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HORNETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets sign free agent point guard Jeremy Lin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte Hornets signed free agent point guard Jeremy Lin on Thursday in hopes of improving a sagging offense. Terms of the deal were not released. The 6-foot-3 Lin has played in 291 NBA games for the Warriors, Knicks, Rockets and Lakers in five seasons, averaging 11.7 points, 4.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 26.9 minutes. The 26-year-old Lin is...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What number should Mo Williams wear?

The NBA’s July moratorium period ends today, Thursday, July 9. This means that NBA players and teams can officially sign contracts and create binding agreements where previously there had only been handshakes and wink-wink deals. For the most part, this doesn’t affect too much for fans. Except in rare cases like Wednesday’s DeAndre Jordan madness between the Mavericks and...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Jeremy Lin edition

The Charlotte Hornets have signed point guard Jeremy Lin.  The Hornets filled a big hole in the backcourt with the recent departure of Mo Williams; who signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers just days ago. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Lin will sign a two-year contract worth more than $4 million in total. In 74 games for the Los Angeles Lakers, Lin averaged 11.2 points, 4.6...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Agrees to Sign with the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have been very busy this offseason, and they have made it clear that they want to compete in the 2015-16 NBA season. They were expected to be one of the playoff teams in the Eastern Conference last season, but things fell apart and they were forced to make changes this offseason. According to Jeremy Lin on Instagram, he has agreed to sign with the Hornets. ...
Via Hoops-Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamario Moon wants to return to Cavs

Former NBA swingman Jamario Moon sees what the Cleveland Cavaliers did last season and what they have done this offseason, and the 35-year-old wants in on that action. Moon played for the Cavs from 2009-2011. He has been out of the league since 2012, but he still thinks he could provide Cleveland with a boost...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Making Sense of the Hornets’ Offseason

Much was expected from the newly branded Charlotte Hornets this past season. After a somewhat surprising run to the playoffs in the previous season, in addition to the momentum gained from an offseason that involved signing Lance Stephenson, another strong playoff run was in their foreseeable future. At least to most it seemed. However, right from the start of the season it was a...

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bismack Biyombo signs with Raptors

Forward Bismack Biyombo has agreed to sign a two-year contract with the Toronto Raptors, according to Yahoo! Sports. Biyombo signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Raptors.  He has played the last four seasons with the Hornets. Biyombo, 22, has averaged 4.4 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game off the bench in his career.  He has shot 49.7-percent in his career and...
Via Hoops-Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard is the Blazers’ new franchise player

With the Portland currently undergoing major roster reconstruction, the team has made it a point to secure their All-Star point guard Damian Lillard and had even tagged him as their new franchise player. The 3-year man out of Weber State University has just signed to a 5-year, $120 million max contract with the Trail Blazers. He has more responsibility on his shoulders from this...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller completely froze the first time he talked to Michael Jordan

Like most of the young players in today's NBA, Cody Zeller grew up idolizing Michael Jordan. Zeller was fortunate enough to be drafted by Jordan's Hornets (then still the Bobcats), which meant that he'd have the chance to meet and talk with his childhood hero. When the opportunity rose, however, he completely blew it. In an article he penned for the Players' Tribune, Zeller talked...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Preparing for the 2015-16 NBA season

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist unveiling the new black “Buzz City” jerseys The Charlotte Hornets have been very active over the past couple of weeks with their offseason transactions and the 2015 NBA Draft. Let’s recap the decisions that Michael Jordan and the Hornets have made thus far since the end of the NBA season. June 15, 2015– C Al Jefferson exercised the third-year player...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets don't extend Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer

The Charlotte Hornets are parting ways with one of their lottery picks, per ESPN."The Charlotte Hornets did not tender Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer, making him a free agent as of July 1, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard." Biyombo never quite developed into what the Hornets hoped he would, but towards the end of the season, he was a legitimate difference maker on the defensive...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky gets ‘Stanky Franky’ name in Wikipedia edit by Congress staffer

Many people were none too pleased with the Charlotte Hornets’ selection of Naismith College Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky ninth overall in last Thursday’s NBA Draft. Seen as a reach in the top 10, the pick became even more baffling after Celtics GM Danny Ainge revealed the gargantuan trade offer he presented the Hornets...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What the buzz? Charlotte Hornets’ ‘Buzz City’ alternate kits

Today, the Charlotte Hornets revealed a phantom black, sleeved “Pride” uniform to be accessorized by the players next season. The alternate uniform, which may be worn as many as six times, features “Buzz City” along the chest, as well as its logo along the waistline. The phrase “Buzz City” appears in white with a teal hue around the perimeter, while the numbers, the player’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder trade Jeremy Lamb to Hornets for Matt Barnes

By Vincent Frank The Matt Barnes era in Charlotte lasted all of one week. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the team has traded Barnes in a deal that includes former first-round pick Jeremy Lamb heading from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Hornets. Though, Bonnell went on to indicate that Barnes will not end up in New Orleans as a part of the deal. It’s...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets to acquire Batum from Blazers for Henderson, Vonleh

The first relatively big trade of the short NBA offseason is close to being finalized. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are on the verge of acquiring forward Nicolas Batum for two former lottery picks, Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh. This specific deal shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone. Both Batum and Henderson have been on the...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets shopping Cody Zeller, targeting Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky could soon go from being a draft sleeper and wild card to a lottery pick. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are looking to shop center Cody Zeller for wing players and if a deal is made, GM Rich Cho will strongly consider taking Kaminsky with the No. 9 pick. Y! Sources: Charlotte's shopping Cody Zeller hard for wing players. If...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Johnson remembers UNLV, becoming Grandmama

Courtesy of VICE Sports, Larry Johnson goes down memory lane to provide us some insight on how he ended up as Grandmama and how Jerry Tarkanian threatened their per diem while at UNLV. The post Larry Johnson Remembers How He Became Grandmama And Winning Titles In Las Vegas appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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