Hornets Rumors & News

  • Hornets To Wear Jordan Brand Next Season

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets will wear Jordan Brand uniforms next season. With Nike taking over the NBA's contract from Adidas" April 25

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Nine worst NBA free agent signings from last summer

    Sportsnaut "Last summer, the NBA’s salary cap spiked upward in a way we had never seen before. The result was a bevy of contracts that, by previous standards, were enormous. Most look fine now, in accordance with the cap spike, but the bad contracts look much worse than normal. Instead of Allen Crabbe and..." April 17

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Howard, Hawks too strong for Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks may have discovered the optimum time to get hot. The Hawks, behind center Dwight Howard's 53rd double-double, secured fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a 103-76 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday. Howard scored 19 points on 7-for-9 shooting..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Antetokounmpo gets triple-double in Bucks' win

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Giannis Antetokounmpo is still learning about the concept of "winning time," but fortunately for the Milwaukee Bucks' young star in the making, he has the perfect teacher in veteran Jason Terry. Terry gave Antetokounmpo a valuable lesson Monday night, scoring 15 points off the..." April 10

  • Hornets pick up GM Rich Cho’s option for next season

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Monday afternoon report from Marc Stein of ESPN, the Charlotte Hornets have picked up general manager Rich Cho’s team option for next season. While Cho will be returning to Charlotte for 2017-2018 campaign, he will now be doing so under his already existing contract. As it stands..." April 10

  • Hornets coach Steve Clifford ejected for first time in career

    Sporting News "Something must have really gotten under the skin of Hornets coach Steve Clifford. After going 325 regular season games as Charlotte's head coach, Clifford received a pair of technical fouls in the span of 2:11 seconds and was ejected from a game for the first time in his coaching career. It..." April 09

  • Thomas leads Celtics past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Boston Celtics didn't keep to the script they meant to follow on Saturday night, but the ending was exactly what they wanted. The Celtics eventually prevailed over the Charlotte Hornets, 121-114, but not before blowing a 19-point third-quarter lead and then having to..." April 08

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Discussed Rest Issue, N.C. Eligible to Host All-Star Game

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's Board of Governors convened in midtown Manhattan for spring meetings this week, and commissioner Adam Silver addressed the media Friday to discuss the points of emphasis from the session. Chief among the hot-button issues was the potential for a future NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte,..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Wall helps Wizards snap losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- With the Washington Wizards returning home from a lengthy road trip riding a three-game losing streak, coach Scott Brooks said his squad needed its spirit back. He repeated some version of that claim at halftime Tuesday night with Washington trailing the Charlotte Hornets by..." April 05

  • Dragic paces Heat to crucial win over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The plan wasn't necessarily for the Miami Heat to sink as many 3-pointers as possible Wednesday. Those simply were the shots available against the Charlotte Hornets. A franchise-record 21 of them. Miami sank 21 of 40 3-point attempts as the Heat toppled the Hornets..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Frank Kaminsky, ESPN’s Dan Dakich get into Twitter debate about paying college athletes

    Land of 10 "Former Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky will never be afraid to speak his mind. That includes calling out ESPN analyst Dan Dakich in a Twitter debate. The two took to the platform to argue about paying college athletes Monday, with both Kaminsky and Dakich exchanging pointed remarks. It seems..." April 04

  • Patrick Ewing hired as Georgetown head coach

    New York Daily News "Former Knicks great Patrick Ewing has been hired as head coach at Georgetown, according to the multiple reports. The Vertical reported that Ewing was scheduled to meet with school officials in D.C. on Monday. Apparently, that meeting went well. Ewing is currently employed as an assistant..." April 03

  • Georgetown to interview Patrick Ewing for coaching vacancy

    Washington Post "Patrick Ewing was the man who helped John Thompson put Georgetown on the map. Now he could potentially be the man tasked with attempting to return the school’s men’s basketball program to prominence in the wake of John Thompson III’s dismissal. People with knowledge of the situation confirmed..." April 03

  • Hornets overcome Westbrook triple-double, beat Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- For most of the season, Russell Westbrook's chase of the triple-double record and his team's success coincided. The Oklahoma City Thunder's success rate when he reaches those magical double-digit numbers made the historical ride beyond reproach. However, the luster is..." April 02

  • Walker, fourth-quarter surge lift Hornets past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker refused to come out of the game and, in essence, he refused to lose. Walker played the entire second half and led a furious fourth-quarter comeback as the Charlotte Hornets rallied to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-114 on Friday night at the Spectrum Center...." March 31

  • Belinelli boosts Hornets past Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- There was bloodletting in more ways than one Tuesday night when the Charlotte Hornets were thoroughly outplayed by the Milwaukee Bucks. Late in that game, the blood flowed profusely from just above the nose of Marco Belinelli after he bumped heads with a Bucks player. He..." March 29

  • Bucks blow past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Milwaukee Bucks are in a fight for playoff positioning, and they knew they needed to bounce back after a 15-point home loss to Chicago on Sunday. That's precisely what they did, and the result was an emphatic 118-108 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Walker scores 31 as Hornets rout Suns

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets wanted to start fast, and that's exactly what they did. The Hornets pounced on the Phoenix Suns quickly on Sunday afternoon and rolled to a 120-106 victory at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets scored the first eight points of the game, then led..." March 26

  • James leads Cavaliers past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- LeBron James challenged the Cleveland Cavaliers to play with more toughness after their loss on Wednesday night at Denver. His teammates responded emphatically Friday night and the result was a 112-105 victory over the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center. James..." March 24

  • Charles Barkley couldn’t believe how much Michael Jordan used to bet on golf

    Charlotte Observer "On the Dan Patrick radio show recently, Charles Barkley talked about playing golf with Michael Jordan. “We’d be playing golf with certain people,” Barkley said, “we’d be playing a couple hundred dollars a hole, not too bad, and he’d be playing some guy for, like, a 100 thousand dollars....(I’d..." March 24

  • Charles Oakley Pissed at Patrick Ewing 'You Shoulda Called After MSG Fight!'

    TMZ "Charles Oakley says he's "hurting" that ex-teammate Patrick Ewing didn't call him after he was forcefully removed from Madison Square Garden last month ... saying, "You should have been the first!" "I'm hurting because he didn't call in and show love because I had his back for 10 years," Oakley..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Kaminsky sparks Hornets past Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla.-- Frank Kaminsky kept alive the Charlotte Hornets' playoff hopes Wednesday night. His timing was perfect. And so was his shot. Kaminsky scored 13 of his 18 points in a flawless fourth quarter as he led the Hornets to a come-from-behind, 109-102 victory over the Orlando..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Nicolas Batum returns to Hornets after ‘scary period’ of migraines

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nicolas Batum was reportedly battling “excruciating” migraines that caused a “a scary period” for the Hornets forward. Good news: Batum returned to play over the weekend. Batum, via David Scott of The Charlotte Observer: “I was scared, worried,” Batum said Saturday after the Hornets guard..." March 21

  • Hornets handle Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It might be too little, too late, but this is the way the Charlotte Hornets wanted to play all season. The Hornets continued their mastery of the Atlanta Hawks with a 105-90 victory Monday night at the Spectrum Center, and they looked more like a playoff team than the..." March 20

  • Charlotte Hornets' Nic Batum: Migraine pain so intense he couldn't get out of bed

    Charlotte Observer "Nic Batum is back in the Charlotte Hornets lineup after receiving one of the scares of his life. Batum missed two games last week with a migraine headache, a malady so severe that he couldn’t get out of bed for four days. “I was scared, worried,” Batum said Saturday after the Hornets guard..." March 20

  • Briante Weber To Sign Two-Year Deal With Hornets

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to sign Briante Weber to a two-year deal. Weber was coming off his second 10-day contract with the Hornets." March 18

  • Hornets beat Wizards to end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets have suffered through a frustrating season, and they have been arguably the NBA's most-underachieving team. So any kind of win is a good win in coach Steve Clifford's eyes, especially as the Hornets try to fight their way back into the Eastern..." March 18

  • Hornets To Sign Johnny O'Bryant For Remainder Of Season

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets will sign Johnny O'Bryant to a contract for the remainder of the season. O'Bryant had been with the Hornets for two 10-day deals. O'Bryant appeared in 25 games (all starts) for the D-League’s Northern Arizona Suns this season, owning averages of 18.4 points, 8.8..." March 16

  • Suffering from migraines, Hornets' Nicolas Batum has CT scan on his brain

    CBS Sports "Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum is dealing with “painful migraines” and is having a CT scan on his brain, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. Batum missed Charlotte’s game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday because of a migraine, didn’t practice Tuesday and coach Steve Clifford initially..." March 15

  • Rondo paces Bulls in win over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Chicago Bulls were in dire need of a spark, and Rajon Rondo provided it. Rondo moved back into the starting lineup for the first time since late December and led the way as the Bulls snapped a five-game losing streak with a 115-109 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on..." March 13

  • Davis' 46 points lead Pelicans to OT win over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Anthony Davis celebrated his 24th birthday in style on Saturday night and the New Orleans Pelicans were the beneficiaries. Davis erupted for 46 points and 21 rebounds and was at his best in the clutch, lifting the Pelicans to a 125-122 overtime victory over the Charlotte..." March 11

  • Hornets crush Magic 121-81

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For once, the Charlotte Hornets showed some killer instinct. The Hornets routed the Orlando Magic 121-81 on Friday night at the Spectrum Center in what was clearly their most dominant performance of the season. It was also their first wire-to-wire victory of the..." March 10

  • Waiters leads Heat past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- If this were a diving or gymnastics competition, the judges would have put up high marks for the Miami Heat. Even the East German judge might have put up a 10. The Heat made some difficult shots in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night, rallying to defeat the Charlotte Hornets..." March 08

  • Hornets' Frank Kaminsky not out for season, could be back this weekend

    CBS Sports "A Charlotte Hornets public relations official told CBS Sports that Queen City Hoops’ report was inaccurate and Frank Kaminsky did not have an MRI on Monday. Queen City Hoops also tweeted an apology, reporting that Kaminsky could in fact be back in the lineup as early as this coming weekend. This..." March 07

  • Walker, Batum lead Hornets past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum are the heart and soul of the Charlotte Hornets. As the Hornets start to make a late-season push for the playoffs, coach Steve Clifford is hoping that his stellar backcourt will lead the way. That was certainly the case on Monday night..." March 06

  • Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker, San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker and the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 5. Walker averaged 27.7 points (third in the East), 6.3 assists (tied for..." March 06

  • Hornets Sign Johnny O'Bryant To 2nd 10-Day Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets have signed forward Johnny O’Bryant to a second 10-day contract. O’Bryant signed his first 10-day contract with Charlotte on Feb. 24 after becoming the D-League’s 23rd Call-Up this season. O’Bryant has played in two games with the Hornets, averaging 8.5 points on 80.0..." March 06

  • Hornets wrap up trip with 112-102 win over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- When a 20-point lead shrank to four in the fourth quarter, Kemba Walker stepped up with a big shot to avoid a collapse. Walker scored 27 points, including a 3-pointer with 4:10 left to end a 7-0 Denver run, Marvin Williams had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets..." March 05

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04