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HORNETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bismack Biyombo Took A Homeless Guy Out To Dinner In Chicago

The Charlotte Hornets were in Chicago this week, and got to enjoy a little bit of downtime between Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks and Wednesday night’s win over the Bulls. On Tuesday night, Bismack Biyombo, who has missed the last month of action with a bone bruise, found himself wandering the streets of the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson tries to leap over fan, completely fails

Man, Lance Stephenson must have really wanted to save this ball from going out of bounds. The Charlotte Hornets wing took to the skies and literally tried to leap over a courtside fan in an effort to gain an extra possession for his team. Unfortunately for Stephenson, two facts worked against him: 1. The ball was already out of bounds, so his attempt at such an athletic feat was...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets’ Bismack Biyombo Buys Homeless Chicago Man Clothes, Takes Him Out To Dinner

The Charlotte Hornets were in Chicago last night taking on the Bulls (they beat a Derrick Rose-less Chicago team, 98-86). Before Wednesday’s game, Hornets’ forward Bismack Biyombo did something that will certainly warm your heart. After running into a Chicago homeless man, Biyombo offered to go out for food with the man. However, the homeless man said he couldn’t […]...
Via Diehardsport
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Hornets down Bulls 98-86

The Charlotte Hornets entered Wednesday’s contest with he Chicago Bulls on a five game losing streak, and on the outside of the playoff picture. The Hornets were able to take advantage of a struggling Chicago squad to get back on the winning track behind 18 points and 12 rebounds from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist; in addition to his scoring and rebounding, MKG also shut Mike Dunleavy...
Via Trade Street Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New pickup Williams could be 'X' factor for Hornets' playoff push

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As Mo Williams sat on the bench for the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this month against the Atlanta Hawks, he started daydreaming about what it might be like to play for Charlotte, a playoff-contending team. Al Jefferson, a childhood friend and former teammate with the Utah Jazz, had called Mo earlier to say he had heard rumors that Williams might join him with...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets are Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's team now

Who is or isn't the leader of the team isn't a primary concern for the Charlotte Hornets right now. They're more concerned with a five-game losing streak and trying to make the postseason. But if forced to identify the team leader, one would be wise to look past offensive stalwarts Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker. This Hornets team is defined by its defense, and the defensive identity...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

#LetsTalk; A Request for Lance Stephenson

Every day I ask Lance Stephenson to give me a follow on Twitter.  My hashtag on the request is simply #LetsTalk. Why am I doing this daily?  Well, persistence pays off for starters.  I can honestly say that in my pursuit of a follow from Gerald Henderson, Kemba Walker, Bismack Biyombo, Cody Zeller, and the rest of the gang, it hasn’t ever worked.  It did work with Matt Carroll...
Via Trade Street Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Richard Jefferson obliterates Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with powerful slam (Video)

Dallas Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson obliterated Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with a powerful dunk during Sunday night's game at the American Airlines Center.Jefferson also had 10 rebounds as the Mavs beat the Hornets 92-81, but all everyone will remember from this game is Jefferson posterizing MKG.H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. ...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jefferson, Hornets look for another post-All-Star break tear

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Al Jefferson is confident he has another strong finish left in him that'll help propel the Charlotte Hornets back into the postseason. ''I have to,'' the 6-foot-10 center said Wednesday as the team returned to practice. Jefferson averaged 24.4 points and 11.6 rebounds after the All-Star break last season, helping Charlotte close the season 16-9 and earn the...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA’s best small forwards

6. Gordon HaywardThe Charlotte Hornets almost stole Hayward away in restricted free agency this past summer. If they had, they’d be a much...
Via Athlon Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five key questions facing Hornets after All-Star break

Despite all the injuries and a woeful offense, the Charlotte Hornets find themselves in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race thanks to great defense and coaching. Here are five questions the team faces heading into the second half of the season: 1. Will Charlotte sustain any more injuries? Even before the season started, the Hornets dealt with injuries to key people like...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets look to hit the reset button after halftime

The self proclaimed Buzz City has definitely lived up to the name.  The franchise has been re-branded meshing a little bit of old with a little bit of new, and what a roller coaster ride it has been. Notice my careful choice of words in my title, “Charlotte Hornets look to hit the reset button after halftime”.  We can look at this a couple of ways.  The Hornets are entering...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Importance Of Veterans On A Young Roster

The Charlotte Hornets are a very young team, and typically with young teams, the experience it has can hurt when it comes down to crunch time late in the postseason. Young teams, while able to have success, often look to veteran players who, while not crucial to play on the court, are invaluable in mentoring roles. The Hornets are one such team. Veteran forward, Jason Maxiell is...
Via Trade Street Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets trade rumors: the Lance Stephenson dilemma

Coming into the NBA season, the Charlotte Hornets had their fans in high hopes for the first time in ages.  Charlotte aggressively made acquisitions last summer to build off of last year’s playoff appearance, the organization’s first since the 2009-2010 season.  Despite their efforts the Hornets find themselves sitting with a record of 22-30, fighting to keep their position...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams Traded To Charlotte Hornets

Mo Williams is heading to Charlotte. The Charlotte Hornets have made a trade to acquire point guard Mo Williams from the Minnesota Timberwolves with starting point guard Kemba Walker currently injured. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the deal sent Williams and Troy Daniels to Charlotte with Minnesota getting Gary Neal and and a second-round draft pick in return. There were...
Via Basketball Bicker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire Mo Williams from the Timberwolves

The Charlotte Hornets made a rather solid move on Tuesday in hopes of propelling them to the playoffs this season. Picking talent from a last-place Minnesota Timberwolves squad, the Hornets acquired guards Mo Williams and Troy Daniels from Minnesota in exchange for Gary Neal and a second-round pick (in 2019). Williams—now in his 12th season—was performing at a pretty high level...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford proving to be ideal coaching match for Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford is specifically asked about his coaching prowess and the remarkable job he's done this season in keeping the team together despite all the issues that have circulated, he deflects and gives a non-answer. That's why coaching in Charlotte would seem to be the perfect place for Clifford, who is in his second season at the...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Roberts Nearly Decapitated On Brutal Screen From DeJuan Blair

TNT’s double-header wasn’t the only NBA action Thursday night, as the Hornets and Wizards faced off in Charlotte. The Hornets managed to knock of the visiting Wiz, 94-87, but at least one Hornet — Brian Roberts — walked away battered and bruised thanks to this devastating screen set by DeJuan Blair. [cjzero] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Big losers in free agency

Coming into this season, many around the league had heightened expectations for Charlotte Hornets. The “Hornets” name was back, sparking a buzz in the local community. The Hornets were second only to the Cavaliers in new season-ticket holder sales, Michael Jordan had made another big splash in free agency with Lance Stevenson, and they were returning much of the same nucleus...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker to miss six weeks after surgery

Charlette Hornets point guard Kemba Walker underwent knee surgery to correct a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on Wednesday in New York, according to the team. Walker is expected to miss six weeks, making a return on March 11, about one month before the NBA finals start. Since the injury, Walker has missed three of the last five games. With Walker sitting, the chance of...
Via Basketball Bicker
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Point Guard Kemba Walker Out With Cyst On Knee

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is dealing with a cyst on his knee. ESPN reports Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker did not play on Saturday due to a cyst on his left knee. It’s undetermined how many more games he will have to miss if any. Walker has been on fire lately averaging nearly 30 points in his last six games in which the Hornets went 5-1. Charlotte...
Via Basketball Bicker
January 17, 2015  |  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
January 14, 2015  |  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
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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