Posts tagged with ‘charlotte hornets’

  • Nicolas Batum Thriving with The Hornets

    By Michael Kaskey-Blomain on November 29, 2015
    In Portland, Nicolas Batum’s role consisted largely of playing defense, getting out in transition, and being ready to knock down open opportunities. Though he was a well-respected role-player, he was often an offensive afterthought, looked to only if Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Wesley Matthews were unable to create something themselves. Batum was rarely an offensive initiator, or a beneficiary […]
  • Hornets Weekend Wrap: Jeremy Lin, Cody Zeller lead Charlotte Hornets to preseason win over Clippers

    By Reece Helms on October 12, 2015
    Unless if you stayed up late Saturday night, or technically Sunday morning, you missed a great NBA preseason game between the Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Clippers. A game in which the Hornets went on to win 106-94. The Charlotte Hornets had seven players score double digits, led by Cody Zeller and Jeremy Lin, who both scored 16 points. […]
  • ’15-’16 Hornets Player Forecast: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    By Reece Helms on September 28, 2015
    Position: Small Forward Height: 6’7 Weight: 232 lbs Reasons for Optimism: On August 25th, the Charlotte Hornets signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a 4 year, $52 million dollar extension. At first, the deal received mixed reviews. To some, the $52 million dollar price tag seemed a bit high for a player that has averaged less than 10 points per game in his career. Michael […]
  • ’15-’16 Hornets Player Forecast: Jeremy Lin

    By Reece Helms on September 19, 2015
    Position: Point Guard Height: 6’3 Weight: 200 lbs. Reasons for Optimism: Remember in 2012 when Jeremy Lin took over the NBA for a few weeks? The New York Knicks were close to releasing Lin before his temporary contract became guaranteed. Instead, then-head coach Mike D’Antoni decided to give Jeremy Lin a second chance. On February 4th, 2012 against the New Jersey Nets, Lin […]
  • ’15-’16 Hornets Player Forecast: Frank Kaminsky

    By Reece Helms on September 12, 2015
    Position: Power forward Height: 7’0 Weight: 240 lbs. With the 9th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets selected Frank Kaminsky from Wisconsin. The reception the Hornets received for that selection was mostly controversial, but is that fair? No, of course it isn’t fair, but reports were that the Boston Celtics offered Charlotte a handful of 1st round picks […]
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist does a second Q&A session on Twitter

    By Reece Helms on August 17, 2015
    For the second straight Sunday, Charlotte Hornets SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hosted a question and answer session on his Twitter account. You can view last week’s Q&A by clicking on this link. Q&A sessions on Twitter have become extremely popular for professional athletes to do in their spare time, and it’s also a good way to interact with their fans. Last […]
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hosts a Q&A session on his Twitter account

    By Reece Helms on August 10, 2015
    Late Sunday afternoon, Charlotte Hornets SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist gave his Twitter followers a chance to tweet him some questions, and he would answer/comment on them. We see several professional athletes do this sort of thing, especially during the off-season. Recently, Cleveland Cavalier star LeBron James answered some of his fan’s questions. Although Michael Kidd-Gilchrist didn’t get the same amount of […]
  • Nicolas Batum participates in 2015 NBA Africa game

    By Reece Helms on August 2, 2015
    On Saturday, the NBA had its first game held in Africa, and it was a major success. Several NBA players participated in the event, along with legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo. The 52-year old Olajuwon showed no signs of his old age, as he got the South African crowd excited with his ‘Dream Shake’ jumper: All of the […]
  • Nicolas Batum denies wanting to play for the Toronto Raptors

    By Reece Helms on July 28, 2015
      On Tuesday afternoon there were rumors swirling around Twitter that the newly-acquired Nicolas Batum was already looking to get out of Charlotte. An article by NBC Sports made the claim that Batum was eyeing the Toronto Raptors next season when he becomes a free agent. But Nicolas Batum quickly denied that report via Twitter, in a rather humorous fashion: […]
  • Report: The Charlotte Hornets worked out Greg Oden

    By Reece Helms on June 22, 2015
    It has been a rough NBA career for Greg Oden. Oden is one of the biggest draft busts of all time, as he was selected 1st overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2007 NBA Draft, a pick before current NBA superstar Kevin Durant was chosen by the Seattle SuperSonics, now Oklahoma City Thunder. Injuries have shortened his career, […]