Hornets Rumors & News

  • 3h
    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.

  • 11h
    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

  • 9d
    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

  • 25d
    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

  • 27d
    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

  • 30d
    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

  • Charlotte Hornets claim 1st road win, 103-95, over Suns

    Charlotte Observer "With each text message from the athletic training staff, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford’s Thursday night grew a little worse. No Marvin Williams. No Gary Neal. No Lance Stephenson. And all that on top of no Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for at least two games. Which added up to no chance..." November 15

  • Tyrus Thomas Determined to Resume Career

    Basketball Insiders "Tyrus Thomas had always been successful. As a high school star in Baton Rouge, he nearly averaged a triple-double and was honored as one of Louisiana’s best players. In his lone collegiate season at LSU, his incredible athleticism allowed him to become the team’s starting power forward and fill..." November 14

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    MKG stress reaction in right foot. Out at least 2 games.

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Blazers rally, win 102-100 to avoid upset loss to Hornets

    CSN Northwest "The final 10.9 seconds of Portland's come-from-behind 102-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets Tuesday night at the Moda Center held enough disbelief and relief to tell the tale for the entire night. With a two-point lead and 10.9 seconds on the clock, Portland point guard Damian Lillard found..." November 12

  • Lakers Defeat Hornets for First Victory of the Season

    Silver Screen And Roll "Los Angeles can rejoice, as the Lakers were able to ride the strong play of off-season additions Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin to a 107-92 victory. The Lakers struggled throughout the first half, shooting 39.5% and missing all 8 of the three-pointers they took. Charlotte let them hang around by..." November 10

  • Hornets beat Hawks with Stephenson buzzer-beater, 122-119, in 2OT

    Charlotte Observer "Here’s Lance Stephenson’s description of the by-play in the huddle that led to the shot: “I said, ‘Come on, coach: Give me the call. …And I made it.” Yes he did – a bank shot from 33 feet that gave the Charlotte Hornets a 122-119 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Stephenson grew..." November 08

  • Hornets hold off Heat’s late push in 96-89 win

    Charlotte Observer "Nearly two hours before tip-off Wednesday Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford divulged what it would take for his franchise to end a 16-game regular-season losing streak to the Miami Heat. If Hornets center Al Jefferson could get enough low-post touches to force the Heat out of their..." November 06

  • Anthony Davis, Pelicans roll past Hornets, 100-91

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The "MVP" chants directed at New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis started early in the fourth quarter. Davis was at the free throw line and clearly wasn't ready. "MVP! MVP! MVP!" Of course it was bit premature, but it's clear the crowd of 14,840, who showed up at the Smoothie..." November 05

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Injury Update: @hornets MKG tried participating in shootaround this morning, but has been ruled out for tonight's game @PelicansNBA