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  • Utah Jazz Match Offer Sheet for Gordon Hayward

    By Greg Pietras on July 12, 2014
    There was some anxiety that the Hornets might miss out on other prime free agents while waiting, but the Jazz moved quickly, signing Hayward a day and a half before they were obligated to.
  • Hornets Enter Free Agency With Options, Opportunities

    By Greg Pietras on June 30, 2014
    More on the Hornets' three main gaps, and why smaller signings might be the best course of action.
  • Hornets trade back, land PJ Hairston at No. 26

    By Greg Pietras on June 26, 2014
    Charlotte traded down two spots and still got their man, shooting guard PJ Hairston.
  • Hornets select Noah Vonleh with No. 9 pick

    By Greg Pietras on June 26, 2014
    Surprise! The Charlotte Hornets selected Noah Vonleh with their ninth pick, leaving the often-mocked Doug McDermott on the board.
  • Hey, That’s a Good Pick: Justifying Every Possibility at No. 9

    By Greg Pietras on June 25, 2014
    I touched on this a little bit yesterday, but the Hornets are in a strange position going into Thursday’s draft. Their needs, according to the GM, include shooting from the perimeter, a strong backup at point guard, and depth in the frontcourt. That’s literally every position. Meanwhile, they already have a roster that functions terrifically as a unit. Their starters formed one […]
  • Rod Higgins Steps Down As President of Operations, Rich Cho Assumes Top Role

    By Greg Pietras on June 13, 2014
    The Hornets have announced that Rod Higgins has stepped down as the team’s President of Basketball Operations, effective immediately. Rich Cho will continue on as General Manager, and take over as head of the team’s basketball operations. “I would like to thank Rod for his seven years of dedication to this organization,” said Charlotte Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan. “Rod has been a […]
  • Season Report Card ’13-14: Gary Neal

    By Greg Pietras on May 23, 2014
    PER PER Against (Net) Luke Ridnour 14.9 18.1 (-3.2) Strengths: In his time with the Bobcats, Gary Neal lived up to his billing — he was a very good spark off the bench, bringing excellent three-point shooting and versatile scoring. He joined the team just as it was starting to peak after the All-Star break, and helped push them to greater […]
  • Season Report Card ’13-14: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    By Greg Pietras on May 21, 2014
    PER PER Against (Net) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 12.8 11.1 (1.7) Writing a season recap for Kidd-Gilchrist almost feels redundant. As a second-year player taken No. 2 in a loaded draft, his development was under the microscope all year. Every game was a referendum: He shut down Carmelo! He got lit up by Carmelo! LeBron scored 61 points! He dropped 22 on […]
  • Heat 101, Bobcats 97: Miami barely edges Charlotte in Game 2

    By Greg Pietras on April 23, 2014
    Charlotte Bobcats 97 FinalRecap | Box Score 101 Miami Heat Josh McRoberts, PF 37 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | +14 McRoberts made the most of the three-pointers he took, but he was a little too hesitant when he found […]
  • Making these playoffs matter

    By Greg Pietras on April 20, 2014
    In 2010, the Charlotte Bobcats were good. They had the league’s best defense, and just enough offense to scrape together 44 wins and a playoff berth. Gerald Wallace earned the team’s first and only All-Star appearance. At that time, it was easily the best season in Bobcats history — and because of the pending change back to the Hornets name, […]