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Feb 21

There’s an easy way to sum up Rich Cho’s drafts with Hornets

Since 2011, the Charlotte Hornets have drafted 11th or higher seven times. In 2012, they selected Michael Kidd-Gilchrist second. In 2013, they drafted Cody Zeller fourth. In 2011, they selected … Click to Continue »

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Feb 21

Why free agency for Kemba Walker may be a time bomb for Hornets’ next general manager

All-Star point guard Kemba Walker’s free agency in the summer of 2019 is a time bomb of sorts for the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets tabled that issue when Walker was … Click to Continue »

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Feb 21

5 viable candidates for Charlotte Hornets GM job after Rich Cho is fired

Former Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak might be the front runner to lead the Charlotte Hornets’ front office, but that doesn’t mean he’s the only option. Kupchak, 63, … Click to Continue »

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Feb 21

Charlotte Hornets’ Malik Monk misses most of practice after Sunday car accident

Charlotte Hornets rookie Malik Monk missed a portion of Tuesday’s practice, while being examined following a car accident in Arkansas over All-Star break. Monk suffered from upper-body soreness when he … Click to Continue »

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Feb 20

Top candidate for next Hornets GM has key skill: Ability to tell Michael Jordan no

Mitch Kupchak is a leading candidate for the Charlotte Hornets general manager job. He’s going to get an interview soon. And from what I am told, the job would most … Click to Continue »

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Feb 20

Hornets exec unplugged: On trouble with Kemba, Steve Clifford’s future, payroll mess

Charlotte Hornets vice chairman Curtis Polk calls point guard Kemba Walker this team’s “heart and soul.” But he also says Walker’s inexpensive contract, combined with NBA restrictions on extensions, mean … Click to Continue »

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Feb 20

Charlotte Hornets announce they won’t extend contract of GM Rich Cho past this season

The Charlotte Hornets announced Tuesday that they won’t renew the contract of general manager Rich Cho. The search for a replacement will begin immediately. Check back for more on this … Click to Continue »

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Feb 19

‘Small-city’ Charlotte braces for big-city NBA All-Star week in 2019

The first and only other time Charlotte hosted the NBA All-Star Game was in 1991, and the city held the league’s marquee event at the now-demolished Charlotte Coliseum out near … Click to Continue »

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Feb 19

Why isn’t Monk playing? Lamb starting? Charlotte Hornets winning? We asked the coach

Why doesn’t rookie Malik Monk play more? Why don’t the Charlotte Hornets try shaking up the starting lineup? What’s the deal on Nic Batum’s season? Why doesn’t a roster this … Click to Continue »

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Feb 19

Team LeBron edges Team Steph 148-145 in NBA All-Star Game

LeBron James and Kevin Durant swarmed all over Stephen Curry in the final seconds, preventing the NBA’s best shooter from finding even a patch of open air to launch a … Click to Continue »

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Feb 18

Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker on Black History Month, Michael Jordan

Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker speaks about Black History Month and the people who inspired him – such as Michael Jordan – Saturday ahead of the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. … Click to Continue »

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Feb 17

Steph Curry offers a few new thoughts on potential Carolina Panthers ownership

Almost one month after his favorite NFL team officially went up for sale, Steph Curry is still interested in owning part of the Carolina Panthers. While answering media questions in … Click to Continue »

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Feb 17

Kemba Walker calls Fox TV host ‘disrespectful’ for her comments about athletes

Kemba Walker does not think athletes need to stick to sports. Speaking to the media in Los Angeles on the eve of the 2018 All-Star Game, the Charlotte Hornets point … Click to Continue »

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Feb 15

How Kobe Bryant-like fierceness has driven Hornets All-Star guard Kemba Walker

Being a “little man” on the basketball court is nothing new to Kemba Walker. The two-time NBA All-Star is listed as 6-foot-1 on the Charlotte Hornets’ roster, and even that … Click to Continue »

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Feb 15

Where do Hornets stand at break? Looking up, thanks to something they’ve lacked

It would be disingenuous to say the Charlotte Hornets played their best basketball on Wednesday night, their last game before the NBA’s All-Star break. After all, there have been games … Click to Continue »

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Feb 15

Hornets build lead, lose it, then recover to beat Magic in last game before break

At least the Hornets will go into the All-Star break with a nice taste in their mouths. Wednesday’s game against the Orlando Magic, which Charlotte eventually won 104-102, started out … Click to Continue »

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Feb 14

Even if healthy, this Hornets team wasn’t going to go far in playoffs. Here’s why.

The NBA All-Star break is significant for the Charlotte Hornets. It is the first time this season nobody is injured. Had Nic Batum been healthy in camp, and learned to … Click to Continue »

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Feb 13

Charlotte Hornets fans ask: Why not try Nic Batum off the bench?

Charlotte Hornets fans expect change, now and in the long run. The Hornets are on a four-game losing streak and are 23-33 entering Wednesday’s road game against the Orlando Magic. … Click to Continue »

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Feb 12

What Willy Hernangomez was seeking from trade to Hornets – and what they can provide

My take on the Charlotte Hornets’ decision to trade for center Willy Hernangomez: ▪ The front office already knew what Johnny O’Bryant, the player dealt to the New York Knicks for … Click to Continue »

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Feb 11

With playoff hopes slim, Charlotte Hornets must take a hard look at this rotation

It’s time for the Charlotte Hornets to start thinking seriously, and critically, about what can be salvaged from this disappointing season. That the Hornets were drilled at home by the … Click to Continue »

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