Charlotte Hornets Rumors: The Houston Rockets Have the “Inside Track” to Sign Jeremy Lin

Ric Bucher has reported that the Houston Rockets have the “Inside Track” to sign Charlotte Hornets’ point guard, Jeremy Lin, in free agency this off-season. Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report has said that the Mike D’Antoni has the “inside track” to sign Jeremy Lin this summer. Lin spent this past season with the Charlotte Hornets […] Charlotte Hornets Rumors: The Houston...
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16 hours ago

Grading the Charlotte Hornets’ Recent Draft Picks

The Charlotte Hornets have a reputation for questionable draft picks over the past decade but they have faired pretty well as of late. How have their recent 1st rounders graded out? Every fan of Charlotte basketball remembers the horror that was the 2010-2011 season. As if seven wins and 59 losses wasn’t enough, the name […] Grading the Charlotte Hornets’ Recent Draft Picks...
Via Swarm & Sting
22 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets work out Diamond Stone and five other prospects

The Charlotte Hornets are holding their first round of pre-draft workouts on Thursday. The six players slated to attend including prospect Diamond Stone and several other players who likely will end up on Summer League and D-League rosters in 2016-17. On Wednesday, the Charlotte Hornets announced the first group of players, six total, that will be having a workout with the team...
Via At The Hive
1 day ago

Courtney Lee Wants to Stay With the Charlotte Hornets

In a recent interview, unrestricted free agent shooting guard, Courtney Lee, made it clear that he wants to stay with the Charlotte Hornets next season. Charlotte Hornets’ shooting guard, Courtney Lee, recently conducted an interview with BasketballInsiders.com. During the interview, Lee said that “In an ideal world, I’d like to stay.” He also stated that there was [...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 day ago

FIBA: Nicolas Batum likely to re-sign with Charlotte Hornets

Batum will probably be a Hornet next season, according to a report. Nicolas Batum and the Charlotte Hornets are expected to hammer out a deal very quickly this summer so that the swingman can play for his native France in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, according to a report from FIBA.com. From FIBA: "Batum's agent had previously indicated that his client, a free agent who...
Via At The Hive
3 days ago

Report: Nicolas Batum Optimistic Of Quickly Agreeing Upon Deal With Hornets

Nicolas Batum's agent is optimistic of being able to quickly agree upon a new contract in free agency with the Charlotte Hornets, according to a report. Batum would like to participate in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament with France, which would require him to agree upon a new deal and for insurance to be obtained. The tournament begins during the first part of France. The Hornets...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five potential draft picks for the Charlotte Hornets

The 2016 NBA Draft is fast approaching, and there are a lot of attractive options for the Charlotte Hornets at pick number 22. While many pundits believe owner Michael Jordan and general manager Rich Cho will target a shooting guard, some viable post options certainly exist for the Hornets. Here are five players who could possibly wind up in the queen city next season. Malik Beasley...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets wing Courtney Lee wants your help to fight heart disease

Is there a question you've always wanted to ask Courtney Lee? Here's your chance. If you're anything like me, you're probably filled with questions you'd love to ask an NBA player should you ever cross paths with one. Well, now you have a shot at just that. Charlotte Hornets wing Courtney Lee has partnered with Moment to raise money for the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation, an organization...
Via At The Hive
7 days ago

Watch: Jeremy Lin pushed to limit by 14-year-old from Iceland in one-on-one

When NBA players sees their seasons come to an end, many head off to spend some time during the offseason all across the globe. Jeremy Lin of the Charlotte Hornets, for instance, is spending time in Iceland. While there, he may have just made the day for one 14-year-old basketball star in the making. Lin was visiting Akureyri, a northern Icelandic town, just getting some ice...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Hornets be Dwight Howard's next stop?

“With the first pick in the 2004 NBA Draft the Orlando Magic select Dwight Howard out of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (HS).” Those words uttered by NBA Commissioner David Stern on June 24, 2004, will forever pierce the hearts of Bobcats, now Hornets, fans across the world. The Bobcats selected Emeka Okafor with the second overall pick, and while he won NBA rookie of the...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum: Top target for the Charlotte Hornets

Nicolas Batum is a free agent. If he so desires, he can take his talents elsewhere, but logic and reason seem to point to him remaining with the Charlotte Hornets for the long haul. The lanky Frenchman was one of the most consistent contributors for the Hornets last season, and proved his worth during the first-round of the playoffs, despite injuring his ankle in game two of the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker undergoes surgery to repair torn left meniscus

The offseason is already off to a rough start for the Charlotte Hornets. The team announced on Monday that guard Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He is expected to resume basketball activities in July. OFFICIAL @hornets G Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery today to repair torn meniscus in L knee. Return to basketball activity...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets’ Kemba Walker has surgery to repair torn meniscus; was he playing on injured knee?

One day after his 26th birthday, Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Knee surgery doesn’t exactly sound like the most exciting birthday gift, but a healthy left knee will probably give him reason to celebrate. The Hornets announced Monday morning that the fifth-year guard is expected to resume basketball activities in early...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker has knee surgery

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker had a breakout 2015-16 season for the team, eventually leading Charlotte to 48 wins and a surprise spot in the playoffs. All said, the former top 10 pick put up career highs in points per game (20.9) and three-point percentage (.371) en route to becoming a borderline All-Star performer. While the Hornets’ season ended in a whimper with a first...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Playoff Series Recap

Despite multiple setbacks, the Hornets managed to force Miami into a seven game series, but would fall well short in Game 7. Roughly a week before the season ended, the Charlotte Hornets lost handedly to the Washington Wizard. It was a bizarre game, and an aberration, but it would prove costly for playoff seeding, as the Hornets would finish in a four-way tie at 48-34, but earn...
Via The Lottery Mafia
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Who should Charlotte Hornets focus on re-signing?

Five players in the Hornets' regular rotation are free agents. Who should they focus on re-signing? A crucial offseason begins in the Queen City.
Via FOX Sports South
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Hornets future unclear with 4 starters becoming free agents

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets have a major decision ahead of them this offseason - keep the core group from a team that tied for the third-best record in the Eastern Conference or revamp the roster by adding new pieces. With four starters set to become free agents and only seven players under contract next season, the Hornets have the flexibility to make major changes...
Via Associated Press
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin, Nicolas Batum lead several Hornets wanting to re-sign with team

The Charlotte Hornets want to keep the gang together. Despite Sunday’s loss to the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the playoff’s opening round, several major names from the team’s surprising run have already publicly campaigned for a return. Backup point guard Jeremy Lin leads the way, as he campaigned with Rod Boone of the Charlotte Observer for a long-term deal: Jeremy Lin said...
Via The Sports Daily
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Hornets purple shirt guy says he did not lose Game 6 for Charlotte

The man that the internet has dubbed “purple shirt guy” was widely blamed for riling up Dwyane Wade, and costing the Charlotte Hornets Game 6 on Friday night in the process. Purple shirt guy, whose real name is Michael Deason, has been a Hornets season-ticket holder for seven years, and he denies that he had any role in losing the game for Charlotte. “No, I didn’t lose the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade, like wife Gabrielle Union, rips NBA's two-minute reports

Dwyane Wade on Friday criticized the NBA for its use of the Officiating Last Two Minute Report, calling the practice “pointless.” Instead, the Miami Heat superstar suggests it would be a better option for the league implement a system where the entire game is reviewed. “It does nothing for us or for any other team,” Wade said of a win-or-go-home Game 6 showdown with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan issues statement on controversial N.C. law

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan on Tuesday issued a statement on behalf of the organization in opposition of the controversial North Carolina law known as HB2. “As my organization has stated previously, the Charlotte Hornets and Hornets Sports & Entertainment are opposed to discrimination in any form, and we have always sought to provide an inclusive environment,”...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

How the Hornets have come back against the Heat

When you're down 0-2, it will always make sense to go with your strength as a team, and sometimes that means zigging while your opponent is zagging. That was the story line heading in to Charlotte's two-game home stand, with Nic Batum ruled out for the series after an injury in the previous game. Without Batum, the Hornets are barren of wing depth, and it looked like the series was...
Via RealGM - NBA
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Roy Williams Re-Unites With Tyler Hansbrough Before Tonight’s Playoff Game

The Charlotte Hornets are hosting the Miami Heat tonight in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first round playoff series. The Hornets need the win to tie the series up at 2-2. Before tip, UNC head coach Roy Williams met up with his former star, Tyler Hansbrough, a bench player for Charlotte. It looked just like old times on the bench in Chapel Hill.  Tarheels and a pregame pep...
Via College Spun
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marvin Williams goes BEAST with this two handed slam

When Charlotte's Jeremy Lin fed Marvin Williams for two against Miami Saturday, we're sure he didn't anticipate this.... Lin finds the cutting Marvin Williams for the two-hand JAM! #NBAVine https://t.co/8E9kedt2fZ — NBA (@NBA) April 23, 2016 And what did Hornets honcho Michael Jordan think of the play? Well, we're not sure judging by this look, but you decide.  His Airness...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets face 2-0 series deficit after Games 1 and 2

Unable to hit 3-point shots, the Hornets find themselves down 2-0 against the Miami Heat in a series that has largely been one-sided Game 1 recap: The Heat won easily, 123-91, scoring 41 points in the 1st quarter and running away with the game from there. The Hornets never lead, and allowed 56 points in the paint.  Coming in as the best defensive rebounding team in the league...
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April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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