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  • What kind of legacy does Kemba Walker want?

    SB Nation "Back in November, when the Charlotte Hornets were simply off to another sloppy start, I wrote that the team had failed Kemba Walker, the best player the franchise has ever had. Walker is a free agent in the summer, and after a 60-point game, there was a wave of..." March 18

  • NBA Rumors: Kemba Walker likely to leave the Hornets in free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kemba Walker has never had an All-Star teammate. He has made the playoffs only twice and never won a series. At 30-37, the Hornets are unlikely to reach the postseason this year. If Walker wants to bolt Charlotte, he’ll have a chance in unrestricted free agent this..." March 12

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two 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 (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Mavs Expected To Make Big Push For Kemba Walker

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks are the biggest threat to the Hornets for unrestricted free agent Kemba Walker, longtime Hornets beat writer Rick Bonnell reports. Bonnell cites two knowledgeable sources who indicate Dallas will make the high-scoring point guard their top free agent target. Dallas could..." March 11

  • Kemba Walker Considered By Some Around NBA More Likely To Leave Hornets

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets resisted trade offers at the 2018 deadline and the subsequent offseason on Kemba Walker and he responded by having an All-Star season. Walker will be a free agent and his future with the Hornets is unclear as they struggle to remain in the playoff picture. Sam..." March 08

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Why Michael Jordan always will be the GOAT

    USA Today "LeBron James overtook Michael Jordan on Wednesday night on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. But LeBron will never truly overtake Jordan. Ever. LeBron is working on the sequel to Space Jam, with Jordan having starred in the original. How appropriate:..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Hornets Not Interested In Discussing Buyout With Frank Kaminsky

    Real GM Basketball "Frank Kaminsky has sought a buyout before Friday's deadline in order to become playoff eligible with another team. The Charlotte Hornets, however, have not been interested in discussing a buyout with Kaminsky. " February 28

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • DeMarcus Cousins gets technical for throwing Jeremy Lamb’s shoe into crowd

    Pro Basketball Talk "The rule is clear: Throw another players’ shoe when it comes off and earn a technical foul. Monday night in the Warriors win over the Hornets, Jeremy Lamb‘s shoe came off midway through the fourth quarter, it was just sitting in the middle of the floor, right above..." February 26

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • A Pair Of Original Jordan 1s Recently Sold For A Record Price

    Dime Magazine "Few sneakers have had as big of a cultural impact as the Jordan I. Released back in 1984, the 1s launched a sneaker empire, making Jordan one of the biggest sneaker brands on earth and even gaining some amount of notoriety because their red and black colorway were banned by then-commissioner..." February 25

  • Was Kemba Walker fouled on final shot against Brooklyn?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Charlotte had come from 19-points down to Brooklyn and now, down two in the final seconds of regulation, had the chance to win the game or send it to overtime. D'Angelo Russell had missed a game-sealing three, and with 6.2 seconds on the clock Charlotte had a chance. The Hornets..." February 24

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Frank Kaminsky 'very frustrated' with Hornets as buyout talks stall, SN sources say

    Sporting News "A season of disappointment and irritation for Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky, the No. 9 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, continues as sources tell Sporting News that efforts to secure a buyout for Kaminsky to allow him to become a free agent have stalled. Kaminsky was described as..." February 21

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • Sonya Curry: Former Hornets owner George Shinn cautioned players against interracial marriage

    The Undefeated "Growing up in Radford, Virginia, Sonya Curry once saw a Ku Klux Klansman light a cross on fire. She heard stories about how her mother was part of the desegregation of a high school and regularly got into fights over being called the N-word. She learned early on in her life that “racism..." February 19

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Rare Michael Jordan shoe goes from Milwaukee mall demolition site to high-priced auction

    USA Today ""My Very Best." It's a simple enough message, scrawled on an old athletic shoe that wound up in an abandoned storage room as Capitol Court Mall was being demolished in Milwaukee. It's faded along with the signature that accompanies it: NBA superstar Michael..." February 18

  • Miles Bridges clears record on funny post about his ‘mom’

    Larry Brown Sports "Miles Bridges cleared the record regarding a funny post about his “mom” that went going viral. Bridges was one of the participants in the AT&T Slam Dunk contest during the All-Star Game festivities on Saturday night in Charlotte. Though he recorded a 50 on his second..." February 17

  • Charlotte's Kemba Walker perfect host for 2019 NBA All-Star Game, but for how much longer?

    USA Today "Kemba Walker is the face of an NBA franchise, a city and All-Star Weekend. The Hornets point guard is making his first All-Star start in the city and arena of his home team. He is the unofficial host of this weekend's festivities. “It’s great for the city,..." February 15

  • Steph Curry looks to showcase Charlotte during All-Star Weekend

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is looking forward to serving as an ambassador for his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, this weekend during All-Star festivities. Curry, who spent most of his childhood in Charlotte while his father, Dell, starred for the Hornets,..." February 13

  • Michael Jordan Trash-Talked Kemba Walker at his Hornets Draft Workout

    SI "There's no rite of passage in the NBA quite like being trash-talked by Michael Jordan. Forget being dunked on by LeBron, blocked by Dikembe or crossed over by Iverson—getting an earful from the GOAT is an experience every NBA player lucky enough to experience it will cherish forever...." February 13

  • Michael Jordan Had The Most MJ Answer To What Streak Was Tougher: Triple-Doubles Or 30-Point Games

    Dime Magazine "Michael Jordan, current Hornets owner and former oversized jeans-wearer and six-time NBA champion, is getting ready for Charlotte to host All-Star Weekend starting this Friday night. As is customary, Jordan sat down for a pre-All-Star presser, where he addressed topics ranging from..." February 13

  • Hornets' Tony Parker (back) doubtful to play Monday vs. Pacers

    Sporting News "Tony Parker will likely be missing in action for the third straight game. The Hornets point guard is listed as doubtful for Monday's matchup against the Pacers with a back strain, the team announced Sunday. The veteran's availability likely..." February 10

  • Hornets Claim Shelvin Mack Off Waivers

    Hoops Rumors "While the Hornets didn’t make a move at the trade deadline, Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium is reporting (via Twitter) that they will be adding more depth by claiming Shelvin Mack off of waivers after the veteran point guard was released by the Hawks. Before being..." February 10

  • Hornets stand pat at trade deadline; may buy out Frank Kaminsky

    At The Hive "The Charlotte Hornets didn’t make any trades today. There were reports that a deal to bring Marc Gasol to Charlotte was very close to happening, but hangups on some of the deal’s finer details caused it to fall through. Ultimately Gasol was sent to..." February 08

  • Hornets' Deal For Marc Gasol Fell Apart With Last-Minute Haggling

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies were close to a trade of Marc Gasol, but it was derailed by some last-minute haggling. The Hornets were prepared to trade a lottery protected first round pick for Gasol. " February 08

  • Why Hornets’ Mitch Kupchak is disappointed by his trade deadline, but expects playoffs

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak walked away from Thursday’s NBA deadline with a sense of disappointment. He says he was close on a couple of deals, but never consummated anything before the 3 p.m. cutoff. “You always feel after the trade deadline you could..." February 08

  • Hornets may be able to move Kaminsky prior to deadline

    Amico Hoops "The Charlotte Hornets have been exploring trades for reserve center Frank Kaminsky since late December, and according to Marc Stein of the New York Times, “there are some murmurs they might have success before today’s 3 p.m. deadline.” Sean Deveny of..." February 07

  • Report: Marc Gasol expects to be traded to Hornets

    Larry Brown Sports "The Charlotte Hornets still haven’t completed a trade for Marc Gasol, but it sounds like the player still expects them to. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Gasol still anticipates landing with the Hornets, though the situation became less clear after a trade..." February 06

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion

    Forbes.com "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • NBA Rumors: Increasing skepticism that Grizzlies, Hornets can complete Marc Gasol trade

    Clutch Points "There is increasing skepticism that the Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornetscan complete a Marc Gasol trade before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. The Hornets and Grizzlies do not have an agreement in place. Gasol..." February 06

  • Dennis Smith Jr., John Collins top 2019 NBA Slam Dunk lineup

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2019 NBA Slam Dunk — yes, that’s its official name — now has its roster set. The All-Star Weekend event that fans love to hate every year will feature some of the league’s at best leapers and young players as they try to vie for the title. In an effort to..." February 06

  • Brothers Stephen and Seth Curry, Dirk Nowitzki headline 2019 NBA 3-Point Contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2019 NBA All-Star Game is nearly upon us. We still have yet to determine the rosters for Team LeBron and Team Giannis, but the rest of the events at All-Star Weekend have been set according to the NBA. On Tuesday, the league announced which players would take part in the 2019 NBA..." February 06

  • Hornets in 'Strong Talks' with Grizzlies to Acquire Marc Gasol

    Bleacher Report "The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly in "strong talks" to trade Marc Gasolto the Charlotte Hornets, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. The center will sit Tuesday in anticipation of a trade, although the two sides are still..." February 05

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • Why NBA All-Star Game rosters should be more than only 12 players

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fewer than 20 NBA players, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green of the Warriors, have spent the past seven days wondering where they will be on Valentine’s Day. They’ll have a much better idea in a few hours. Will it be Charlotte, N.C. for the..." January 31

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young Headline USA vs. World NBA Rising Stars 2019 Rosters

    Bleacher Report "The NBA continues to fill out rosters for All-Star Weekend, with Tuesday seeing the release of the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic leads the way for the World squad, and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young carries the torch for Team..." January 30

  • The NBA Supermax Contract is an Utterly Failed Concept

    12 Up "In 2017, the NBA created a new type of contract called the Designated Veteran Contract, widely regarded as the 'Supermax' contract. It essentially allows a team to offer a player, coming off his rookie extension, a contract that equates to up to 35 percent of the team's..." January 29

  • Kemba Walker's Neck Injury Diagnosed as Strain After Collision with Giannis

    Bleacher Report "Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker was diagnosed with a mild neck strain after he left the team's 108-99 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night late in the fourth quarter following a collision with Giannis Antetokounmpo.  Walker laid on the floor for a bit..." January 26

  • Report: Kemba Likely Staying with Hornets

    Bleacher Report "While several NBA teams have reportedly asked about acquiring Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker, he apparently isn't going anywhere, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Dallas Mavericks inquired about a deal in "recent..." January 23

  • Report: Mavs among several teams interested in Kemba

    The Score "The Dallas Mavericks are among several teams showing interest in Charlotte Hornetsstar Kemba Walker, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. Hornets owner Michael Jordan, however, "has a desire" to re-sign the two-time All-Star and the team..." January 23

  • Why the G-League is the best option for Frank Kaminsky

    At The Hive "No one player has caused the most uncertainty amongst Charlotte Hornets fans than center Frank Kaminsky. The senior out of Wisconsin looked poised to continue his monstrous 2015 NCAA Tournament play into the NBA. Unfortunately, that hasn’t translated and has lead to an..." January 22

  • 2018/19 Salaries For Two-Way Players Become Guaranteed

    Hoops Rumors "As of today, the 2018/19 salaries for players on two-way contracts will become fully guaranteed. The NBA’s calendar calls for that salary to become guaranteed if a player remains under contract through January 20, so the 57 players currently on two-way deals should be..." January 21