Hornets Rumors & News

  • Avery Bradley Explodes For 30 Points, Celtics Earn Crucial Win

    Boston Globe "Sunday night, Isaiah Thomas called his team's upcoming game against the Charlotte Hornets a must-win. On Monday night, Avery Bradley and the Celtics delivered on that promise. Boston's starting shooting guard erupted for a season-high 30 points, just two points short of his career-high, helping..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Injury Update: @hornets Cody Zeller is out for tonight's game vs Boston. Marvin Williams remains in the starting lineup. #BOSvsCHA

  • Fluid drained from Al Jefferson’s knee

    Charlotte Observer "For the second time in a week center Al Jefferson had fluid drained from his left knee. Jefferson struggled physically in the second half Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks. Bismack Biyombo picked up most of Jefferson’s minutes after halftime." March 30

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    Charlotte Hornets @hornets

    UPDATE: @MKG14 is out for tonight’s #ATLvsCHA game (possibly out 7-10 days). Jeffery Taylor slated to start tonight.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Not that this is any surprise, but Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle sprain) is out for Hawks game.

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Nets snag key win over Hornets but lose Young to knee injury

    New York Post "The Nets picked up a key win, but also may have lost a key player. Because of a huge performance from Brook Lopez, who finished with 34 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, the Nets emerged with a desperately needed 91-88 win over the Hornets Wednesday night inside Time Warner Cable Arena. The..." March 26

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    No Cody Zeller tonight. Al Jefferson will play vs. Nets but Steve Clifford said the knee will be an issue rest of season.

  • Clippers, Hornets to play two 2015 preseason games in China

    Pro Basketball Talk "As the NBA continues to work on expanding its global reach, the league has announced it will play two 2015 preseason games in China, and will be bringing the game to Shenzhen for the very first time. From the official release: The Clippers and Hornets will play the NBA’s first game ever in..." March 25

  • Jimmy Butler scores 19 in return as Bulls beat Hornets without Noah

    Chicago Sun-Times "With three weeks left in the regular season, the Bulls’ game plan is simple: Get healthy, stay healthy and let Tom Thibodeau Do. His. Job. The Bulls took a significant step in that direction Monday night against the Charlotte Hornets when leading scorer Jimmy Butler returned to the lineup after..." March 24

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Cody Zeller (sore right shoulder) will miss his second straight game tonight at Chicago. @hornets #CHAvsCHI

  • Hornets break losing streak with crucial road win over Twolves

    At The Hive "As tonight's game ticked down, the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers lost their respective games, creating a scenario where four of the six teams (Boston, Indiana, Milwaukee, Charlotte) in the battle for the 6, 7, 8 seeds in the Eastern Conference playoffs had losing streaks of three or more..." March 23

  • Report: Michael Jordan wanted to sign with Adidas, but shoe company thought he was too short

    Pro Basketball Talk "Michael Jordan and Nike are synonymous with each other. Both brands have played prominent roles in basketball and shoe culture, growing together since Jordan entered the NBA in 1984. But if Adidas were a little smarter, perhaps the Nike-Jordan partnership never would have begun. Ellen..." March 23

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Hornets forward Cody Zeller will be listed as questionable for tomorrow's game against the Timberwolves. Ongoing soreness in right shoulder.

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Clippers blow big lead, but defeat pesky Hornets 99-92

    L.A. Daily News "The Charlotte Hornets invaded Staples Center on Tuesday, no doubt hopeful of an upset victory that would really sting the Clippers. But the Hornets, fighting for their playoff lives, were coming off a 28-point loss Monday night at Utah. That would seem to make them ripe for a second consecutive..." March 18

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: I want to be best defender of all-time

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford made a bold statement recently, saying small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has the talent to be the best perimeter defender among this generation of NBA players. Not bold enough apparently. On Thursday Kidd-Gilchrist trumped Clifford’s expectation. “I..." March 18

  • Utah Jazz unaffected by leadership shift; crush Hornets 94-66

    Salt Lake Tribune "By now, the Utah Jazz have become such a good defensive team they don't need to score a bushel of points in order to win a game. But, just for kicks, imagine this Jazz group with a little offense and a lot of shot-making. If you guessed they could be dominant with a two-way performance,..." March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

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    Stephanie Ready @StephanieReady

    @BonaBucks: Status for Al Jefe and Codiac Killah tonight? @StephanieReady”--> It appears for tonight Big Al will be available, Cody is OUT

  • Hornets’ Al Jefferson: Test revealed no structural damage to calf

    Charlotte Observer "By his own description Thursday, Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson was in “panic mode” late Wednesday night. His right calf was full of pain and he faced a magnetic resonance imaging Thursday morning that might determine the rest of his season. The test came back as well as it could have..." March 14

  • Kings take step toward re-establishing defensive mindset in win over Hornets

    Sacramento Bee "Kings management wants coach George Karl to ignite the team’s offense. Karl wants the defense to spark the offense. It’s hard to get the offense going if you don’t make stops, something that has troubled the Kings for some time after they began the season with a defensive identity. Once players..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • Hornets' Al Jefferson hears 'pop' in right calf

    Sporting News "Hornets center Al Jefferson could miss some time after hearing a "pop" in his right calf during Wednesday's game. This is not good news for the Hornets, who have been forced to deal with injuries all season. The Hornets just got point guard Kemba Walker back in the lineup after he missed over..." March 12

  • John Wall, Marcin Gortat help Wizards end road slide against Hornets

    Washington Post "Before every game, Washington Wizards assistant coach Don Zierden takes the locker room floor and addresses the team. Typically, Zierden goes through the opponent’s personnel as film is displayed and concludes his presentation with a message. Sometimes he highlights keys to a victory. Sometimes he..." March 10

  • Kemba Walker says he's returning from his knee injury Wednesday

    SB Nation "The surging Charlotte Hornets are about to get their starting point guard back from injury. Kemba Walker's damaged right knee has improved to the point where he expects to play in the team's game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. "I'm playing," he told Hornets.com. "I'll be out there..." March 10

  • Demonstrations of good will show Biyombo more than Hornets center

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Many may be caught a little off guard or surprised that a wealthy NBA player likes to hand out random acts of kindness. For the mother of Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo, it's expected. She raised her son to be generous and think of those less fortunate than he, and Biyombo tries to..." March 09

  • Hornets outlast Pistons

    Charlotte Observer "How many games will the Charlotte Hornets win this season while giving up 60 points in the paint? “None,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford responded, then realized he was factually incorrect. “OK, one,” Clifford corrected, following Sunday’s 108-101 road victory over the Detroit..." March 09

  • Hornets, Al Jefferson take down Toronto Raptors

    Charlotte Observer "Back in Minneapolis, when point guard Mo Williams first caught wind of a possible trade, he started checking out the Charlotte Hornets’ roster and day-dreaming. “I liked this roster,” Williams said after finishing with 23 points and seven assists in a 103-94 home victory over the Toronto..." March 07

  • Hornets' Kemba Walker could return as early as Wednesday

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Hornets coach Steve Clifford is expecting guard Kemba Walker back in the starting lineup at some point during Charlotte's three-game homestand, which could come as early as Wednesday against the Kings, according to the Charlotte Observer. " March 07

  • Charlotte Hornets blow out Brooklyn Nets in playoff atmosphere

    Charlotte Observer "Credit veterans Mo Williams and Al Jefferson with this much: They weren’t afraid to say publicly what Wednesday was – a defacto playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets. And they backed up their words with emphatic action. Had the Charlotte Hornets lost to the Nets, they would have fallen a..." March 05

  • Hornets guard Kemba Walker cleared for basketball activities

    Sporting News "Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has been cleared for basketball activities, the team announced. Walker will make his return to the practice court after he spent a little over a month recovering from surgery to repair a small tear to his left meniscus. Walker was one of a number of Hornets who..." March 05

  • How it’s all gone horribly wrong for Lance Stephenson

    New York Post "To say Lance Stephenson’s first season in Charlotte hasn’t gone well is an understatement. The Brooklyn native signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Hornets last summer — with the third year a team option — after spending the first four years of his NBA career playing for the..." March 05

  • Charlotte Hornets outlast Los Angeles Lakers 104-103

    Charlotte Observer "Lance Stephenson didn’t play in the second half Tuesday night, and the Charlotte Hornets held on for a 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. That isn’t necessarily a cause-and-effect, but coach Steve Clifford said it’s illustrative of what will be his substitution pattern the rest of the..." March 04

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Steve Clifford on Lance's season in Charlotte: "I think first of all, in some ways, expectations were a little out of whack."

  • The risks of a Walker-Williams backcourt

    At The Hive "Coach Steve Clifford was adamant that Kemba Walker and Mo Williams would be sharing the backcourt when Walker returns from injury. Offensively it sounds great, but what about the other side? The Charlotte Hornets have been a bad offensive team for the entire season. By every available metric,..." March 03

  • Hornets’ Hairston misses weight training sesion, sits

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston was inactive for Sunday’s game against Orlando after missing a weight-training session. Two sources confirmed Hairston missed his weights obligation. It’s the latest in a series of transgressions large and small in Hairston’s rookie season. The Hornets..." March 03

  • Jordan's estimated worth: $1 billion

    ESPN.com "Michael Jordan can be found near the top of seemingly every list that mentions his name. He's not close to the top of a new one, but he'll probably be just fine with that. Forbes magazine revealed its 29th annual World's Billionaires List and Jordan made the cut for the first time. With an..." March 02

  • Stephenson still searching for identity in Hornets' system

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Charlotte has just finished another game, this time a loss to Oklahoma City, and the throng of local media converged into the Hornets locker room to talk to the players. Sitting in a chair in the right-front corner of the locker room at his locker stall, Lance Stephenson quietly dressed. Not a..." March 02

  • Hornets guard Kemba Walker nearing return from injury

    Charlotte Observer "The lean guard running the court Wednesday at Chicago’s United Center looked familiar, although his trademark hesitation moves and crossover dribble were absent. He just ran and shot, ran and shot, avoiding even the suggestion of pressure on his left knee. Although his work was limited,..." March 01

  • Anthony Mason dies at age of 48

    CBSSports.com "Former Knicks player Anthony Mason died Saturday at the age of 48 after battling congestive heart failure for nearly a month, a team spokesman confirmed. The 13-year NBA veteran was in the hospital for nearly a month while recovering from multiple heart surgeries and heart attacks, his son,..." February 28

  • Baron Davis -- Planning NBA Comeback ... In Talks with 'Playoff Contender'

    TMZ.com "Baron Davis is in talks to return to the NBA ... TMZ Sports has learned ... with sources telling us the 35-year-old has been in communication with multiple "playoff contenders." Davis -- a 2-time NBA All-Star -- hasn't played in the league since 2012 ... but we're told he's been keeping himself..." February 28

  • Hornets center Al Jefferson limited by constant double-teams

    Charlotte Observer "That crowds surrounding Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson every time he touches the ball aren’t going away until one of his teammates shows he can efficiently make shots. The Hornets are on a five-game losing streak and had fallen from a tie for seventh in the Eastern Conference to 11th..." February 26

  • Mo Williams sparks Hornets rally against Bulls, 98-86

    Charlotte Observer "Coach Steve Clifford’s message to his Charlotte Hornets: Don’t be satisfied by one victory. He said that repeatedly after a 98-86 victory over the Chicago Bulls that broke a five-game losing streak. “Now we’ll see,” Clifford said. “Now the challenge is to come out Friday (in Boston) and a..." February 26

  • Ellis the star, Amar’e supports as Mavericks stifle Hornets

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If these were the Academy Awards, Monta Ellis would have taken home the Oscar for the Best Actor in a leading role Sunday night. And the Best Supporting Actor would have easily gone to Amar’e Stoudemire. Ellis scored 15 of his team-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, and Stoudemire..." February 23

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Gerald Henderson has some soreness in his right wrist, but plans to play vs. Mavericks tonight.

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    Charlotte Hornets @hornets

    UPDATE: @MKG14 will be in tonight's #OKCvsCHA starting lineup - rest of the starters will be determined later this afternoon.

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  • Lance Stephenson: Playing in Brooklyn would be a "blessing"

    Nets Daily "Lance Stephenson, who's said an NBA team in Brooklyn is a dream come true and who filled his Instagram pages highlighting his Brooklyn heritage, took his campaign to join the Nets one step further over the weekend, telling Stefan Bondy that it would be a "blessing" if he landed in Brooklyn. "It..." February 15