Hornets Rumors & News

  • Hornets defeat Bucks 108-101, win fourth straight

    At The Hive "Tonight was a game that earlier in the season the Charlotte Hornets would have lost. Heck, it was a game that many expected them to lose. It fit the script of the season all too well. The Hornets played well through the first three quarters of the game and entered the fourth in the lead. Except..." December 24

  • Charlotte Hornets convincingly put away Denver Nuggets, 110-82

    Charlotte Observer "This was the third straight game without Lance Stephenson and the third consecutive dominant victory. So naturally Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford was asked Monday after the 110-82 blowout of the Denver Nuggets what he’ll do once shooting guard Stephenson returns from a pelvic..." December 23

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    @hornets Injury Update: Al Jefferson (strained left groin) is probable tonight vs Denver.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Weekend Trade Rumble: Heard various Pacers were asked if Indy should try to bring Lance Stephenson back. Response NOT one of encouragement

  • Lance Stephenson has 'clashed with teammates'

    CBSSports.com "The Boston Globe reports part of the problem in Charlotte, in addition to their inability to hit shots, prevent the other team from making shots or win games, is the attitude of free agent pick up Lance Stephenson. Stephenson reportedly is, you guessed it, "clashing with teammates."..." December 22

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose'

    ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Lance Stephenson out at least through Christmas.

  • Kemba Walker, Hornets roll past 76ers

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson never enjoys shooting 2-of-9 in a half. But this was one of those “greater good’ situations: The Philadelphia 76ers were willing to do just about anything not to be beaten by Jefferson Friday. So just about every other Hornet beat them. With the Sixers..." December 20

  • Report: Hornets End Lance Stephenson Trade Talks Due To Lack Of Interest

    NESN "While folks in Boston debate whether the Celtics got fleeced in the Rajon Rondo trade, at least the Celts were able to find a buyer for their polarizing star. The Charlotte Hornets weren’t so fortunate. The Hornets have decided to keep mercurial shooting guard Lance Stephenson “for now,”..." December 19

  • Hornets Stephenson staying put 'for now'

    ESPN.com "Underwhelmed by the quality of trade offers they've received for Lance Stephenson, the Charlotte Hornets have decided to keep the volatile guard "for now,'' according to league sources. A stunningly poor start to the season, chemistry issues and Stephenson's sub-par play had led the Hornets..." December 19

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Injury Update: @hornets Lance Stephenson did not travel with the team to Philadelphia due to pelvis sprain & is out for tomorrow.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Lance Stephenson couldn't practice today. Highly doubtful for next two games.

  • Suns overtake Hornets, hang on for victory, snap 6-game skid

    Arizona Republic "The Suns kept charging at the hill with all the determination of a rhinoceros that did not have the stamina to clear the summit. In a game they once trailed by 17, the Suns pulled within one or two points five times in the first 10 minutes of the fourth quarter Wednesday night and never got..." December 18

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Jeff Taylor (back from suspension) and Noah Vonleh will be inactive tonight for the Hornets.

  • Hornets trading Lance Stephenson complex

    Charlotte Observer "Lance Stephenson as a Charlotte Hornet was always a marriage of convenience. The Hornets weren’t Stephenson’s first choice; ideally he would have re-signed with the Indiana Pacers at more money than the Pacers offered. Stephenson wasn’t the Hornets’ first choice; ideally the Utah Jazz..." December 17

  • The Big Three sparks fast start as Cleveland coast past Charlotte, 97-88

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Big Three got the Cavaliers back on track with a much-needed 97-88 win over the Charlotte Hornets at The Q on Monday night. LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving led the charge, combining for 65 points. More specifically, they fueled a blazing start that gave the Cavaliers a 21-0 lead..." December 16

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Among most active teams on phones: (in no order): Celtics, Pistons, Suns, Timberwolves, Hornets, Clippers, Pacers, Nets, Nuggets, Rockets.

  • Pacers owner Herb Simon on Stephenson: 'I'd be OK (but) Bird has to decide'

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon said he would personally be fine with bringing back Lance Stephenson in a trade, however the judgment would be up to the front office. "I'd be OK with it but it's not up to me. Larry (Bird) has to decide if he fits," Simon told The Star prior to Monday's game..." December 16

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Hornets will start Michael Kidd-Gilcrist. He'll have the task of checking LeBron James.

  • Lance Stephenson available in trade

    ESPN.com "Charlotte Hornets swingman Lance Stephenson becomes eligible to be traded Monday and his new team is indeed exploring its options to move him, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Hornets, just 23 games into the Stephenson era, have already begun the process of searching..." December 15

  • Grizzlies Escape From Hornets With 113-107 Double Overtime Victory

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Double overtime heroics saved what was otherwise a dull and boring game of basketball The Grizzlies and Hornets played 48 minutes of incredibly mediocre basketball, but that all changed when Charlotte's Gerald Henderson converted a ridiculous tip-in at the regulation buzzer, and the two teams..." December 13

  • There is nothing worrisome about Noah Vonleh's playing time

    At The Hive "Watching P.J. Hairston, the 26th pick in last year's NBA Draft, crack the rotation and play meaningful minutes for the Charlotte Hornets early in the season, while 9th pick Noah Vonleh has only received 24 minutes of action is baffling for some Hornets fans. Vonleh is supposed to be the better..." December 13

  • Hornets beat the Celtics 96-87 for their second straight win

    At The Hive "In their first game since last Friday, the Charlotte Hornets picked up their second straight victory, beating the Boston Celtics 96-87. The Hornets were led by 23 points and 14 rebounds from Al Jefferson, who scored 11 in the fourth quarter alone to help seal the victory. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist..." December 11

  • P.J. Hairston inactivated after missing practice without permission

    Pro Basketball Talk "After a summer of scuffling, car-swapping and improper representation – which followed a controversial college career – P.J. Hairston had stayed out of trouble this season. He even had his assault-and-battery charges dropped last month, around the same time he cracked the Hornets..." December 11

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    At The Hive @At_The_Hive

    After missing 12 games for the Hornets with a stress reaction in his foot, MKG is expected to play Wednesday. http://t.co/8p1s9YfXd7

  • Steve Clifford deal guaranteed for 3rd year

    ESPN.com "Making the playoffs in his first year with the Charlotte Hornets automatically triggered a team option for the 2015-16 season in coach Steve Clifford's contract, ESPN.com has learned. League sources say Clifford's original three-year, $6 million deal to coach Michael Jordan's team now is a..." December 09

  • Balanced Bulls forget the excuses, down Hornets

    CSN Chicago "The excuses came prepackaged like leftover Black Friday specials. The Bulls were coming off a double-overtime loss in which Pau Gasol logged a season-high 50 minutes. Derrick Rose hadn’t been able to finish back-to-back games since returning from injury, and the Charlotte Hornets had been off..." December 04

  • Report: Hornets aggressively talking trade, willing to deal anyone besides Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 4-14 Hornets are the NBA’s most disappointing team. Last season, a plucky Bobcats team won 43 games and made a surprising run to the playoffs. Rebranded the Hornets and infused with talent, Charlotte appeared ready to take the next step. Instead, the Hornets’ once-stout defense has..." December 02

  • 'Few would be surprised' if Hornets explore Lance Stephenson trades

    CBSSports.com "The first month of the season has been a disaster for the 4-14 Charlotte Hornets, and they're looking to explore trade opportunities, perhaps even ones involving marquee free-agent signing Lance Stephenson, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe. The Hornets have been aggressive making trade calls,..." December 01

  • Millsap, Scott lead Hawks to blowout victory over Hornets

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For one night, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer found no reason to criticize his team's defense. "The guys have really committed and were very good defensively," Budenholzer said. "We can't rest. We have to get better." Paul Millsap scored 18 points, Mike Scott added 14 and the Atlanta Hawks..." November 30

  • Stephen Curry: ‘I’ve always thought about’ playing for Hornets

    Oakland Tribune "Dell and Sonya Curry still keep a room for their son, Stephen, in their Charlotte, North Carolina, home where they hosted Warriors teammates and about 40 family members for Thanksgiving. Memorabilia from Stephen's high school days at Charlotte Christian School remains inside the household..." November 30

  • Led by Speights, Warriors overtake Hornets for 8th win in a row

    San Francisco Chronicle "Well, these Warriors sure do have a knack for finding unusual ways to win. On a Friday night when the league’s best field-goal defense allowed the Hornets to shoot 50 percent into the fourth quarter and the league’s best backcourt shot 16-of-42 from the floor, the Warriors coaxed more magic out..." November 29

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    No Marvin Williams tonight or Saturday in Atlanta. He has a shoulder strain.

  • Rumor: Lance Stephenson was issue with Roy Hibbert, may be issue in Charlotte

    Pro Basketball Talk "Take a little of the salt that you didn’t use as a rub on your Thanksgiving Day turkey and use it here, because it sounds like someone has an axe to grind. That said… This season Roy Hibbert is back to playing like an All-Star, like one of the game’s top centers. He was an All-Star last season..." November 28

  • Warriors' Stephen Curry talks of home before Charlotte game

    Oakland Tribune "Dell and Sonya Curry still keep a room for their son, Stephen, in their Charlotte, North Carolina, home where they hosted Warriors teammates and about 40 family members for Thanksgiving. Memorabilia from Stephen's high school days at Charlotte Christian School remains inside the household where..." November 28

  • Blazers stay true to their identity in win over Hornets

    CSN Northwest "The Blazers don’t want this to be their identity, but after 15 games this season, it’s sticking with them. Portland started fast in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets, but once again, as the Blazers have all season, had to fight their way back in the second half..." November 27

  • Clippers Hammer Hornets 113-92

    Clips Nation "More than any other sport, basketball is a star-driven league; one player alone can affect a game in so many ways and end up being decisive to the outcome. Luckily, the Clippers have two stars in Blake Griffin and Chris Paul who played like superstars tonight, Blake scoring 22 points with 16..." November 25

  • 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