Hornets Rumors & News

  • Stephenson still searching for identity in Hornets' system

    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 01

  • Hornets guard Kemba Walker nearing return from injury

    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

  • Anthony Mason dies at age of 48

    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

  • Baron Davis -- Planning NBA Comeback ... In Talks with 'Playoff Contender'

    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

  • Hornets center Al Jefferson limited by constant double-teams

    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

  • Mo Williams sparks Hornets rally against Bulls, 98-86

    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

  • Ellis the star, Amar’e supports as Mavericks stifle Hornets

    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

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Gerald Henderson has some soreness in his right wrist, but plans to play vs. Mavericks tonight.

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    Charlotte Hornets @hornets

    UPDATE: @MKG14 will be in tonight's #OKCvsCHA starting lineup - rest of the starters will be determined later this afternoon.

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  • Lance Stephenson: Playing in Brooklyn would be a "blessing"

    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

  • MVP Andrew Wiggins out of this World in Rising Star Challenge

    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

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    SiriusXM NBA Radio @SiriusXMNBA

    .@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.

  • NBA players reject salary cap smoothing, raising projected 2016 cap to more than $90M

    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

  • Mason Plumlee hopes Nets can make Lance Stephenson trade happen

    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

  • Pistons rediscover 'D,' dismantle Hornets

    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

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Flip said they have no plans to buy out Gary Neal. Said they needed to get a shooter back in deal

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte has acquired guards Mo Williams and Troy Daniels for Gary Neal and a second-round pick, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Sources: Charlotte acquires Mo Williams as part of trade with Minnesota

    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

  • Pacers rally again past Hornets, win fourth in five games

    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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sources: Charlotte had discussions on deal to acquire guards Mo Williams and Troy Daniels, but talks with Minnesota stalled in recent days.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Bismack Biyombo scheduled for an MRI Sunday to check healing on knee bruise. Plan is not to play him until after All-Star break.

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Injury Update: @hornets Stephenson will play tonight at Sixers. #CHAvsPHI

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Injury Report: @hornets Lance Stephenson (left knee tendinitis) is questionable for tomorrow's game at Philadelphia.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    A footnote on Charlotte's recent moves: Hearing Hornets have not ruled out bringing Jannero Pargo back once his current back injury heals

  • Adam Silver says he's not pro sports gambling, views himself as 'realist'

    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

  • Hornets' improving defense once again among NBA's best

    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

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hornets, I'm told, have waived Jannero Pargo in advance of 10-day callup of Elliot Williams from Santa Cruz in @nbadleague

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    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

  • Hornets follow familiar formula to foil Wizards, 92-88

    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

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    NBA clears Marvin Williams under concussion protocol. He'll play tonight vs. Wizards.

  • Adam Silver likes idea of increasing size of All-Star rosters

    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

  • Spurs come alive in fourth, cruise past Charlotte

    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

  • Kemba Walker Has Successful Surgery

    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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Yahoo Sources: Charlotte's pursuing trade avenues to replace Kemba Walker, with Sacramento's Ramon Sessions and Heat's Norris Cole on radar.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Jannero Pargo (sore back) has participated some in practice. Steve Clifford said Pargo will up his load this week, then be re-evaluated.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte's hopeful that Kemba Walker could return in six weeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

  • Hornets' Biyombo, Williams out with injuries

    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

  • Sources: Kemba Walker contemplating knee surgery

    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

  • Hornets, Nets resume trade talks, this time focusing on Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson

    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

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    I spoke to Hornets general manager Rich Cho briefly about Kemba Walker's knee. He said they're evaluating, should know something next week.

  • Lance Stephenson tries to ignore trade rumors, find his game

    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

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    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 Hornets hold off Miami Heat 78-76

    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

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

    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

  • Al Jefferson returns and Hornets breeze to easy win, 105-80, over Timberwolves

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford’s message to his players, following a 105-80 blowout of the Minnesota Timberwolves, amounted to this: Share the wealth. The Hornets have won seven of their last eight to climb back into the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. They’ve done so despite..." January 20

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Memphis signs Tyrus Thomas to 10-day contract

  • Al Jefferson returns after 9-game absence due to injury

    SB Nation "Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson will be back on the court Monday after missing the team's previous nine games with a groin strain, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. Jefferson was expected to be out until Charlotte's game Wednesday against the Heat, but was cleared by the..." January 19

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Kemba Walker (L knee cyst) has been ruled out of today's @hornets game, missing 2nd straight. Brian Roberts gets 2nd start. #MINvsCHA

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    Charlotte Hornets @hornets

    INJURY UPDATE: Big Al Jefferson will be active in today's #MINvsCHA game - will be the first time Big Al comes off the bench in 7 years.