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While Golden State and San Antonio keep winning at a record pace in the Western Conference, the surprising Charlotte Hornets have been the East's top team since the end of January. Kemba Walker is playing a leading role for the Hornets, who hope to continue their climb by winning for the 16th time in 19 games Saturday night against the road-weary Denver Nuggets. The Warriors have...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

What's Been Working Lately for the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have been playing exceptional basketball as of late, and they are showing no signs of slowing down. The team has won 17 out of their last 21 games and holds a net rating of +8.8 during that stretch. Additionally, during that span, only the 58-10 San Antonio Spurs have had a better net rating, per NBA.com. Hornets coach Steve Clifford is very pleased by the way...
Via The Sports Quotient
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justise Winslow receives glowing compliment from his opponent

Charlotte Hornets wing Nicolas Batum is sort of like a French Terminator. He's not particularly strong, can't travel through time and doesn't murder people. But he's highly versatile, hugely resourceful and never stops attacking his target. Batum is an offensive threat to score or assist a basket at all times. He can handle the ball, see over defenders, pass, shoot, cut and screen...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Which lottery team from last season has surprised you the most?

Our writers took at look at which of last season’s lottery teams have done better, and worse, than expected. Each season, a few teams do better or worse than expected. Teams that do surprisingly well often come out as feel good stories, particularly when those teams haven’t known a lot of success in the past. For the disappointing teams, many tend to look at them as the continuation...
Via The Lottery Mafia
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker does incredible crossover on Goran Dragic

As you probably know by now, there are plenty of talented point guards in the association these days and one of them happens to be Charlotte’s Kemba Walker. Tonight, the Hornets traveled to Miami to face off the Heat and in the second quarter, Walker did an incredible crossover move on Goran Dragic for a three-pointer: Kemba Walker, everybody! *** Walker Incredible Crossover...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets close strong homestand with 107-99 win over Magic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Marvin Williams and Nicolas Batum each scored 26 points, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Orlando Magic 107-99 on Wednesday night to finish their homestand with a 6-1 record. Williams added nine rebounds and four 3-pointers, while Batum had nine assists and seven rebounds for the Hornets, who have won 14 of their last 17. Cody Zeller had his fourth double...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Parsons, Mavs end Hornets' 7-game win streak, 107-96

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Chandler Parsons had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks snapped the Charlotte Hornets' season-high, seven-game winning streak with a 107-96 victory Monday night. Dirk Nowitzki added 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Mavericks, who moved back above .500 after losing five straight games. Deron Williams chipped in with 15 points. Kemba Walker...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker And His Newfound Space

The breakout year of Kemba Walker has not coincidentally coincided with a new offensive style for the Charlotte Hornets. Following a disappointing season in which the Hornets missed the playoffs, the front office revamped the roster with a plethora of three-point shooters. The result has been very pleasing for both the on-court product and the progression of their star point guard...
Via RealGM - NBA
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Beat Pelicans, 122 – 113

I want to tell you all about how the Hornets blew the Pelicans off of the court, but I can’t.  You’d think that if I told you that the Hornets scored 71 points in the first half of the game; you’d still think that I was going to go into this amazing story about how incredible the Hornets played, and how the Pelicans didn’t have a chance.  Yeah, I can’t do that either...
Via Trade Street Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Top T-Wolves; 4th Win in a Row

Man it feels good to be a Hornets fan!  I can remember a time when I was writing game recaps for the Bobcats, and we would be excited if we were able to create a win streak of 2 games.  Now, we are amidst a 4-game win streak, having knocked off the Minnesota Timberwolves in what, according to the win-loss total, should have been a breeze.  Unfortunately, the Hornets had to really...
Via Trade Street Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets bring back 'Double Dare' at halftime for 'Nick Nite' nostalgia fest

The Charlotte Hornets hosted a blast-from-the-past "Nick Nite" on Tuesday and initially we didn't realize the extent of their commitment to Nickelodeon nostalgia.The team made some pretty sweet "Rugrats"-themed gear, brought actual Rugrats characters into the arena and slimed a bunch of fans.Most importantly, the Hornets set up a legit "Double Dare" course at halftime. Slow clap...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hornets’ Nickelodeon Night even had a ‘Double Dare’ obstacle course

The Charlotte Hornets held a 90s Nickelodeon-themed night for the team’s game against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Arena, and they went all out with it. Kel Mitchell (All That, Kenan & Kel) was the night’s host, and at halftime they even had a Double Dare contest, complete with the obstacle course! And yes, they even had people getting slimed. It was...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin rips Chris Rock, Oscars over questionable joke

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin took to social media on Monday to slam both Chris Rock and the Oscars for what arguably could be called a tone-deaf bit that involved stereotyping Asians. The Academy Awards of course were broadcast under a cloud of controversy involving the absence of people of color among the nominees, something Rock admirably and amusingly confronted in his...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Charlotte Hornets contend in the East?

The Charlotte Hornets are currently third in the Southeast division and seventh in the eastern conference. The franchise doesn’t have any titles: league, conference, or divisional. The team has been to the playoffs nine times and made it to the conference semifinals four times. This year the Hornets have greatly improved from last season. The team is third in the Southeast division...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets unveil plans for amazing new scoreboard

The Charlotte Hornets unveiled plans for a new scoreboard on Wednesday. This isn’t your average scoreboard, however. This is something that was immediately met with praise and excitement around the social media world. The new, one-of-a-kind scoreboard at Time Warner Cable Arena will be the largest scoreboard in the NBA. It comes complete with a honeycomb and hornet wing design...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The new Charlotte Hornets scoreboard looks incredible

The Charlotte Hornets are currently 7th in the Eastern Conference, but the announcement and renderings of their new scoreboard might have some fans looking past a potential playoff appearance and towards next season already. Check out the new Hornets center-hung scoreboard, which will be one of the biggest in the @NBA! pic.twitter.com/cTUnmd6EFT — Charlotte Hornets (@hornets...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Unveil Plans for Awesome New 'Hive' Scoreboard

Gargantuan scoreboards and video screens are the hot new trend in arena design, and the Charlotte Hornets are getting in on the action. The team has unveiled plans to construct a new scoreboard at Time Warner Cable Arena this July, which will take the form of a gigantic hive hung above center court. [caption id="attachment_237131" align="aligncenter" width="654"] Photo via Hornets...
Via Stack
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Is Nicolas Batum's All Star Appearance?

The former Portland Trail Blazer, who was traded for young big man Noah Vonleh in a blow up move by the Blazers, Nicolas Batum came to the Charlotte Hornets with a great track record of being perennially underrated. And while dragging the Hornets to around .500 with Kemba Walker breaking out (finally), Batum should have been recognized for his All-Star caliber season. A supposedly...
Via The Sports Quotient
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Has Passed – Hornets Performance is Safe but Effective

So our Charlotte Hornets have gone past another trade deadline, and for some, they are upset.  They wanted Al Jefferson out of Charlotte.  From his first season here, to this season where we haven’t seen him any, I can understand why folks have felt this way.  I wanted him gone last year.  That was not smiled upon by many, but here we are at mid-season, in the last year of...
Via Trade Street Post
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets to host Nickelodeon-themed night on March 1

The Charlotte Hornets are jumping on the nostalgia train. On Thursday, the team announced it will be holding a Nickelodeon-themed night, and they’re pulling off all the stops to make sure you get all the 90s vibes you can, including having Kel Mitchel from Keenan & Kel co-host the event. AWWWW HERE IT GOES! #TheSplat is coming for #HornetsNickNight! Check it out: https:...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets decline Hornets offer for Dwight Howard

The Houston Rockets are trying to move Dwight Howard at the NBA trade deadline, but the team didn’t budge on an offer from the Charlotte Hornets. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Charlotte to send Al Jefferson and Spencer Hawes to Houston. Houston Rockets turned down Charlotte's offer of Al Jefferson & Spencer Hawes for Dwight Howard, according to...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The merits of trading Blake Griffin to the Hornets

At 23-25, the Charlotte Hornets are currently on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff race. No matter how this season turns out for the Hornets-- be it a lottery trip or postseason appearance -- the team will still be firmly considered second-class citizens in the East as the summer approaches. That's what happens for a team with no superstar, no prized prospect and a few...
Via RealGM - NBA
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist cleared for full-contact practice

And at long last, they finally heard rejoicing in the city of Charlotte once again. Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been cleared to return to full-contact practice, the team announced in a release on Tuesday. INJURY UPDATE: @MKG14 has officially been cleared for full-contact practice Full release: https://t.co/Zv6KkyOnSU pic.twitter.com/yl2bqHoPHG — Charlotte Hornets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Should the Hornets consider dealing Nicolas Batum?

Charlotte’s strong start to the season was powered by the unexpected. This was supposed to be an antiquated, three-point-fearing squad not cut out for the NBA. The Jeremys, Lamb and Lin, were depth additions, brought in with little fanfare or expectations. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s injury was supposed to crush the team’s defensive potential and send the franchise on a lottery...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson undergoes successful surgery on torn right meniscus

On the fringe of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Charlotte Hornets are now facing the possibility of life without starting center Al Jefferson until at least February. The 30-year-old Jefferson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday to repair a lateral meniscus tear, the team announced in a release. His recovery is expected to take about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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