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Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson limited by constant double-teams

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Opponents can focus on center Al Jefferson because Charlotte Hornets? perimeter shooting is so poor. Click to Continue »
  • 4 days ago

Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls preview 02.25.15

Charlotte.com (()) — MATCHUP TO WATCH: Chicago Bulls? Pau Gasol vs. Charlotte Hornets? Cody Zeller -- Gasol, an All-Star starter, has proven to be a terrific free-agent pickup for the Bulls. His versatility… ...
  • 4 days ago

New Charlotte Hornet Troy Daniels says he can create space

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The other player in the Mo Williams trade, Troy Daniels, adds depth at Charlotte Hornets? wing positions… Click to Continue »
  • 5 days ago

Dallas Mavericks hand Charlotte Hornets fifth straight loss

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Monta Ellis scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 92-81 home victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Click to Continue »
  • 6 days ago
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Who knew Hornets’ Mo Williams still had big shots in him?

Charlotte.com (()) — The Charlotte Hornets acquired point guard Mo Williams Feb. 10 in a trade with Minnesota. After only three practices last week, Williams made his debut against Oklahoma City Saturday....
  • 6 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets - Dallas Mavericks Observations 02.22.15

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — Rick Bonnell?s observations from the Charlotte Hornets game against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. Click to Continue »
  • 6 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets at Dallas Mavericks: Live NBA updates

Charlotte.com (()) — The Charlotte Hornets visit the Dallas Mavericks at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at American Airlines Center. Follow for live game updates. Click to Continue »
  • 6 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets fall again to Thunder despite Mo Williams’ 24 points

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The Charlotte Hornets lost their fourth in a row Saturday, returning from the NBA All-Star break for a 110-103 home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Hornets? ninth consecutive… Click...
  • 7 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets - Oklahoma City Thunder Observations 02.21.15

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — Coach Steve Clifford made a lineup change Friday, starting Mo Williams in his first game as a Charlotte Hornet. Williams, acquired in a trade last week with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Click to...
  • 7 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets at Dallas Mavericks: Sunday NBA preview

Charlotte.com (()) — MATCHUP TO WATCH: Dallas Mavericks? Dirk Nowitzki vs. Charlotte Hornets? Cody Zeller/Marvin Williams -- Nowitzki?s versatile scoring ability, particularly his pull-up mid-range game, will be a big...
  • 7 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets must stick to script to reach NBA playoffs

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson was spectacular the last 30 games last season. Can he match that? ?I have to,? Big Al says… Click to Continue »
  • 8 days ago
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Oklahoma City Thunder at Charlotte Hornets | NBA preview 02.21.15

Charlotte.com (()) — MATCHUP TO WATCH: Kevin Durant vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist -- Durant, the reigning MVP, is a fantastic scorer and MKG is one of the league?s better defensive small forwards. Click to Continue...
  • 8 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist looks ready for return

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Records show Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is essential to this team winning. Click to Continue »
  • 9 days ago
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New Charlotte Hornet Mo Williams has smooth first day

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Mo Williams, the veteran point guard acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves, says the Hornets? offense should be ?second nature? soon. Click to Continue »
  • 10 days ago
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Westbrook has 41, West edges East in NBA All-Star Game

Charlotte.com (AP Basketball Writer (BRIAN MAHONEY)) — Russell Westbrook scored 41 points, one shy of the NBA All-Star Game record, and the Western Conference beat the East 163-158 on Sunday night. Click to Continue »
  • 13 days ago
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All-Stars bring their game to New York, hoops Mecca

Charlotte.com (AP Sports Writers (TOM WITHERS and ANTONIO GONZALEZ)) — Bernard King remembers the rugged battles under the basket, trading elbows and shoves for a precious rebound. Click to Continue »
  • 13 days ago
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Warriors guard Curry claims 3-point title, honors N.C. shooting victim

Charlotte.com (San Jose Mercury News (DIAMOND LEUNG)) — The Warriors' Stephen Curry took his rightful place as one of the game's best shooters ever, capturing his first 3-Point Contest title Saturday. Click to Continue »
  • 14 days ago
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Warriors' Curry to honor N.C. shooting victim

Charlotte.com (San Jose Mercury News (DIAMOND LEUNG)) — Warriors guard Stephen Curry said Saturday that during All-Star festivities in the evening, he will honor the memory of Deah Shaddy Barakat, who was killed in a triple homicide in… Click...
  • 14 days ago
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A Valentine’s Day story from ex-Hornet Muggsy Bogues

Charlotte.com (tsorensen@charlotteobserver.com (Tom Sorensen)) — When former Charlotte Hornet Muggsy Bogues and Kim walked into the Sky Lounge friends and family chanted ?Muggsy, Muggsy, Muggsy!? They sang ?Happy birthday!? A slide show featured Muggsy?s life, ...
  • 15 days ago
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2 years after snub, Curry is All-Star man of the moment

Charlotte.com (AP Basketball Writer (BRIAN MAHONEY)) — Stephen Curry will take on his teammate and team up with his father, then finally take the floor as the leading vote-getter for the All-Star game. Click to Continue »
  • 16 days ago
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Blog Articles

Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing address the passing of Anthony Mason

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Hornets issued statements Saturday from team chairman Michael Jordan and associate head coach on the passing of former Hornets forward Anthony Mason. Mason played for the Hornets...
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Hornets coach Steve Clifford: Hype associated with Lance Stephenson signing wasn't good for anyone

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford is, by nature, candid. But Friday evening before the Boston Celtics game was the most direct I’ve heard him on the subject of Lance Stephenson. Circled by...
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On MKG, Mo Williams and fast-break basketball

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets’ 98-86 victory over the Chicago Bulls. The perception in July: Lance Stephenson’s versatility will lift this team and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is some dude...
  • 3 days ago

Extreme doubles on Big Al, good trade for Mo, Zeller react

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways on a crazy-bad weather night in Dallas: This extreme double-teaming of Al Jefferson is telling: Opponents sell out completely double-teaming Jefferson because they’re not afraid of...
  • 6 days ago
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On MKG, Al Jefferson and rushing Noah Vonleh into the mix

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets’ fourth consecutive loss: MKG is a Swiss Army Knife:. Michael Kidd-Gilchrest was the Hornets’ best overall player Saturday, He guarded Russell Westbrook...
  • 7 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets rivals Heat and Pistons make significant trades

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — While the Charlotte Hornets didn’t make a deal at Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, two teams pursing them in the Eastern Conference standings made significant moves. With the All-Star break ending...
  • 9 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets' signature move: These small trade-deadline deals

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — For what it’s worth… The Bobcats/Hornets have obviously made some dubious player-personnel choices. They drafted Adam Morrison way too high, they traded for Gana Diop, they gave Tyrus Thomas a...
  • 18 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets takeaways: Taylor's defense, Stephenson no point guard, need a refresher course on double-teams

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets’ blowout home loss to the Detroit Pistons’ Maybe the only positive from a 28-point loss: Jeff Taylor, the fill-in starter for injured small forward...
  • 18 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets trade for Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Mo Williams

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Hornets have addressed their point guard depth in Kemba Walker’s absence by acquiring Mo Williams from the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Hornets acquired guards Williams and Troy...
  • 19 days ago
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3 Hornets takeaways: A wasted Big Al game, MKG's value and Zeller's inconsistency

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets' 103-102 loss to the Indiana Pacers: Such a waste of a vintage Big Al game: This was the best Al Jefferson has played in a long time – 30 points on...
  • 20 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets injury updates for Biyombo, Kidd-Gilchrist and Roberts

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The pre-game injury news regarding the Charlotte Hornets was a little worse than expected for center Bismack Biyombo and a little better than expected for small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist....
  • 20 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets post-game blog: On Jeff Taylor's role, Brian Roberts' struggles and do they push back?

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from a horrible night for the Charlotte Hornets in Philadelphia: This is Jeff Taylor’s chance: I don’t know what becomes of Taylor. He really hadn’t played in anything but garbage...
  • 21 days ago
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Hornets post-game takeaways: On Maxiell's value, tighter rotation and 15 shots blocked

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets’ 94-87 victory against the Washington Wizards: Jason Maxiell was a heck of a cheap addition: I get asked all the time why Maxiell gets Noah Vonleh’s...
  • 23 days ago
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Jannero Pargo made himself valuable to Hornets with character, unselfishness and and biting humor

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Talent trumps all in the NBA, but Jannero Pargo proved character and professionalism still count for something. Pargo is in his 11th season as an NBA point guard. He’d still be a Charlotte Hornet...
  • 24 days ago
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NBA source: Hornets plan to waive Jannero Pargo, sign Elliot Williams of the Development League

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Looking to address their short-term need for point guard help, the Charlotte Hornets are expected to waive injured veteran Jannero Pargo Wednesday, creating a roster spot to sign Elliot Williams...
  • 25 days ago
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On a Spurs hangover, a special practice and MKG's hard-to-quantify value

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets’ 92-88 road victory over the Washington Wizards: This feels like a year ago: After 48 games last season the Bobcats were 21-27. After 48 games this...
  • 26 days ago
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