New Orleans Hornets News and Rumors

  • Cho: Stephenson move 'didn't work out' in first season

    Cho: Stephenson move 'didn't work out' in first season

    nba.com Updated Apr 17
    Hornets general manager Rich Cho says the Lance Stephenson signing last summer "didn't work out as we expected it to."
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  • Hornets' Jefferson plans to return, Henderson unsure

    Hornets' Jefferson plans to return, Henderson unsure

    nba.com Apr 16
    Al Jefferson has no intentions of opting out of his contract with the Charlotte Hornets. Gerald Henderson isn't quite ready to make the same declaration.
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  • For Kidd-Gilchrist, better shooting equals better defense

    For Kidd-Gilchrist, better shooting equals better defense

    nba.com Apr 11
    As the Charlotte Hornets limp to the finish of a disappointing season, all Michael Kidd-Gilchrist can do is watch helplessly from the sideline.
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  • The Charlotte Hornets are just about done, and short of the pla…

    The Charlotte Hornets are just about done, and short of the playoffs

    yahoo.com Apr 8
    The Charlotte Hornets’ return to the postseason in 2015 was always going to be a tenuous proposition, the team overachieved a bit in winning 43 games in its final year as the “Bobcats” last season, and LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers jus…
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  • Sixers' Noel leaves game with right eyelid cut

    Sixers' Noel leaves game with right eyelid cut

    nba.com Apr 4
    The Philadelphia 76ers say forward Nerlens Noel will not return to Saturday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets after suffering a cut to his right eyelid.
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  • Hornets' Jefferson, two other starters out vs. 76ers

    Hornets' Jefferson, two other starters out vs. 76ers

    nba.com Apr 4
    Hornets coach Steve Clifford says center Al Jefferson and two other starters will not play Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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  • Stephenson doesn't regret joining Hornets

    Stephenson doesn't regret joining Hornets

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 31
    Lance Stephenson doesn't regret his decision to sign with the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent, even though this season has been a huge struggle for the five-year NBA veteran.
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  • East-best Hawks rest starters against Hornets

    East-best Hawks rest starters against Hornets

    nba.com Mar 28
    The Atlanta Hawks are sitting all five starters against the Charlotte Hornets one night after clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
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  • John Wall saves Wizards in regulation, seals 2OT win over Horne…

    John Wall saves Wizards in regulation, seals 2OT win over Hornets

    yahoo.com Mar 28
    The Washington Wizards have had a disappointing second half of the season, but the continued strong play of John Wall has been a saving grace. Although not without his share of stinkers, the All-Star point guard has played up to his reputation and kept …
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  • Nets' Young has strained knee, out vs. Cavs

    Nets' Young has strained knee, out vs. Cavs

    ESPN.com Mar 26
    Brooklyn Nets power forward Thaddeus Young suffered a left knee strain in Wednesday night's win over the Charlotte Hornets, an MRI revealed.
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  • Hornets, Clippers to play first NBA game in Shenzhen, CHina

    Hornets, Clippers to play first NBA game in Shenzhen, CHina

    nba.com ESPN.com Mar 25
    The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that NBA Global Games China 2015 will feature two preseason games between the Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Clippers this October.
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  • Nikola Mirotic Is Balling

    Nikola Mirotic Is Balling

    deadspin.com Mar 24
    Bulls rookie forward Nikola Mirotic went for 28 points and eight rebounds in a win against the Hornets last night, a performance that he punctuated by banking one on Jason Maxiell's head. Mirotic's minutes have been fluctuating like crazy throughout the…
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  • Bulls seal playoff berth as Mirotic catches fire

    Bulls seal playoff berth as Mirotic catches fire

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 24
    Nikola Mirotic scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Chicago Bulls clinched a playoff spot with a 98-86 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.
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  • Noah returns for Bulls; Hornets' Jefferson still out

    Noah returns for Bulls; Hornets' Jefferson still out

    nba.com ESPN.com Mar 13
    Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says center Joakim Noah is ready to return to the starting lineup.
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  • Hornets turnover bloodies phone-focused fan's nose

    Hornets turnover bloodies phone-focused fan's nose

    yahoo.com Mar 11
    The live NBA experience differs from that of other prominent sports leagues in that there's near-constant action. For fans in the first few rows, that means it's usually beneficial to pay attention to what's happening on the court, because a player coul…
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  • Hornets guard Walker will play tonight vs.

    Hornets guard Walker will play tonight vs.

    nba.com ESPN.com Mar 11
    The Hornets have announced that point guard Kemba Walker will play Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings after missing 18 games following knee surgery.
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  • Williams, Westbrook named Players of the Week

    Williams, Westbrook named Players of the Week

    nba.com Mar 9
    The Charlotte Hornets' Mo Williams and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 2, through Sunday, March 8.
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  • Lowry returns for Raptors, nets 25 in defeat

    Lowry returns for Raptors, nets 25 in defeat

    Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry returned to the lineup for Friday night's 103-94 loss to the Hornets in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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  • Hornets' Walker cleared to resume basketball activities

    Hornets' Walker cleared to resume basketball activities

    nba.com Mar 5
    Charlotte Hornets scoring leader Kemba Walker has been cleared to resume all basketball activities, moving him closer to a return from left knee surgery.
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  • Video - Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded Pelicans 00:57

    Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded Pelicans

    Mar 20
    Playing without Anthony Davis, the Pelicans fell to the Warriors, who got 22 points from Harrison Barnes in a 112-96 win.
  • Video - Suns Beat Davis-Less Pelicans 00:50

    Suns Beat Davis-Less Pelicans

    Mar 19
    The Suns held on to beat the Pelicans, who played without center Anthony Davis.
  • Video - Nuggets Survive In Double OT 01:38

    Nuggets Survive In Double OT

    Mar 15
    Kenneth Faried dropped 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help the Nuggets outlast the Pelicans in double overtime 118-111.
  • Video - NBA Top Plays 01:08

    NBA Top Plays

    Mar 15
    Anthony Davis' block that led to a high-flying slam is the top play of the night in the NBA.

Sports Columnists

  • ESPN Now

    Apr 27
    According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the prognosis on Kevin Love's shoulder may be delayed as the Cavs PF seeks a second opinion.
  • 2015 NBA playoffs - Win or lose change is coming to the Raptors

    Apr 24
    If Toronto can't win its series against the Wizards, the Raptors' future could feature a radical remaking of the roster.
  • Mario Hezonja of FC Barcelona to declare for the NBA draft

    Apr 23
    FC Barcelona wing Mario Hezonja will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent Arn Tellem told ESPN.com.
  • James Blackmon Jr. to return to Indiana Hoosiers, bypass NBA draft

    Apr 23
    Indiana Hoosiers freshman James Blackmon Jr. will return to school instead of entering the NBA draft.