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Steve Clifford: Nicolas Batum will be '2nd or 1st option' in Hornets offense

The Charlotte Hornets have had a terrible offense over the past couple seasons. They've leaned on a successful defensive scheme to get them through ball games, but stopping the opposition only gets you so far in today's NBA. To make the postseason, Charlotte needs to score some points. Can new starting shooting guard Nicolas Batum open things up?Last year was a nightmare for Batum...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which star center thinks Al Jefferson is the NBA's toughest cover?

Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson and his long list of post moves are the stuff of legend. Possessing a lethal combination of pump fakes, shoulder shimmies and deft touch around the basket, he's impossible to handle one-on-one. And at least one star center would rather guard anybody else.These two have faced off seven times since Andre Drummond entered the league in 2012; Jefferson...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three questions the Hornets face heading into training camp

With training camp about to tip off, here’s what to watch for as your favorite team prepares for the 2015-16 season. Some of these questions will be answered quickly; others could linger into the regular season. Either way, here are three things that will define the first month of this new season: Will Al Jefferson’s new diet lead to his first All-Star appearance? Fried chicken...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Charlotte Hornets Media Day

So the 2015 Charlotte Hornets Media Day is in the books.  This makes the 4th appearance Trade Street Post has made to one in it’s almost 5 year existence.  It’s definitely one of the biggest events that our site can attend because it gives us a chance to actually sit and talk with the players and just get to know them on somewhat of a personal level.  Being a fan of the team...
Via Trade Street Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hilarious Jeremy Lin Video on How To Fit In the NBA

If you ever wondered what it takes to fit in the NBA, your questions will be answered in this hysterical video. Jeremy Lin, point guard for the Charlotte Hornets, explains
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Media Day 2015 – Talking with Jeremy Lin

The 2015 Charlotte Hornets Media Day is in the books folks. There were a ton of news media there as well as “the blog sites”, as we were affectionately referred to during the day. I live tweeted pictures from Time Warner Cable Arena during the entire event yesterday. I went until my phone battery gave out on me. There will be an article written covering everything I saw and heard...
Via Trade Street Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is high on Frank Kaminsky

The Charlotte Hornets received some flack when they selected reigning National Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky with the ninth pick in this year's draft.Despite putting up an average of 18.8 points and nearly nine rebounds per game en route to leading his Wisconsin Badgers to the National Title game against Duke, pundits indicated that his ceiling was nowhere near as high as other...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin ‘How to Fit in the NBA’ Video

Veteran Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin explains “How to Fit in the NBA” to all his fans who ask him with a little help from some of his friends like: DeAndre Jordan, Tyson Chandler, Kyle Korver, Dwight Howard, Stephen Curry and his new Buzz City teammate Kemba Walker. Be sure to watch the outtakes for a full comedic experience too. The post Jeremy Lin ‘How to Fit in the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Just Cam Newton cruising around Charlotte in a hover board

Imagine hanging out in Charlotte and just so happening to see the starting quarterback for the city’s football team cruising around on a hover board. That’s how it was for one fan. This photo was posted on Twitter by user @DeAntae, who says a friend sent it to him. It shows Newton wearing a Charlotte Hornets jacket, hat and matching shoes. He seems to be minding his own business...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin tries to fit in with NBA players in comedy sketch

For most of us, we never get the opportunity to consistently hang out with players from the association but Charlotte Hornets points guard Jeremy Lin does. Earlier today, Lin’s YouTube channel posted a pretty funny comedy sketch showing how Jeremy does his best to try to fit in with teammates in the association: Jeremy Lin, everybody! *** How to Fit in the NBA [Jeremy Lin] Lin...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hakim Warrick Signs With Melbourne United

Hakim Warrick has signed with Melbourne United. Warrick has most recently played in Turkey for Torku Konyaspor and has been working out with the Atlanta Hawks prior to the signing. Melbourne United CEO Vince Crivelli said that the club was pleased to have signed such a high caliber talent. “Hakim is a strong replacement for Ekene, we think he can give us scoring punch and leadership...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson gave up fried chicken, lost over 20 pounds

If the Charlotte Hornets are going to improve on their 33 wins from a season ago, Al Jefferson will likely have a lot to do with it. In preparation for the upcoming season, Jefferson set a goal of losing 25 pounds. He’s close to that amount, but have to give up one of his favorite foods to get there. Jefferson has slimmed down, thanks in part, to giving up fried chicken. “Every...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin had to convince Hornets security he's on team

    During February 2012, Jeremy Lin was the toast of the NBA and New York, sparking a craze that became known as “Linsanity” following a string of impressive performances by the undrafted point guard from Harvard. Now, he’s apparently having a hard time convincing NBA employees who he is. After spending last season with the Lakers, Lin signed a two-year deal with the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ready becomes NBA’s first full-time female game analyst

As if often does, the NBA broke another barrier on Thursday when Fox Sports Southeast announced that Stephanie Ready would become the first full-time NBA game analyst, joining Eric Collins and Dell Curry at the broadcast position with the Charlotte Hornets. This will be Ready’s 12th year as a member of Hornets broadcasts, and her credentials are strong. Via the press release…...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets give smart extension to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

There was a time when many considered Michael Kidd-Gilchrist the player least likely to be a bust from the 2012 NBA Draft. That was part of the reason few batted an eye when the (then) Charlotte Bobcats selected him with the second overall pick in the draft. Fast-forward a few years (and a name change) later, and the backers of his stock have clearly decreased in number. Don...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Offseason review: Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets fell back last year after a playoff run the prior season. Injuries to Al Jefferson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Kemba Walker, among others, and the ill-fated signing of Lance Stephenson were all contributors to the tough season. Gerald Henderson was forced to carry the offense for large chunks of the campaign. That isn't ideal for a team with playoff aspirations...
Via RealGM - NBA
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb; Batman and Robin Together Again

So what’s with the Batman and Robin title?  There was an article on Bleacher Report that referred to the 2 in college as such because it seemed like Lamb was always there to help Walker when he was struggling to carry the team.  Bobcats/Hornets fans understand Kemba and the Batman comparison.  Many times, Kemba has taken over games when he had to.  He has never been afraid...
Via Trade Street Post
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs officially sign Mo Williams

Mo Williams is officially a Cleveland Cavalier again. On Friday Williams signed his contract, officially bringing him back into the Cavalier fold. Terms of the deal were not revealed per league policy, but Williams’ contract is believed to be a two-year, $4.3 million deal. “We’re very excited to welcome Mo back to Cleveland and we feel he will be a great fit with our team,”...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Merging New Shooters With The Rest Of The Hive

If the three-point shot is both the present and future of the NBA, the last season's performance beyond the arc by the Charlotte Hornets must have meant they were stuck in the past. The Hornets finished a disappointing 14-15 campaign ranked dead last in three-point field goal percentage (31.8) while also finishing just 24th in attempts per game. You don't have to point to much more...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

On Mo Williams, regrets and homecomings

Mo Williams was my first regret. The Cleveland Cavaliers were in the midst of one of the worst single seasons in NBA history and had just allowed Chase Budinger to drop 30 points on them as the Houston Rockets provided Cleveland with its 28th loss in its last 30 games. It was the night of the league’s trade deadline and Williams in street clothes nursing an ankle injury. As I stood...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Williams signs 2-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James proved that you can come home against all sorts of strange odds. That makes the latest bit of Cavaliers news almost pedestrian, but it sure is a lot of fun. Mo Williams appears to be following in James’ footsteps, just one season later as he’s reportedly spurning several other contenders to sign a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers worth $4.3 million. Who...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Aaron Harrison Will Play On The Charlotte Hornets’ NBA Summer League Team

Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison was not selected during last week’s NBA Draft, but he’ll have an opportunity to play in the association’s summer league with the Charlotte Hornets. The news was announced by the Hornets yesterday and Kentucky offered up congratulations this morning on Twitter.  The @hornets have announced their summer league roster & @AaronICE2 is on it. Congrats...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder trade Jeremy Lamb to Hornets for Matt Barnes

By Vincent Frank The Matt Barnes era in Charlotte lasted all of one week. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the team has traded Barnes in a deal that includes former first-round pick Jeremy Lamb heading from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Hornets. Though, Bonnell went on to indicate that Barnes will not end up in New Orleans as a part of the deal. It’s...
Via Sportsnaut
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Gerald Henderson Exercises Player Option to Stay With Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets received some pleasant news when Gerald Henderson told the team he’d be sticking around for at least one more season. BREAKING NEWS: @GhJr09 has exercised his player option and will remain with @hornets for the 2015-16 season — Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) June 17, 2015 Henderson, who has played for Charlotte since the organization drafted him 12th...
Via Sportsnaut
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers acquire Lance Stephenson from Hornets

To update a story we covered earlier on Monday, it appears that the Los Angeles Clippers have acquired enigmatic guard Lance Stephenson from the Charlotte Hornets for Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes. Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the two teams sent the trade into the league office on Monday night. Stephenson, 24, averaged 8.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per...
Via Sportsnaut
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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