Hornets Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Hot-shooting Suns knock off Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns shared their way to a season-best shooting night on Thursday. Starting guards Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe combined for 29 points and 16 assists and reserve point guard Tyler Ulis had a career-high eight assists in the Suns' 120-103 victory over the Charlotte..." March 03

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Walker guides Hornets past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Tempo and some clutch shots late by Kemba Walker made the difference for the Charlotte Hornets. Walker scored 30 points and dished out seven assists, leading Charlotte to a 109-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Frank Kaminsky scored 24 points and..." March 01

  • Griffin powers Clippers to OT win over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A determined effort in overtime allowed the Los Angeles Clippers to overcome the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night. Blake Griffin scored 43 points and collected 10 rebounds, lifting the Clippers to a 124-121 victory over the Hornets at Staples Center. "It was weird, it..." February 27

  • Brandon Jennings expected to sign with Hornets

    Larry Brown Sports "It apparently didn’t take very long for Brandon Jennings to find his next team. Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy, who used to coach Jennings, told the media on Monday that he spoke to Jennings’ agent earlier in the morning and that Jennings appears to be headed to Charlotte to sign..." February 27

  • Hornets Sign Guard Brianté Weber To 10-Day Contract

    NBA.com "Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Brianté Weber to a 10-day contract. Weber joins the Hornets after signing two consecutive 10-day contracts with the Golden State Warriors. The Hornets roster now stands at 15 players. This season with..." February 27

  • Hornets sign Briante Weber to 10-day deal

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Sunday morning report from Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports’ The Vertical, the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to sign point guard Briante Weber to a 10-day contract. Weber was previously released by the defending Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors over the..." February 26

  • Kaminsky, Hornets topple Cousins-less Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Charlotte Hornets haven't been doing a whole lot of winning recently. Coach Steve Clifford acknowledges there are plenty of reasons for that, but that his players' collective desire has not been one of them. They reiterated that to him Saturday in a 99-85 matinee..." February 25

  • Pistons rally to defeat Hornets in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed 13 of his first 18 shot attempts. That didn't discourage the Detroit Pistons guard from continuing to fire away during the closing minutes. Caldwell-Pope suddenly caught fire and the Pistons roared back from an 18-point deficit to..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • 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

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