New Orleans Hornets News and Rumors

  • With new vibe, Hornets look to take next step

    With new vibe, Hornets look to take next step

    nba.com Updated Oct 21 (yesterday)
    New name. New uniforms. And, most importantly, newfound confidence.
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  • Bulls guard Butler sprains left thumb

    Bulls guard Butler sprains left thumb

    nba.com Oct 19 (3 days ago)
    Chicago guard Jimmy Butler sprained his left thumb in the Bulls' exhibition game against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night.
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  • Worst Flop Of Preseason? Lance Stephenson Wildly Embellishes Co…

    Worst Flop Of Preseason? Lance Stephenson Wildly Embellishes Contact

    dimemag.com Oct 19 (3 days ago)
    Frankly, we’re not too concerned with flopping. The vast majority of today’s so-called flops involve players slightly embellishing contact that would merit a whistle even without such gesticulation. It’s telling that throughout tens of exhibition games,…
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  • Hornets PG Walker injured vs. Magic

    Hornets PG Walker injured vs. Magic

    nba.com ESPN.com Oct 13
    Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker suffered a contusion on his left knee during Monday night's NBA preseason game against the Orlando Magic.
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  • Report: Bradley Beal To Miss "Significant" Time With …

    Report: Bradley Beal To Miss "Significant" Time With Wrist Injury

    deadspin.com Oct 11
    Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal will miss "significant" time after suffering a wrist injury in a preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets Friday, according to CSN Washington's J. Michael. Nobody would give Michael a specific timetabl…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Charlotte Hornets

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Charlotte Hornets

    yahoo.com Oct 3
    One of last season's best stories began with one of its most widely criticized moves. The Charlotte Bobcats' decision to give Al Jefferson a three-year, $40.5 million deal on July 4, 2013, got lit up like the sky in an Independence Day fireworks display…
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  • The New Orleans Pelicans' new home court features a pair of gia…

    The New Orleans Pelicans' new home court features a pair of giant pelican silhouettes (Photo)

    yahoo.com Oct 2
    Sure, it's only been a year since the New Orleans Hornets' rebrand as the New Orleans Pelicans led to the introduction of a brand new bird-focused home-court design, but in this fast-paced, ever-changing world — Twitter! Snapchat! Iggy Azalea! — that mi…
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  • Hornets' Jefferson ready to build on last season

    Hornets' Jefferson ready to build on last season

    nba.com Sep 30
    Al Jefferson breaks into a wide, giddy smile and anxiously rubs his large hands together when he thinks about what he and the Charlotte Hornets might to able to accomplish this season.
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  • Lance On Jordan Practicing With Hornets: “I’m Going To Try To G…

    Lance On Jordan Practicing With Hornets: “I’m Going To Try To Get Up In Him”

    dimemag.com Sep 29
    Michael Jordan is owner of the Charlotte Hornets. He’s also a six-time NBA champion, five-time MVP, and considered by most to be the greatest basketball player of all-time. Jordan hasn’t been shy to practice with his team in the past, and reports from t…
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  • Hornets await NBA investigation into Taylor

    Hornets await NBA investigation into Taylor

    nba.com ESPN.com Sep 29
    The Charlotte Hornets are moving forward for now without Jeffery Taylor, the latest in a growing list of professional athletes arrested on domestic violence charges.
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  • Hornets sign free-agent forward Jason Maxiell

    Hornets sign free-agent forward Jason Maxiell

    nba.com Sep 28
    Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced Sunday that the team has signed free agent forward Jason Maxiell. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The training camp roster now stands at 18.
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  • Charlotte Hornets bar Jeff Taylor from team activities followin…

    Charlotte Hornets bar Jeff Taylor from team activities following domestic violence charge

    The NBA has clearly learned something from the NFL's recent issues regarding the proper way to handle charges and allegations of domestic violence. Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was arrested early Thursday morning in East Lansing, Mich., and cha…
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  • Hornets GM Cho: Team capable of deep playoffs run

    Hornets GM Cho: Team capable of deep playoffs run

    nba.com Sep 25
    The Charlotte Hornets' goal this season is to make a deeper run in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
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  • Watch Lance Stephenson’s “Hot N***a” Remix Music Video

    Watch Lance Stephenson’s “Hot N***a” Remix Music Video

    dimemag.com Sep 23
    The hottest beat of the summer is Bobby Shmurda‘s “Hot N***a.” Pretty much every rapper has tried their hand at riding the same beat during an avalanche of remixes this summer. Lance Stephenson recently put his new Hornets hat in the ring, and his simpa…
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  • Hornets add Cobbs, Lauderdale, Qvale to camp roster

    Hornets add Cobbs, Lauderdale, Qvale to camp roster

    nba.com Sep 22
    Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Justin Cobbs, forward Dallas Lauderdale and center Brian Qvale to its training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. The t…
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  • Video - Davis, Pelicans Top Wizards 01:01

    Davis, Pelicans Top Wizards

    Oct 20
    Anthony Davis scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the Pelicans' 88-84 win over the Wizards.
  • Video - Pelicans Cruise Past Rockets 00:47

    Pelicans Cruise Past Rockets

    Oct 14
    Anthony Davis tallied 26 points and eight rebounds to lead the Pelicans past the Rockets in the preseason 117-98.
  • Video - Pelicans Showing Signs Of Future Greatness 02:10

    Pelicans Showing Signs Of Future Greatness

    Oct 7
    Chris Broussard explains why the health of the New Orleans Pelicans, led by Anthony Davis, will determine their success this season.
  • Video - Team USA Cruises To Final 01:46

    Team USA Cruises To Final

    Sep 11
    USA defeated Lithuania 96-68 to advance to the final of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Sports Columnists

  • Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extension

    Oct 21
    The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
  • NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quit

    Oct 21
    The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
  • Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas III

    Oct 21
    The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
  • Windhorst: Cavs, Bulls look like East rivals

    Oct 20
    In a preseason clash of the Cavaliers and the Bulls, two things became clear: The Cavs are primed to be a fearsome offensive juggernaut, and Derrick Rose really and finally looks like he's back, writes Brian Windhorst.