Hornets Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver says Charlotte could be in mix for another All-Star game

    USA Today "Commissioner Adam Silver made one thing clear in his annual state-of-the-NBA address at All-Star weekend on Saturday: the world is round. Other than that moment of levity, inspired by Kyrie Irving’s recent comment about the world being flat, clarity was hard to come by when it comes to the..." February 19

  • Lowry helps Raptors storm past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors and the Charlotte Hornets are two struggling teams. At least the Raptors can go into the All-Star break with a winning feeling after coming back from a 17-point deficit, while the Hornets continue to flounder. Kyle Lowry broke a tie with a driving,..." February 15

  • 76ers' McConnell appears to call out Hornets' Batum after win

    Charlotte Observer "About that guarantee: the Philadelphia 76ers were more than aware of what Nic Batum said Saturday, and rather perturbed about it. Former Charlotte Bobcat Gerald Henderson made sure of that, texting all his Sixers teammates Monday morning. That was after Henderson read what Batum said – that the..." February 14

  • 76ers claim third consecutive victory

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Philadelphia 76ers are in the middle of a growth spurt, and coach Brett Brown couldn't be happier. The Sixers won their third straight on Monday night with a 105-99 victory over the reeling Charlotte Hornets, and they did it with balance and what Brown termed a true..." February 13

  • Griffin paces Clippers to win over spiraling Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Los Angeles Clippers are without Chris Paul these days, but that doesn't mean their ball movement is missing. The Clippers shared the ball well on Saturday night, and the result was a 107-102 victory over the reeling Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center. The..." February 11

  • Harden scores 30 in Rockets' rout of Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Houston Rockets usually win games with their high-octane offense, but that wasn't the whole story on Thursday night. 'The Rockets put together one of their best defensive efforts of the season, and the result was a 107-95 victory over the Charlotte Hornets at the..." February 09

  • Phil Jackson called Michael Jordan to try calming Charles Oakley

    Pro Basketball Talk "As Charles Oakley fought with Knicks security last night, Knicks president Phil Jackson tried to calm Oakley. When that didn’t work, Jackson apparently turned to his former player — Michael Jordan, a longtime Oakley friend from their time as teammates with the Bulls. Joran and Oakley were so..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Hornets’ Ramon Sessions has knee surgery, expected to miss 4-6 weeks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Having lost seven games in a row before edging by the lowly Brooklyn Nets Tuesday night, the Charlotte Hornets could use all hands on deck. And on the bright side, they should get Cody Zeller back in the next couple of games. However, backup point guard Ramon Sessions is going to miss at least..." February 08

  • Hornets hold off Nets with balanced attack

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Somebody was destined to snap a long losing streak on Tuesday night, and it turned out to be the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets ended a seven-game skid with a 111-107 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, in a bizarre game that went from terribly sloppy in the first half to..." February 07

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Hayward explodes for 33 in Jazz victory

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- The Charlotte Hornets' ability to stretch the floor wreaked havoc on Utah's defensive rotations for the better part of three quarters. The Hornets proved adept at creating enough space to open up the perimeter for their shooters. An onslaught of 3-pointers riddled the Jazz..." February 05

  • Miles Plumlee had advance warning of Charlotte Hornets’ interest

    Charlotte Observer "Miles Plumlee had a clue he was headed back to the state where he played high school and college basketball. “I knew that there had been some talks for a week or two, but I had no idea that it was actually going to happen this soon,” Plumlee said Friday of the trade that sent him from the..." February 04

  • Hornets’ Ramon Sessions has a torn meniscus

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets backup point guard Ramon Sessions has been diagnosed with a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Sessions complained of discomfort in his knee Friday, and sat out practice in preparation for Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz. The Hornets list Sessions as out for the..." February 04

  • Hornets to sign Ray McCallum to 10-day contract

    Fanrag Sports "The Charlotte Hornets have one of the best young guards in Kemba Walker, but looking for more depth, the Hornets have signed guard Ray McCallum to a 10-day contract according to The Vertical. McCallum last played in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons, but the team waived him just before the season..." February 03

  • Curry, Warriors rain threes on Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Charlotte Hornets took a hands-off approach to Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry on Wednesday night. It didn't work. Curry bombed in six 3-pointers in the first quarter, paving the way to a 39-point performance that propelled the Warriors to a 126-111..." February 02

  • Hornets send Hibbert, Hawes to Bucks for Miles Plumlee

    USA Today "In need of front-court depth – especially defensively – the Milwaukee Bucks have reached a deal to acquire big men Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Miles Plumlee, two people familiar with negotiations told USA TODAY Sports. They requested anonymity..." February 02

  • Lillard's 27 points help Blazers rout Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- For a half, it was a game. Then the Portland Trail Blazers turned on the burners in the third quarter, and the rout was on. Leading by six points at halftime, the Trail Blazers outscored the Charlotte Hornets 15-5 to open the third quarter on their way to a 115-98..." February 01

  • Stephen Jackson Has Amazing Stories About Smoking Weed Before NBA Games

    Uproxx "Stephen Jackson isn’t afraid to talk candidly about his time in the NBA, and the man who was once at the center of the Malice at the Palace has plenty of incredible stories to tell about his time in the league both on and off the court. This week he went on the I Am Rapaport podcast with..." January 30

  • Cousins, Kings push past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Sacramento Kings should be drained near the end of an eight-game, 12-day road trip. But that wasn't the case on Saturday night, as the Kings dug deep down the stretch and held on for a 109-106 victory over the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center. The Kings..." January 28

  • Anthony, Porzingis lead Knicks past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- A week ago, Courtney Lee was the goat for not taking a potential game-winning shot in the waning seconds of a game the New York Knicks would ultimately lose. On Friday, Lee was the hero, scoring 16 points, including crucial ones down the stretch in New York's 110-107 win over the..." January 27

  • Durant leads Warriors to victory over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Golden State Warriors snapped a one-game losing streak on Wednesday night by rallying in the fourth quarter for a 113-103 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Say what? That means they're at 132 straight regular-season games -- and counting -- over the past three..." January 26

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Stephen Curry doesn't even have to address free agency in Charlotte anymore

    San Jose Mercury News "Wednesday is Steph Curry’s final time in Charlotte before his impending free agency decision. Nearly everyone expects Curry to stay with Golden State. It makes sense financially (he can get somewhere around $70 million more over the life of his next contract) and from a basketball standpoint (the..." January 26

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Wizards collect road win over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- John Wall always relishes playing in his home state, and he put on another show in front of family and friends on Monday night. Wall scored 24 points and played lock-down defense on Kemba Walker, and the Washington Wizards rolled past the Charlotte Hornets 109-99 at the..." January 23

  • Hornets pull out victory over Nets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets have struggled at times to close out games this season. That wasn't the case on Saturday night, though, as they pulled away down the stretch for a 112-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets outscored the Nets..." January 21

  • Halfway through season, Charlotte Hornets are mediocre, have much to prove

    Charlotte Observer "The good news for the Charlotte Hornets? Despite a recent five-game losing streak, they would have squeaked into the playoffs as the No. 7 seed if the postseason had started Thursday afternoon. The bad news? Halfway through the NBA season, the Hornets (21-21) have shown no ability to defeat the..." January 21

  • Walker, Hornets walk over Raptors 113-78

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford has a simple explanation for why his team has suddenly righted the ship. "They got sick of losing, and now they're playing better," Clifford said bluntly after the Hornets routed the Toronto Raptors 113-78 on Friday night at the..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Kemba Walker on if he should be an All-Star: ‘Not really, if you ask me’

    Larry Brown Sports "Add Kemba Walker’s name to the list of players downplaying the importance of the NBA All-Star Game. After his Charlotte Hornets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers by the final of 107-85 on Wednesday, Walker responded rather matter-of-factly to a question about if he thinks he should be an..." January 19

  • Hornets snap five-game skid with victory over Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets would have been happy with any kind of win Wednesday night, and they got it in the form of a 107-85 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at the Spectrum Center. But this wasn't just the end of a five-game losing streak. It marked a return to..." January 18

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Thomas' late magic guides Celtics past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas hears the "MVP" chants ringing out from the TD Garden crowd on a nightly basis. They leave him somewhat stunned. "They're pretty cool. It just doesn't seem real for them to be chanting 'MVP' to me in the Boston Garden," Thomas said after working his latest..." January 16

  • Embiid powers 76ers to third consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Joel Embiid mimicked the water-spitting routine of his favorite WWE performer, Triple H, when he was introduced before Friday's game against the Charlotte Hornets. Embiid and his teammates then body-slammed the Hornets, 102-93. Embiid..." January 13

  • Rockets ride Harden triple-double to victory

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Having clawed back from double-digit deficits in each of their previous five games, the Houston Rockets appeared set to cruise on Tuesday night before their penchant for performing in the clutch came in handy once again. Guard James Harden recorded his 11th triple-double on the..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Bertans, Leonard propel Spurs past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- It's difficult enough for most NBA teams to deal with San Antonio's starting five, a group that features a pair of erstwhile all-stars in Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge. But when the Spurs' bench gets rolling, too, there's no way to slow them down, a fact that the Charlotte..." January 08

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Jackson, Marjanovic help Pistons hold off Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- It's hard to miss Boban Marjanovic. The 7-foot-3 second-year center from Serbia stands out in any crowd and he has become a fan favorite with the Detroit Pistons. Somehow, coach Stan Van Gundy ignored Marjanovic in the closing minutes against the Charlotte Hornets, and..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Hornets figure out how to defeat Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When a team shoots 49 free throws, it has a good chance of winning. That's precisely what the Charlotte Hornets did on Wednesday night, and the result was a 123-112 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets had five fewer field goals..." January 04

  • Hornets To Waive Aaron Harrison

    Hoops Rumors "The Hornets are opening up on a spot on their roster, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, who reports that Aaron Harrison will be waived today by the team. It’s not clear if Charlotte is eyeing a replacement or if the club will move forward with an opening on its 15-man squad for..." January 03

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