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  • What is the best role for Marvin Williams?

    At The Hive "If there are two things I’ve learned about the Charlotte Hornets fan base, it’s that the complications over Nicolas Batum’s contract are frustrating, and the debate over the team’s two power forwards is ever so complicated. Today, we are going to focus on the..." September 21

  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Report: Michael Jordan's Involvement Discussed for LeBron James Space Jam Sequel

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James will star in Space Jam 2, and according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com, NBA Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is in discussions to be involved in the project: September 20

  • Michael Jordan, Hornets teaming up with NBA to begin Hurricane Florence relief efforts

    SI "Michael Jordan, the Charlotte Hornets and the NBA family announced Friday that they have teamed up to help relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence. They are working with a number of verified community organizations focusing on Hurricane Florence relief and recovery..." September 15

  • Kemba Walker sounds more uncertain about future in Charlotte

    Clutch Points "Kemba Walker has spent his entire career in Charlotte. But his future with the franchise that selected him with the 9th overall pick back in the 2011 NBA draft seems to be getting cloudier by the day. The former NCAA National Champion was quick to dismiss rumors of him getting ready..." September 12

  • Hornets’ offseason not quite a joke, but not much better than that

    Pro Basketball Talk "At least Mitch Kupchak avoided the most biting wisecracks at his expense. After getting fired by the Lakers in part for giving Mozgov a ridiculous four-year, $64 million contract, Kupchak’s first roster move as Hornets president was… trading for Mozgov. And maybe..." September 11

  • James Borrego says Kemba Walker is only set starter for Hornets

    Clutch Points "The Charlotte Hornets will head into this upcoming season with only one guaranteed starter. New head coach James Borrego says that man is star point guard Kemba Walker, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. The Hornets have tried to reassemble the..." September 11

  • Tony Parker says retiring a Spur was misunderstood, Spurs offered same deal as Hornets

    News 4 San Antonio "An end of an era came this offseason as long-time San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker decided to leave the only team he has played for and join the Hornets. The Hornets offered the then-free agent guard a 2-year deal worth a reported $10 million and according to Parker, the..." September 10

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • PJ Hairston is wanted for assault on a female, NC officials say

    News & Observer "Former University of North Carolina and NBA player P.J. Hairston is wanted in Guilford County for assault on a female, according to law enforcement officials. Officials with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office told The News & Observer that Samuel Peterson Hairston, 25, had..." September 08

  • New coach James Borrego determined to bring ball movement to Charlotte

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last season, the Hornets averaged 281.5 passes per game, fifth lowest in the NBA. That doesn’t mean they were selfish, but if a team is going to not keep the ball moving it needs elite isolation talent – the two teams with the fewest passes per game were the Houston Rockets and..." September 08

  • Boris Diaw reportedly close to retirement

    EuroHoops.net "It’s the first time in years (ten, to be exact) that Boris Diaw is not included in the French NT squad for the FIBA World Cup qualifiers and the rumors of his retirement have circled the press. As reported by L’Equipe, Diaw hasn’t played or been to practice..." September 06

  • Jeremy Lamb expected to fill new position for Hornets

    Yardbarker "Jeremy Lamb might be the Hornets’ starter at shooting guard, but he could also be entering his final season with the team, writes Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer in his latest mailbag column. Lamb started 18 times in his 80 games last season and posted the best numbers of his..." September 03

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Hornets' rookie Bridges inks 4-year endorsement deal with Nike

    The Score "Miles Bridges is joining the Nike family. The Charlotte Hornets rookie has reportedly signed a four-year endorsement deal with the apparel company, league sources told the Athletic's Shams Charania. Bridges joins a long list of NBA players already with the brand,..." August 28

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist may see less playing time with Hornets

    Yardbarker "Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will likely have a reduced role under new coach James Borrego and may not last the entire season with the Hornets, writes Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer in a question-and-answer column. Since being taken second overall in the 2012 draft, Kidd-Gilchrist..." August 26

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Popovich on Tony Parker: We will be friends for life, he is always a Spur

    News 4 San Antonio "Former San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker admits he will miss the Spurs and the Alamo City, and his former coach admits the same. After Parker said recently that he will retire a Spur and showered love for the franchise that gave him his NBA start, Gregg Popovich has..." August 23

  • Hornets PG Tony Parker says he’ll retire with Spurs

    Pro Basketball Talk "Just four players in NBA history have spent their first 15 seasons with a single franchise then played for another team: Karl Malone (Jazz then Lakers) Hakeem Olajuwon (Rockets then Raptors) Patrick Ewing (Knicks then SuperSonics and Magic) Paul Pierce..." August 21

  • Kemba Walker Says ‘I Just Can’t See Myself In A Knicks Jersey’

    Dime Magazine "Kemba Walker has been involved in trade rumors for some time and, honestly, it makes sense. The Charlotte Hornets have struggled to 36-win performances in back-to-back seasons and, given the team’s utter lack of salary cap flexibility, an argument could easily be made that..." August 20

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Kemba Walker doesn’t know how a future with Knicks might look

    New York Post "Kemba Walker got a new French point-guard teammate in Charlotte this summer in Tony Parker. Imagine the buzz next summer if Walker inherits another French point-guard teammate in Frank Ntilikina in New York. Walker, the fiery point guard out of The Bronx and UConn, lights up with a..." August 17

  • Kemba Walker says Dwight Howard was not a ‘locker room cancer’

    Clutch Points "Over the past few years, we’ve seen Washington Wizards center Dwight Howardjump from team to team. It has sent signals all over the league that the big man might be a “locker room cancer.” Yet former teammate Kemba Walker of the Charlotte..." August 17

  • Hornets Waive Mangok Mathiang

    Hoops Rumors "The Hornets have waived big man Mangok Mathiang, per an official release from the team and announcement from President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Mathiang, 25, signed a two-way contract with the Hornets a little over one year ago..." August 15

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • Five charged with counterfeiting more than $70 million in Air Jordan sneakers

    USA Today "Five people have been charged with trafficking more than $70 million in counterfeit Nike Air Jordan sneakers in a scheme that went through New Jersey and New York, authorities said. The sneakers were shipped from China into Newark and then the trademark Nike logo was added..." August 08

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Tony Parker with heartfelt ‘thank you’ to San Anontio

    The Player's Tribune "Alright — so imagine this: You have a really big job interview coming up. You’ve been working your whole life to make it into this field. And it’s with this company that, wow … for this job, in this industry? It’s gotta be one of the top few places to work. The..." August 06

  • Hornets Sign Three Players To Camp Deals

    Hoops Rumors "The Hornets have signed undrafted rookies Jaylen Barford and Zach Smith to their training camp roster, the team announced today in a press release. The club also confirmed the previously-reported signing of another undrafted free agent, Isaiah Wilkins. Barford, a 6’3″..." July 26

  • Cavs rejected offers from Heat, Hornets, Blazers for Kevin Love

    Cavs Nation "Kevin Love now has a chance to show that he can lead a team by himself — again. Following the departure of LeBron James this summer to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, Love is left as the only remnant of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Big Three of that featured him, James, and Kyrie..." July 25

  • Report: Tony Parker’s second season with Hornets unguaranteed

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tony Parker‘s contract with the Hornets was initially reported as two years, $10 million. That wasn’t totally accurate. Zach Lowe of ESPN: July 24

  • How Teams Are Using 2018/19 Mid-Level Exceptions

    Hoops Rumors "In addition to receiving nearly $102MM in cap room and being allowed to surpass that threshold in order to sign players using Bird Rights or the minimum salary exception, each NBA team also receives a mid-level exception. The value of this exception varies depending on a..." July 23

  • Isaiah Wilkins gets camp deal with Charlotte

    CBS Sports "Wilkins signed a training camp contract with the Hornets on Saturday, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports. The Virginia product was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year last season on the back of 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals across 27.5 minutes per game. He also rebounded the ball..." July 21

  • Michael Jordan's Father's Convicted Killer Files for Retrial with New Evidence

    Bleacher Report "Twenty-five years after the roadside murder of Michael Jordan's father, James Jordan, one of the men convicted is reportedly seeking a new trial. Daniel Green and Larry Demery were both given life sentences for the July 22, 1993, murder, but Green and his defense team are now..." July 20

  • Kemba Walker hopes to remain with Hornets ‘for a long time’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kemba Walker isn’t itching for a homecoming in New York. In fact, he wants to stick around Charlotte for a while. With the Hornets point guard entering the final year of his contract, there is doubt about Walker’s long-term future in Charlotte. It’s particularly true..." July 16

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Hornets got some cash in trade that sent Howard to Nets

    Yardbarker "In exchange for taking on an extra year of salary when they traded Dwight Howard for Timofey Mozgov, the Hornets acquired a pair of second-round picks. However, the Nets also sent cash to Charlotte in that deal, and now we know just how much. According to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders..." July 09

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Steve Clifford coached Dwight Howard on three teams. Here’s what he thinks of the center’s personality …

    Washington Post "Steve Clifford could’ve been soured on Dwight Howard. He could’ve vetoed any plans of coaching him again, having known Howard for half of his 14-year career.  This unique courtside view could’ve given Clifford pause last season when his team wanted to add Howard. However,..." July 09