Hornets' Nicolas Batum: We got better in the offseason

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) When Nicolas Batum was asked for his input on the Charlotte Hornets potentially trading for guard Marco Belinelli, his response was swift and definitive. ''Do it right now,'' Batum excitedly told his head coach Steve Clifford. Batum believes that with the addition of Belinelli, center Roy Hibbert and guard Ramon Sessions - along with the return of Michael...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford not sure if Zeller or Hibbert will start

Hornets head coach Steve Clifford named four of the team’s five starters today and indicated that he wasn’t sure who’d start center. Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford told media that Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Marvin Williams would start on opening night next month. If you’re counting, that’s only four of five starters. What gives...
Via At The Hive
5 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets: Five Bold Predictions For the 2016-17 Season

After a breakout surprising breakout season for the Charlotte Hornets last year, here are five bold predictions for the 2016-17 season. The Charlotte Hornets had a busy offseason this summer and with the regular season drawing closer, it is time to look ahead and make some predictions. They were the most shocking team last year […] Charlotte Hornets: Five Bold Predictions For the...
Via Swarm & Sting
6 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets: What Can We Expect From Kemba Walker in the 2016-17 Season?

With a breakout season in 2015-16, Kemba Walker vaulted into the top floor generals in the league. What can the Charlotte Hornets expect in the 2016-17 season? Kemba Walker was an absolute monster in college. In his junior and final season with UCONN(2011), he won both the Lute Olsen and Bob Cousy awards. Walker also […] Charlotte Hornets: What Can We Expect From Kemba Walker in...
Via Swarm & Sting
7 hours ago

Locked on Hornets: Be gone, offseason!

The 2016-17 Charlotte Hornets season is upon us and we couldn’t be happier. Probably not as happy as MKG though. It’s Hornets’ media day and training camp week! While we enjoyed previewing each depth chart position and profiling teams you should watch out for in the Eastern Conference, nothing beats hearing from players and coaches on how they think this season will play...
Via At The Hive
8 hours ago

Christian Wood is the Charlotte Hornets Most Unpredictable Player

Most players have an expected role for the Charlotte Hornets entering the 2016-17 season but Christian Wood is the team’s most unpredictable player this year. As the 2016-17 regular season draws closer, most of the players on the Charlotte Hornets‘ roster have loosely defined roles. A few have questions surrounding them but none bigger than the […] Christian Wood is the Charlotte...
Via Swarm & Sting
2 days ago

Charlotte Hornets: Realistic Expectations For The 2016-2017 Season

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce a new writer to the TSP family and to all of the Hornets’ faithful fans that visit our site.  Please join me in welcoming Brian McGuire.  I am having to post his first article as we are having a little maintenance on the site, and adding new writers to the group has become a bit of a challenge.  Without further ado…read on!  ...
Via Trade Street Post
3 days ago

Charlotte Hornets team store looted amid protests

Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina after police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott. Police claim that Scott had a gun, while his family attests that he was simply holding a book. The Charlotte Hornets team store was looted during the protests that were taking place in Charlotte as a result of yet another police shooting. Hornets team store at arena looted #wcnc #KeithScott...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Future: Charlotte Hornets

There is a feeling that arrives, when a great player gets the ball in crunch time. It's like being turned around on a crowded street corner-your phone is dead; you're trying to navigate a thicket of double-wide tourists and grouchy locals-and spotting a familiar landmark amidst the throng. All of a sudden you know where you are. Steph Curry is pulling up from 26 feet, just as his...
Via RealGM - NBA
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets' New Scoreboard Has a Hive And it Looks Amazing

At the start of last season, the Charlotte Hornets were universally lauded for their new Spectrum Center court, which featured a honeycomb pattern much like an actual hornet's nest. Ahead of the 2016-2017 season, the Hornets are taking their insect theme up another notch. SO. BEAUTIFUL. Here's the brand new #HornetsScoreboard in all its glory!!! pic.twitter.com/guta6rWJQA ...
Via Stack
17 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick in the history of the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets joined the NBA in 1988 as an expansion team and rose to popularity with their flashy style. Their early struggles lead to some impressive first-round draft picks, but the team never really hit much of a competitive stride. It moved to New Orleans in 2002, and a new expansion team emerged in Charlotte two years later. Following New Orleans' decision to be renamed...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker is the 39th Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season, regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Why He’s Great: Kemba Walker has been miscast as a point guard for his entire...
Via The Sports Post
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum is the 47th Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season, regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Why He’s Great: Nicolas Batum is the perfect role player. If you were building...
Via The Sports Post
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker: Jeremy Lin deserves to be a starter

One guy who’s happy to see Jeremy Lin get his chance to run the show in Brooklyn is former Hornets teammate Kemba Walker. In an interview with Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer published on Thursday, Walker heaped praise on his ex-backup, saying that he deserves his opportunity to start. “I hate to see him go, but at the same time I’m definitely happy for him,” Walker...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Hornets co-owner blasts NBA, city for taking away All-Star Game

Reaction around the world of sports and the greater world beyond has been almost unanimously positive about the NBA’s decision to take the All-Star Game out of Charlotte in response to North Carolina’s shamefully bigoted HB2 law. The Hornets’ chairman, Michael Jordan, issued this statement in response to the move: Statement from Hornets owner Michael Jordan on the league...
Via The Comeback
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte over HB2

The NBA announced on Thursday that it will move the 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina. It’s a decision that’s been a long time coming, and has set up widespread debate around the basketball world. Based solely on a North Carolina law that discriminates against the LGBT community — primarily the transgender population — the NBA released a statement explaining its decision...
Via Sportsnaut
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NBA pulls 2017 All-Star weekend from Charlotte

House Bill 2, a controversial law that says transgender people must use the bathroom appropriate to their gender listed on their birth certificates, has caused a ton of trouble in the state of North Carolina. It looks like it has affected Charlotte in a big way as the NBA has announced they would pull the 2017 All-Star weekend from the state. The league had been considering moving...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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