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Jefferson, Hornets look for another post-All-Star break tear

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Al Jefferson is confident he has another strong finish left in him that'll help propel the Charlotte Hornets back into the postseason. ''I have to,'' the 6-foot-10 center said Wednesday as the team returned to practice. Jefferson averaged 24.4 points and 11.6 rebounds after the All-Star break last season, helping Charlotte close the season 16-9 and earn the...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA’s best small forwards

6. Gordon HaywardThe Charlotte Hornets almost stole Hayward away in restricted free agency this past summer. If they had, they’d be a much...
Via Athlon Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five key questions facing Hornets after All-Star break

Despite all the injuries and a woeful offense, the Charlotte Hornets find themselves in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race thanks to great defense and coaching. Here are five questions the team faces heading into the second half of the season: 1. Will Charlotte sustain any more injuries? Even before the season started, the Hornets dealt with injuries to key people like...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson: High Risk, High Return, But No Takers?

High risk, high return described Lance Stephenson when he was with the Pacers, it describes him now and after a rough start with his new team, the Charlotte Hornets are having trouble finding another team to take the 24-year-old guard off their hands. But, somewhere, some team could do a lot worse than take a chance on Stephenson.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets look to hit the reset button after halftime

The self proclaimed Buzz City has definitely lived up to the name.  The franchise has been re-branded meshing a little bit of old with a little bit of new, and what a roller coaster ride it has been. Notice my careful choice of words in my title, “Charlotte Hornets look to hit the reset button after halftime”.  We can look at this a couple of ways.  The Hornets are entering...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Importance Of Veterans On A Young Roster

The Charlotte Hornets are a very young team, and typically with young teams, the experience it has can hurt when it comes down to crunch time late in the postseason. Young teams, while able to have success, often look to veteran players who, while not crucial to play on the court, are invaluable in mentoring roles. The Hornets are one such team. Veteran forward, Jason Maxiell is...
Via Trade Street Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets trade rumors: the Lance Stephenson dilemma

Coming into the NBA season, the Charlotte Hornets had their fans in high hopes for the first time in ages.  Charlotte aggressively made acquisitions last summer to build off of last year’s playoff appearance, the organization’s first since the 2009-2010 season.  Despite their efforts the Hornets find themselves sitting with a record of 22-30, fighting to keep their position...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Says It’d Be “Blessing” To Play For Nets

The Charlotte Hornets are trying hard to unload Lance Stephenson after signing him to a three-year deal this summer. Stephenson has been linked to the Brooklyn Nets for weeks now — with sources saying a deal is unlikely before the deadline. Stephenson is doing his part to make a trade happen — going on record as saying “it would be a blessing to play in Brooklyn.” Returning...
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Mo Williams and Troy Daniels Trade Grade

(January 24, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) Charlotte Hornets: Mo Williams and Troy Daniels Trade Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director Of Content/Hoopstuff… Hornets Receive: Mo Williams, Troy Daniels Hornets Trade: Gary Neal, 2nd round pick The Charlotte Hornets currently have one of the worst offenses in basketball. They rank towards the bottom in...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams Traded To Charlotte Hornets

Mo Williams is heading to Charlotte. The Charlotte Hornets have made a trade to acquire point guard Mo Williams from the Minnesota Timberwolves with starting point guard Kemba Walker currently injured. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the deal sent Williams and Troy Daniels to Charlotte with Minnesota getting Gary Neal and and a second-round draft pick in return. There were...
Via Basketball Bicker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Hornets Acquire Mo Williams, And Troy Daniels

The Charlotte Hornets have acquired guards Mo Williams, and Troy Daniels from the Minnesota Timberwolves for guard Gary Neal, and a 2019 second-round pick per Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. This deal comes just a day after reports indicated talks between the two teams had stalled. Charlotte seemed to be determined to bolster their back-court in the extended absence of Kemba...
Via Trade Street Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire Mo Williams from the Timberwolves

The Charlotte Hornets made a rather solid move on Tuesday in hopes of propelling them to the playoffs this season. Picking talent from a last-place Minnesota Timberwolves squad, the Hornets acquired guards Mo Williams and Troy Daniels from Minnesota in exchange for Gary Neal and a second-round pick (in 2019). Williams—now in his 12th season—was performing at a pretty high level...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire Mo Williams, Troy Daniels from Timberwolves

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports The Charlotte Hornets have acquired Mo Williams, Troy Daniels, along with cash considerations, from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for guard Gary Neal and Miami’s 2019 second-round draft pick. In addition, the Hornets have released Elliot Williams from his 10-day contract. “We are excited to be adding two quality players to our organization...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hill's shot lifts Pacers past Hornets 103-102

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- George Hill's baseline layup with 4.9 seconds left lifted the Indiana Pacers to a come-from-behind 103-102 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night. C.J. Watson had 22 points and David West, Luis Scola and Rodney Stuckey each had 15 as the Pacers came back from 21 points down in the third quarter to get their third straight win. Al Jefferson had 30 points...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist sidelined by hamstring injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets coach Steve Clifford says forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will not play against the Indiana Pacers because of a hamstring injury. Clifford made the announcement prior to Sunday night's game. Kidd-Gilchrist was hurt in Charlotte's 89-81 loss at Philadelphia on Saturday night. Jeffery Taylor will make his first start of the season in place of Kidd-Gilchrist...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford proving to be ideal coaching match for Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford is specifically asked about his coaching prowess and the remarkable job he's done this season in keeping the team together despite all the issues that have circulated, he deflects and gives a non-answer. That's why coaching in Charlotte would seem to be the perfect place for Clifford, who is in his second season at the...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba, And MKG: What They Mean To The Hornets

Kemba Walker, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are each integral parts of the Charlotte Hornets, but each is crucial in a very different way. Kemba represents the statistical importance, leading the team in scoring, assists, and steals, if you just looked at the stats, Kemba would get your vote for most important player to the Hornets. Kemba is the leader of the team, the face of the franchise...
Via Trade Street Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Roberts Nearly Decapitated On Brutal Screen From DeJuan Blair

TNT’s double-header wasn’t the only NBA action Thursday night, as the Hornets and Wizards faced off in Charlotte. The Hornets managed to knock of the visiting Wiz, 94-87, but at least one Hornet — Brian Roberts — walked away battered and bruised thanks to this devastating screen set by DeJuan Blair. [cjzero] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Hornets down Wizards to remain hot

Charlotte beats Washington for the second time in a week, this time in a 94-87 win Thursday night. Three-Point Take 1. HORNETS CONTINUE MAJOR HOT STREAK After a difficult first two months, the Charlotte Hornets have been one of the best teams in the NBA since Jan. 1. And at some point they're no longer going to be referred to as hot but simply as good. After beating Washington (31...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards' Beal injures toe, will not return vs. Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Washington guard Bradley Beal will miss the rest of the Wizards' game Thursday night against the Charlotte Hornets because of a sore big right toe. Beal played 11 minutes against the Hornets and had one point and was 0 for 5 from the field. Beal injured the toe during the first half of a tight game. The Wizards are looking to gain a measure of revenge against...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Big losers in free agency

Coming into this season, many around the league had heightened expectations for Charlotte Hornets. The “Hornets” name was back, sparking a buzz in the local community. The Hornets were second only to the Cavaliers in new season-ticket holder sales, Michael Jordan had made another big splash in free agency with Lance Stevenson, and they were returning much of the same nucleus...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker to miss six weeks after surgery

Charlette Hornets point guard Kemba Walker underwent knee surgery to correct a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on Wednesday in New York, according to the team. Walker is expected to miss six weeks, making a return on March 11, about one month before the NBA finals start. Since the injury, Walker has missed three of the last five games. With Walker sitting, the chance of...
Via Basketball Bicker
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Point Guard Kemba Walker Out With Cyst On Knee

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is dealing with a cyst on his knee. ESPN reports Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker did not play on Saturday due to a cyst on his left knee. It’s undetermined how many more games he will have to miss if any. Walker has been on fire lately averaging nearly 30 points in his last six games in which the Hornets went 5-1. Charlotte...
Via Basketball Bicker
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

PJ Hairston commits most shameless flop of the season (Video)

Charlotte Hornets reserve guard P.J. Hairston committed what would appear to be the most shameless flop of the NBA season during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's game against San Antonio.Hairston threw himself backwards halfway across the court long after making some very light contact with Spurs guard Tony Parker. Fortunately, the refs didn't buy it for a second and let...
Via Holdout Sports
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: P.J. Hairston submits candidate for flop of the decade

Tyson Chandler held the honor of “Worst Flop of 2015″ for less than 24 hours before P.J. Hairston came along to snatch right out of his hands. In fact, Hairston’s flop was so egregious, we held an emergency meeting with the nomination committee and decided to waive the grace period and immediately enter Hairston’s dive Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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