Hornets Rumors & News

  • Report: Marvin Williams agrees to 2-year, $14M deal with Hornets

    SI.com "Unrestricted free agent forward Marvin Williams agreed to a two-year, $14 million fully-guaranteed deal with the Charlotte Hornets, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports tweeted Saturday night. The news comes after it was reported earlier in the week Williams, who turned 28 in June and spent the..." July 13

  • Charlotte Hornets’ top draft picks have brutal debuts

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing didn’t want to hear about first-game jitters. Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston will be paid like NBA players this season; they have to live up to that. “If both P.J. and Noah are not going to play well for us, we don’t have a chance to win,”..." July 12

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte, Dallas registering interest on free agent guard D.J. Augustin, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Stephenson showdown to include Hornets, Mavericks, Pacers

    Sporting News "The Charlotte Hornets took a gamble by pursuing Gordon Hayward, making a max offer for the restricted free-agent forward, and it didn't pay off, now that the Utah Jazz informed the Hornets they will match. That leaves the Hornets with about $20 million in cap space, and a roster it's seeking..." July 12

  • Jazz match, Gordon Hayward to sign four-year, $63 million deal to stay in Utah

    The Deseret News "It's official. Gordon Hayward will be staying in Utah. The Jazz informed the Charlotte Hornets via email Saturday morning that they will match the four-year, $63 million offer sheet that Hayward, a restricted free agent, signed on Thursday, as has been reported would happen. Hayward is in..." July 12

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Chicago, Charlotte pursuing deals with free agent guard Kirk Hinrich, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston's agent is not certified

    Sport News "There’s yet another wrinkle in the P.J. Hairston saga. Hairston’s agent, Juan Morrow, identifies himself as a “certified player agent” on his website and social media profiles for his agency, Upside Media Group. According to the National Basketball Players Association, that’s not true. In..." July 11

  • Orlando Magic sign Ben Gordon to a free-agent deal

    Orlando Sentinel "Ben Gordon is officially a member of the Orlando Magic. The team announced Friday morning that it has signed Gordon to a free-agent contract. Gordon, a 31-year-old shooting guard, signed a two-year, $9 million deal in which the final season is fully unguaranteed if he’s waived before July 1,..." July 11

  • Clippers, Cavaliers Among Teams Interested In Anthony Tolliver

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent Anthony Tolliver has been in substantial conversations with six NBA teams – including the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers – as a stretch-forward addition, league sources told RealGM. Tolliver has also received interest from the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, San..." July 10

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    PJ Hairston says he met Josh Gordon at a grocery store in the Triangle, and they chose to swap cars for the night.

  • P.J. Hairston’s agent is not certified — and that's a problem

    Sporting News "There’s yet another wrinkle in the P.J. Hairston saga. Hairston’s agent, Juan Morrow, identifies himself as a “certified player agent” on his website and social media profiles for his agency, Upside Media Group. According to the National Basketball Players Association, that’s not true. In..." July 10

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte's planning visit with free agent Brian Roberts, league sources tell Yahoo. He's on top of short list to backup Kemba Walker.

  • Sources: Gordon Hayward agrees to $63 million offer sheet with Hornets

    Yahoo! Sports "Restricted free agent Gordon Hayward has agreed to a four-year, $63 million maximum contract offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. A player option for the fourth year of the deal and a 15 percent trade kicker are expected to be included in the offer sheet,..." July 09

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    If Miami can send Mario Chalmers sign-and-trade package to/through Charlotte for Josh McRoberts, Heat would still have their MLE to spend.

  • Hornets pursuing Marvin Williams as possible replacement for Josh McRoberts

    Yahoo! Sports "After losing free agent Josh McRoberts to the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets are pursuing free agent Marvin Williams to take over the power forward slot, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Hornets and Williams have discussed parameters of a deal, but no agreement is imminent, sources told..." July 08

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    #celtics appear to be taking themselves out of the Kris Humphries market, #hornets and #wizards are leaders, according to NBA source

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hornets are also meeting today with Jazz RFA Gordon Hayward in Charlotte amid all this fun. Michael Jordan's Charlotte HORNETS

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Charlotte HORNETS! Hornets, I'm told, have made retaining McRoberts one of their top priorities & have bid strong to compete w/Heat interest

  • Josh McRoberts agrees to 4-year, $23 deal with Heat, according to report

    SB Nation "Pat Riley has finally convinced a free agent to join the roster amid uncertainty surrounding LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Pat Riley has finally secured a free agent, though it isn't a big name like so many other rumored targets. Instead, it's Charlotte Hornets forward Josh..." July 07

  • P.J Hairston charged in connection to fight at pick-up game Sunday

    Pro Basketball Talk "After sorting through the always-conflicting stories that surround a fight, police in Durham, North Carolina, have decided to charge recent Hornets’ draft pick P.J. Hairston with assault and battery in relation to a fight at a pick-up game Sunday. However, he will not be arrested in the case,..." July 07

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Hairston punched Northern Durham High sr. forward Kentrell Barkley after the latter threw a punch first, Hairston's agent Juan Morrow said.

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    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    In addition to Anthony Morrow & Marvin Williams, Heat is in play for Kris Humphries. Also hearing Wiz, Celtics & Hornets emerging for Kris.

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Marvin Williams solidly on "next" line for threes after top four/five. Talking with Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Hornets, Clips, Magic, Suns.

  • Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward to visit Charlotte Hornets early next week

    Charlotte Observer "Forward-guard Gordon Hayward, one of the top free agents in this class, has scheduled a visit with the Charlotte Hornets for early next week, the Observer has learned. Coming off his fourth NBA season with the Utah Jazz, the 6-foot-8 Hayward is a restricted free agent. The Cleveland..." July 04

  • PJ Hairston convinced Charlotte Hornets he’s owned up to his mistakes

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho is a bit preoccupied with intel. He makes it his job to know every obscure thing about players he might acquire, to avoid wasting a draft pick or salary-cap space on a losing bet. On Thursday the Hornets bet the 26th pick on shooting guard P.J...." June 28

  • Hornets will receive Alonzo Gee as part of Cavs trade

    At The Hive "According to a tweet from Tom Withers of the Assosciated Press, the Hornets have received Alonzo Gee as part of the Cavaliers trade. It was reported earlier that the Hornets were sending newly drafted center, Dwight Powell, to the Cavaliers along with Brendan Haywood. At the time it looked like..." June 27

  • Heat Acquires Shabazz Napier in the 2014 NBA Draft

    NBA.com "The Miami HEAT announced today that they have acquired the draft rights to guard Shabazz Napier (24th overall) from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for the draft rights to P.J. Hairston (26th overall) and Semaj Christon (55th overall), a 2019 second-round draft choice and cash..." June 27

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    NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA

    With the No. 9 pick in the 2014 #NBADraft, the @hornets select Noah Vonleh. pic.twitter.com/9HhmKS2u6E

  • LIVE BLOG
    2014 NBA Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26

  • Charlotte Hornets offered Gerald Henderson for Arron Afflalo, according to report

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Orlando Magic on Thursday agreed to trade Arron Afflalo back to the Denver Nuggets, from whom they acquired him in August 2012, in exchange for Evan Fournier and the 56th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. But according to Chad Ford of ESPN Insider, that offer for Afflalo wasn't the only one..." June 26

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte remains focused on a shooter with No. 9. Doug McDermott is No. 1 choice, Nik Stauskas Plan B, sources tell Yahoo.

  • Mitch McGary, Johnny O’Bryant on Charlotte Hornets’ radar

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte Hornets appear to be looking hard at adding at least one big man with either the 24th or 45th pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. Two possibilities: Michigan center Mitch McGary and Louisiana State power forward Johnny O’Bryant. ESPN draft insider Chad Ford connected the Hornets to..." June 25

  • Charlotte Hornets seek backup point guard, frontcourt depth

    Charlotte Observer "Shooting might be the Charlotte Hornets’ most obvious need, but it isn’t the only one. They have to fill the backup point guard spot, and general manager Rich Cho would like to add frontcourt depth. • If the Hornets choose to use one of their first-round picks (Nos. 9 and 24) on a point guard,..." June 22

  • Josh McRoberts has opted out for next season

    CBSSports.com "This should come as no surprise, but Bobcats/now-Hornets power forward Josh McRoberts reportedly has opted out of his contract for next season at $2.7 million and will become a free agent this summer. McRoberts had a stellar season for the stealthily decent and tough Bobcats, averaging 8.5..." June 19

  • Josh McRoberts opts out of contract, will be a free agent in July

    Charlotte Observer "The player Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan calls his “connect-the-dots” guy has chosen to hit free-agency next month. Power forward Josh McRoberts exercised his option to void the remaining season on the contract he signed last July. He’ll hit the open market after a strong seventh..." June 18

  • Hornets’ Michael Jordan: Decision to give Rich Cho more power led to Rod Higgins leaving

    Charlotte Observer "Owner Michael Jordan’s decision to give more power to general manager Rich Cho led to Rod Higgins leaving the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets abruptly announced Higgins’ departure as president of basketball operations just past midnight Friday, two weeks before the June 26 draft. In an..." June 14

  • Rod Higgins steps down as Hornets President

    At The Hive "According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Charlotte Hornets have announced that Rod Higgins, the team's President of Basketball Operations, has stepped down. Rich Cho remains as General Manager. Rod Higgins has been involved with Charlotte since 2007 when he was General Manager of the..." June 13

  • Hornets owner Michael Jordan hopes to add a superstar this summer

    Charlotte Observer "Years ago Hornets owner Michael Jordan publicly envisioned a time when NBA players would view Charlotte as a free-agent destination. Sounds like Jordan believes that time is now. “I always thought it was a great destination,” Jordan said Monday. “I think Big Al (Jefferson) proved you can..." June 11

  • Should Hornets target Lance Stephenson?

    ESPN.com "Lance Stephenson is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Stephenson had a terrific season for the Pacers production-wise, but had issues on the floor in games that has troubled many teams around the NBA. For that reason, the offers coming to Stephenson might be a lot less than what..." June 10

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    I think the Hornets might be high on Doug McDermott for the 9th pick. Nothing firm, but an indication.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    BTW: Big Al said today he's no longer in any pain from the plantar fascia injury.

  • Durant, LeBron headline 2013-14 All-NBA First Team

    NBA.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team. Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team pick while LeBron James of the..." June 04

  • Chad Ford Big Board 11.0

    ESPN.com "While workouts are only a small part of a much bigger draft picture, they offered an up close and personal look at 14 of our top 17 players. That, combined with additional feedback from NBA GMs and scouts, means it's time for Big Board 11.0 of the 2014 NBA draft. 1 Andrew Wiggins COLLEGE:..." June 04

  • NBA Star Bismack Biyombo Sued I Discovered You In Yemen Now Pay Me $2 Million!

    TMZ.com "Man goes to Yemen. Man discovers 6'9" basketball prodigy in Yemen. Man signs prodigy to contract promising to develop him into an NBA caliber-player in exchange for 10% lifetime earnings ... and also helps him leave Yemen. Prodigy becomes 7th overall pick in 2011 NBA Draft ... becoming..." June 01

  • Charlotte Hornets work out Glenn Robinson III in draft prep

    Charlotte Observer "He’s not as tall as his dad or as accomplished. Glenn Robinson III won’t be the top pick in the NBA draft, the way his namesake was back in 1994. But people who’ve seen father and son play recognize distinctive similarities. “He actually moves a lot like his dad,” Charlotte Hornets coach..." May 31

  • Free Agent Pau Gasol will have many options

    SI.com "The cheers still rain down on Pau Gasol, though not as loud as they once did, from a crowd that isn't as connected to the Lakers as they used to be. A 25-50 record will do that to you. When the Lakers patchwork starting lineup was introduced before a 124-112 loss to Portland on Tuesday (Kent..." May 29

  • Hornets could pursue Lance Stephenson, Luol Deng

    Sports Glory "The Charlotte Hornets are expected to make a big move this offseason, and they reportedly already have two big free agent names on their wishlist. According to a report from The Charlotte Observer, the Hornets could pursue both Lance Stephenson and Luol Deng this coming offseason. Both players..." May 28

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    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    P.J. Hairston will work out for Miami today, Phoenix (Thursday), Boston (June 3) and Charlotte (June 4), source told ESPN.

  • Could Carmelo join Jordan with Charlotte?

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte Hornets’ off-season could be just as intriguing as the season that preceded it. Coming off a 43-39 record and an unanticipated playoff appearance, the no-longer Bobcats will have three picks in the June 26 NBA draft, including a lottery pick (ninth overall) and another..." May 26

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