HORNETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Charlotte Hornets’ Newest Acquisition, Marco Belinelli, Suffers a Broken Jaw in Europe

Charlotte Hornets’ recently acquired shooting guard, Marco Belinelli, suffered a broken jaw during Italy’s exhibition game against Canada in Europe. The Charlotte Hornets recently made a trade just before the 2016 NBA Draft to acquire Marco Belinelli from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for the 22nd overall pick. Belinelli has now suffered an injury during […] Charlotte Hornets’...
Via Swarm & Sting
49 minutes ago

Outlining the Charlotte Hornets’ Potential Free Agency Strategies

The first week of July figures to be an intense battle for the front office of the Charlotte Hornets.  Can GM Rich Cho and company keep Charlotte’s recent success going, or will they suffer a major setback? It’s shark week, ladies and gentlemen.  And I’m not just talking about the Discovery Channel.  NBA general managers […] Outlining the Charlotte Hornets’ Potential...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 hour ago

John Brown Will Play with the Charlotte Hornets’ Summer League Team

High Point power forward, John Brown, will play with for the Charlotte Hornets’ summer league team this offseason after going undrafted in the NBA Draft. The Charlotte Hornets’ summer league team is adding more names with the latest being power forward, John Brown, who went undrafted this year coming out of High Point University. (Rick […] John Brown Will Play with the Charlotte...
Via Swarm & Sting
21 hours ago

Marco Belinelli: Charlotte Hornets draft night acquisition

I half-expected to be writing about who the Charlotte Hornets picked at number 22 in the 2016 NBA draft this week. Instead, General Manager Rich Cho, head coach Steve Clifford, and owner Michael Jordan decided to go with a proven NBA veteran over a rookie with their 2016 first round pick. The Hornets traded that pick for Marco Belinelli 30-year-old shooting guard who hails originally...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marco Belinelli is another indication the Charlotte Hornets are looking to win now

By choosing the veteran over the rookie, trading away their 1st round pick shows the Hornets are less concerned about player development, and more concerned with building off of last season. Whether you agree with that depends on your perspective. Attempting to understand why the Charlotte Hornets traded the 22nd pick in the NBA draft to the Sacramento Kings for Marco Belinelli requires...
Via At The Hive
2 days ago

AP Source: Hornets get Belinelli from Kings for No. 22 pick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have acquired shooting guard Marco Belinelli from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for the 22nd pick in the NBA draft. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the trade won't become official until after the NBA's new salary cap season begins on July...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Acquire Marco Belinelli For 22nd Overall Pick

The Charlotte Hornets will acquire to acquire Marco Belinelli from the Sacramento Kings for the 22nd overall pick. The deal can't be completed until after July 1st but the Hornets will select a player at 22 on behalf of the Kings. The Hornets were believed to be shopping the pick earlier in the day to create cap space. The Kings signed Belinelli last offseason to a three-year, $19 million deal.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets looking to trade pick and Jeremy Lamb to create cap space

The Charlotte Hornets are looking ahead to this year's free agency as they enter tonight's NBA Draft. The Charlotte Hornets are once again entering NBA Draft night without a major focus on the draft itself. Per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Hornets are looking to trade their pick along with Jeremy Lamb and/or Spencer Hawes to create cap space to help sign free agents. ...
Via At The Hive
4 days ago

Hornets Offering No. 22 Pick Attached To Jeremy Lamb Or Spencer Hawes

The Charlotte Hornets are offering the 22nd overall pick to any team that takes either Jeremy Lamb or Spencer Hawes into their cap space. Charlotte needs the additional cap space to sign their priority free agents. The Hornets acquired Lamb last offseason from the Oklahoma City Thunder and then signed him to an extension. Hawes was traded to the Hornets last offseason as part of...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Talk Hornets Drafting for 2016

The Charlotte Hornets are currently sitting with the 22nd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.  The rumor mill is in full swing, throwing names in the air that the Hornets should pursue in free agency, in the draft, and/or in trades.  It all boggles my mind.  I dislike that the draft is before free agency begins because I want to see what players we will be able to retain from last season...
Via Trade Street Post
4 days ago

Charlotte Hornets' best and worst draft picks of last 10 years

Breaking down the Charlotte Hornets' best and worst first-round draft picks of the last 10 years.
Via FOX Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: 2017 NBA Champions?

With the Cleveland Cavaliers officially crowned the best professional basketball team in the world, it is time to turn the page to the 2017 NBA season. With that, I will make a bold prediction that the Charlotte Hornets will, in fact, take home the Larry O’Brien trophy in 2017. Why Charlotte? The Hornets showed they can both make it to the playoffs and have the talent to finish...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Having 8 free agent complicates Hornets decisions in draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets aren't sure who they're going to be able to re-sign in free agency, making it difficult for owner Michael Jordan's team to know who they're going to select with the 22nd pick in next week's NBA draft. ''With eight free agents, I don't know what is going to happen,'' general manager Rich Cho said Friday. ''So we're just going to try to...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets free agency update

With the NBA Draft fast approaching, teams are scrambling to assemble their line-ups for next season. The Charlotte Hornets have multiple players whose contracts are set to expire. Here’s an update on a few of the big names and where negotiations currently stand. Jeremy Lin The Charlotte Hornets reliable back-up point guard from last season, Jeremy Lin, has decided to opt out...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin opts out of Hornets contract, will test free agency waters yet again

Jeremy Lin is once again a free agent after declining his one-year player option with the Charlotte Hornets worth $2.2 million. Charlotte G Jeremy Lin will decline $2.2 million player option to explore unrestricted free-agency, league sources inform @clevelanddotcom. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 7, 2016 Lin enjoyed success off the bench with the Hornets last season...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are coming off one of the more successful seasons in franchise history, and certainly the best for this current iteration of the club. Their 48 wins were a 15-game improvement over the previous year and their offense far outpaced last season by improving from 28th in the league to 9th. With younger pieces like Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeremy...
Via RealGM - NBA
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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
May 23, 2016  |  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
May 09, 2016  |  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
May 09, 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 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
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