Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics: Key Moments in Second Preseason Game

The Charlotte Hornets started strong against the Boston Celtics but ended up suffered their second  straight defeat in the preseason. The Charlotte Hornets lost their second preseason game to the Boston Celtics, 107-92. The Queen City team had a strong start but a third quarter push from Boston won them the game. Jeremy Lamb led the […] Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics: Key...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 hour ago

Charlotte Hornets: Is Spencer Hawes the Odd Man Out?

With the logjam that is the Charlotte Hornets’ front court, could Spencer Hawes be the odd man out in the rotation this season? The Charlotte Hornets have a number of big man on their roster heading into the 2016-17 season and Spencer Hawes could be the odd man out. There aren’t enough minutes to go […] Charlotte Hornets: Is Spencer Hawes the Odd Man Out? - Swarm and Sting...
Via Swarm & Sting
4 hours ago

The Charlotte Hornets Final Roster Spots Nominees

With the preseason underway and the regular season drawing closer, the Charlotte Hornets will have some difficult decisions to make regarding their final roster spots. Most of the Charlotte Hornets‘ roster spots will be filled by the best members of last year’s team along with new acquisitions from other teams. However, what will they do […] The Charlotte Hornets Final Roster...
Via Swarm & Sting
8 hours ago

Cody Zeller sits out Wednesday’s practice as concerns grow over bone bruise

It doesn’t sound as if Cody Zeller will be returning to the court soon. It appears that at the moment, Cody Zeller is not close to returning to the court for the Charlotte Hornets. As reported by Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Zeller sat out Wednesday’s practice, and Hornets coach Steve Clifford isn’t optimistic he will return soon: Zeller has been held out of contact...
Via At The Hive
9 hours ago

2016-17 Player Preview: Jeremy Lamb

Lamb looked to be a Most Improved Player candidate early last season but his performance took a nosedive and he fell out of the rotation. What happened, and how can Lamb find consistent minutes this year? 2015-16 Key Statistics: 18.6 MPG, 8.8 PPG, 1.2 APG, 3.8 RPG, 45.1 FG%, 30.9 3P%, 72.7 FT% When the Charlotte Hornets acquired Jeremy Lamb from the Oklahoma City Thunder less than...
Via At The Hive
9 hours ago

Locked on Hornets: Interview and profile with Treveon Graham

We discuss his NBA journey and how the D-League is different from an NBA preseason. On today’s show we put a camp spotlight on small forward Treveon Graham who is looking to make his impression on the Charlotte Hornets this preseason. He spent four years at VCU, leaving as their fifth all time leading scorer in 2015. Since then he’s been to camp with the Utah Jazz, played in...
Via At The Hive
10 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker is the X-Factor

The Charlotte Hornets said goodbye to key rotation players this offseason, placing more of the burden on Kemba Walker’s shoulders. Is he up to the challenge? The Charlotte Hornets hit this offseason with the bittersweet taste of success in their mouths. Preseason prognosticators wrote off the Hornets, a team coming off of a 33-win season with an uncertain offseason. Its best...
Via The Lottery Mafia
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lamb: One of the Best Backup Shooting Guards in the East

Hornets shooting guard Jeremy Lamb will enter his fifth season in the NBA with a defined role. Steve Clifford will rely on Lamb to provide instant offense off the bench and be comfortable enough to rely on him for scoring when Nicolas Batum and Kemba Walker are resting. When you take a look at the benches around the Eastern Conference, specifically the shooting guard position, Lamb...
Via Trade Street Post
12 hours ago

NBA Southeast Division Preview: Charlotte Hornets

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Rounding out the East, we head to the Southeast. Projected Conference Finish: 6th Best Move of Offseason: Bringing the band back together! The Hornets put all of their eggs into the 48-34 2016 basket and decided to run it back with Nic Batum and Marvin Williams returning on big long-term deals. Worst Move of Offseason...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Batum won't let big contract affect how he plays

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Nicolas Batum said he isn't planning to alter how he plays the game after signing a five-year, $120 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets. And that's just fine with coach Steve Clifford. Clifford said Batum doesn't need to put additional pressure on himself to score just because he's now the highest-paid player in Hornets history. He told him to play...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings’ new arena will have all-gender bathrooms

The Charlotte Hornets lost the 2017 All-Star game largely because of the controversial “bathroom law” in North Carolina in July. Less than three months later, a different NBA team announced it will have transgender bathrooms in its new arena. Golden 1 Center is slated to open in October as the new home arena of the Sacramento Kings. When it opens, fans will be treated to more...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Improving Hornets G Walker has sights set on All-Star season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker wants to be an NBA All-Star. But the Hornets' steadily improving 6-foot point guard knows he has to get healthy first, which means resting his surgically repaired knee a little longer. Walker was limited to non-contract drills as the Hornets opened training camp on Tuesday at their downtown arena. ''I hate it. ... You know how much of a competitor...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Nicolas Batum: We got better in the offseason

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) When Nicolas Batum was asked for his input on the Charlotte Hornets potentially trading for guard Marco Belinelli, his response was swift and definitive. ''Do it right now,'' Batum excitedly told his head coach Steve Clifford. Batum believes that with the addition of Belinelli, center Roy Hibbert and guard Ramon Sessions - along with the return of Michael...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets team store looted amid protests

Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina after police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott. Police claim that Scott had a gun, while his family attests that he was simply holding a book. The Charlotte Hornets team store was looted during the protests that were taking place in Charlotte as a result of yet another police shooting. Hornets team store at arena looted #wcnc #KeithScott...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Future: Charlotte Hornets

There is a feeling that arrives, when a great player gets the ball in crunch time. It's like being turned around on a crowded street corner-your phone is dead; you're trying to navigate a thicket of double-wide tourists and grouchy locals-and spotting a familiar landmark amidst the throng. All of a sudden you know where you are. Steph Curry is pulling up from 26 feet, just as his...
Via RealGM - NBA
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets' New Scoreboard Has a Hive And it Looks Amazing

At the start of last season, the Charlotte Hornets were universally lauded for their new Spectrum Center court, which featured a honeycomb pattern much like an actual hornet's nest. Ahead of the 2016-2017 season, the Hornets are taking their insect theme up another notch. SO. BEAUTIFUL. Here's the brand new #HornetsScoreboard in all its glory!!! pic.twitter.com/guta6rWJQA ...
Via Stack
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

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
August 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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