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HORNETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has torn labrum, out indefinitely

The luck of Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is about as rotten as the lead singer of the Sex Pistols. On Thursday, the team announced that an MRI on Kidd-Gilchrist revealed a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He will be re-evaluted after the All-Star break, and there is otherwise no timetable for his return. INJURY UPDATE: @hornets F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had MRI revealing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist likely out for season with dislocated shoulder

Since Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returned from a torn labrum that cost him the first half of the season, the Charlotte Hornets have won five of seven games (including five of their last six) to creep into playoff position in the Eastern Conference. But during Charlotte’s win over Indiana on Wednesday, Kidd-Gilchrist re-tore his labrum, likely shelving him for the rest of the...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets-Pacers Preview

The return of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the play of Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum have the Charlotte Hornets surging back into the playoff picture. Now they're hoping to move above .500 for the first time in more than a month, though they'll have to end their lengthy struggles at Indiana to get there. In both teams' final contest before the All-Star break, Charlotte will try...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Batum's 26 points, 11 rebounds lead Hornets past W

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Nicolas Batum had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets rallied in the second half to beat the Washington Wizards 108-104 on Saturday night. Kemba Walker added 23 points, Marvin Williams also had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Spencer Hawes scored 14 points for the Hornets, who trailed by as many as 19 points in the second...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No Kemba, no problem: Lin leads Hornets rally to beat Cavs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Even without their leading scorer, the Charlotte Hornets finally found a way to beat LeBron James. Jeremy Lin scored 24 points and the Hornets rallied in the second half for a 106-97 victory over James and the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and three other players finished...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The merits of trading Blake Griffin to the Hornets

At 23-25, the Charlotte Hornets are currently on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff race. No matter how this season turns out for the Hornets-- be it a lottery trip or postseason appearance -- the team will still be firmly considered second-class citizens in the East as the summer approaches. That's what happens for a team with no superstar, no prized prospect and a few...
Via RealGM - NBA
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets broadcaster: “Jordan Clarkson almost came in my lap”

When it comes to double entendre and innuendo breaking into sports telecasts, Charlotte Hornets play by play man Eric Collins delivered a Hall of Fame level entry Sunday night in a game in Los Angeles. Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson pursued a loose ball that went towards the announcing table and Collins’ reaction was to say the following: “Jordan Clarkson almost came in my lap...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jeremy Lin’s hair has attracted plenty of attention from NBA announcers

In his first season with the Charlotte Hornets, Jeremy Lin has performed well as a reserve guard, averaging 12.3 points and 3.2 assists per game. But more than finding a regular role in Charlotte and contributing meaningful minutes to a team on the fringes of the Eastern Conference playoff race, the story with Lin this season has been his hair. Earlier in the season, the sixth-year...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

After messing up his order, NBA rookie roasts Starbucks on Twitter

It happens to everybody. You order a drink at a busy/loud Starbucks and the barista writes the wrong name on your cup. Charlotte Hornets rookie Frank Kaminsky is not everybody, though. And his name definitely isn't Craig:Being the nice, monolithic corporation they are, Starbucks responded with a pleasant tweet of their own. But it wasn't enough. Instead, it made a bad situation...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller's shoulder injury spells doom for Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have performed better this season with Cody Zeller on the sidelines. That's a fact. But not having the third-year forward for an extended period of time could seriously disrupt their rotation, and force players who aren't ready into bigger responsibilities than they're capable of handling.That's reality right now for a Hornets team that can't seem to catch a...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bug-on Bug Crime; Hornets Bit by the Injury Bug

I don’t know why, but it always seems like when the all-star break approaches, the Hornets are desperate to get there.  It isn’t a desire to get there to participate in the all-star activities as much as it is for us to recover from nagging injuries.  Every single year, it seems like we have key players hurt, and any stretch where we can be free from playing games means time...
Via Trade Street Post
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist cleared for full-contact practice

And at long last, they finally heard rejoicing in the city of Charlotte once again. Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been cleared to return to full-contact practice, the team announced in a release on Tuesday. INJURY UPDATE: @MKG14 has officially been cleared for full-contact practice Full release: https://t.co/Zv6KkyOnSU pic.twitter.com/yl2bqHoPHG — Charlotte Hornets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Hornets consider dealing Nicolas Batum?

Charlotte’s strong start to the season was powered by the unexpected. This was supposed to be an antiquated, three-point-fearing squad not cut out for the NBA. The Jeremys, Lamb and Lin, were depth additions, brought in with little fanfare or expectations. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s injury was supposed to crush the team’s defensive potential and send the franchise on a lottery...
Via Crossover Chronicles
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dell and Stephen Curry star in old Burger King commercial

There are some things in life that are better than pretty much everything else. This is one of those things. It aired during the Golden State Warriors game against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday: Dell Curry "& Son" in a Burger King commercial. Wow. pic.twitter.com/kApBsptCJA — BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) January 5, 2016   Yes, that’s then Charlotte Hornets...
Via Sportsnaut
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Are the Charlotte Hornets finally losing steam?

The Charlotte Hornets were one of many surprising teams in the Eastern Conference to begin the season. After an offseason trade that brought Nicolas Batum to North Carolina, it seemed like the Hornets had figured out what went wrong in 2014-2015 and looked to return to the playoffs. Since December 12, however, the Hornets have gone from a good team to an average team, which is not...
Via isportsweb.com
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson undergoes successful surgery on torn right meniscus

    On the fringe of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Charlotte Hornets are now facing the possibility of life without starting center Al Jefferson until at least February. The 30-year-old Jefferson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday to repair a lateral meniscus tear, the team announced in a release. His recovery is expected to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Are Jeremy Lin and Linsanity making a comeback???

Three and a half years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Jeremy Lin was the most talked about athlete in the world.  Lin’s shooting star of a winter breaking into the starting lineup of the New York Knicks was one of the more surreal stories in recent sports history.  After being considered to be a backup fringe player, Lin entered the starting lineup and Linsanity was born....
Via The Comeback
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Brown: I could fix the 76ers in five minutes

If former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown had his way, he and franchise legend Allen Iverson would help turn around the organization — and Brown thinks he could do it today. Jon Marks of Sheridan Hoops notes Brown said he’d only need five minutes to turn around Philadelphia, who should reach out to its best player of the recent generation. “I’m sick of what’s...
Via Sportsnaut
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson suspended 5 games for violating NBA’s drug policy

Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson has been suspended five games by the NBA, for violating the terms of the league’s anti-drug program. Jefferson is currently dealing with a calf injury that has kept him out of action over the last week, and could keep him out for multiple more weeks. The suspension won’t kick in until Jefferson’s “eligible and physically able to play”...
Via The Comeback
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets: The NBA's Most Improved Offense

When Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford decides to make a change, he does not mess around. In Clifford's first year at the helm of the (then) Bobcats, he transformed a defense that ranked 29th overall in points allowed into a top-five defense. This year, Coach Clifford has shifted his focus to the team's offense, and the results have been demonstrative.When defensive stud...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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