Hornets Rumors & News

  • With Derrick Rose out, Bulls' road trip ends with 108-91 loss to Hornets

    Chicago Sun-Times "Taj Gibson remembered the good ol’ days, when the defensive-minded Bulls were in a funk, losing players to injuries and fought their way out of it. “It feels like my rookie year,” Gibson said. “We’re just going out there fighting with whoever we have. Guys are [playing] to the best of their..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Nic Batum, Kemba Walker lead Charlotte Hornets comeback over Wizards

    Charlotte Observer "Nicolas Batum did a little bit of everything Saturday to help the Charlotte Hornets rally from a big deficit and defeat the Washington Wizards. Batum finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in a 108-104 victory at Time Warner Cable Arena. Washington led the Hornets by 19 in the..." February 07

  • Whiteside's triple-double, late push lift Heat over Hornets 98-95

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "ometimes you have to go for a 3-point play the old-fashioned way. On Friday night, it was the only available three-sponse from the Miami Heat. And it arrived when needed most, on a night the Heat's now-backup center closed with a triple-double. With forward Chris Bosh converting a drive and..." February 06

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    The @hornets Kemba Walker tells https://t.co/GBXMVZiwmh that he is expecting to play tonight vs Miami. pic.twitter.com/JdsYQFqgXg

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • Michael Jordan Surges on Web as ‘Crying Jordan’

    The Wall Street Journal "More than a decade after Michael Jordan retired from playing basketball, a picture of him is still striking fear into the hearts of professional athletes. The latest Internet meme involves an image of Mr. Jordan’s tear-streaked face superimposed on pictures of athletes or coaches who lost an..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Charlotte ends their losing streak to LeBron with 106-97 win over Cleveland

    At The Hive "It's over. It's over. It's finally over. The Charlotte pro basketball team's six-year losing streak to Lebron James ended on Wednesday night. The Hornets defeated the King's Cleveland Cavaliers 106-97 inside Time Warner Cable Arena to end a 23-game losing streak to the league's best..." February 04

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Hornets send Lakers to record-tying 10th loss in row, 101-82

    Charlotte Observer "Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 19 points and 12 rebounds apiece, and the Charlotte Hornets sent the Los Angeles Lakers to their franchise record-tying 10th consecutive defeat, 101-82 Sunday night. Kobe Bryant scored 23 points in 23 minutes, but the Lakers matched the 1994 team..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Plays First Game Of 15-16 Season

    Real GM Basketball "Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played his first game of the season after suffering a shoulder injury in the preseason. Kidd-Gilchrist started and played 33 minutes, getting 13 points and seven rebounds." January 30

  • Streaking Trail Blazers record another blowout win, 109-91 over Charlotte

    CSN Northwest "The Trail Blazers continued a dominant home stand with another blowout victory Friday, this time a 109-91 runaway against the Charlotte Hornets at the Moda Center. Damian Lillard had 22 points and six assists and Allen Crabbe had 20 points off the bench as the Blazers won their third..." January 30

  • Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist cleared to return vs. Trail Blazers

    The Score "Help is on the way for the Charlotte Hornets. The team announced Friday afternoon that swingman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who was originally believed to be out for the season after suffering a torn labrum, has been cleared for game action. He's expected to be in uniform on Friday against the..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    The @hornets Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is close to being activated for the first time this season. Could happen Friday in Portland.

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • Jazz quiet Kemba Walker and trounce the Hornets

    Salt Lake Tribune "After Kemba Walker's 18-point first quarter against the Jazz last week in Charlotte, forward Marvin Williams told his point guard he would break 50. Williams, the former Jazzman, never got that same chance Wednesday. With the memory of Walker's 52-point game and their double-overtime loss..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Cousins scores 56, but Kings stung in 2OT

    CSN Bay Area "It took all 48 minutes plus another 10, but the streak is over. After winning five straight, the Sacramento Kings allowed the Charlotte Hornets to catch fire from the outside. Eventually it burned them when Troy Daniels dropped in his eighth 3-ball of the night to give the Hornets a wild 129-128..." January 26

  • Hornets' Batum remains out with toe injury

    The Score "Nicolas Batum will miss his third consecutive game Monday night when the Charlotte Hornets take on the Sacramento Kings. Batum continues to deal with a toe injury and was spotted during Friday's contest against the New York Knicks wearing a walking boot. The Hornets are fighting to remain in..." January 25

  • Jeremy Lin, P.J. Hairston lead Charlotte Hornets past New York Knicks

    Charlotte Observer "With a short-handed lineup, the Charlotte Hornets needed someone else other than Kemba Walker to step up. Jeremy Lin and P.J. Hairston – along with some timely defense – came through for the Hornets in their 97-84 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena. Lin –..." January 24

  • Hornets’ Zeller could be out “for a little bit”

    Basketball Insiders "Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford says center Cody Zeller will not play against the New York Knicks and could be “out for a little bit” with a strained right shoulder." January 24

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    RELEASE: @hornets recall Aaron Harrison from Oklahoma City Blue of @nbadleague. He appeared in one game w Blue 11p/3a/3r. Assigned Jan. 21

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    INJURY REPORT: @hornets Lamb (R toe) is QUESTIONABLE Batum (R toe) is OUT Zeller (R shoulder) is OUT MKG/Jefferson are OUT #NYKatCHA

  • Kemba Walker leads Charlotte Hornets to comeback OT win at Orlando

    Charlotte Observer "Trailing by 15 points after the third quarter, the Charlotte Hornets figured their chances were slim with Kemba Walker on the floor, and perhaps none without him. Walker played the entire fourth quarter and overtime, finishing with 40 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals to..." January 23

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    INJURY UPDATE: @hornets Jeremy Lamb (sprained toe) is available to play tonight vs. the Magic. #CHAatORL

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Cody Zeller (shoulder strain) and Nic Batum (toe sprain) will miss Friday's @hornets game in Orlando.

  • A few small tweaks transformed Kemba Walker into a totally different player

    SB Nation "Kemba Walker's first four NBA seasons were all about the same. He put up some nice scoring totals, but it always took him a lot of shots to get there. Every now and then, Walker blew up with a big game or showed up on SportsCenter's top 10 with a slick crossover or smooth step-back jumper, but he..." January 21

  • Russell Westbrook continues assist binge in win over the Hornets

    The Oklahoman "On Wednesday night, Kevin Durant was the recipient, curling off a Steven Adams screen, catching and nailing a 17-footer for the Thunder's first basket in its eventual 109-95 win over the Hornets. The shot was assisted by Russell Westbrook. One night earlier, in OKC's win in Denver, Andre..." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. NBAStore.com had its largest Black..." January 20

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been cleared for full-contact practice - no timetable on his return to the active roster

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Cleared For Full-Contact Practice

    Real GM Basketball "Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been cleared for full-contact practice by team orthopedist Dr. Marcus Cook. The fourth-year player suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder on Oct. 3, 2015, in a preseason game at Orlando and underwent successful surgery performed by Dr. Cook on Oct. 6. As part of..." January 19

  • Hornets beat Jazz 124-119 behind Kemba Walker's 52 points

    At The Hive "#NBAVote Kemba Walker There. Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about the actual game. First things first: Kemba Walker absolutely went off today, scoring a career and franchise high 52 points over the two overtimes as the Hornets beat the Utah Jazz 124-119. As if that wasn't enough, he..." January 18

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    INJURY REPORT 1/18: @hornets Jeremy Lamb (R toe) listed as QUESTIONABLE, will be OUT #UTAatCHA

  • USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

    USA Basketball "Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) headline the list of 30 finalists today named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The..." January 18

  • Baron Davis Goes Unclaimed On D-League Waiver Wire

    Real GM Basketball "Baron Davis went unclaimed through the D-League waiver wire process and can sign with any team. Davis is attempting to resume his basketball playing career despite not playing since 2012." January 18

  • Bucks dominate Hornets inside for back-to-back victories

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Putting two strong performances together is something the Milwaukee Bucks have struggled to do this season. But they did it in impressive fashion Saturday night, following a dramatic overtime victory against Atlanta on Friday with a 105-92 decision over the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner..." January 17

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    INJURY REPORT: @hornets Lamb DOUBTFUL (R toe) Lin QUESTIONABLE (R ankle sprain) Walker (L ankle sprain) & Batum (L elbow strain) PROBABLE

  • Pelicans close out strong vs. Hornets to end 3-game losing streak at home

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "For a change, the New Orleans Pelicans' locker room had a buzz of excitement after a home game. Even Alvin Gentry was in good spirits, speaking while smiling instead of looking frustrated. On Friday night, the Pelicans made the necessary clutch plays late in the game that led to a 109-107..." January 16

  • Adam Silver says NBA may eventually schedule morning games to accommodate international audiences

    SB Nation "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will consider experimenting with scheduling games during the morning on week days to accommodate the international audience, according to USA Today's Jeff Zilgitt. He said this in a press conference prior to Thursday's Raptors-Magic game in..." January 15

  • NBA's Adam Silver shoots down expansion to Europe

    Sporting News "Before the Magic and Raptors played in London, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made clear that the league is not seeking to add a European franchise any time soon. "We are not actively taking steps to bring a franchise to Europe or to expand to Europe," Silver said in a London press conference...." January 15