. By that point, with the regular season approaching the two-month mark, teams have a better idea of where they..." October 27

  • Kidd-Gilchrist, Hornets blow past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist appeared in only seven games last season, and he last played in a regular-season on Feb. 10. When the Charlotte Hornets raised the curtain on the new season Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, the fourth-year forward made up for lost time...." October 26

  • Steve Clifford: I've Never Seen Anyone Improve Skill Level Like MKG

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets are optimistic on the development of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who was limited to just seven games during the 15-16 season. The Hornets want Kidd-Gilchrist to shoot when he's open. Kidd-Gilchrist came into the NBA as a lockdown defender that needed to develop as a..." October 26

  • Cap Holds For Players Coming Off Rookie Contracts Could Increase

    Real GM Basketball "Cap holds attached to free agents coming off rookie deals could jump to 250 and 300 percent of their prior salaries, which is an increase from 200 and 250 percent in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. The San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards held off on..." October 26

  • NBA sets record for international representation on rosters

    Today's Fastbreak "The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Tuesday that the league’s opening night rosters have set new records for both the number of international players in the league and the number of countries represented. Opening night rosters feature a total of 113 international players from 41..." October 26

  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25

  • 'Huge Influx Of Money' Motivated Both Sides On New CBA

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver said the NBA and their players are close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement but aren't quite there yet. Multiple reports have indicated a deal on the main parts of the CBA have been agreed upon. "The reports aren't far off, but we're not quite there, yet," Silver..." October 25

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