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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...
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA 2K17 Player Ratings Released For the Charlotte Hornets

The NBA 2K17 player ratings for most of the Charlotte Hornets’ roster has been released and it looks like 2K may have gotten a few things wrong. With one of the most anticipated sports games ready to release on September 20th, more and more player ratings are being released for NBA 2K17. The player ratings […] NBA 2K17 Player Ratings Released For the Charlotte Hornets - Swarm...
Via Swarm & Sting
10 hours ago

The NBA 2k17 player ratings for the Hornets are out, and they don't make a lot of sense

Either 2k Sports didn't watch the Hornets a lot last season, or there's an international conspiracy to keep their ratings low. Next month, 2k Sports will release NBA 2k17, the latest installment of the long running basketball video game series. The games have been quite good for a number of years now, touting new features such as Steph Curry chewing on his mouthpiece (Gerald Wallace...
Via At The Hive
1 day ago

Charlotte Hornets: Jeremy Lamb Needs to Realize His Full Potential

After years of unsuccessful seasons and unrealized potential, Jeremy Lamb has a real shot at becoming a consistent contributor for the Charlotte Hornets. After being a lottery pick by the Houston Rockets in 2012, fans have been waiting for Jeremy Lamb to have a breakout season in the NBA. The former University of Connecticut player […] Charlotte Hornets: Jeremy Lamb Needs to Realize...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 day ago

Charlotte Hornets: Cody Zeller Has Gained 10 Pounds This Offseason

Charlotte Hornets’ big man, Cody Zeller, is said to have added 10 pounds this summer as he prepares to be the starting center this season. In a recent interview, Cody Zeller said that he has “gained 10 pounds since the end of the season.” (hornets.com) The added weight/muscle is an advantage for Cody as he enters the season […] Charlotte Hornets: Cody Zeller Has Gained...
Via Swarm & Sting
2 days ago

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
3 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
11 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets name Noel Gillespie their D-League coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets announced that Noel Gillespie has been named coach of their new NBA Developmental League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. Gillespie has more than 14 years of NBA experience, including the last six as a full-time assistant coach. His hiring was announced Monday. Gillespie spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Denver...
Via Associated Press
July 25, 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

Report: Nike joins fight against NC transgender bathroom law

Sports gear giant Nike is reportedly joining a group of 68 major U.S. companies attempting to block North Carolina’s controversial transgender bathroom law. The law, House Bill 2, requires transgender people to use bathrooms marked with their gender, rather than the gender they associate with — something that has stirred up plenty of discussion on both sides of the issue. ...
Via Sportsnaut
July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Nic Batum headliner as Charlotte Hornets make most of free agency

Nic Batum the headliner as Charlotte Hornets make most of free agency
Via FOX Sports South
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Marvin Williams Re-Signs With Hornets

Marvin Williams backdoored his way into a highly productive NBA career after long playing under the specter of being drafted ahead of Deron Williams and Chris Paul for a Hawks' team that needed a point guard. Williams' productivity and versatility over the past two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets was rewarded with a four-year, $54.5 million deal. The late career surge of Williams...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Courtney Lee Signs $50M Deal With Knicks

Courtney Lee has always seemed like an ideal complementary shooting guard with his stable all-around game, yet he's been traded five times in his career and has never last more than two seasons with any single team. Lee has always been desired by others just a little bit more than he's been needed by his incumbent teams to not include to make trades materialize. Lee presumably has...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Pacers sign Al Jefferson to three-year, $30 million deal

The Indiana Pacers are apparently hell-bent on improving a roster that needed to see upgrades in order for the team to contend in the Eastern Conference. After acquiring former All-Star Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks earlier in the summer, the Pacers have reportedly signed free-agent big man Al Jefferson to a three-year, $30 million contract. Jefferson, 31, is coming off an...
Via Sportsnaut
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jarrett Jack seemingly laughs at Jeremy Lin signing with Nets

The Brooklyn Nets signed free agent point guard Jeremy Lin to a three-year deal on Friday, less than 24 hours after waiving veteran point guard Jarrett Jack. It would appear that Jack found the roster moves to be hilarious. Shortly after Lin announced on Twitter that he is now a Net, Jack tweeted the following: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah — JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nicolas Batum signs max deal with Hornets

Charlotte Hornets management indicated Nicolas Batum was its “No. 1 priority” this offseason, and while the Hornets may have overpaid for him, it looks like they got their guy. Batum looks to be a max player now, as the Hornets reportedly offered the French shooting guard a five-year, $120 million deal to remain with the team. EXCLUSIVE Nic Batum Is coming back to the...
Via The Sports Daily
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Courtney Lee, Knicks working towards deal

Shooting guard Courtney Lee is the New York Knicks’ top free agent target, and it sounds like the two sides are working towards an agreement. The Verticals Shams Charania reports that Lee and the Knicks are meeting to finalize a deal on Friday morning. However, Charania's colleague Adrian Wojnarowski says the Knicks are talking with Eric Gordon and have made him their top target...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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