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
PJ Hairston says he met Josh Gordon at a grocery store in the Triangle, and they chose to swap cars for the night.
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
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
Charlotte's planning visit with free agent Brian Roberts, league sources tell Yahoo. He's on top of short list to backup Kemba Walker.
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
If Miami can send Mario Chalmers sign-and-trade package to/through Charlotte for Josh McRoberts, Heat would still have their MLE to spend.
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
Hornets are also meeting today with Jazz RFA Gordon Hayward in Charlotte amid all this fun. Michael Jordan's Charlotte HORNETS
Charlotte HORNETS! Hornets, I'm told, have made retaining McRoberts one of their top priorities & have bid strong to compete w/Heat interest
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
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
Hairston punched Northern Durham High sr. forward Kentrell Barkley after the latter threw a punch first, Hairston's agent Juan Morrow said.
In addition to Anthony Morrow & Marvin Williams, Heat is in play for Kris Humphries. Also hearing Wiz, Celtics & Hornets emerging for Kris.
Marvin Williams solidly on "next" line for threes after top four/five. Talking with Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Hornets, Clips, Magic, Suns.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Charlotte remains focused on a shooter with No. 9. Doug McDermott is No. 1 choice, Nik Stauskas Plan B, sources tell Yahoo.
Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte Hornets appear to be looking hard at adding at least one big man with either the 24th or 45th pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. Two possibilities: Michigan center Mitch McGary and Louisiana State power forward Johnny O’Bryant. ESPN draft insider Chad Ford connected the Hornets to..." June 25
Charlotte Observer "Shooting might be the Charlotte Hornets’ most obvious need, but it isn’t the only one. They have to fill the backup point guard spot, and general manager Rich Cho would like to add frontcourt depth. • If the Hornets choose to use one of their first-round picks (Nos. 9 and 24) on a point guard,..." June 22
CBSSports.com "This should come as no surprise, but Bobcats/now-Hornets power forward Josh McRoberts reportedly has opted out of his contract for next season at $2.7 million and will become a free agent this summer. McRoberts had a stellar season for the stealthily decent and tough Bobcats, averaging 8.5..." June 19
Charlotte Observer "The player Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan calls his “connect-the-dots” guy has chosen to hit free-agency next month. Power forward Josh McRoberts exercised his option to void the remaining season on the contract he signed last July. He’ll hit the open market after a strong seventh..." June 18
Charlotte Observer "Owner Michael Jordan’s decision to give more power to general manager Rich Cho led to Rod Higgins leaving the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets abruptly announced Higgins’ departure as president of basketball operations just past midnight Friday, two weeks before the June 26 draft. In an..." June 14
At The Hive "According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Charlotte Hornets have announced that Rod Higgins, the team's President of Basketball Operations, has stepped down. Rich Cho remains as General Manager. Rod Higgins has been involved with Charlotte since 2007 when he was General Manager of the..." June 13
Charlotte Observer "Years ago Hornets owner Michael Jordan publicly envisioned a time when NBA players would view Charlotte as a free-agent destination. Sounds like Jordan believes that time is now. “I always thought it was a great destination,” Jordan said Monday. “I think Big Al (Jefferson) proved you can..." June 11
ESPN.com "Lance Stephenson is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Stephenson had a terrific season for the Pacers production-wise, but had issues on the floor in games that has troubled many teams around the NBA. For that reason, the offers coming to Stephenson might be a lot less than what..." June 10
I think the Hornets might be high on Doug McDermott for the 9th pick. Nothing firm, but an indication.
BTW: Big Al said today he's no longer in any pain from the plantar fascia injury.
NBA.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team. Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team pick while LeBron James of the..." June 04
ESPN.com "While workouts are only a small part of a much bigger draft picture, they offered an up close and personal look at 14 of our top 17 players. That, combined with additional feedback from NBA GMs and scouts, means it's time for Big Board 11.0 of the 2014 NBA draft. 1 Andrew Wiggins COLLEGE:..." June 04
TMZ.com "Man goes to Yemen. Man discovers 6'9" basketball prodigy in Yemen. Man signs prodigy to contract promising to develop him into an NBA caliber-player in exchange for 10% lifetime earnings ... and also helps him leave Yemen. Prodigy becomes 7th overall pick in 2011 NBA Draft ... becoming..." June 01
Charlotte Observer "He’s not as tall as his dad or as accomplished. Glenn Robinson III won’t be the top pick in the NBA draft, the way his namesake was back in 1994. But people who’ve seen father and son play recognize distinctive similarities. “He actually moves a lot like his dad,” Charlotte Hornets coach..." May 31
SI.com "The cheers still rain down on Pau Gasol, though not as loud as they once did, from a crowd that isn't as connected to the Lakers as they used to be. A 25-50 record will do that to you. When the Lakers patchwork starting lineup was introduced before a 124-112 loss to Portland on Tuesday (Kent..." May 29
Sports Glory "The Charlotte Hornets are expected to make a big move this offseason, and they reportedly already have two big free agent names on their wishlist. According to a report from The Charlotte Observer, the Hornets could pursue both Lance Stephenson and Luol Deng this coming offseason. Both players..." May 28
P.J. Hairston will work out for Miami today, Phoenix (Thursday), Boston (June 3) and Charlotte (June 4), source told ESPN.
Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte Hornets’ off-season could be just as intriguing as the season that preceded it. Coming off a 43-39 record and an unanticipated playoff appearance, the no-longer Bobcats will have three picks in the June 26 NBA draft, including a lottery pick (ninth overall) and another..." May 26
Pro Basketball Talk "On a Bobcats team that struggled to score last season Gerald Henderson was one of their more reliable options, averaging 14 points a game (although with a below-average true shooting percentage of .507). Like the entire team he struggled against Miami in the playoffs, averaging just 9.8 points a..." May 23
CBC Sports "The Charlotte Hornets are back. The NBA franchise announced Tuesday at a press conference it has officially changed its name back to the Hornets after 10 years of being known as the Bobcats. The change comes nearly one year after owner Michael Jordan indicated he wanted to change the name..." May 21
"From this moment forward, we are officially the Charlotte Hornets" -Hornets COO Fred Whitfield
SI.com "The Charlotte Bobcats officially adopted the “Hornets” moniker on Tuesday, launching a new website to reflect the name change. The organization’s new website, Hornets.com, sports the team’s new teal-and-purple color scheme and includes the tagline: “From the heart of our history comes the..." May 20
Pro Basketball Talk "Michael Jordan, in Roland Lazenby’s, “Michael Jordan: The Life,” discussed his upbringing and his views on race as an elementary-school student. An excerpt (hat tip: Natalie Finn of E! Online): Earlier that year, a girl at school called Michael a “nigger.” “I threw a soda at her,” he..." May 07
Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Bobcats will target Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson in a potential trade. Steve Clifford is believed to be fond of Afflalo and Nelson. Nelson, 32, is entering the final season of his contract at $8 million, but only $2 million of that is guaranteed if Nelson is waived by July..." April 29
Al Jefferson has been told no physical activity for 2 weeks, then 2 weeks of stationary bike only. After that he should be fine.
ESPN.com "NBA players were prepared to boycott Tuesday night's playoff games if NBA commissioner Adam Silver did not ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and force him to sell his team, National Basketball Player's Association first vice president Roger Mason Jr. said. "I heard from our players..." April 29