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  • 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

  • Hornets' Monk out 6-8 weeks with fractured thumb

    The Score "Charlotte Hornets second-year guard Malik Monk will be shut down for six-to-eight weeks due to a fractured thumb on his right hand (his shooting hand), according to the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell. Monk, who averaged 6.7 points, 1.4 assists, and one rebound per game as a..." July 08

  • How Dwight Howard buyout will shape Nets’ future plans

    New York Post "As soon as the Nets’ trade for Dwight Howard became official on Friday, they waived the former All-Star. Brooklyn hammered out a buyout agreement, and GM Sean Marks admitted that negotiation will end up shaping his summer strategy. “If you look at the way we’re..." July 08

  • Magic, Bulls, Hornets execute trade involving Bismack Biyombo, Timofey Mozgov and Jerian Grant

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic completed a three-team trade Saturday with the Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls in which Orlando received center Timofey Mozgov from Charlotte and point guard Jerian Grant from Chicago in exchange for center Bismack Biyombo and two future second-round draft..." July 08

  • Hornets Sign Second-Round Draft Pick Devonte' Graham

    NBA.com "Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today the team has signed guard Devonte’ Graham. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Hornets acquired the rights to Graham, the 34th overall selection in the..." July 06

  • Tony Parker agrees to deal with Hornets, reports say

    KSAT.com "After 17 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reported the news first. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Parker will sign a two-year deal worth $10..." July 06

  • Dwight Howard's tenure with the Nets comes to an end, and it was quite the run

    New York Daily News "After a cup of coffee with the Nets, one of the NBA’s most-traveled players has found a new home. Dwight Howard finalized his buyout with Brooklyn Tuesday night and will sign a $5.3 million deal with the Washington Wizards, according to multiple reports. Brooklyn..." July 04

  • Charlotte needs Malik Monk to make better game decisions

    Yardbarker "After undertaking a limited and somewhat disappointing role last season as a rookie, second-year guard Malik Monk has been told by the Hornets’ new coaching staff that he needs to make quicker, more decisive choices with the ball in order to maximize his talent and athleticism, writes..." July 04

  • Warriors Internally Rejected Idea Of Signing Dwight Howard

    Real GM Basketball "While DeMarcus Cousins has been a difficult personality at certain points in his career, the Golden State Warriors internally made clear that they preferred to add him as a teammate than Dwight Howard. Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson played with Cousins on the 2016..." July 04

  • Nuggets and Hornets interested in signing Tony Parker

    247 Sports "Tony Parker may be an old man, but that doesn't mean he's still not a coveted free agent. As the 36-year-old enters free agency and prepares for a possible life after the San Antonio Spurs, two teams are reportedly interested in the former NBA Finals MVP. According..." July 04

  • Rockets, Michael Carter-Williams Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets have reached an agreement to sign free agent point guard Michael Carter-Williams, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter links). According to Wojnarowski, it’ll be a one-year, minimum salary contract for Carter-Williams in..." July 03

  • Dwight Howard Interested In Signing With Lakers To Play With LeBron

    Lakers Nation "Coming off a season in which they were eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers reloaded by trading for Steve Nash and Dwight Howard in the summer of 2012. Several months after seeing their trade for Chris..." July 03

  • Hornets Sign J.P. Macura To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Hornets have officially signed Macura to a two-way contract, the team confirmed today in a press release. " July 02

  • Hornets Sign Miles Bridges To Rookie Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Hornets have signed first-round pick Miles Bridges to his four-year rookie scale contract, a league source tells Michael Scotto of The Athletic (Twitter link). The deal will feature two guaranteed years, with team options for years three and four. Bridges, who was selected with..." July 02

  • Report: Howard has 'serious interest' in signing with Warriors

    The Score "Despite his eight All-Star appearances, Dwight Howard's popularity has been on the wane of late. As Howard continues to work toward a buyout from the Brooklyn Nets (after being traded by the Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks in successive..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Hornets’ Treveon Graham To Become UFA

    Hoops Rumors "The Hornets won’t extend a qualifying offer to Treveon Graham, who had been eligible for restricted free agency, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). As a result, Graham will become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday. Graham, 24, appeared in 63..." June 29

  • Cavaliers No Longer Interested in Hornets PG Kemba Walker

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers' pursuit of Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has reportedly slowed down considerably.  Although rumblings surfaced prior to the NBA draft that Cleveland was interested in trading for Walker, ESPN's Brian..." June 29

  • The Downfall of Dwight Howard

    Basketball Insiders "“An extraordinary athlete. Just not a good basketball player.” That was how my brother-in-law described one Dwight Howard in May 2010. The Magic were playing the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals around the same time my sister was getting married, so all of my..." June 27

  • After 'therapeutic year,' free agent Gerald Henderson ready to contribute after rare surgery

    USA Today "Gerald Henderson handled the hip pain on the basketball court, playing multiple seasons with severe arthritis. But he had enough of the pain that drifted into his everyday life. “My hip had deteriorated so much, it was bone on bone,” he said. “It was..." June 26

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Dwight Howard says he found out about trade via Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard learned during the week that he will be playing for his sixth team in eight seasons following a trade from Charlotte to Brooklyn. While that is certainly newsworthy, what’s also interesting is the way he learned about the trade. Howard said in a radio interview on..." June 24

  • Hornets' Kupchak: Kemba 'the focal point of this franchise'

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday he would like to see point guard Kemba Walker end his career here. Don’t construe that as Kupchak ruling out a trade of Walker, who has one season left on his contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent in the..." June 23

  • Hornets To Sign J.P. Macura To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Former Xavier wing J.P. Macura will sign a two-way contract with the Hornets for the 2018/19 season, reports Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Macura, whose deal can’t be finalized until the new NBA league year begins, went undrafted on Thursday night. As a senior with..." June 23

  • Celtics linked to Dwight Howard

    WEEI Boston "The Celtics could sign an eight-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year this summer for the veteran minimum –– or something close to it. Sounds great, right? The answer to that question depends on your opinion of Dwight Howard. The Hornets..." June 22

  • Report: Cavs continuing to pursue possible trade for Kemba Walker

    The Score "Despite selecting Alabama sensation Collin Sexton with the eighth overall pick in Thursday's draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers may not be done looking to acquire high-level talent at the point guard position. General manager Koby Altman and the Cavs are..." June 22

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Hamidou Diallo picked in second round of NBA draft, reportedly traded to Charlotte

    Courier-Post "Hamidou Diallo is being reunited with former Kentucky teammate Malik Monk. The Queens, New York, native was drafted by the Brooklyn Nets in the second round (No. 45 overall) in Thursday's NBA draft but then reportedly traded to the Charlotte Hornets, who drafted Monk in the..." June 22

  • Clippers To Acquire Shai Gilgeous-Alexander From Hornets for Miles Bridges and 2 second-round picks

    Hoops Rumors "Shai Gilgeous-Alexander came off the board at No. 11 to the Hornets, but he won’t remain with Charlotte, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). Wojnarowski reports that the Clippers will send the No. 12 pick and two second-round picks to the Hornets in exchange for..." June 21

  • Steve Nash 'It's Not Dwight Howard's Fault ... It's The NBA'

    TMZ "Dwight Howard being traded around the NBA isn't because he's a crappy teammate ... so says ex-teammate Steve Nash, who tells TMZ Sports Howard's city jumping is just the way the league is now. Dwight is on his way to Brooklyn (who reportedly will buy out his contract, so..." June 21

  • Brendan Haywood: Hornets' locker room 'hated' Howard

    Uproxx "The Charlotte Hornets decided to end the Dwight Howard era after one season on Wednesday morning, flipping the well-traveled big man to Brooklyn in exchange for Timofey Mozgov, a pair of second round draft picks, and some cash. Because this is Dwight Howard we’re talking about here, it..." June 20

  • Nets, Hornets Finalizing Swap Of Mozgov, Howard

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets and Hornets are finalizing a deal that would send Timofey Mozgov to Charlotte and Dwight Howard to Brooklyn, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The Hornets will also acquire a pair of second-round picks and cash..." June 20

  • Hornets GM: Team unlikely to trade No. 11 pick

    Charlotte Observer "Five things learned at Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak’s pre-draft media availability Tuesday. - He said it's unlikely the will Hornets trade the 11th overall pick. He does think there could be some trades in the top 10, but it doesn’t sound like he..." June 19

  • Cavaliers reportedly interested in Kemba Walker

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Cavaliers won’t know until some time next month whether LeBron James will return to the team once free agency opens. This doesn’t mean Cleveland can just sit back and wait for James to make his decision. Selecting eighth overall in this week’s NBA..." June 19

  • The Charlotte Hornets nearly drafted Donovan Mitchell

    The Sports Daily "Today, on The Lowe Post Podcast,, Jonathan Givony (the other half of ESPN’s NBA Draft team) reported some intriguing news. While talking about his success in mocking drafts, Givony said he was batting 1000% last year until it came time for Charlotte to make their selection. Check out what..." June 18

  • The Hornets could shop Kemba Walker on draft night

    Yardbarker "One team that is in need of a lot of change is the Charlotte Hornets. Despite having Kemba Walker running the point, and Dwight Howard anchoring the paint — they finished 36-46 which was good for tenth in the Eastern Conference in 2018. According to a new report, the Hornets could look to..." June 17

  • Dwight Howard calls moment with Van Gundy ‘worst day’ of his life

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard says his infamous moment with Stan Van Gundy ranks as the “worst day” of his life. Back in 2012 there was plenty of drama surrounding the Orlando Magic. There were reports about Howard going to management to seek Van Gundy’s firing. Van Gundy had..." June 15

  • Collin Sexton to headline Hornets' Thursday workouts

    Yardbarker "Alabama point guard Collin Sexton will headline the Hornets‘ pre-draft workouts on Thursday, according to a press release from the team. Sexton’s stock is high enough that he’s a decent bet to come off the board within the first 10 picks of next week’s draft,..." June 13

  • Kemba Walker, C.J. McCollum deals unlikely due to Cavs’ inflated roster

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers will need to pull off the proverbial rabbit out of their hat if they hope to keep hometown hero LeBron James in town this summer, but attracting big names could prove more difficult than ever. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com explained just how ugly the..." June 12

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • NBA Rumors: Hornets could trade Kemba Walker for Cavs’ 8th pick

    Cavs Nation "There are a lot of questions about what would keep LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and one option could be trading the 8th pick that they got in the trade with the Brooklyn Nets, for an already established star. One player who has picked up steam in the last few weeks is..." June 06