Hornets Rumors & News

  • More Athletes And Sports Figures Are Donating To Hillary Clinton Than Donald Trump

    Uproxx "With less than two weeks remaining for people to end relationships and alienate friends and family over which presidential candidate they support, it’s not a stretch to say that most of us can’t wait for this election to be over. However, people can always be just a little bit angrier if we want..." October 27

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until January 15

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s in-season trade market typically doesn’t pick up until the winter, since players who signed free agent contracts in the offseason aren’t eligible to be moved until December 15. By that point, with the regular season approaching the two-month mark, teams have a better idea of where they..." October 27

  • Kidd-Gilchrist, Hornets blow past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist appeared in only seven games last season, and he last played in a regular-season on Feb. 10. When the Charlotte Hornets raised the curtain on the new season Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, the fourth-year forward made up for lost time...." October 26

  • Steve Clifford: I've Never Seen Anyone Improve Skill Level Like MKG

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets are optimistic on the development of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who was limited to just seven games during the 15-16 season. The Hornets want Kidd-Gilchrist to shoot when he's open. Kidd-Gilchrist came into the NBA as a lockdown defender that needed to develop as a..." October 26

  • Cap Holds For Players Coming Off Rookie Contracts Could Increase

    Real GM Basketball "Cap holds attached to free agents coming off rookie deals could jump to 250 and 300 percent of their prior salaries, which is an increase from 200 and 250 percent in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. The San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards held off on..." October 26

  • NBA sets record for international representation on rosters

    Today's Fastbreak "The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Tuesday that the league’s opening night rosters have set new records for both the number of international players in the league and the number of countries represented. Opening night rosters feature a total of 113 international players from 41..." October 26

  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25

  • 'Huge Influx Of Money' Motivated Both Sides On New CBA

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver said the NBA and their players are close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement but aren't quite there yet. Multiple reports have indicated a deal on the main parts of the CBA have been agreed upon. "The reports aren't far off, but we're not quite there, yet," Silver..." October 25

  • Where Are All the White American NBA Players

    The Undefeated "J.J. Redick will be entering his 11th season in the NBA this week and for the first time he has noticed he is part of a small — and shrinking — club as a white American NBA player. The NBA certainly has its long list of European players. But the Los Angeles Clippers starting guard says he..." October 25

  • Every NBA team's best-case scenario and worst nightmare this season

    Fox Sports "The start of another NBA season is the time for hope to spring eternal — even if we're all seemingly counting the days until we crown an inevitable champion. But seasoned sports fans know a new season also brings the potential for everything to fall apart. With opening night upon us, we dived deep..." October 25

  • Will Frank Kaminsky be ready for the Charlotte Hornets’ season opener?

    Charlotte Observer "If you are a Charlotte Hornets big man, and you haven’t been injured this preseason, consider yourself fortunate. The Hornets got Cody Zeller (bone bruise) back for full participation in practice Sunday. Frank Kaminsky, however, is in a walking boot after suffering a right foot strain during..." October 24

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • Anonymous NBA Scouts Dish Dirt On Eastern Conference Teams

    SI "For some, it's tough to form an opinion about an off-season move or development without seeing the subjects first in action on the floor. Luckily, anonymous NBA scouts do not have this problem. Sports Illustrated's NBA writers spoke with scouts ahead of the 2016—17 season for our annual..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA 'committed' to Charlotte for 2019 All-Star Game as long as HB2 is repealed

    Sporting News "The NBA moved this season's All-Star game away from Charlotte due to North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2, but commissioner Adam Silver said bringing back the mid-season festivities to the QUeen City is “a high priority” in 2019 — as long as legislators revise the bill. “Our owners and..." October 19

  • Cody Zeller’s knee holding up after two days of Hornets practices

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller said he was encouraged Thursday after Day 2 of his return to practice. Zeller sat out contact drills the first two weeks of the preseason with a deep bone bruise in his right knee. Wednesday he was cleared to scrimmage and the question was how his knee would..." October 14

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of SonicsRising.com. While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Hornets Not Interested In Trading For Greg Monroe

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets are not currently interested in trading for Greg Monroe. The Hornets have Cody Zeller and Roy Hibbert on their depth chart at center." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Michael Jordan to present Russell Westbrook into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 17 in Oklahoma City. And for about a year, we've all wondered who would present the Thunder star point guard. Former Thunder co-star Kevin Durant was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame last year and..." October 06

  • Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller sits out practice Wednesday

    Charlotte Observer "It doesn’t sound like Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller will be available to play anytime soon. Zeller has been held out of contact drills this preseason while he receives treatment for a bone bruise along his right knee. Wednesday he was held out of the entire practice. "He’s not even..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • There Are Whispers About A Deal Sending Greg Monroe To Charlotte

    Uproxx "When the Milwaukee Bucks signed Greg Monroe in free agency, it was a big deal. Other teams in more marquee markets wanted Monroe and were willing to pay, but the fact that the big man chose Milwaukee was indicative of a sea change in player movement. Unfortunately, the on-court pairing hasn’t..." October 04

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Jeremy Lamb must manage reality to keep living NBA dream

    Winston-Salem Journal "Jeremy Lamb appreciated the opportunity the Charlotte Hornets provided last season. Lamb just wasn’t good at managing a sudden wealth of playing time. In his previous three NBA seasons, all with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Lamb’s minutes were generally sporadic. The Thunder was one of the..." September 29

  • Hornets Kemba Walker and Cody Zeller not cleared for contact

    Today's Fastbreak "Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker has fully healed from his offseason left knee surgery, but he still hasn’t been cleared for contact. Either has forward Cody Zeller, who is dealing with a bone bruise, and both could miss some exhibitions game according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte..." September 27

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • Hornets' Michael Jordan releases statement on Keith Lamont Scott shooting

    WBTV "NBA Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan has released a statement following last night's violent protests that saw the Charlotte Hornets store targeted by looters and vandals. In the brief statement, Jordan expressed his condolences to the family of Keith Lamont Scott, the..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Report: Former Michigan basketball star Glen Rice is 'almost broke'

    Miami Herald "Former Miami Heat superstar Glen Rice is “almost broke” despite a 15-year career in the NBA that also included a stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. At least, that’s according to Miami-Dade County court records made public earlier this month in a paternity suit filed against Rice by a Fort..." September 21

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Coach Steve Clifford: Hornets might not be as good offensively, but can be better defensively

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said he believes his team can be as good as, if not better than, the version last season that won 48 games and was in a four-way tie for the Eastern Conference’s third-best record. But for all the carry-over players, Clifford sees this as a different team..." September 15

  • Batum: “I made a great blunder”

    EuroHoops.net "In a great interview published by the French newspaper “L’Equipe”, Nicolas Batum makes his public self-criticism for his summer with the French national team, revealing that the team and himself had their issues. As he explained: “Our tournament was very disappointing. It was perhaps our most..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • Andrew Andrews, Rasheed Sulaimon Sign Camp Deals With Hornets

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets have signed Andrew Andrews and Rasheed Sulaimon to camp deals. As a senior at the University of Washington last season, the 6-2 Andrews averaged career highs of 20.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 33.8 minutes per game. " September 08

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Perry Ellis Signs Camp Deal With Hornets

    Real GM Basketball "Perry Ellis will attend training camp with the Charlotte Hornets. Ellis averaged 5.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Dallas Mavericks during the NBA summer league in Las Vegas. Ellis underwent surgery for a sports hernia this week but is expected to be back in time for the start of..." August 31

  • Shipwrecked: The Untold Story Behind Michael Jordan's Banned Sneakers

    Complex "It was the simplest of commercials: a single shot, panning from top to bottom, ending with a new logo. The messaging was simple, too, delivered in voiceover: “On September 15th, Nike created a revolutionary new basketball shoe. On October 18th, the NBA threw them out of the game. Fortunately, the..." August 31

  • City Council Takes Steps for Charlotte to Host 2019 NBA All-Star Game

    Time Warner Cable News "City council took steps Monday night to make it possible for Charlotte to host the 2019 NBA All-Star game. Last month the NBA pulled the 2017 game from the city because of the controversy surrounding House Bill 2. It was a tough loss for the city and for the state of North Carolina after the..." August 23

  • Former No. 1 Overall Pick Kwame Brown Reportedly Has His Eyes Set On An NBA Comeback

    Uproxx "really deserved the literal and metaphorical beatings he took during his disappointing NBA journeyman’s career. He didn’t ask to be the No. 1 pick in the 2001 Draft, and he certainly didn’t ask for the burden of expectation that came along with having to make front-office neophyte Michael Jordan..." August 23

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