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Charlotte Hornets waiting for decision on whether Kemba Walker will have knee surgery

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Hornets point guard Kemba Walker traveled to New York to get a second opinion on the injury before deciding how to proceed. Also, center Bismack Biyombo will miss at least… Click to...
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Charlotte Hornets’ Brian Roberts says he’s ready should Kemba Walker miss significant time

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Roberts was thrust into a similar role last season in New Orleans… Click to Continue »
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Return to Hornets’ lineup uncertain for ailing Williams, Walker and Biyombo

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Hornets general manager Rich Cho said the team is evaluating Kemba Walker?s injury and working toward some sort of decision later this week on how to proceed. Coach Steve Clifford… Click...
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Charlotte Hornets win ugly against New York Knicks

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The worst thing about the Charlotte Hornets-New York Knicks season series? It?s over. Click to Continue »
  • 2 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets holds on for a 76-71 win over New York Knicks

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The New York Knicks� Cole Aldrich committed a bad-pass turnover with 11.9 seconds left after teammate Tim Hardaway Jr., missed a 3-pointer, as the Charlotte Hornets held on for a… Click to...
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Hornets’ Kemba Walker misses game because of knee soreness

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, who almost never sits due to injury, missed his third game in the last five Saturday against the New York Knicks. Click to Continue »
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Cleveland Cavaliers overwhelm Charlotte Hornets, 129-90

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The Charlotte Hornets� 0-for-LeBron streak doesn�t figure to end any time soon based on Friday�s result. With the 129-90 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Hornets have now lost 18… ...
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Charlotte Hornets - Cleveland Cavaliers Observations 01.23.14

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — Hornets coach Steve Clifford went into Friday?s game thinking he had three options for guarding LeBron James: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Lance Stephenson and Marvin Williams. Early foul trouble for...
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Hornets vs. Knicks, 7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena

Charlotte.com (()) — MATCHUP TO WATCH: Carmelo Anthony vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Anthony had a knee injury that caused him to miss several games, but he came back for the game against the Milwaukee… Click to...
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Gasol brothers to start NBA All-Star game; Lowry gets spot

Charlotte.com (AP Basketball Writer (BRIAN MAHONEY)) — Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto's Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will… Click to Continue »
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Warriors' Stephen Curry No. 1 in NBA All-Star balloting

Charlotte.com (San Jose Mercury News (DIAMOND LEUNG)) — Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was named an All-Star starter for the Western Conference for a second straight season Thursday. Click to Continue »
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Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers: Friday’s preview

Charlotte.com (()) — The Cleveland Cavaliers? LeBron James vs. the Charlotte Hornets? Michael Kidd-Gilchrist James became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 24,000 career points. Kidd-Gilchrist is a terrific...
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Lakers say Kobe Bryant has torn rotator cuff

Charlotte.com (The Associated Press ()) — Kobe Bryant has a torn right rotator cuff, the Los Angeles Lakers say. Click to Continue »
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Hornets coach Steve Clifford still trying to settle players’ roles, minutes

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Some of the questions media and fans are asking: Will center Bismack Biyombo still have a featured role once Al Jefferson regains game shape? Why does rookie P.J. Hairston play… Click to...
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Charlotte Hornets hold off Miami Heat 78-76

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The Charlotte Hornets withstood two 3-point misses by Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers in the game?s final possession, to beat the Miami Heat 78-76 at Time Warner Cable Arena. Click to Continue...
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Charlotte Hornets Observations

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — The Hornets again played a home game in their teal uniforms, rather than the traditional white home uniforms. The teal counts as an ?alternate? jersey, so there are a limited… Click to...
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Michael Jordan gets emotional after winning business award

Charlotte.com (The Associated Press ()) — A humbled and emotional Michael Jordan fought back tears, feeling vindicated after years of criticism, after being named the Charlotte Business Journal's Business Person of the Year. Click to...
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Forbes estimate suggests the then-Bobcats made a small profit last season

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — If Forbes’ annual estimate of NBA franchise values is accurate, the Charlotte Hornets made a slight profit last season. Every January Forbes does financial research to estimate each of the 30...
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Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets, 7 p.m. Wednesday

Charlotte.com (()) — MATCHUP TO WATCH: Chris Bosh vs. Cody Zeller/Marvin Williams: Bosh?s ability to stretch the floor with his outside shooting and ballhandling always makes him a tough matchup for the Hornets? ...
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A faster pace served the Hornets well in center Al Jefferson’s 9-game absence

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Now Jefferson is back and the Hornets hope to strike a balance going forward between optimizing his skills in the low post and retaining this more up-tempo offense. Click to Continue »
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Blog Articles

Charlotte Hornets injury update: Bismack Biyombo out at least 10 days; Marvin Williams has a concussion and a broken nose

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo will miss at least the next 10 days with a bone bruise on his right knee, the Hornets announced Monday. Also, forward Marvin Williams has a broken nose...
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Concussion confirmed for Charlotte Hornets' Marvin Williams; Kemba Walker, Bismack Biyombo injuries still being evaluated

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Injury update following the Hornets’ 76-71 victory against the New York Knicks Saturday: The Hornets confirmed overnight that power forward Marvin Williams has suffered a concussion. Williams took...
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Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony both out tonight

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, who almost never sits due to injury, will miss his third game in the last five tonight against the New York Knicks. Walker is having ongoing soreness in...
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Charlotte Hornets could do nothing right Friday versus the Cleveland Cavaliers

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from a gruesome night for the Charlotte Hornets in Cleveland Quick turnaround: For once the Hornets are glad they’re playing games on back-to-back nights. Center Al Jefferson and...
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On Zeller's defense, Hairston sitting and Biz's minutes

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Hornets’ 78-76 victory over the Miami Heat: Zeller does just fine guarding Chris Bosh: The Hornets coaching staff played a hunch late last season, trying Cody Zeller...
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Forbes estimate suggests the then-Bobcats made a small profit last season

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — If Forbes’ annual estimate of NBA franchise values is accurate, the Charlotte Hornets made a slight profit last season. Every January Forbes does financial research to estimate each of the 30...
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My 3 takeaways from an NBA matinee

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Hornets’ 105-80 home victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves: They’re improving: That was a bad team they played, missing Nikola Pekovic, Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin. But...
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Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson will play today against the Minnesota Timberwolves

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson has been cleared to play in Monday’s home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, one game earlier than the original timetable. Jefferson missed the past...
  • 7 days ago
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Hornets' Kemba Walker will miss Monday's game with continuing soreness in his left knee

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will miss Monday’s home game against Minnesota Timberwolves after sitting out practice Sunday at Time Warner Cable Arena. Walker also missed Saturday’s...
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Three takeaways from the ugliest basketball game since they knocked the ball out of a peach basket

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Hornets’ 80-71 overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers: Bury the video: It was funny when Hornets coach Steve Clifford said this game would never make it to “ESPN...
  • 8 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will miss the Pacers game with a sore left knee

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — No Al Jefferson and no Kemba Walker. No good for the Charlotte Hornets. For the first time since center Jefferson signed with the then-Bobcats two summers ago, this franchise will play with...
  • 9 days ago
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Hornets point guard Kemba Walker misses practice; Al Jefferson could be back as soon as Wednesday

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — One of the Charlotte Hornets’ top players might miss some time with knee soreness, while another might be close to getting back. Point guard Kemba Walker, named Eastern Conference Player of the...
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NBA source: Deal that would have traded Hornets' Lance Stephenson to the Nets is dormant for now

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — A trade that would have sent Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson to the Brooklyn Nets has been put on hold, an informed NBA source told the Observer early Friday. The Hornets, Nets...
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Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston fined $5,000 by the NB for a second flopping violation

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — For the second time in his rookie season P.J. Hairston has been cited for flopping by the NBA. This second violation of the anti-flopping rule will cost Hairston a $5,000 fine. The play in...
  • 11 days ago
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On free throws, Biz's effort and Hairston's desire

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets’ 98-93 loss to the San Antonio Spurs: They’re called “free throws” for a reason: The Hornets were 23-of-35 from the foul line (66 percent). For the...
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Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson's minutes will be quite limited initially

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will be activated tonight against the San Antonio Spurs after missing 14 games with a pelvic sprain. But don’t expect Stephenson to play many...
  • 12 days ago
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Hornets guard Kemba Walker is Eastern Conference's Player of the Week

Charlotte.com (Observer staff) — Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week Monday after leading his team to a 4-0 record. Walker averaged 30.3 points, as the Hornets beat the...
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Had Cody Zeller guarded Kevin Love with any effect, sure he would have played in the second half

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Hornets’ loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers (fifth in a row) Development versus production: Cody Zeller played just 3 ½ minutes in the second half Friday. That’s because he...
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Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford on the decision to shut down center Al Jefferson

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — HOUSTON – The decision to shut down Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson was essentially made at halftime of Monday’s overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. That according to Hornets coach Steve...
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