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HORNETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Are the Hornets after this European star?

The Charlotte Hornets are on a seven-game losing streak, and free-falling out of the Eastern Conference's surprisingly competitive playoff picture. So, needing to spice things up a bit, here's a report that Charlotte may be interested in Vangelis Mantzaris, a sweet-shooting guard from Greece. Here's more, courtesy of the greek site SDNA and Sportando:Mantzaris is 25 years old...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Linsanity Wax Illustrastion

Jeremy Lin has been sporting a new hairdo with the Charlotte Hornets, that’s been getting buzz all over the Internet and league. His secret? Linsanity Wax. Illustrated Hyperthree Ye from China. The post Jeremy Lin Linsanity Wax Illustrastion appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Hits Cole Aldrich with a Mean Cross-Over

Jeremy Lin and the Charlotte Hornets fell to the red-hot Clippers, but not before Lin had a chance to break the ankles of Cole Alrich with a mean crossover. Lin finished the night with 26 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists on the night, in his sixth start this season. “At this point, we are just trying to get a win,” Lin said. “But I would say today that we played harder and...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets-Nuggets Preview

The Charlotte Hornets' troubles on the road date to last season. Missing Nicolas Batum certainly isn't helping. With Batum's status uncertain again, the Hornets head into the finale of this trip looking to snap their seven-game road losing streak Sunday night against the struggling Denver Nuggets. Charlotte (17-19) has lost 22 of its last 27 games on the road, giving up an average...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Has Lost Its Sting

Or maybe, the Hornets have been stung by some bad luck. The injuries have piled up in North Carolina, and so have the losses. Charlotte head coach Steve Clifford will be forced to dig deep into his available roster to find something that works, or face the possibility of missing the playoffs. We’ve still got a long way to go. All-Star Weekend is still a good month or so away...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries have crippled the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets can't buy a win right now. They're 2-8 over their last 10 games and if the season ended today they wouldn't make the playoffs.It's easy to blame their difficult schedule for the struggle—the Hornets have lost to the Warriors, Thunder and Raptors in three of their last four games—but it's even easier to blame poor health. Here's a closer look at what's going...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Southeast Divisional Power Rankings

5. Charlotte Hornets The Hornets currently rank as the fourth team in the Southeast divisions.  While the Hornets have gotten good plays from their guards this season, the injury to Al Jefferson which will keep him out for about two months is a major blow to this team’s frontcourt. Frank Kaminsky and Cody Zeller are going to get the majority of minutes at power forward and...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dell and Stephen Curry star in old Burger King commercial

There are some things in life that are better than pretty much everything else. This is one of those things. It aired during the Golden State Warriors game against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday: Dell Curry "& Son" in a Burger King commercial. Wow. pic.twitter.com/kApBsptCJA — BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) January 5, 2016   Yes, that’s then Charlotte Hornets...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Charlotte Hornets finally losing steam?

The Charlotte Hornets were one of many surprising teams in the Eastern Conference to begin the season. After an offseason trade that brought Nicolas Batum to North Carolina, it seemed like the Hornets had figured out what went wrong in 2014-2015 and looked to return to the playoffs. Since December 12, however, the Hornets have gone from a good team to an average team, which is not...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant scores 29 points, Thunder beat Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook got a major boost from the Oklahoma City bench Saturday night. Durant had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and Westbrook added 16 points for the Thunder in their 109-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Oklahoma City held off Charlotte's third-quarter rally in winning its fourth straight game -- and 10th in a row against the...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte's backcourt battles for one All-Star spot

The Charlotte Hornets might have the NBA's most underrated duo. Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum are both having career years, and you can make a case for either to punch his first ticket to All-Star Weekend.But only one (or neither) gets to go. Who should it be? Here's SB Nation's At the Hive with a closer look:Most of Batum's per game numbers took a dive over Charlotte's past 10...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Hornets fans said, 12/23

Summary:Despite a field goal drought that last over seven minutes in the second quarter, the Celtics were able to pick up their shooting and get a 102-89 win over the Charlotte Hornets tonight. The C's had five players score in double figures and Kelly Olynyk broke the Internet with his thunderous put-back dunk in the their quarter. The Hornets made a run in the fourth to cut the...
Via Celtics Life
19 days ago  |  Discuss

How to beat… The Charlotte Hornets

Well, don’t we all feel better about our beloved Celtics after they whipped off a Gino Time win against the Wolves. The up-and-down Celtics are up again… and if they want to stay up, they have to beat the Hornets again. Here’s how they’ll do it this time. 1: Defend the 3! The Hornets are 3rd in the league in 3’s attempted per game (29). They took 35 of them against Boston...
Via Red's Army
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Jeremy Lin and Linsanity making a comeback???

Three and a half years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Jeremy Lin was the most talked about athlete in the world.  Lin’s shooting star of a winter breaking into the starting lineup of the New York Knicks was one of the more surreal stories in recent sports history.  After being considered to be a backup fringe player, Lin entered the starting lineup and Linsanity was born....
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Brown: I could fix the 76ers in five minutes

If former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown had his way, he and franchise legend Allen Iverson would help turn around the organization — and Brown thinks he could do it today. Jon Marks of Sheridan Hoops notes Brown said he’d only need five minutes to turn around Philadelphia, who should reach out to its best player of the recent generation. “I’m sick of what’s...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets have reinvented themselves as NBA Eastern Conference contenders

When the Charlotte Hornets lost Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for the year to a separated shoulder, their season seemed over before it even had the chance to begin. Gone was their best defender and one of their best overall players. Without him, the Hornets appeared doomed to dwell in misery once more, the playoffs just as far from their reach as it was last season. Yet, as we approach...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Suspended Five Games For Violating NBA’s Anti-Drug Program

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets will be without Al Jefferson for an additional five games once he returns from a leg injury after the veteran center was suspended without pay for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Jefferson is currently out with a strained left calf and can’t begin serving the five-game suspension until...
Via NESN.com
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson suspended 5 games for violating NBA’s drug policy

Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson has been suspended five games by the NBA, for violating the terms of the league’s anti-drug program. Jefferson is currently dealing with a calf injury that has kept him out of action over the last week, and could keep him out for multiple more weeks. The suspension won’t kick in until Jefferson’s “eligible and physically able to play”...
Via The Comeback
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Night for GodZeller; Hornets Beat Pistons 104 – 84

Ever since it was announced that Al Jefferson was going to miss 2-3 weeks, the alarms were sounded and the big question was who would fill the void left by Jefferson’s absence.  Initially, the answer was simply “Center by Committee”.  As the games have passed by, a different answer has rung clear.  Cody Zeller could very well be the Center of the future for the Charlotte...
Via Trade Street Post
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina fan Curry: Warriors will lose before Panthers

Stephen Curry spent much of his formative years growing up in North Carolina while his NBA-playing father starred with the Charlotte Hornets. So it comes as little surprise that Curry is a huge fan of the Carolina Panthers, who like his Golden State Warriors, remain undefeated in their regular-season campaigns. And Curry hopes his beloved Panthers (11-0) don't suffer their...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams: ‘I wouldn’t start me either’

    Michael Carter-Williams has been a Herculean nightmare as the starting point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks this season, and nobody can deny it. Not even Carter-Williams himself. After being benched by head coach Jason Kidd in favor of Jerryd Bayless for Sunday’s 87-82 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, the former Rookie of the Year expressed his agreement with the decision...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Newton dances at Hornets game, J.R. Smith trolls him

    Cam Newton made an appearance at the Charlotte Hornets game on Friday night and treated the crowd to some dancing. Newton was seated courtside, and the Panthers star put his moves on for the crowd. @DustinPhifer pic.twitter.com/8GnhwU5z2I — Daniel Guy (@danny_g13) November 28, 2015   J.R. Smith noticed, and he unleashed Newton’s famous Superman celebration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Will The Hornets' Off-season Acquisitions Produce Playoff Run?

The Hornets Off-Season Acquisitions Will Be The Driving Force For A Playoff RunWhat kind of impact will these acquisitions have?The Charlotte Hornets are no longer the team that struggled heavily to find scoring options in their first season as the "reborn" Hornets. Last season, Charlotte was ranked 28th in points produced per 100 possessions. This year, they have evolved into...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets: The NBA's Most Improved Offense

When Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford decides to make a change, he does not mess around. In Clifford's first year at the helm of the (then) Bobcats, he transformed a defense that ranked 29th overall in points allowed into a top-five defense. This year, Coach Clifford has shifted his focus to the team's offense, and the results have been demonstrative.When defensive stud...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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