Hornets Rumors & News

  • 12h
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    I spoke to Hornets general manager Rich Cho briefly about Kemba Walker's knee. He said they're evaluating, should know something next week.

  • Lance Stephenson tries to ignore trade rumors, find his game

    Newsday "Hornets guard Lance Stephenson has heard all the trade rumors -- including one that recently fell through that would have sent him to his hometown of Brooklyn. But he says he's more concerned about working his way back from an injury than on whether he has a long-term future here. "You..." January 25

  • 1d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    There is talk around the arena that Kemba Walker might miss tonight's game with more knee soreness. Steve Clifford pre-game media shortly.

  • Charlotte Hornets hold off Miami Heat 78-76

    Charlotte Observer "This is how it has to be: Play ugly but rugged, stick around until the last minute and then hope point guard Kemba Walker can make a big shot to win it. The Charlotte Hornets have come to accept who they are. “We’re not going to get everything easy,” said center Bismack Biyombo, who totaled..." January 22

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

    Forbes.com "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • Al Jefferson returns and Hornets breeze to easy win, 105-80, over Timberwolves

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford’s message to his players, following a 105-80 blowout of the Minnesota Timberwolves, amounted to this: Share the wealth. The Hornets have won seven of their last eight to climb back into the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. They’ve done so despite..." January 20

  • 5d
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Memphis signs Tyrus Thomas to 10-day contract

  • Al Jefferson returns after 9-game absence due to injury

    SB Nation "Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson will be back on the court Monday after missing the team's previous nine games with a groin strain, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. Jefferson was expected to be out until Charlotte's game Wednesday against the Heat, but was cleared by the..." January 19

  • 6d
    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Kemba Walker (L knee cyst) has been ruled out of today's @hornets game, missing 2nd straight. Brian Roberts gets 2nd start. #MINvsCHA

  • 6d
    Charlotte Hornets @hornets

    INJURY UPDATE: Big Al Jefferson will be active in today's #MINvsCHA game - will be the first time Big Al comes off the bench in 7 years.

  • 7d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Hornets point guard Kemba Walker (knee soreness) could not practice Sunday and is not expected to play Monday against the Timberwolves.

  • 8d
    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    #Hornets coach Steve Clifford says Lance Stephenson will still be on a minutes count. "We'll let him play as many mins as he can play well."

  • 8d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    No Kemba Walker versus Pacers tonight.

  • Report: Lopez-Stephenson-Perkins 3-way trade 'dead'

    CBSSports.com "The potential three-way trade between the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets is "dead, at least for now," according to the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell. The trade reportedly would have looked something like this: Thunder receive: Brook Lopez Nets receive:..." January 16

  • 9d
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Nets holding up the 3-way trade with OKC & Charlotte. They're trying to change some players in the deal....

  • 10d
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Nets,Hornets,OKC talking 3-way trade. Brook Lopez 2 OKC, Lance Stephenson 2 BKN, Jeremy Lamb/Jarrett Jack 2 Charlotte.Talks ongoing

  • Hornets guard Lance Stephenson's minutes will be quite limited initially

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will be activated tonight against the San Antonio Spurs after missing 14 games with a pelvic sprain. But don’t expect Stephenson to play many minutes tonight. Coach Steve Clifford said Stephenson needs to regain game shape before that is..." January 15

  • Spurs edge Charlotte behind Ginobili’s outburst

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili scored a team-high 27 points in just 24 minutes off the bench, including a series of key baskets as the Spurs fought off Charlotte 98-93 Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Spurs (23-16) led by as many as 16 points before Charlotte (15-24) climbed to within one with less..." January 15

  • 10d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Nets talking to several teams, but officials around league say Nets making second hard push for intel on Charlotte's Lance Stephenson.

  • 11d
    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Injury Update: @hornets Gary Neal (sore right hamstring) is out tonight vs Spurs. Lance Stephenson (pelvic sprain) will play.

  • 13d
    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Since Mozgov trade, everyone is calling Denver on Chandler & Afflalo. Heard Heat, Clippers, Hornets have all discussed Afflalo.

  • 12d
    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Clifford tells media that @hornets Stephenson has gone thru 2 days of practice & contact. If he gets thru shootaround expects him 2 play tom

  • 15d
    Charlotte Hornets @hornets

    INJURY UPDATE: Zeller, Hairston will play in today's #CHAvsNYK game - Jefferson, Stephenson, Pargo still inactive.

  • 17d
    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    @hornets Injury Update: Cody Zeller (right shoulder strain) is out vs Raptors. Marvin Williams to start. #CHAvsTOR

  • Cardiac Kemba and the Hornets beat Pelicans 98-94

    At The Hive "In one of the more entertaining games of the season, the Hornets played quality team basketball to take down the Pelicans. Oh, and Kemba Walker had 31 points and two insane shots in the clutch. He took that shot one-handed from his waist, while being fouled. Give me a break. And it wasn't just..." January 08

  • 17d
    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    @hornets Injury Report Part I: PJ Hairston did not fly with the team to Toronto due to illness & is out tonight. #CHAvsTOR

  • 19d
    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Charlotte Hornets plan to keep forward Jason Maxiell past Wednesday, guaranteeing his contract for the season, league sources tell RealGM.

  • 22d
    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Al Jefferson & Lance Stephenson did not make ORL-BOS 2-game @hornets road trip. Stayed in CHA to rehab injuries. #CHAvsORL

  • 23d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Lance Stephenson still isn't cleared for change-of-direction movements, so he's nowhere close to playing right now.

  • Hornets center Al Jefferson out 4 weeks with groin strain

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson will miss at least the next four weeks of games after being diagnosed Tuesday with a strain of an adductor muscle in his left groin. The Hornets announced the diagnosis about 10:30 Tuesday night, but team officials had been preparing for Jefferson to have a..." January 01

  • 25d
    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    The @hornets have recalled F @NoahVonleh from its @nbadleague affiliate @TheMadAnts. He will rejoin team for tonight’s game at Houston.

  • Hornets Recall Noah Vonleh From D-League

    Real GM Basketball "Noah Vonleh has been recalled from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants by the Charlotte Hornets. " December 31

  • 26d
    Charlotte Hornets @hornets

    INJURY UPDATE: Al Jefferson will be out at least until Saturday's game against Orlando due to a groin strain.

  • Hornets’ Kemba Walker speeds up development by slowing down

    Charlotte Observer "“Turnover-prone” is a label no point guard would want. Kemba Walker sure didn’t like it. So he did something about it. With heavy input from Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Mark Price, Walker changed his ways. He’s now third in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.7-to-1. Only the Dallas..." December 29

  • 28d
    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    @hornets have assigned F Jeffery Taylor to @austin_spurs of the @nbadleague pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.

  • 28d
    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    The @hornets today have assigned @NoahVonleh to @TheMadAnts of @nbadleague

  • Hornets coach Steve Clifford on why rookie Noah Vonleh doesn't play much right now

    Charlotte Observer "The question Charlotte Hornets fans ask me most: “Why isn’t Noah Vonleh playing more?” Rookie Vonleh was the ninth overall pick in June’s draft. He’s a power forward, which means he’s playing behind Cody Zeller, Marvin Williams and sometimes Jason Maxiell. Entering..." December 28

  • 29d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Lance Stephenson will miss at least next 2 games.

  • 28d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte planned to make waiver claim on Tarik Black, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. With record, Hornets have strong chance to get him.

  • 29d
    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Al Jefferson will play tonight for the @hornets despite the strained left groin. #ORLvsCHA

  • 29d
    Stephanie Ready @StephanieReady

    Hornets Injury Report vs. ORL Jefferson - Strained Left Groin – Probable Pargo - Low Back Soreness – Out Stephenson - Pelvic Strain – Out

  • 29d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Hornets' Lance Stephenson (pelvic sprain) out tonight and Saturday for sure and Monday might be a reach: http://t.co/7ljfqDRVod

  • OKC locks down Al Jefferson, Kemba Walker in win over Charlotte Hornets

    The Oklahoman "Coming off a magnificent Christmas Day victory at San Antonio, the goal for the Thunder on Friday night against Charlotte was a simple one. Don’t blow it. And behind a brilliant defensive effort, the Thunder made sure it didn’t squander the momentum it had built only a day..." December 27

  • 30d
    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    @hornets Injury Report at OKC: Stephenson - Pelvic Strain - Out Pargo - Low Back Soreness - Out Jefferson - Strained Left Groin - Probable

  • Hornets' Lance Stephenson, Thunder's Kevin Durant both out tonight for game in Oklahoma City

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson (pelvic sprain) won’t play Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder or Saturday against the Orlando Magic. In fact, Stephenson recovering in time to play Monday at home against the Milwaukee Bucks might be a reach, Hornets coach..." December 26

  • 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

  • 34d
    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

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

  • 34d
    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