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Hornets' Cody Zeller is added to U.S. Select squad

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Charlotte Hornets power forward Cody Zeller was selected to a 13-man squad that will scrimmage with the U.S. National Team later this month in Las Vegas. Click to Continue »
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Sorensen: Marvin Williams will be good influence on young Hornets

Charlotte.com (tsorensen@charlotteobserver.com (Tom Sorensen)) — Charlotte Hornets: Marvin Williams won?t be asked to win games. He?ll be asked to hit shots from the perimeter, hit the open man and drive to the basket. He?ll also… Click to Continue...
  • New: 7 hr 13 min ago

Charlotte Hornets want Marvin Williams to keep shooting

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Marvin Williams was signed in part as a reaction to the Hornets losing Josh McRoberts to the Miami Heat. The Hornets needed to replace McRoberts? shooting range and hopefully his… Click to...
  • 19 hr 26 min ago

PJ Hairston, Hornets fall in summer league semifinal

Charlotte.com (Observer News Services ()) — Rookie P.J. Hairston finished with 27 points and seven rebounds, but it wasn?t enough as the Charlotte Hornets fell to the Houston Rockets 83-79 in the Las Vegas Summer League… Click to...
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Vonleh, Hornets avenge loss to Knicks in Las Vegas

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Rookie Noah Vonleh posted a double-double Sunday in helping the Charlotte Hornets to an 82-79 victory over the New York Knicks in a Las Vegas Summer League quarterfinal. Click to Continue »
  • 2 days ago
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Michael Jordan might have found his all-star in Lance Stephenson

Charlotte.com (sfowler@charlotteobserver.com (Scott Fowler)) — Lance Stephenson could be on the cusp of becoming the all-star that Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan imagined former Duke star Gerald Henderson might become. Click to Continue »
  • 2 days ago
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Should be some good battles for minutes in Hornets training camp

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — With a busy free-agency period and the return of some solid veterans, the Charlotte Hornets training camp should be highly competitive in October in Asheville. Here?s a look ahead at… ...
  • 2 days ago
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Michael Jordan to new Hornet Lance Stephenson: Learn to ‘calm down’

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — New Charlotte Hornet Lance Stephenson says his talent ?definitely got overshadowed by blowing in LeBron?s ear.? The Hornets like his edginess, and believe it can help them win games. But… ...
  • 3 days ago
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Michael Jordan to new Hornet Lance Stephenson: Learn to ‘calm down’

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — New Charlotte Hornet Lance Stephenson says his talent �definitely got overshadowed by blowing in LeBron�s ear.� The Hornets like his edginess, and believe it can help them win games. But… ...
  • 3 days ago
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NBA Big Three comparisons

Charlotte.com (()) — Rick Bonnell?s favorite ?Big Three? combos currently in the NBA: Click to Continue »
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Charlotte Hornets’ ‘Big 3:’ How do Jefferson, Walker, Stephenson stack up?

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Analysis: Center Al Jefferson, point guard Kemba Walker and shooting guard Lance Stephenson give the Charlotte Hornets a shot at winning an NBA playoff series. ... The question on how… ...
  • 4 days ago
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PJ Hairston leads Hornets in Summer League rout

Charlotte.com (Associated Press ()) — Las Vegas Summer League: The Charlotte Hornets summer league team blew out the New Orleans Pelicans 104-75 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Thursday. Click to Continue »
  • 4 days ago
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Drake has fun with Hornets’ Lance Stephenson at ESPYs

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Soon-to-be Charlotte Hornet Lance Stephenson had a featured role in a skit at the ESPYs Wednesday night, when host Drake had a little fun with Stephenson famously blowing in LeBron… Click...
  • 5 days ago
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Drake has fun with Hornets' Lance Stephenson with Lance Cam at ESPYS

Charlotte.com (()) — ESPY host Drake had some fun with new Charlotte Hornet Lance Stephenson, who blew in the ear of Miami�s LeBron James during the NBA Eastern Conference finals, and Indiana Pacer… Click to...
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Charlotte Hornets gets 1st win in Las Vegas Summer League

Charlotte.com (News Services ()) — Roberto Nelson hit a 3-pointer with five-tenths of a second left to give the Charlotte Hornets an 82-81 victory Wednesday over the Dallas Mavericks in Las Vegas Summer League. Click to Continue...
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Slain transgender woman was NBA player's sibling

Charlotte.com (The Associated Press ()) — A transgender woman found slain in Baltimore is the sibling of an NBA player. Click to Continue »
  • 5 days ago
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NBA East: A look at Eastern Conference contenders’ lineups

Charlotte.com (bweinrib@charlotteobserver.com (Ben Weinrib)) — Capsules on the projected top 10 NBA Eastern Conference teams and their off-season activity. Click to Continue »
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Video: Hornets down Mavericks 82-81

Charlotte.com (()) — The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Dallas Mavericks 81-81 in Summer League play Wednesday in Las Vegas. Click to Continue »
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A look at the lineups of top Eastern Conference teams

Charlotte.com (bweinrib@charlotteobserver.com (Ben Weinrib)) — Capsules on the projected top 10 Eastern Conference teams and their off-season activity. Click to Continue »
  • 5 days ago
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Lance Stephenson will make Hornets more interesting

Charlotte.com (sfowler@charlotteobserver.com (Scott Fowler)) — The best-case scenario is Stephenson becomes Charlotte?s version of Dennis Rodman for the Chicago Bulls in the late 1990s ? a bizarre personality, but so effective on those Bulls title… ...
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Blog Articles

Charlotte Hornets' Cody Zeller on U.S. Select squad that will scrimmage national team

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Hornets power forward Cody Zeller was selected to a 13-man squad that will scrimmage with the U.S. National Team later this month in Las Vegas. This “U.S. Select Team” gets young NBA...
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Marvin Williams' improved 3-point shooting was attractive to Hornets coach Steve Clifford

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford says Marvin Williams’ improved shooting range was a big selling point in signing him. The Hornets made Williams’ acquisition official Monday with a...
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New Hornet Lance Stephenson makes a splash at ESPYs

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Soon-to-be Charlotte Hornet Lance Stephenson had a featured role in a skit at the ESPYs Wednesday night, when host Drake had a little fun with Stephenson famously blowing in LeBron James’ ear...
  • 5 days ago
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Hornets now considering signing Lance Stephenson

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — LAS VEGAS -- Having lost restricted free agent Gordon Hayward when the Utah Jazz matched an offer sheet, plus Josh McRoberts to the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets are now open to the prospect...
  • 6 days ago
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Hornets to sign New Orleans' Brian Roberts as backup point guard

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Hornets have come to agreement with point guard Brian Roberts on a two-year, $5.5 million deal to back up starter Kemba Walker next season. Roberts spent the past two seasons in New...
  • 8 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets agree to terms with forward Marvin Williams

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — LAS VEGAS – Within hours of learning the Utah Jazz had matched their massive offer for restricted free agent Gordon Hayward, the Charlotte Hornets came to terms with combo forward Marvin Williams....
  • 9 days ago
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Hornets complete trade with Cavaliers that sends center Brendan Haywood's salary to Cleveland

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — LAS VEGAS – With a slight adjustment that didn’t affect the Charlotte Hornets’ intent, the trade agreed to on draft night with the Cleveland Cavaliers was consummated Saturday. The Hornets sent...
  • 9 days ago
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Utah Jazz matches Charlotte Hornets' offer to Gordon Hayward

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — LAS VEGAS – The Utah Jazz has matched the Charlotte Hornets’ four-year, $63 million offer sheet for guard-forward Gordon Hayward, a source told the Observer Saturday morning. This decision by the...
  • 10 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets to offer restricted free agent Gordon Hayward a maximum contract

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Hornets are all-in on restricted free agent forward-guard Gordon Hayward. When the NBA moratorium on signings ends Thursday, the Hornets will offer the 6-foot-8 Hayward an offer...
  • 13 days ago
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Observer first: Hayward to sign offer sheet with Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Gordon Hayward, the gifted small forward from the Utah Jazz, wants to be a Charlotte Hornet. The Observer learned first late Monday that Hayward will sign an offer sheet with the Hornets Thursday,...
  • 13 days ago
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EXCLUSIVE: Gordon Hayward wants to be a Hornet

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Gordon Hayward, arguably at the top of the “B” list of free agents, wants to be a Charlotte Hornet. A knowledgeable source tells the Observer that the 6-foot-8 small forward, will sign an offer...
  • 13 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets lose power forward Josh McRoberts to the Miami Heat

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Back in October Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan said one of his biggest concerns was that power forward Josh McRoberts might exercise the opt-out in his contract. Eight months later...
  • 14 days ago
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Agent confirms Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston was in an altercation in Durham

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston got into an altercation with a high school basketball player in Durham Sunday, his agent confirmed to the Observer. Juan Morrow, who represents the 6-foot-6,...
  • 15 days ago
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Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward to visit Charlotte Hornets early next week

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Forward-guard Gordon Hayward, one of the top free agents in this class, has scheduled a visit with the Charlotte Hornets for early next week, the Observer has learned. Coming off his fourth NBA...
  • 18 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets announce summer league roster

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Hornets announced their roster for summer league in Las Vegas. As expected, Cody Zeller and first-round picks Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston will participate. Others invited to play:...
  • 19 days ago
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Kobe Bryant's tweet: Revisionist history at its worst

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — On this day 18yrs ago the hornets told me right after they drafted me that they had no use for me and were going to trade me #thanku #lakers — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 1, 2014 Tuesday, on...
  • 20 days ago
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How Shaun Livingston might fit as a Hornet if he returns to Charlotte

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Could point guard Shaun Livingston end up back in Charlotte, where he played for the Bobcats the 2010-11 season? A knowledgeable source confirms the Hornets reached out to Livingston’s...
  • 21 days ago
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Is Luol Deng more "free" than Hornets' other free-agent options?

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — If there’s a lesson in the successful recruitment of center Al Jefferson last summer, it might be this; It’s seldom a top 50-type NBA player hits free agency and is truly “free” – and by free I...
  • 22 days ago
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What the Charlotte Hornets did in the 2014 NBA draft

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — At the end of a long night that included three trades, Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho emerged from the NBA draft with the following: -- Indiana power forward Noah Vonleh. -- Former...
  • 25 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets select Noah Vonleh with the ninth pick

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Hornets passed over their need for shooting with the ninth pick of the NBA draft Thursday, going instead with Indiana power forward Noah Vonleh. In doing so, the Hornets passed on Creighton...
  • 25 days ago
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