HORNETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Denver Assistant, Noel Gillespie, Will be the Charlotte Hornets D-League Head Coach

The Charlotte Hornets are reportedly set to hire Denver Nuggets’ assistant coach, Noel Gillespie, as their head coach for the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA D-League. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and The Vertical, ” Denver assistant Noel Gillespie is finalizing deal to become head coach of Charlotte’s new D-League affiliate in Greensboro.” […] Denver Assistant...
Via Swarm & Sting
22 hours ago

Greensboro Swarm reportedly to sign Noel Gillespie as head coach

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Charlotte Hornets' D-League affiliate has found its first head coach. The wheels are beginning to be set in motion for the Charlotte Hornets' new D-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the team has found its first head coach - current Denver Nuggets assistant Noel Gillespie. Sources: Denver assistant Noel...
Via At The Hive
1 day ago

Charlotte Hornets: The Potential Of Christian Wood In The NBA

Ever since being bypassed in the 2015 NBA Draft, Christian Wood has had a chip on his shoulder to prove that he belongs in the league. He will get his shot with the Charlotte Hornets this season. Coming out of UNLV after his sophomore year, the then 19 year-old Wood had plenty of potential and […] Charlotte Hornets: The Potential Of Christian Wood In The NBA - Swarm and Sting ...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 day ago

Charlotte Hornets: The Underappreciated Work of Cody Zeller

Ever since being selected fourth overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the weak 2013 Draft Class, Cody Zeller has had to shoulder some lofty expectations. In a draft consisting mostly of raw, unproven athletes like Nerlens Noel, Steven Adams, Rudy Gobert and Giannis Antetokounmpo, Cody Zeller was one pick of many in a jumbled toss-up of […] Charlotte Hornets: The Underappreciated...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 day ago

Charlotte Hornets sign forward Christian Wood to a 2 year deal

Wood spent last season splitting time between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Delaware 87ers of the NBA's D-League. The Charlotte Hornets have signed 20-year-old forward Christian Wood to a two year contract, per Shams Charania of The Vertical: Free agent Christian Wood has agreed to a two-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania...
Via At The Hive
2 days ago

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
7 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Hornets re-sign F Marvin Williams to 4-year deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to terms with veteran forward Marvin Williams on a four-year deal worth $54 million. The Hornets and Williams agreed to the deal on Saturday. The person spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until July 7. The...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Marco Belinelli acquisition an underwhelming one

If there was one word to describe the acquisition of veteran guard Marco Belinelli on draft night last Thursday, it would be underwhelming. Underwhelming in the sense that the possibility of acquiring a fresh, young rookie with the twenty-second overall pick was no longer possible for the Charlotte Hornets after trading the rights to the pick to the Sacramento Kings for the 30...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin wants to ‘find a home’ in free agency

After bouncing around the NBA, Jeremy Lin wants to land somewhere where he’ll be staying for a while. It’s appearing likely that that place will not be New Orleans. Lin told the World Economic Forum that he wants to find a permanent home, as well as a team that can maximize his potential. “I’ve played six years in the NBA; I’ve played on five different teams. I’ve played...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Marco Belinelli: Charlotte Hornets draft night acquisition

I half-expected to be writing about who the Charlotte Hornets picked at number 22 in the 2016 NBA draft this week. Instead, General Manager Rich Cho, head coach Steve Clifford, and owner Michael Jordan decided to go with a proven NBA veteran over a rookie with their 2016 first round pick. The Hornets traded that pick for Marco Belinelli 30-year-old shooting guard who hails originally...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Team Needs: Hornets Look To Fill Out Their Roster

Team: Charlotte Hornets Draft Picks: #22 Team Needs: Shooting Guard, Power Forward, Center Key Players: Kemba Walker, Al Jefferson (UFA), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Nicolas Batum (UFA) The Charlotte Hornets are at a real crossroads this offseason when it comes of the future of their franchise. The Hornets have eight players set to hit free agency this summer, and it is likely that...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets' best and worst draft picks of last 10 years

Breaking down the Charlotte Hornets' best and worst first-round draft picks of the last 10 years.
Via FOX Sports South
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin opts out of Hornets contract, will test free agency waters yet again

Jeremy Lin is once again a free agent after declining his one-year player option with the Charlotte Hornets worth $2.2 million. Charlotte G Jeremy Lin will decline $2.2 million player option to explore unrestricted free-agency, league sources inform @clevelanddotcom. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 7, 2016 Lin enjoyed success off the bench with the Hornets last season...
Via The Comeback
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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