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Charlotte Hornets season preview: Roster Analysis

The Charlotte Hornets started training camp this morning in Asheville, NC for the upcoming 2014-2015 NBA season.  This seemed like the perfect day for me to unveil Part 1 of my three-part series breaking down the Hornets roster and making projections for the season.  Parts 2 and 3 will be coming in the next few weeks as Hornets fans look forward to the team’s first game on October...
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Hornets' Jefferson anxious to build on huge season

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Al Jefferson breaks into a wide, giddy smile and anxiously rubs his large hands together when he thinks about what he and the Charlotte Hornets might to able to accomplish this season. As the Hornets opened training Tuesday in Asheville, Jefferson praised owner Michael Jordan and the team's front office for landing Lance Stephenson and Marvin Williams in...
Via AP on Fox
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Hornets guard Stephenson ready to lead, take game to next level

When Lance Stephenson met with Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan for the first time during the offseason in Las Vegas, he said he was awestruck and practically couldn't speak. He idolized the man many consider to be the best basketball player to ever put on a pair of sneakers and to have him sitting directly across from him and trying to lure the free agent to Charlotte...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Charlotte Hornets Media Day 2014 – Part 1

The Charlotte Hornets Media Day 2014 is officially in the books.  Typically, I make a fairly big production of it via articles to discuss what the results of 1-on-1 interviews were.  Don’t get me wrong, this year was the best Media Day I have attended with the Charlotte organization.  Getting to see the arena, donned in purple and teal, players sporting their new uniforms, and...
Via Trade Street Post
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Hornets coach Steve Clifford: Lance Stephenson, Marvin Williams will start

The Charlotte Hornets have yet to bounce a ball at training camp, but we now know four of the five starters this season. Center Al Jefferson and point guard Kemba Walker were givens. Then Monday coach Steve Clifford said he plans to start free-agent signees Marvin Williams and Lance Stephenson. Williams, a nine-season veteran, will start at power forward ahead of second-year pro...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets: Team awaiting NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate Taylor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- General manager Rich Cho says the Hornets are awaiting the outcome on an NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate forward Jeffery Taylor following his arrest on domestic assault charges. Speaking at a media day press conference Monday, Cho said it was "appropriate" for the organization to act "decisively and swiftly" in the matter...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets await NBA investigation into Taylor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) General manager Rich Cho says the Hornets are awaiting the outcome on an NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate forward Jeffery Taylor following his arrest on domestic assault charges. Speaking at a media day press conference Monday, Cho said it was ''appropriate'' for the organization to act ''decisively and swiftly&...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Rumors: Kemba Walker extension discussed

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker may get an extension on his rookie deal before the season tips off. Walker and his agent are said to be in preliminary talks with the Hornets' front office. If Walker doesn't sign an extension by the end of October, he is due to become a restricted free agent at the end of the upcoming season.#115244712 / gettyimages.comFrom Rick...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets sign free-agent forward Maxiell

The Hornets announced Sunday that they have signed free-agent Jason Maxiell. Maxiell spent last season with the Magic, averaging 3.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 4.4 rebounds over 14.4 minutes per game. The 6-foot-7 forward was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Pistons. In his nine-year career, Maxiell has appeared in 557 games, making 188 starts...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets’ Lance Stephenson on the verge of a breakout season

Lance Stephenson can remember well the moment he felt on top of the basketball world. He was 12 years old, ranked the No. 1 sixth-grade player in the country by Hoop Scoop, a national basketball player-ranking service. Hoop Scoop editor Clark Francis said Stephenson was the best middle schooler he had ever seen. “When I got 1, I was like, ‘Yo, I’m nice,’” Stephenson said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Deactivate Jeff Taylor After He Assaulted GF At Hotel

The Charlotte Hornets have suspended forward Jeff Taylor from all team activities after his arrest in Michigan on domestic violence charges.  25-year-old Taylor was arrested in East Lansing, Michigan on Thursday … after cops say he attacked his girlfriend at a hotel around 1AM. We’ve learned the female is a college athlete who plays soccer at Michigan State University. According...
Via Thacover2
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jeff Taylor arrested on domestic assault charges

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor has been arrested in Michigan on domestic assault charges, according to East Lansing Police. The police department said in a release Thursday that the 25-year-old Taylor was charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. His bond was set at $5,000. East Lansing Police Lieutenant...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets hope Walker's offseason efforts improve shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Coming off just their second NBA playoff berth in 10 seasons of existence, the Charlotte Hornets appear willing and ready to take another step forward in improvement just as they have in each of the last two seasons.  Owner Michael Jordan and general manager Rich Cho brought in more big-name free agents and drafted two players in the first round that they expect...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Jeff Taylor Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges (Mugshot)

WCNC is reporting that Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was arrested on domestic assault charges early Thursday morning. A current Charlotte Hornets player was arrested early Thursday morning in Michigan on the charge of domestic assault. Jeffery Matthew Taylor, 25, was arrested at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place around 1 a.m. Thursday. Taylor is charged with one count...
Via Thacover2
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 5 Charlotte Hornets players: 1988-2002

The NBA season is quickly approaching, and the Charlotte Hornets have a new and improved brand. Charlotte welcomes back the Hornets, as the dreadful Bobcats are now a thing of the past.  Many of the younger readers will not remember the electric atmosphere and positive vibes that the Charlotte fans and players brought to the NBA from 1988 through 2002.  Here I will examine the...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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