Hornets Rumors & News

  • Heat hang on for 94-93 victory against Hornets

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat can finally feel good about themselves after a home game. The Heat ended a three-game losing streak at AmericanAirlines Arena with a 94-93 victory Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets. They narrowly escaped after Hornets guard Kemba Walker missed a jumper and center Al Jefferson..." November 24

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Sounds like MKG will be out for a while. He's not allowed to shoot, Clifford said, because doctors don't want him jumping.

  • Hornets’ three newcomers are slowly figuring it out

    Charlotte Observer "This might sound like it’s getting old, but Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford thinks it’s all about being new. Specifically he was talking about three free agents in his rotation – Lance Stephenson, Marvin Williams and Brian Roberts. “I think they’re all getting acclimated,” Clifford..." November 23

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Despite union’s willingness, Charlotte’s Jeff Taylor will not appeal 24 game suspension for domestic incident, league sources told Yahoo.

  • New NBAPA union leader set to challenge Taylor suspension

    Covers.com "The National Basketball Players Association is prepared to appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension of Charlotte Hornets foward Jeffery Taylor, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts said Thursday. Roberts called the suspension handed down by commissioner Adam Silver excessive and in violation of..." November 21

  • Solomon Hill's putback gives Pacers an 88-86 win over Charlotte

    Indianapolis Star "From the moment Solomon Hill stepped foot off the plane, landing in Indianapolis as a prospective job candidate, he has acted as a professional. After his pre draft workouts, he made sure to lock eyes with scouts and coaches, and speak confidently in a way they wouldn't expect. As the only..." November 20

  • League Suspends Jeff Taylor 24 Games

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has suspended Hornets forward Jeff Taylor for 24 games, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports (Twitter link). This suspension is in response to Taylor pleading guilty on charges of domestic violence and malicious destruction of property." November 19

  • Lance Stephenson: 'I think I'm going to get booed'

    Indianapolis Star "Lance Stephenson has already visualized the scene when his name is announced inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. He left his only NBA home in July, joining the Charlotte Hornets after a drawn-out month of free agency. He returns Wednesday night for the first time as an opponent. Though those..." November 19

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    Tyrus Thomas' workout with the Los Angeles Lakers is on Thursday, according to sources.

  • As Dirk eclipses 27,000 points, Mavs beat Hornets 107-80

    Mavs Moneyball "Dirk Nowitzki became the ninth player ever to score 27,000 points in a career as the Mavericks cruised to victory. The Mavericks cruised out to an early lead and never looked back in this one, defeating the Charlotte Hornets 107-80. Monta was on, Chandler and Chandler were on, and Jameer Nelson..." November 18

  • Warriors roll over Hornets

    San Francisco Chronicle "Asked about how Charlotte beat the Warriors in both meetings last season, shooting guard Klay Thompson joked. “That was the Charlotte Bobcats — not the Charlotte Hornets.” While the Charlotte franchise is the one that changed its moniker in the offseason, it was Golden State on Saturday night..." November 16

  • DA drops assault charges against P.J. Hairston

    Durham Herald-Sun "District Attorney Roger Echols dropped misdemeanor assault charges Thursday against former UNC basketball player and current Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston. The charges stemmed from the alleged assault in July on a Northern High School student during a game of pickup basketball at the..." November 15

  • Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to miss at least two games with foot injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s been a rough start to the season for the Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. After suffering a hard fall against the Knicks that caused him to miss two games with bruised ribs, the latest setback is a foot injury that will keep him out at least the same amount of time." November 15

  • Charlotte Hornets claim 1st road win, 103-95, over Suns

    Charlotte Observer "With each text message from the athletic training staff, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford’s Thursday night grew a little worse. No Marvin Williams. No Gary Neal. No Lance Stephenson. And all that on top of no Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for at least two games. Which added up to no chance..." November 15

  • Tyrus Thomas Determined to Resume Career

    Basketball Insiders "Tyrus Thomas had always been successful. As a high school star in Baton Rouge, he nearly averaged a triple-double and was honored as one of Louisiana’s best players. In his lone collegiate season at LSU, his incredible athleticism allowed him to become the team’s starting power forward and fill..." November 14

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    MKG stress reaction in right foot. Out at least 2 games.

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Blazers rally, win 102-100 to avoid upset loss to Hornets

    CSN Northwest "The final 10.9 seconds of Portland's come-from-behind 102-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets Tuesday night at the Moda Center held enough disbelief and relief to tell the tale for the entire night. With a two-point lead and 10.9 seconds on the clock, Portland point guard Damian Lillard found..." November 12

  • Lakers Defeat Hornets for First Victory of the Season

    Silver Screen And Roll "Los Angeles can rejoice, as the Lakers were able to ride the strong play of off-season additions Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin to a 107-92 victory. The Lakers struggled throughout the first half, shooting 39.5% and missing all 8 of the three-pointers they took. Charlotte let them hang around by..." November 10

  • Hornets beat Hawks with Stephenson buzzer-beater, 122-119, in 2OT

    Charlotte Observer "Here’s Lance Stephenson’s description of the by-play in the huddle that led to the shot: “I said, ‘Come on, coach: Give me the call. …And I made it.” Yes he did – a bank shot from 33 feet that gave the Charlotte Hornets a 122-119 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Stephenson grew..." November 08

  • Hornets hold off Heat’s late push in 96-89 win

    Charlotte Observer "Nearly two hours before tip-off Wednesday Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford divulged what it would take for his franchise to end a 16-game regular-season losing streak to the Miami Heat. If Hornets center Al Jefferson could get enough low-post touches to force the Heat out of their..." November 06

  • Anthony Davis, Pelicans roll past Hornets, 100-91

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The "MVP" chants directed at New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis started early in the fourth quarter. Davis was at the free throw line and clearly wasn't ready. "MVP! MVP! MVP!" Of course it was bit premature, but it's clear the crowd of 14,840, who showed up at the Smoothie..." November 05

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Injury Update: @hornets MKG tried participating in shootaround this morning, but has been ruled out for tonight's game @PelicansNBA

  • Knicks hang on vs. Hornets, 96-93

    New York Daily News "Derek Fisher and the Knicks are expecting Carmelo Anthony to achieve more statistical milestones – and help win more games like these — over the course of his five-year, $124 million contract. The seven-time All-Star became the 40th player in NBA history and the sixth youngest to reach 20,000..." November 03

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers rib contusion after nasty fall vs. Knicks

    SB Nation "The Hornets forward left the team's game against the Knicks after falling on his shoulder in the first quarter. Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a rib contusion after falling hard on his right shoulder fighting for a rebound against Shane Larkin during the first quarter..." November 03

  • Stephenson benched in 4th as Gasol, Grizzlies edge Hornets

    Fox Sports Midwest "Marc Gasol isn't reading too much into the Memphis Grizzlies' first 3-0 start. ''That's better than being 0-3,'' he said with a shrug of his shoulders. Gasol scored 22 points, Zach Randolph had 12 points and 12 rebounds and the Grizzlies defeated the Charlotte Hornets 71-69 on Saturday..." November 02

  • Lance 'Born Ready' Stephenson isn’t ready in Charlotte Hornets coach’s eyes

    Charlotte Observer "We are only two games into it, but so far The Great Lance Stephenson Experiment has produced extremely uneven results. It’s not ready for prime time yet. On Saturday night, it was telling that Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford ditched the experiment during the most critical part of the..." November 02

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Michael Jordan deserves credit for Hornets' buzz

    USA Today "Say a person started a new career four years ago. Odds are he is better at the job now. Through trial and error, experience and focusing on the keys to running a successful NBA team on and off the court, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan acknowledged he's a better owner today than he when..." October 31

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    Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

    To clarify, Hornets Jeff Taylor wasn't technically suspended, but has been on paid leave from the team while case progressed.

  • Hornets return in dramatic style, beat Bucks 108-106 in OT

    Charlotte Observer "Between the sell-out, opening night and the name change, the Charlotte Hornets were an emotional mess Wednesday, especially early. “We were all too amped up,” third-string point guard Jannero Pargo recalled. So Pargo went to work on Kemba Walker’s head, telling him to stop stressing, that..." October 30

  • Knicks, Nets, Mavs, Hornets Could Conceivably Be Interested In Kobe

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and possibly Charlotte Hornets are all teams that could be interested in Kobe Bryant, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. The Los Angeles Lakers lost Julius Randle for the entire season on opening night and are expected to struggle to make the..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29

  • Hornets forward Jeff Taylor pleads guilty to domestic violence

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and malicious destruction of property on Wednesday, according to court records and multiple media reports. It wasn’t immediately clear what impact the plea would have on Taylor’s playing career. The plea came..." October 29

  • Team Options Exercised on Kidd-Gilchrist and Zeller

    NBA.com "Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has exercised its fourth-year option on forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and its third-year option on forward Cody Zeller. “We are excited to keep both of these young talents as part of our core for another season,” Cho..." October 29

  • Report: Kemba Walker signing four-year, $48 million contract extension with Hornets

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody touched the ball more times per game last season than Kemba Walker. No matter what Charlotte did with the ball, it kept finding its way back to its point guard. Now, the Hornets commit to finding their way with Walker. With the salary cap drastically rising with the new TV national..." October 29

  • MJ: Next ring will mean most

    ESPN.com "In his four seasons as the majority owner of the NBA team in Charlotte, Michael Jordan has endured plenty, including the worst season in NBA history, but Jordan said Monday that the competitor in him has his eyes on a seventh NBA ring. "I'm always dreaming about that seventh ring," Jordan told..." October 28

  • Lance Stephenson: Pacers gave me a deadline in free agency

    Indianapolis Star "The life that Lance Stephenson now leads looks a lot different than the one he had in Indiana. For one, he dresses in a locker room soaked in white, purple and teal hues, under a ceiling crafted to appear like a beehive. He lives alone in a downtown condominium where a personal chef prepares..." October 25

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Steve Clifford confirms that Jason Maxiell will make Hornets' opening-night roster.

  • MJ Taking Over Social Media Accounts for One Day

    NBA.com "Get ready for an #MJtakeover! The Hornets return to the court in Buzz City on Wednesday, Oct. 29 and the swarm continues to build here in Charlotte leading up to tipoff. But none of this could have happened without the overwhelming support of you – our fans! You spoke and we listened." October 24

  • Lance Stephenson and Pacers could both regret his departure

    New York Post "When Lance Stephenson entered the NBA four years ago after the Pacers took him with the 40th pick in the 2010 draft, he was coming off one collegiate season at Cincinnati and facing serious questions as to whether he would ever realize the talent that earned him the nickname “Born Ready” while..." October 23

  • Hornets to Bring Phills' Retired Jersey Back to Charlotte

    NBA.com "The Charlotte Hornets announced today that the team will honor the late Bobby Phills and re-hang his retired No. 13 jersey in a halftime ceremony during its game against Memphis on Saturday, November 1. The jersey was originally raised to the rafters on February 9, 2000, following Phills’ passing..." October 23

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    P.J. Hairston said he's considering changing agents. He said among those he's considering: Former UNC-Greensboro player Rodney Blackstock.

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    Seven-year veteran Tyrus Thomas is training in San Antonio as he attempts an NBA comeback. He has signed with agent Roger Montgomery.

  • MJ mystified by shorter season talk

    ESPN.com "Michael Jordan was surprised and a bit bewildered to hear LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki suggest Wednesday that they'd like to see the NBA's 82-game regular season shortened. "I love both of those guys, but as an owner who played the game, I loved playing,'' Jordan, who owns the Charlotte..." October 16

  • Hornets rookie Hairston still searching for 'fresh start'

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston wants to start anew. He wants nothing to be remotely close to the same as it was when he was a star and then disgraced player with the University of North Carolina. He's trying to change everything, so he's starting with the basics, which includes..." October 14

  • Michael Jordan becoming great owner, too, for Hornets

    USA Today "As Michael Jordan knows better than anyone from his legendary playing days, one good season does not a reputation make. Respect and credibility are built over time, with one's career a compilation of the good, the bad and — as had been the case in Jordan's post-playing life as an owner and..." October 14