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Who cracks Charlotte's all-time starting five?

The Charlotte Hornets have not been around as long as most NBA teams, officially forming 25 seasons ago. They've only made the playoffs nine times and have yet to win a title. But that doesn't mean some great player haven't worn a Hornets jersey.Here's a look at the team's all-time starting five, courtesy of Today's Fastbreak. Coming in at point guard is Baron Davis, which is interesting...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason review: Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets fell back last year after a playoff run the prior season. Injuries to Al Jefferson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Kemba Walker, among others, and the ill-fated signing of Lance Stephenson were all contributors to the tough season. Gerald Henderson was forced to carry the offense for large chunks of the campaign. That isn't ideal for a team with playoff aspirations...
Via RealGM - NBA
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Guaranteed, Non-guaranteed, & Partial-Guaranteed Contracts; Hornets Additions and Where They Stand

Is anyone else as confused as I am about the team additions and the contracts that we keep hearing about?  It can all get pretty confusing at times.  First was Aaron Harrison being signed after Summer League ended in Orlando.  I heard first that the contract was non-guaranteed, and then I heard Rick Bonnell say that it was partial-guaranteed.  Let me define what these terms mean...
Via Trade Street Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nice little Saturday: Frank Kaminsky delivers 'Old School' lines by 'Frank the Tank'

Frank "The Tank" Kaminsky has really embraced his nickname from the classic 2003 comedy "Old School" starring Will Ferrell as the hysterical, bumbling Frank "The Tank" Ricard. A thespian Kaminsky is not but at CBS Sports' urging, the Charlotte Hornets rookie made a good effort at some of Frank the Tank's best lines. Check it out with bonus Sam Dekker as the mulletted, tranquilizer...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Explains Dota Heroes with Real Life Examples

Charlotte Hornets point guard and noted gamer Jeremy Lin, explains what a Dota 2 heroes would look like in real life with a little help from his friends. Please note, no children were harmed in the making of this video, probably. The post Jeremy Lin Explains Dota Heroes with Real Life Examples appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb; Batman and Robin Together Again

So what’s with the Batman and Robin title?  There was an article on Bleacher Report that referred to the 2 in college as such because it seemed like Lamb was always there to help Walker when he was struggling to carry the team.  Bobcats/Hornets fans understand Kemba and the Batman comparison.  Many times, Kemba has taken over games when he had to.  He has never been afraid...
Via Trade Street Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How can the Charlotte Hornets take advantage of Jeremy Lin?

Charlotte Hornets backup point guard Jeremy Lin has strengths and weaknesses, just like everybody else. Lin can't space the floor like some of the league's elite primary ball-handlers, but one of the best parts of his game is the ability to attack the rim and finish at the basket. Here's a closer look at how Lin can help (and hurt) the Hornets next season, according to SB Nation...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets 2015 Offseason Grade

After the Lance Stephenson experiment went south, the Hornets opted for a new kind of crazy, bringing the Linsanity back to the East coast along with Frank the Tank and Tyler Hansbrough. In Jeremy Lin – two years, $4.3 million Aaron Harrison – two years, $1.39 million Tyler Hansbrough – one year, estimated $1.19 million Elliot Williams – one year, $1.02 million Spencer Hawes...
Via The Lottery Mafia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker & Jeremy Lin; Charlotte Hornets’ New 1-2 Punch at Point Guard

Hello again Hornets fans.  Is it crazy that I was most excited about Jeremy Lin as our free agent signings began?  It wasn’t the trade for Batum or moving Lance to the Clippers.  It wasn’t juggling Matt Barnes to the Grizzlies for Luke Ridnour for Jeremy Lamb either.  It was truly Jeremy Lin.  I was always intrigued by the guy.  Anyone who watched him in New York or even...
Via Trade Street Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum hilariously shoots down Raptors rumors on Twitter

Charlotte Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum has yet to play in a single game for his new team and already rumors of his departure are running rampant. Batum, who was acquired from the Portland Trail Blazers in late June in exchange for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh, is widely suggested to have interest in joining the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Honing His Game, Hoping To Make Hornets

Aaron Harrison is yet another player on whom Charlotte has chosen to take a chance during a transformational summer. Aaron Harrison, the six-foot, six-inch guard from Kentucky, was among the top high-school recruits a couple of years ago before watching six of his teammates have their names called on draft-day. Despite Harrison’s reputation for being a knock-down outside shooter...
Via The Lottery Mafia
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Toronto Raptors' Bismack Biyombo pickup

The Toronto Raptors have been very busy this offseason in regards to free agency.  A team that desperately needed defense, the Raptors have gone out and attempted to fix the problem by bringing in some quality defenders at all three areas, from the guards, to the wings, to the bigs.  While their offense may take a step backward, their defense will almost certainly be much improved...
Via isportsweb.com
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Photo: Kentucky G Aaron Harrison Officially Inked His NBA Contract Today

Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison was not chosen in this year’s NBA Draft, but that did not stop him from earning a two-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets over the weekend.  He officially signed his tender today in Las Vegas and commemorated the occasion on Instagram.   So blessed to sign with the @hornets today in Las Vegas! A day I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid...
Via College Spun
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs officially sign Mo Williams

Mo Williams is officially a Cleveland Cavalier again. On Friday Williams signed his contract, officially bringing him back into the Cavalier fold. Terms of the deal were not revealed per league policy, but Williams’ contract is believed to be a two-year, $4.3 million deal. “We’re very excited to welcome Mo back to Cleveland and we feel he will be a great fit with our team,”...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Merging New Shooters With The Rest Of The Hive

If the three-point shot is both the present and future of the NBA, the last season's performance beyond the arc by the Charlotte Hornets must have meant they were stuck in the past. The Hornets finished a disappointing 14-15 campaign ranked dead last in three-point field goal percentage (31.8) while also finishing just 24th in attempts per game. You don't have to point to much more...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

On Mo Williams, regrets and homecomings

Mo Williams was my first regret. The Cleveland Cavaliers were in the midst of one of the worst single seasons in NBA history and had just allowed Chase Budinger to drop 30 points on them as the Houston Rockets provided Cleveland with its 28th loss in its last 30 games. It was the night of the league’s trade deadline and Williams in street clothes nursing an ankle injury. As I stood...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Williams signs 2-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James proved that you can come home against all sorts of strange odds. That makes the latest bit of Cavaliers news almost pedestrian, but it sure is a lot of fun. Mo Williams appears to be following in James’ footsteps, just one season later as he’s reportedly spurning several other contenders to sign a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers worth $4.3 million. Who...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 06, 2015  |  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...
Via College Spun
July 01, 2015  |  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
June 25, 2015  |  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...
Via NESN.com
June 25, 2015  |  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
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers acquire Lance Stephenson from Hornets

To update a story we covered earlier on Monday, it appears that the Los Angeles Clippers have acquired enigmatic guard Lance Stephenson from the Charlotte Hornets for Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes. Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the two teams sent the trade into the league office on Monday night. Stephenson, 24, averaged 8.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per...
Via Sportsnaut
June 15, 2015  |  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
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA player pleads guilty to manslaughter, gets 23 years

Javaris Crittenton, who played parts of just two seasons in the NBA after the Los Angeles Lakers made him the 19th pick in the 2007 draft, admitted responsibility for his role in the murder of a 22-year-old mother of four. In accepting a plea in the murder case, the Georgia Tech product faces 23 years in prison. The details of this case are about as disturbing as it gets. Crittenton...
Via Sportsnaut
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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