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HORNETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

NBA Trade Rumor: Brook Lopez To Thunder, Lance Stephenson to Brooklyn?

Yahoo! Sports reports the latest NBA trade rumor sees a deal that would sent Brook Lopez to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Lance Stephenson to the Brooklyn Nets. Sources say OKC and Charlotte have already agreed and it’s up to Brooklyn now to finalize it. The proposed trade would be: Oklahoma City Thunder receiving Brook Lopez. Brooklyn Nets receiving Lance Stephenson and Kendrick...
Via Basketball Bicker
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets P.J. Hairston Fined For Flopping

ESPN reports Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Hairston was fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules for the second time this season. The “flopping” incident occurred during the Hornets 98-93 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Hairston looked to collide with Spurs point guard Tony Parker which led to Hairston falling sideways and...
Via Basketball Bicker
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Walker's improved jump shot key to Hornets recent success

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A month ago, something dramatically changed with Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker. Seemingly out of nowhere, and for the first time in his career, he found a consistent jump shot. For most fans, a statement like that may seem outrageous. They know that he's been one of the team leaders in scoring since he was drafted ninth overall in the 2011 NBA draft...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Rookie P.J. Hairston Should Be Embarrassed Over This Epic Flop

There is a reason why athletes should stay in school. Not only could they actually learn something in the classroom, but they can learn a few things on the court; fine tune their game before going pro. Otherwise you may find yourself looking really stupid when you try to do something like flop in order to draw a foul--kind of like Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston.This flop...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald Henderson finishes strong with right-handed slam against Spurs

The Charlotte Hornets have won their last five games and they are off to a strong start against the San Antonio Spurs. Strong as in Gerald Henderson’s dunk right on Tim Duncan: I don’t think Gerald Henderson’s dad (who played for the Celtics) ever had ups like that. Well done, Hendo. *** Gerald Henderson pic courtesy of Getty Images.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Win Streak Extends to 5; Knock of Lowly Knicks

There are 2 times that I hate writing any sort of recaps.  I don’t like writing them when we have been blown out.  That is obvious first choice because emotion drives the words to a negative place that I don’t like to go to.  You know what I’m talking about.  I’m sure you’ve been on Twitter during those blowouts and seen that Al should be traded, Lance should be traded...
Via Trade Street Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker, Hornets keep rolling, Knicks keep reeling, drop 15th straight

  Kemba Walker added to the best stretch of his career with 28 more points, and the streaky Charlotte Hornets extended the New York Knicks' losing streak to 15 games with a 110-82 rout on Saturday. Charlotte won its fifth in a row and did it so easily that Walker played only three quarters. That was still enough for him to surpass 25 points for the fifth straight time. Bismack Biyombo...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Hornets win third straight on Walker's heroics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker hit another game-winning shot to lift the Hornets to a 98-94 win over New Orleans. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. WALKER DEMANDED LAST SHOT There have been numerous games this season when things didn't go right for Walker, especially early on this season when he took nearly every last-second shot to try to either win or tie the game. He hit a few, but missed...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Guaranteeing Jason Maxiell's Contract For Season

The Charlotte Hornets plan to keep forward Jason Maxiell past Wednesday, guaranteeing his contract for the remainder of the season, league sources told RealGM. Maxiell, who signed a non-guaranteed deal into training camp, has been informed that he will make the guarantee cut. Charlotte had looked into signing a big man recently, but has decided to stand pat with Maxiell. At 6-foot...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Snag a Win in Boston; Kemba with 33

Team basketball wins games.  When the starting 5 can give you 76, and 3 of those starters are in double figures, good things will happen.  When your power forward is perfect from the floor and the free throw line…Cody was…good things happen.  I guess what I’m trying to say is that with the exception of a horrible start to the 4th quarter (10 turnovers in the 4th), the Hornets...
Via Trade Street Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Snag a Victory in Orlando; Kemba Walker with 30

We really needed a win.   I mean, we really, REALLY needed a win.   5 losses were starting to feel like an eternity since our last win. Now granted, beating a team that was 13-23 on the season is not the greatest benchmark for how well we played, but it was a victory, and we se saw some things that were positive. Let me share them with you.   Kemba was on his game last night....
Via Trade Street Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jefferson out at least four weeks with groin strain

The Hornets will be without Al Jefferson a minimum of four weeks with an adductor strain in his left groin, the team announced Wednesday. Jefferson is Charlotte's leader in points (18.0) and rebounds (8.2) in 32.2 minutes per game. The center has scored in double figures in 28 of 32 games and has a team-high 10 double-doubles along with a Hornets' best 14 games of 20 or more points...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Out Four Weeks Due To Groin Injury

According to ESPN, Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson is expected to miss at least four weeks due to a strain of a muscle in his left groin. The big man has averaged 18 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this year, arguably the Hornets best player depending on how you view Kemba Walker. Having Al Jefferson out four weeks or longer will hurt Charlotte’s chance at a playoff spot...
Via Basketball Bicker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller tames ‘The Manimal’ on a huge poster dunk

Usually it’s Kenneth Faried who puts opposing players on a poster, but this time he’s on the receiving end of a monster facial courtesy of Hornets forward Cody Zeller. Zeller was way out from the paint and had Faried one on one en route to the rim. Considering Zeller had the step on Faried, Zeller put “The Manimal” on a poster. The dunk was so sick, the Hornets bench was...
Via Crossover Chronicles
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fo’ with the Foes: Charlotte Hornets

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series, which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Charlotte Bobcats, who are unexpectedly awful this season (6-19) and feature Lance Stephenson who is currently the subject of numerous...
Via Philadunkia
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

While folks in Boston debate whether the Celtics got fleeced in the Rajon Rondo trade, at least the Celts were able to find a buyer for their polarizing star. The Charlotte Hornets weren’t so fortunate.   The Hornets have decided to keep mercurial shooting guard Lance Stephenson “for now,” ESPN.com reports, mainly due to lack of interest around the league. Seven teams...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hornets are already shopping Lance Stephenson

Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets started out their first year with their new/old moniker on an exciting, “buzzy” note. Since...
Via Athlon Sports
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson becoming a problem with the Hornets?

Lance Stephenson has a very large personality. The Charlotte Hornets knew that when they signed him, but are they still having issues with the 24-year-old shooting guard? After benching Stephenson for the fourth quarter in consecutive games, Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Stephenson is “not a star” and that he believes the former second-round pick...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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