Posts tagged with ‘charlotte hornets’

  • ’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 players […]
  • 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, […]
  • Hornets Discuss Possible Lance Stephenson Deal with Clippers

    By James Plowright on June 15, 2015
      On an otherwise quiet Monday afternoon Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Hornets were in trade discussion with the LA Clippers in a deal centred round Lance Stephenson. Yahoo Sources: Clippers, Hornets discussing a trade centered on Lance Stephenson. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 15, 2015 The rumoured deal would send sharp shooting centre Spencer Hawes and veteran […]
  • Hornets Pummel Pistons 102-78

    By James Plowright on April 1, 2015
    The Hornets continued to play with the fans emotions by defeating the Pistons 102-78, with six Hornets scoring in double figures Charlotte came out hot in the first quarter (No seriously, this isn’t an April fools) outscoring the Pistons 33-25. Kemba Walker did the majority of the damage, scoring 12 points and only missing one shot from the field. Al Jefferson […]