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  • Source: Charlotte Hornets have inquired about Wizards’ Bradley Beal

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte Hornets have inquired with the Washington Wizards about the possibility of acquiring shooting guard Bradley Beal, an informed source confirmed Tuesday. The source didn’t identify what the Hornets have offered for Beal, a 6-foot-5 guard averaging 21.5 points this..." November 20

  • Michael Jordan 'Hellbent' On Re-Signing Kemba Walker

    Real GM Basketball "Kemba Walker will be one of the most prominent free agents on the 2019 market, but the Charlotte Hornets appear to be the heavy favorites to re-sign him. "Michael Jordan is fully focused and hellbent, really, to re-sign Kemba Walker," said Shams Charania on..." November 19

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Charlotte is the Only Team That May Take a Chance on Washed Up Carmelo Anthony

    The Big Lead "Endings are rarely pretty, and what may be the final season for future Hall of Famer Carmelo Anthony has been downright ghastly. After the Thunder unloaded Melo for a bag of basketballs – and Atlanta promptly paid him $27.9 million NOT to join the Hawks – Anthony landed in..." November 13

  • Report: Teams calling Charlotte about Kemba Walker getting shot down

    Pro Basketball Talk "There are some point guards opposing GMs are watching closely as we slowly move past Dec. 15 (the date all players signed over the summer are eligible to be traded) and into the NBA trade season. For example, teams are keeping an eye on Terry Rozier, but he may not be..." November 08

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • Kemba Walker keeps getting better - but can the Hornets make it matter?

    The Score "After his aging but still star-laden Boston Celtics dispatched the Cleveland LeBrons in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals, Kevin Garnett was asked about the impending free agency of Northeast Ohio's homegrown hero. "Loyalty is something that..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Kemba Walker has become an MVP-level star, and the Hornets are in position to help everyone realize it

    CBS Sports "A funny thing happened in Miami a few weeks ago. With the Hornets leading the Heat by one and 0.5 seconds left in the game, Kemba Walker missed the second of his two free throws on purpose, a perfectly soft shank off the right side of the rim that retired the last..." November 01

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • Hornets Exercise Team Option On Malik Monk

    NBA.com "Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has exercised its third-year option on guard Malik Monk. The 6-3 Kentucky product is in his second NBA season after appearing in 63 games during his 2017-18 rookie..." October 30

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Hornets' Kemba Walker reaches 10,000 career points

    Sporting News "Kemba Walker has reached another historic milestone. The Hornets point guard became the first player in franchise history and 29th player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career points Saturday during the team's 113-112 win over the Heat. " October 21

  • WNBA veteran Chasity Melvin joins Hornets’ G-League team coaching staff

    Greensboro "Joe Wolf, the new head coach of the Greensboro Swarm, has put together his staff of assistants to help navigate the 50-games-in-five-months journey through the NBA G-League season. It’s a typical staff. Four eager coaches willing to bust their tails to climb the coaching..." October 20

  • The Basketball Gods Need to Make Sure Kemba Walker Gets on a Legit Contender ASAP

    The Big Lead "The Bucks and Hornets played a tale of two halves in their mutual season opener on Wednesday. The Bucks were up 13 points at the half, the Hornets came roaring back but ultimately fell just short. The game got billed as a duel between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kemba Walker; the..." October 18

  • Hornets Waive Smith, Give Chealey Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Hornets set up their regular season roster today by completing a pair of transactions. According to a press release from the team, Charlotte has waived Zach Smith and converted Joe Chealey‘s Exhibit 10 contract into a two-way deal. It’s good news for Chealey, who will..." October 13

  • Tony Parker does not regret signing with Hornets despite Spurs’ injuries

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Parker says he does not regret signing with the Charlotte Hornets during the offseason even though the San Antonio Spurs now seem to have a big need for him. Parker signed a two-year deal with the Hornets despite playing his entire career with the Spurs. He left for Charlotte to..." October 13

  • Hornets Release Jaylen Barford, Isaiah Wilkins

    Hoops Rumors "The Hornets have dropped a pair of players from their preseason roster, announcing today in a press release that guard Jaylen Barford and forward Isaiah Wilkins have been waived. Barford, a 6’3″ guard out of Arkansas, went undrafted..." October 11

  • Rookie Miles Bridges says Hornets have winning energy and explains why it was harder to score in college

    CBS Sports "Talk to Miles Bridges and you might be fooled into thinking he's a run-of-the mill rookie. He will describe the Charlotte Hornets, as "a hungry team trying to make the playoffs," tell you that he's listening to veterans like Tony Parker and Kemba Walker, that he is..." October 11

  • Hornets players’ ‘Family Members’ form has spot for wife and girlfriend

    Yardbarker "The Charlotte Hornets organization wants to make sure it has some basic personal information — names, birthdays — on its players’ families, loved ones and so on. Now, thanks to Hornets star Frank Kaminksy, we know that the organization is not leaving any stone..." October 04

  • Report: NBA won't allow Kanye's Yeezy court shoe with reflective panel

    The Score "Adidas' Yeezy basketball shoes will hit the hardwood at some point this season - just not with one design shown in a recent post by creator Kanye West. An industry source told ESPN's Nick DePaula that the sneakers wouldn't be approved as currently presented,..." October 02

  • Hornets' James Borrego: Hope to inspire as first Hispanic NBA coach

    ESPN "Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego, citing the NBA as a model for uniting a cross-section of people and cultures, says he wants to use his position as the league's first Hispanic head coach "to be an inspiration for young men and women, to show you can be anything you want to..." September 27

  • Fans can purchase 4th quarter of NBA games on League Pass

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The NBA announced on Thursday that fans can, for the first time, purchase a portion of an in-progress game to watch. Fans will be able to purchase the remainder of any..." September 27

  • The Charlotte Hornets Are Ready For A Different System And New Ideas

    Uproxx "NBA media days follow the same tune: someone’s lost weight, someone’s added 15 pounds of muscle, players are excited, and once in awhile there are those who gained weight (and not in a good way). There are also times where something that looks like an innocuous quote turns out to..." September 25

  • Kemba Walker Has No Interest In Leaving The Hornets And Wants To ‘Create Something’ In Charlotte

    Uproxx "Kemba Walker’s name has popped up in trade rumors over the last few months. The dynamic, 28-year-old point guard is the best player on the Charlotte Hornets, but between his impending unrestricted free agency next summer and the team’s myriad of bloated contracts, there’s been..." September 24

  • New lottery rules change tanking incentives, starting this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "To paraphrase Jerry Tarkanian, the NBA is so mad at the 76ers, it’ll keep the Hawks losing another couple years. The NBA finally enacted lottery reform that will take effect this season. The measures appeared designed to curb Sam Hinkie’s ambitious..." September 23

  • Parker explains signing with Hornets: 'When M.J. called, it was over'

    The Score "All Tony Parker knew for 17 seasons was being a member of the San Antonio Spurs, which is why it came as a shock to many when the veteran elected to finish off his storied career in new surroundings. Parker had his reasons for signing a two-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets..." September 23

  • 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