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Hornets don't extend a qualifying offer to Jeffrey Taylor

Jeffrey Taylor was once expected to be a major part of the Charlotte Hornets' future. However, following a disappointing season both on (injuries) and off (a domestic violence charge that resulted in a 24-game suspension) the court, the Hornets declined to extend a qualifying offer to Taylor, making him an unrestricted free agent. Here's Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports with more: https...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Aaron Harrison Will Play On The Charlotte Hornets’ NBA Summer League Team

Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison was not selected during last week’s NBA Draft, but he’ll have an opportunity to play in the association’s summer league with the Charlotte Hornets. The news was announced by the Hornets yesterday and Kentucky offered up congratulations this morning on Twitter.  The @hornets have announced their summer league roster & @AaronICE2 is on it. Congrats...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Preparing for the 2015-16 NBA season

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist unveiling the new black “Buzz City” jerseys The Charlotte Hornets have been very active over the past couple of weeks with their offseason transactions and the 2015 NBA Draft. Let’s recap the decisions that Michael Jordan and the Hornets have made thus far since the end of the NBA season. June 15, 2015– C Al Jefferson exercised the third-year player...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets don't extend Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer

The Charlotte Hornets are parting ways with one of their lottery picks, per ESPN."The Charlotte Hornets did not tender Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer, making him a free agent as of July 1, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard." Biyombo never quite developed into what the Hornets hoped he would, but towards the end of the season, he was a legitimate difference maker on the defensive...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lamb looks forward to a 'fresh start' with the Hornets

It's tough to say who is at fault for Jeremy Lamb not realizing his full potential in Oklahoma City. Perhaps Scott Brooks didn't play him enough, or perhaps Lamb didn't do the things Brooks asked of him. None of that matters now, because Lamb is with a new team – the Charlotte Hornets – and a new coach – Steve Clifford – and he's going to make the most of his second chance...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky gets ‘Stanky Franky’ name in Wikipedia edit by Congress staffer

Many people were none too pleased with the Charlotte Hornets’ selection of Naismith College Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky ninth overall in last Thursday’s NBA Draft. Seen as a reach in the top 10, the pick became even more baffling after Celtics GM Danny Ainge revealed the gargantuan trade offer he presented the Hornets...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky stars in hilarious JCPenney Men’s Store commercial

As the first round selection of the Charlotte Hornets in the 2015 NBA Draft, former Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky could be the next big thing in Charlotte. Prior to the start of the draft, Kaminsky became a spokesman for JCPenney men’s store department and starred in this funny commercial: Man, Frank has changed! *** Frank Kaminsky JCPenney commercial [Dime Magazine] Kaminsky...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What the buzz? Charlotte Hornets’ ‘Buzz City’ alternate kits

Today, the Charlotte Hornets revealed a phantom black, sleeved “Pride” uniform to be accessorized by the players next season. The alternate uniform, which may be worn as many as six times, features “Buzz City” along the chest, as well as its logo along the waistline. The phrase “Buzz City” appears in white with a teal hue around the perimeter, while the numbers, the player’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Your 1st pick called you boring

When the Charlotte Hornets passed on Justise Winslow for Frank Kaminski, I think it is fair to say that the fans were unhappy. The selfie expresses everyone’s reaction about Wisconsin’s former big man unoriginality dubbed as “Frank the Tank”, coming to Charlotte.  He looks thrilled am I right? Frank Kaminsky showing his excitement after picked 9th overall by the Hornets...
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Frank Kaminsky wears 'tank' suit to NBA Draft (Photos)

Frank Kaminsky was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets as the number 9 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. As he walked to the stage to greet Commissioner Adam Silver, he opened his suit jacket in front of the camera to reveal pictures of two tanks, a reference to Kaminsky's "Frank the Tank" nickname. Frank Kaminsky with tanks inside his suit. — MarcusD...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

How Kobe Bryant manipulated his way to Lakers on draft day

Kobe Bryant has played for only one team during his 19-season NBA career, so it’s easy for many people to forget that he was actually drafted by another organization. Yes, back in 1996, Kobe was selected by the Charlotte Hornets. True story. The Hornets drafted Kobe No. 13 overall in the 1996 NBA draft and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft rumors: Hornets targeting Devin Booker at No. 9

The Charlotte Hornets recently got the wing player team management desired in trading for Nic Batum and later acquiring Jeremy Lamb, and now GM Rich Cho can focus on the draft. If what Ken Berger of CBS Sports says is true, the Hornets could be looking to shore up the 2 in drafting former Kentucky Wildcat Devin Booker. After filling SF void with Batum and adding Lamb, Hornets said...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

So Jared Sullinger followed the Charlotte Hornets on Twitter

Is Jared Sullinger going to the Hornets, or just psyched about the Nic Batum trade? Jared Sullinger just followed the Charlotte Hornets on Twitter. Could the @celtics have just traded up to #9? — (@CelticsLife) June 25, 2015Could just be nothing. It's probably nothing. But then this cryptic follow up from Sully has to get you thinking...
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Trade Noah Vonleh, Gerald Henderson To Blazers For Nic Batum

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets continue to revamp their roster after a disappointing season in which they didn’t shoot the ball well and failed to make the playoffs. The Hornets acquired wing Nicolas Batum from the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night in exchange for guard Gerald Henderson and power forward Noah Vonleh. The deal comes...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire Nic Batum from Portland in exchange for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh

Looking to add talent at the wing, Charlotte trades for Batum. The Charlotte Hornets traded Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh to the Portland Trailblazers in exchange for Nicolas Batum, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:   Portland is finalizing a trade to send Nic Batum to Charlotte for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via The Lottery Mafia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder trade Jeremy Lamb to Hornets for Matt Barnes

By Vincent Frank The Matt Barnes era in Charlotte lasted all of one week. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the team has traded Barnes in a deal that includes former first-round pick Jeremy Lamb heading from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Hornets. Though, Bonnell went on to indicate that Barnes will not end up in New Orleans as a part of the deal. It’s...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets to acquire Batum from Blazers for Henderson, Vonleh

The first relatively big trade of the short NBA offseason is close to being finalized. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are on the verge of acquiring forward Nicolas Batum for two former lottery picks, Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh. This specific deal shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone. Both Batum and Henderson have been on the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets shopping Cody Zeller, targeting Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky could soon go from being a draft sleeper and wild card to a lottery pick. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are looking to shop center Cody Zeller for wing players and if a deal is made, GM Rich Cho will strongly consider taking Kaminsky with the No. 9 pick. Y! Sources: Charlotte's shopping Cody Zeller hard for wing players. If...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets will host the 2017 All-Star game

Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets have won the bid for the 2017 NBA All-Star game.  Tuesday at 11:00am, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will join team owner Michael Jordan in making the announcement per ESPN sources. Instagram: @CharlotteSkyline “It’s just a matter of what year.” Adam Silver made this statement when asked about the event returning to Charlotte in December...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NBA All-Star Game Awarded To Charlotte

In a formal announcement expected tomorrow, reports have surfaced that the Charlotte Hornets have won the bid to host the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend. Bids for the 2017 extravaganza were taken last summer. According to The Charlotte Observer, Adam Silver all but assured Charlotte would receive an All-Star Weekend bid in the near future after some upgrades and renovations were made...
Via Trade Street Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Oden making comeback, working out for NBA teams

Greg Oden is attempting an NBA comeback and working out for teams in hopes of securing a roster spot. According to Real GM, Oden worked out for the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday and will work out in an upcoming Dallas Mavericks free agent minicamp. The Mavericks had strong interest in signing Odom when he returned...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams interested in returning to Cavs

Prepare the Godfather music and “goosey” three-point celebrations: Mo Williams is interested in re-joining the Cavs. The soon-to-be free agent point guard, who finished last season with the Charlotte Hornets after being traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves, is “more than interested” in coming back to Cleveland, according to NEOMG’s Chris Haynes. The Cavaliers have an...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan thinks he can beat his Hornets 1-on-1

This either means Michael Jordan, 52, still thinks he can play elite-level basketball or it means he doesn’t have much confidence in his Charlotte Hornets players. The current Hornets owner had this to say when asked if he could beat his players one-on-one (h/t CBS Sports): “I’m pretty sure I can, so I don’t want to do that and demolish their confidence. So I stay away...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Johnson remembers UNLV, becoming Grandmama

Courtesy of VICE Sports, Larry Johnson goes down memory lane to provide us some insight on how he ended up as Grandmama and how Jerry Tarkanian threatened their per diem while at UNLV. The post Larry Johnson Remembers How He Became Grandmama And Winning Titles In Las Vegas appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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