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HORNETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hornets: Team awaiting NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate Taylor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- General manager Rich Cho says the Hornets are awaiting the outcome on an NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate forward Jeffery Taylor following his arrest on domestic assault charges. Speaking at a media day press conference Monday, Cho said it was "appropriate" for the organization to act "decisively and swiftly" in the matter...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets await NBA investigation into Taylor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) General manager Rich Cho says the Hornets are awaiting the outcome on an NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate forward Jeffery Taylor following his arrest on domestic assault charges. Speaking at a media day press conference Monday, Cho said it was ''appropriate'' for the organization to act ''decisively and swiftly&...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Rumors: Kemba Walker extension discussed

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker may get an extension on his rookie deal before the season tips off. Walker and his agent are said to be in preliminary talks with the Hornets' front office. If Walker doesn't sign an extension by the end of October, he is due to become a restricted free agent at the end of the upcoming season.#115244712 / gettyimages.comFrom Rick...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets sign free-agent forward Maxiell

The Hornets announced Sunday that they have signed free-agent Jason Maxiell. Maxiell spent last season with the Magic, averaging 3.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 4.4 rebounds over 14.4 minutes per game. The 6-foot-7 forward was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Pistons. In his nine-year career, Maxiell has appeared in 557 games, making 188 starts...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets’ Lance Stephenson on the verge of a breakout season

Lance Stephenson can remember well the moment he felt on top of the basketball world. He was 12 years old, ranked the No. 1 sixth-grade player in the country by Hoop Scoop, a national basketball player-ranking service. Hoop Scoop editor Clark Francis said Stephenson was the best middle schooler he had ever seen. “When I got 1, I was like, ‘Yo, I’m nice,’” Stephenson said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Deactivate Jeff Taylor After He Assaulted GF At Hotel

The Charlotte Hornets have suspended forward Jeff Taylor from all team activities after his arrest in Michigan on domestic violence charges.  25-year-old Taylor was arrested in East Lansing, Michigan on Thursday … after cops say he attacked his girlfriend at a hotel around 1AM. We’ve learned the female is a college athlete who plays soccer at Michigan State University. According...
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Jeff Taylor arrested for domestic assault

Another professional athlete has been arrested for domestic violence. 25 year old Jeff Taylor of the Charlotte Hornets was arrested early Thursday morning at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place. Taylor was charged with one count of domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property. His bond was set at $5,000. Adam Silver has recently announced the NBA is...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jeff Taylor arrested on domestic assault charges

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor has been arrested in Michigan on domestic assault charges, according to East Lansing Police. The police department said in a release Thursday that the 25-year-old Taylor was charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. His bond was set at $5,000. East Lansing Police Lieutenant...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Start Extension Talks With Kemba Walker

The Charlotte Hornets have started discussions with Kemba Walker about a potential contract extension. “We’ve had some initial talks," Rich Cho said. “I don’t want to get into the discussions because I don’t think that would be fair to Kemba or his agent. It’s just started.” Walker will enter his fourth NBA season having averaged 17.7 points and 6.1 assists last season.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets hope Walker's offseason efforts improve shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Coming off just their second NBA playoff berth in 10 seasons of existence, the Charlotte Hornets appear willing and ready to take another step forward in improvement just as they have in each of the last two seasons.  Owner Michael Jordan and general manager Rich Cho brought in more big-name free agents and drafted two players in the first round that they expect...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Jeff Taylor Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges (Mugshot)

WCNC is reporting that Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was arrested on domestic assault charges early Thursday morning. A current Charlotte Hornets player was arrested early Thursday morning in Michigan on the charge of domestic assault. Jeffery Matthew Taylor, 25, was arrested at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place around 1 a.m. Thursday. Taylor is charged with one count...
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Drops Music Video and It’s Not Awful, But Not the Best

New Hornets guard Lance Stephenson received an unexpectedly adequate reaction from a freestyle for Bobby Shmurdar’s Hot N**** last month and evidently believed it was worth releasing a music video to test the waters. While the video isn’t the worst, it also isn’t the best and missing it would not greatly impact your life in a negative fashion.   [YouTube] Article found on...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fun times at Hornets media day photo shoot

Can you believe media day for NBA teams kicks off this week? It feels like the 2013-2014 NBA season just ended yesterday. Recently, the Hornets (and their sweet new-look uniforms) held a media day photo shoot and from the looks of things, they had some fun. From Al Jefferson posing for the cameras, players trying to look fierce to one player trying to act like a fire-breather, the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 5 Charlotte Hornets players: 1988-2002

The NBA season is quickly approaching, and the Charlotte Hornets have a new and improved brand. Charlotte welcomes back the Hornets, as the dreadful Bobcats are now a thing of the past.  Many of the younger readers will not remember the electric atmosphere and positive vibes that the Charlotte fans and players brought to the NBA from 1988 through 2002.  Here I will examine the...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Charlotte prepared for a new star to be Born? Ready or not here one comes!

Michael Johnson There is a fire that rages inside of new Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Lance Born Ready Stephenson. A fire that will cause him to flourish in Charlotte and be one of the best players in the NBA. There are few players in the league with his skills and assets. A 6’5, 230 pound two guard with the ball handling and passing of a point guard, the rebounding tenacity...
Via TopSportsReport
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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