Hornets Rumors & News

  • Spencer Hawes has sprained MCL, likely out for rest of first round

    Real GM Basketball "Spencer Hawes of the Charlotte Hornets had an MRI that revealed a sprained MCL in his right knee which will be re-evaluated in a week. " April 29

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    INJURY UPDATE: MRI today revealed @hornets Spencer Hawes has an MCL sprain in his right knee. Will be out & re-evaluated in one week.

  • NBA rules officials made correct no-call on Wade's missed Game 5 layup

    The Score "Despite what Erik Spoelstra and Gabrielle Union may think, the NBA has ruled that officials made the correct no-call on Dwyane Wade's missed layup attempt during the dying seconds of Game 5. The league released its Last Two Minute Report on Thursday, claiming that Charlotte Hornets center Cody..." April 28

  • Late Lee 3-pointer lifts Hornets past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Courtney Lee did it again. From virtually the same spot on the floor and for the second game in a row, Lee grabbed a crucial long rebound off the offensive boards. This time, Lee went back up and drained a 3-pointer with 28.9 seconds left, leading the Charlotte Hornets to a..." April 27

  • Steve Clifford calls the Heat floppers

    The Score "Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford isn't having any talk of his team flopping. After hearing Hassan Whiteside's recent "flop-offs" accusation, Clifford turned the tables on the Miami Heat by calling them out for their history of embellishing contact. "If you want to get into career..." April 27

  • Hornets’ Nic Batum declares himself ready for Game 5

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets forward Nic Batum participated fully in shoot around this morning at American Airlines Arena and plans to play tonight against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of this first-round playoff series. Batum missed the previous two games after suffering left foot and ankle injuries in a..." April 27

  • Whiteside questions officiating: 'This is the flop-offs'

    The Score "Hassan Whiteside was prepared for some increased physicality during his first career playoff series, but after four games, he finds himself questioning postseason officiating. "I thought this was the playoffs, isn't this supposed to be physical basketball? I thought the playoffs were more..." April 26

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Hornets go inside, beat Heat to even series

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Miami Heat effectively shut down the Charlotte Hornets' vaunted 3-point shooting. However, the Hornets adjusted, and now they are making the Heat pay in other ways. The Hornets pulled out an 89-85 victory in Game 4 on Monday night to even the best-of-seven..." April 25

  • Nicolas Batum (foot) to miss Game 4 vs. Heat

    ESPN "Nicolas Batum of the Charlotte Hornets will miss a second straight game of the team's first-round series against the Miami Heat with a left foot strain. Batum was held out of the Hornets' regular-season finale with a left ankle sprain and reinjured his foot in the fourth quarter of Game 2 in..." April 25

  • Nicolas Batum says his sprained left ankle is 'surprisingly much better'

    Miami Herald "Hornets swing man Nicolas Batum missed the Hornets' Game 3 victory over the Heat Saturday night with a sprained left ankle. He's no lock to miss Game 4 on Monday. "Surprisingly much better than when it happened like three days ago," Batum said of his ankle. "I improved like a lot. The..." April 24

  • Hornets break through while cooling off Heat

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After dismal performances in two opening losses, the Charlotte Hornets knew they needed to regroup quickly in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Miami Heat. The Hornets did precisely that on Saturday evening, and the result was a 96-80 Game 3..." April 23

  • Adam Silver: If law doesn’t change in North Carolina, All-Star game will be moved

    Sportsnaut "The NBA has been pretty steadfast in its resolve against the anti-LGBT law that was passed in North Carolina last month. The law effectively blocks measures to protect the LGBT community from discrimination in the southern state and has drawn a widespread backlash from a loud American public..." April 22

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Nicolas Batum May Miss Remainder Of Series With Ankle Sprain

    Real GM Basketball "Nicolas Batum rolled his left ankle in the Charlotte Hornets' Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat. Batum stepped on the left foot of Justise Winslow while trying to post him up near the three-point line. Al Jefferson said that the injury looks bad enough that he doesn't expect him to return this..." April 21

  • Adidas Is Still Releasing Jeremy Lin Sneakers

    Sole Collector "The days of Linsanity are long gone, but adidas is still accommodating fans of the transcendent basketball star. Jeremy Lin's latest sneaker release is a personalized colorway of the Crazylight Boost 2.5, styled in black with contrasting silver accents. An argyle-like stitch also stands out..." April 21

  • Heat go up 2-0 with victory over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The "White Hot" playoff theme for the Miami Heat used to describe the sea of white-clad fans the team enjoys when at home could just as well be used to describe its shooting in its first two postseason outings. If the first two games of the series with the Charlotte Hornets can be..." April 20

  • The NBA’s brand will be tarnished if the 2017 All-Star Game remains in Charlotte

    SB Nation "It was never a question of whether Adam Silver and the NBA were going to weigh in on the All-Star Game in Charlotte. As I've written elsewhere, the league has established itself as a progressive entity this season, an authority whose power stems in part from its benevolence. Whether this is a..." April 19

  • Deng, Heat overpower Hornets in opener

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Luol Deng will have pleasant memories of his first playoff game with the Miami Heat. Deng scored 31 points as the Heat routed the Charlotte Hornets 123-91 Sunday in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Deng shot 11-for-13 from the field and..." April 17

  • Wade: Hornets were 'Golden State of the East' in season's 2nd half

    The Score "The Miami Heat enter their first-round matchup against the Charlotte Hornets with a clear-cut advantage in experience, having failed to qualify for the postseason just twice in the past 13 years. While Charlotte may be viewed as the underdog on paper, Heat guard Dwyane Wade knows just how..." April 17

  • Hornets' Nicolas Batum (ankle) expects to play Game 1 vs. Heat

    ESPN "Nicolas Batum, who missed the regular-season finale with a sore left ankle, said he expects to play in Game 1 of the Charlotte Hornets' first-round matchup with the Miami Heat. "I'll be fine," said Batum, who also missed back-to-back games in early April with a left knee sprain. The..." April 15

  • Silver: No discussion about moving All-Star Game from Charlotte

    Raleigh News & Observer "The NBA said Friday that North Carolina’s controversial LGBT law, as it stands, is “problematic” for the league, but it hasn’t made any plans to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte. Such a move would have threatened an event projected to pump $100 million into Charlotte’s economy and..." April 15

  • NBA officials find no evidence of Jeremy Lin being disadvantaged

    The Score "The NBA officials reviewed the tape, and have found no evidence of Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin being disadvantaged. In a press release, officials cited that Lin's case was not unique. Lin drove 1,537 times over the past three seasons and did not suffer a single flagrant foul, but that..." April 15

  • Kemba Walker's offensive evolution should earn him Most Improved Player

    The Score "Nobody ever seems to know quite what to do with Most Improved Player, an awkward award that can read as a backhanded compliment as much as a certified symbol of growth. For Kemba Walker, it's a bit of both. The Charlotte Hornets point guard flashed plenty of attractive skills in his first four..." April 15

  • Group of US Senators Asks NBA Commissioner to Move All Star Game Out of North Carolina

    The New Civil Rights Movement "Six U.S. Senators – five Democrats and one Republican – Tuesday afternoon signed a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver urging the 2017 All Star Game be moved out of North Carolina. "Discrimination has no place in modern America," the Senators say, calling actions of lawmakers who passed the..." April 14

  • Hornets' Batum to sit out regular-season finale with ankle sprain

    The Score "With playoff seeding still up for grabs, the Charlotte Hornets will be without swingman Nicolas Batum for their regular-season finale Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic. Batum sprained his left ankle during Monday's win over the Boston Celtics. The Hornets can finish no lower than sixth..." April 13

  • Girl accidentally gets Jeremy Lin tattoo, Jeremy Lin copies it

    SI "This is one of the weirder stories to come across the Extra Mustard news desk, see if you can follow along. Our story starts a couple months ago, when a woman who says she didn’t know who Jeremy Lin was accidentally got Lin’s name tattooed in Chinese characters on her ankle. The woman was..." April 13

  • Jeremy Lin Would Also Like To Know Why He Doesn’t Get More Flagrant Foul Calls

    Uproxx "The evidence — anecdotal as it is — seems rather conclusive: Jeremy Lin is not only the recipient of a disproportionate number of hard fouls, those fouls either result in highly-questionable common-foul calls, or worse, egregious no-calls. But because the internet exists and because there are..." April 12

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Lin leads Hornets past Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Charlotte Hornets cannot gain homecourt advantage for the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. They are destined to finish either fifth or sixth regardless of what happens over the next two nights. But Monday night, a Hornets team that has struggled on the road, put..." April 11

  • New questions raised in slaying case of Michael Jordan’s father

    Charlotte Observer "A North Carolina judge could decide as soon as next month whether new evidence in the murder of Michael Jordan’s father will earn the convicted triggerman a new trial. Robeson County teenagers Daniel Green and Larry Demery were convicted 20 years ago of fatally shooting James Jordan during a..." April 11

  • Gortat scores 21 points as Wizards stop Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Charlotte Hornets earned a playoff berth with consistently strong efforts over the last two months. With possible home-court advantage in the opening round of the postseason at stake, that version didn't show up against the Washington Wizards. Despite playing without John..." April 10

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Jeremy Lamb (toe strain) will warm up to see if he can play vs. Wizards.

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    INJURY REPORT: Sun vs WAS: @hornets Jeremy Lamb (L great toe strain) is Questionable. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (R shoulder surgery) is Out.

  • Walker, Daniels carry Hornets past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets have come to expect big outings from Kemba Walker in every game this season. The point guard is their leading scorer and their clutch shooter when they need big buckets. So it was no surprise that Walker led the Hornets with 22 points as Charlotte..." April 08

  • Charles Barkley wants NBA to pull 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte

    Sporting News "Add Charles Barkley to the list of those wanting the NBA to take a stand against discrimination and move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte. “As a black person, I'm against any form of discrimination, against whites, Hispanics, gays, lesbians, however you want to phrase it,” Barkley said..." April 07

  • Walker's 34 points help Hornets defeat Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- From high school to college to the Charlotte Hornets, Madison Square Garden has been a comfortable second home to Kemba Walker. In the 2011 Big East Tournament, Walker put on a dazzling display at the Garden, scoring 130 points in five games to lead UConn to the championship. In..." April 06

  • Raptors defeat Hornets to tie home win record

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors continue to set new standards for themselves. They held on to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 96-90 on Tuesday to add to their club record for overall victories at 52 and they also equaled the team record of 30 home wins set in 2006-07. They did it in..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Without Irving, Cavs hold off Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- LeBron James said it felt like playing three games in three nights, yet as the Cleveland Cavaliers have for most of the season, they passed the test. James scored 31 points and passed for 12 assists, and J.R. Smith matched his season high with 27 points in the Cavs' 112-103..." April 03

  • Hornets' Nicolas Batum exits with a strained left knee against the Cavs

    CBS Sports "Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum injured his knee against the Cleveland Cavaliers and had to leave the game in the first half. He did not return. According to the Hornets, Batum suffered a strain in his left knee. Batum played 20 minutes, scoring five points and dishing out five assists..." April 03

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    OFFICIAL: @hornets recall Aaron Harrison from @ErieBayHawks. He averaged 21.3p/4.3r/2.0a per game on assignment.

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    INJURY REPORT: @hornets vs. CLE
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (R Shoulder surgery) is OUT
    Al Jefferson (R Quad Contusion) is QUESTIONABLE#CHAatCLE

  • Heat, Hornets clinch postseason berths

    The Score "After failing to qualify for the playoffs last season, both the Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets have clinched playoffs berths as a result of the Chicago Bulls losing to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Miami finished the 2014-15 campaign with a 37-45 record without LeBron James, who..." April 03

  • Kemba Walker: ‘I’m tired of not making the playoffs’

    Yahoo! Sports "Kemba Walker has been with Charlotte through the worst of the worst – a laughingstock phase when the team set the NBA record for worst winning percentage for a season, the term “Bobcatting” becoming a euphemism for lousy play, and some joking that team owner Michael Jordan was still the best..." April 02

  • Kerr, Clifford named Coaches of the Month

    The Score "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Charlotte Hornets bench boss Steve Clifford have been named Coaches of the Month for March. Kerr led the Warriors to a sterling 15-2 record and managed to keep his team on track in their pursuit of 73 wins. Along the way, crucial decisions by Kerr have..." April 01

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    INJURY REPORT: @hornets vs. PHI 4/1
    Jeremy Lin (sore low back) is QUESTIONABLE
    MKG is OUT#PHIatCHA

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Batum's triple-double boosts Hornets past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Nicolas Batum isn't consumed with personal statistics. There is only one number that matters to the ever-improving Charlotte Hornets guard-forward -- playoff seeding. Beyond that, Batum wants to see the Hornets make a postseason run. Batum had a triple-double consisting..." March 29