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Frank Kaminsky wears 'tank' suit to NBA Draft (Photos)

Frank Kaminsky was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets as the number 9 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. As he walked to the stage to greet Commissioner Adam Silver, he opened his suit jacket in front of the camera to reveal pictures of two tanks, a reference to Kaminsky's "Frank the Tank" nickname. Frank Kaminsky with tanks inside his suit. pic.twitter.com/eBYwpNhPQM — MarcusD...
Via Holdout Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

How Kobe Bryant manipulated his way to Lakers on draft day

Kobe Bryant has played for only one team during his 19-season NBA career, so it’s easy for many people to forget that he was actually drafted by another organization. Yes, back in 1996, Kobe was selected by the Charlotte Hornets. True story. The Hornets drafted Kobe No. 13 overall in the 1996 NBA draft and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft rumors: Hornets targeting Devin Booker at No. 9

The Charlotte Hornets recently got the wing player team management desired in trading for Nic Batum and later acquiring Jeremy Lamb, and now GM Rich Cho can focus on the draft. If what Ken Berger of CBS Sports says is true, the Hornets could be looking to shore up the 2 in drafting former Kentucky Wildcat Devin Booker. After filling SF void with Batum and adding Lamb, Hornets said...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

So Jared Sullinger followed the Charlotte Hornets on Twitter

Is Jared Sullinger going to the Hornets, or just psyched about the Nic Batum trade? Jared Sullinger just followed the Charlotte Hornets on Twitter. Could the @celtics have just traded up to #9? pic.twitter.com/GxBlbmBncZ — CelticsLife.com (@CelticsLife) June 25, 2015Could just be nothing. It's probably nothing. But then this cryptic follow up from Sully has to get you thinking...
Via Celtics Life
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Trade Noah Vonleh, Gerald Henderson To Blazers For Nic Batum

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets continue to revamp their roster after a disappointing season in which they didn’t shoot the ball well and failed to make the playoffs. The Hornets acquired wing Nicolas Batum from the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night in exchange for guard Gerald Henderson and power forward Noah Vonleh. The deal comes...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire Nic Batum from Portland in exchange for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh

Looking to add talent at the wing, Charlotte trades for Batum. The Charlotte Hornets traded Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh to the Portland Trailblazers in exchange for Nicolas Batum, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:   Portland is finalizing a trade to send Nic Batum to Charlotte for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Trade Nicolas Batum to Charlotte Hornets

Do the Hornets Have a Plan? The Charlotte Hornets continue to retool prior to the NBA, this time trading Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh to the Portland Trail Blazers for Nicolas Batum.  Does this signal the end of the LaMarcus Aldridge era in Rip City? Or did they clear cap space to bring him back?   Unless the Hornets plan on playing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at the SG...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder trade Jeremy Lamb to Hornets for Matt Barnes

By Vincent Frank The Matt Barnes era in Charlotte lasted all of one week. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the team has traded Barnes in a deal that includes former first-round pick Jeremy Lamb heading from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Hornets. Though, Bonnell went on to indicate that Barnes will not end up in New Orleans as a part of the deal. It’s...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets to acquire Batum from Blazers for Henderson, Vonleh

The first relatively big trade of the short NBA offseason is close to being finalized. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are on the verge of acquiring forward Nicolas Batum for two former lottery picks, Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh. This specific deal shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone. Both Batum and Henderson have been on the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Noah Vonleh traded to Portland

Former Indiana forward Noah Vonleh, a lottery pick in last June’s NBA draft, is on the move after just one season with the Charlotte Hornets. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported on Wednesday evening that Vonleh and Gerald Henderson will be dealt to the Portland Trailblazers in exchange for Nicolas Batum. Vonleh was the No. […] The post Report: Noah Vonleh traded to Portland...
Via Inside the Hall
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blazers, Hornets finalizing trade involving Nicolas Batum, Gerald Henderson

The Portland Trail Blazers are finalizing a trade with the Charlotte Hornets involving shooting forward Nicolas Batum in exchange for shooting guard Gerald Henderson and power forward Noah Vonleh. Portland is finalizing a trade to send Nic Batum to Charlotte for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 24, 2015 ...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets shopping Cody Zeller, targeting Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky could soon go from being a draft sleeper and wild card to a lottery pick. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are looking to shop center Cody Zeller for wing players and if a deal is made, GM Rich Cho will strongly consider taking Kaminsky with the No. 9 pick. Y! Sources: Charlotte's shopping Cody Zeller hard for wing players. If...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Aggressively Trying To Trade Cody Zeller

The Charlotte Hornets are aggressively shopping Cody Zeller in attempts to acquire a wing. If the Hornets succeed in trading away Zeller, Frank Kaminsky could be a serious candidate in the draft at No. 9. Zeller was the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Indiana. Zeller had a PER of 14.1 in 24.0 minutes per game in his second season in the NBA.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets to host NBA All-Star game in 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets will host the 2017 All-Star game. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement Tuesday at a news conference at the team's arena. The Hornets last hosted an All-Star game in 1991 at the since-demolished Charlotte Coliseum. The game is scheduled for Feb. 19, 2017. The Hornets are owned by Michael Jordan. The six-time NBA champion became...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets will host the 2017 All-Star game

Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets have won the bid for the 2017 NBA All-Star game.  Tuesday at 11:00am, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will join team owner Michael Jordan in making the announcement per ESPN sources. Instagram: @CharlotteSkyline “It’s just a matter of what year.” Adam Silver made this statement when asked about the event returning to Charlotte in December...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AP sources: Hornets will host NBA All-Star game in 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets won the bid to host the NBA All-Star game in 2017, people familiar with the situation said Monday. The people spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because an announcement has not been made. The Hornets have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday that will include NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, team owner Michael Jordan...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Oden making comeback, working out for NBA teams

Greg Oden is attempting an NBA comeback and working out for teams in hopes of securing a roster spot. According to Real GM, Oden worked out for the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday and will work out in an upcoming Dallas Mavericks free agent minicamp. The Mavericks had strong interest in signing Odom when he returned...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: Mo Williams ‘More Than Interested’ in Signing with Cavs

Veteran guard Mo Williams, a name from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ recent past, has apparently indicated that he would like to return to the team for next season. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that sources close to Williams were saying that he was “more than interested” in the possibility of a reunion with the Cavaliers, who he played for from 2008-11. The one fly in the...
Via Cavaliers Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams interested in returning to Cavs

Prepare the Godfather music and “goosey” three-point celebrations: Mo Williams is interested in re-joining the Cavs. The soon-to-be free agent point guard, who finished last season with the Charlotte Hornets after being traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves, is “more than interested” in coming back to Cleveland, according to NEOMG’s Chris Haynes. The Cavaliers have an...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Draft is Coming – Who Will Join the Swarm?

So many things dance in my head when the NBA draft comes around.  I wonder what our team needs are.  I wonder if the BPA will be a player that we need the most.  I wonder if we will trade up to get to that BPA that we need.  I wonder if we will trade the pick for some vet help, or for multiple lower picks.  I guess, like many fans, I just wonder and speculate what exactly the...
Via Trade Street Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets general manager 'would love to move up' in the draft

Though the Charlotte Hornets currently have the ninth pick in the NBA draft, that could change on draft night -- if not sooner. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Hornets general manager Rich Cho has been talking to teams about moving up, down, or out of the draft altogether. https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/611553978271207426https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Brown: Sixers should hire Iverson as assistant GM

Allen Iverson has had some financial trouble since he last played in the NBA more than five years ago. His former coach, the legendary Larry Brown, would like to see the Philadelphia 76ers help Iverson out by giving him a job. And not just any job. As Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer notes, Brown...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson's Celtics reunion will have to wait a year

The Charlotte Hornets announced Monday that Al Jefferson exercised his player option to stay in Charlotte for the 2015-16 season. Next season will be the third and final season of the deal Jefferson signed with the Hornets in the summer of 2013.Big Al told the Charlotte Observer in April that he didn't plan on opting out:"I’ve got unfinished business here. That’s not even an...
Via Celtics Life
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan thinks he can beat his Hornets 1-on-1

This either means Michael Jordan, 52, still thinks he can play elite-level basketball or it means he doesn’t have much confidence in his Charlotte Hornets players. The current Hornets owner had this to say when asked if he could beat his players one-on-one (h/t CBS Sports): “I’m pretty sure I can, so I don’t want to do that and demolish their confidence. So I stay away...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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