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Power forward Maxiell looking to extend career with Hornets

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Hornets needed another big man, more a practice player than anything else, particularly while rookie Noah Vonleh recovers from surgery to repair a sports hernia. Click to Continue »
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Hornets center Al Jefferson: I’m ‘sick’ of being defensive liability

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — ?I refuse to continue getting picked on at the end of games. It?s not fun,? Jefferson said Wednesday.? Click to Continue »
  • New: 3 hr 26 min ago

Video: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's new shooting technique

Charlotte.com (The Charlotte Observer ()) — Charlotte Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist worked on his shooting technique in the offseason. The Hornets' Instagram account posted a clip of the former Kentucky star from the team's...
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Hornets coach Clifford to players: Embrace greater expectations

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — For whatever else the Bobcats/Hornets have done to right the course, this franchise is still 0-8 all-time in playoff games. But Clifford wouldn?t want just avoiding a sweep next April… ...
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Is Kidd-Gilchrist’s shot fixed? ‘Well, it’s going in a lot more’

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Assistant coach Mark Price tore apart, re-assembled Hornets small forward?s delivery… Click to Continue »
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Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford: Lance Stephenson, Marvin Williams will join Al Jefferson, Kemba Walker as starters

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Fifth starting spot is between shooting guard Gerald Henderson and small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist… Click to Continue »
  • 2 days ago
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Hornets’ Cho: It was important to act quickly after Taylor arrest

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — The Hornets announced Friday Jeffrey Taylor would not be allowed to play or practice while the NBA investigates his conduct. General Manger Rich Cho said he had talked to Taylor… Click to...
  • 2 days ago
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Hornets’ Lance Stephenson on the verge of a breakout season

Charlotte.com (jjones@charlotteobserver.com (Jonathan Jones)) — Lance Stephenson, the Charlotte Hornets� major free-agent signing this offseason, is poised for a breakout with his new tream. But his talent has always been belied by his outbursts. Click to...
  • 3 days ago
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Hornets’ Jeff Taylor assaulted girlfriend and male hotel worker in Michigan, police say

Charlotte.com (jmarusak@charlotteobserver.com htrenda@charlotteobserver.com (Joe Marusak and Hilary Trenda)) — Jeff Taylor also was charged with damaging the East Lansing Marriott at University Place hotel. Click to Continue »
  • 5 days ago
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Scott says: Taylor’s case will draw scrunity

Charlotte.com (sfowler@charlotteobserver.com (Scott Fowler)) — There is never a good time to get arrested on a charge of domestic assault. But Jeff Taylor may have picked the absolute worst. Click to Continue »
  • 5 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets will sign Jason Maxiell for frontcourt depth

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho will sign another big man and tentatively explore a contract extension for point guard Kemba Walker. Cho said Thursday he?s signing nine-season NBA...
  • 6 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets’ player Jeff Taylor charged with domestic assault

Charlotte.com (cwootson@charlotteobserver.com (Cleve R. Wootson Jr.)) — Charlotte Hornets player Jeff Taylor was arrested Thursday morning on domestic assault charges in Michigan. Click to Continue »
  • 6 days ago
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Hornets could use another big man, but roster flexibility also a factor entering training camp in Asheville

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Part of the intrigue of an NFL training camp is projecting who will earn those final five roster spots: The special-teamers, the potential third quarterback, the surprising rookie placekicker...
  • 8 days ago
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Ramon Sessions signs 2-year deal with Kings

Charlotte.com (The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee (Jason Jones)) — Sessions played for Charlotte and Milwaukee last season. He averaged 12.3 points and 4.1 assists between the two teams. Click to Continue »
  • 10 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets’ Jeff Taylor: ‘It’s not an injury anymore. It’s healed’

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor is back from an Achilles injury, stronger than before. He said being patient, much as the injury itself, tested him. Now, with training camp about… ...
  • 11 days ago
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Duke's Coach K slams critical Yahoo! column

Charlotte.com (lkeeley@newsobserver.com (Laura Keeley)) — Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said it�s �utterly ridiculous� to think spending a few hours in the summer with Team USA�s under-19 team gives him a recruiting advantage. Click to Continue...
  • 12 days ago
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USA caps dominant run through FIBA World Cup

Charlotte.com (The Sports Network (Sports Network)) — The United States captured back-to-back FIBA World Cup championships with a lopsided 129-92 rout of Serbia in Sunday's title game. Click to Continue »
  • 17 days ago
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Hawks apologize for racially charged comments

Charlotte.com (AP Sports Writer (CHARLES ODUM)) — The Atlanta Hawks released an open letter of apology to fans and city of Atlanta on Saturday, saying the organization "did not do the right thing" to correct racially inflammatory… Click...
  • 18 days ago
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Hornets coach Steve Clifford on Jeff Taylor, Noah Vonleh and being a little light in big men

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Two weeks out from training camp, Clifford addresses his roster in an Observer Q&A. Click to Continue »
  • 18 days ago
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Hawks GM Danny Ferry to take leave of absence

Charlotte.com (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (CHRIS VIVLAMORE)) — Hawks general manager Danny Ferry will take an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately. Click to Continue »
  • 18 days ago
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Blog Articles

What are the Charlotte Hornets' options now behind Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at small forward?

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Hornets announced Friday that small forward Jeff Taylor won’t be with the team, following his arrest Thursday in Michigan, while the NBA investigates Taylor's conduct. How might the...
  • 4 days ago
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Three headlines from Hornets general manager Rich Cho's media availability

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three headlines from Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho’s pre-training camp media availability Thursday: 1. The Hornets are signing NBA veteran big man Jason Maxiell to a non-guaranteed...
  • 6 days ago
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My no-ball-has-bounced/written-in-pencil preseason NBA picks

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — It’s Thursday morning before the opening of NBA training camps next week. I’ve been thinking for a while about order of finish in each conference, considering player movement and off-season...
  • 6 days ago
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Hornets could use another big man, but roster flexibility also a factor entering training camp in Asheville

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Part of the intrigue of an NFL training camp is projecting who will earn those final five roster spots: The special-teamers, the potential third quarterback, the surprising rookie placekicker...
  • 8 days ago
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