Sep 26, 2014 8:14 PM EDT
Jeffery Taylor will not be participating in any team-related activities with the Charlotte Hornets while the NBA is investigating his conduct, effective immediately.
The Hornets released the following statement.
"As an organization, we understand and appreciate the seriousness of this matter, and will assist the NBA and law enforcement in any way we can until this comes to an acceptable resolution. We have spoken with Jeffery and his representatives and they fully understand our position."
Sep 25, 2014 11:18 PM EDT
Jason Maxiell will sign a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.
Maxiell played for the Orlando Magic last season after spending eight years with the Detroit Pistons.
Maxiell averaged 3.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 34 games last season.
Sep 25, 2014 11:03 PM EDT
The Charlotte Hornets have started discussions with Kemba Walker about a potential contract extension.
“We’ve had some initial talks," Rich Cho said. “I don’t want to get into the discussions because I don’t think that would be fair to Kemba or his agent. It’s just started.”
Walker will enter his fourth NBA season having averaged 17.7 points and 6.1 assists last season.
Sep 25, 2014 5:44 PM EDT
Jeffery Taylor was arrested at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place around 1 a.m. Thursday.
Taylor is currently a member of the Charlotte Hornets.
Taylor is charged with one count of domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property.
His bond was set at $5000.
Sep 22, 2014 7:35 PM EDT
The Charlotte Hornets signed Justin Cobbs, Dallas Lauderdale and Brian Qvale to training camp deals on Monday.
The Hornets' training camp roster now stands at 17.
Sep 02, 2014 5:59 PM EDT
Noah Vonleh underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a sports hernia suffered in a recent workout.
Vonleh is expected to miss approximately six to eight weeks.
The ninth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014 NBA Draft, Vonleh was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Third Team All-Big Ten in 2013-14 at Indiana University after averaging 11.3 points, a Big Ten-high 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game.
Aug 13, 2014 2:19 PM EDT
Stephen Curry was asked if watching LeBron James returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers would lead him to consider playing for his hometown Charlotte Hornets.
"I've always had thoughts about playing at home, what it would be like," Curry said on The Doug Gottlieb Show. "My dad played there for 10 years, and people around the Greater Charlotte area in North Carolina have done a lot for my family growing up, so you always think about it.
"Right now I feel like I've got three years left on my deal, so this isn't going to be an issue for me for a while. I love the Bay Area and where we are as a team trying to win a championship, and that's what it's all about. Of course everybody dreams about or thinks about what it's going to be like to play at home. Obviously if that opportunity comes along it's a different discussion."
Curry is in the middle of a four-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
Aug 12, 2014 10:50 AM EDT
The Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Sports Foundation submitted their official bid Tuesday to host the NBA All-Star weekend in 2017 or 2018.
"On behalf of everyone involved, we are very excited to announce that we will submit an official bid this afternoon for Charlotte to host NBA All-Star Weekend," said Webb. "The overwhelming support for the Hornets during their playoff run and rebranding has proven the passion Charlotte has for the NBA. And the worldwide fan base of the NBA makes this a perfect opportunity to showcase Charlotte and Time Warner Cable Arena on a global stage."
Charlotte hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1991.
Jul 21, 2014 11:04 AM EDT
The Indiana Pacers' best offer for Lance Stephenson was reportedly $44 million over five years, but his camp was searching for a $55 million contract.
Stephenson eventually agreed upon a three-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets.
"I really feel bad about losing him,'' Larry Bird said. "I hope it doesn't interfere with our relationship. But I did what I could possibly do to keep him here. Even if he didn't have any other offers, I was committed to giving him that $44 million because I believe in the kid. If you look at our roster, we have five or six guys in the last year of their deals, plus David (West) and Roy (Hibbert) can opt out, so don't you think I wanted to keep Lance and Paul (George) locked into long-term deals?''
Stephenson's agent, Alberto Ebanks, reportedly called Bird several days after the initial offer and said that the $44 million would be too low.
"I don't think this is going to work. I don't believe you have the money available to re-sign Lance.''
Jul 18, 2014 11:17 AM EDT
Free agent guard Jannero Pargo will re-sign with the Charlotte Hornets on a fully guaranteed one-year, $1.45 million deal, a league source told RealGM.
Pargo has spent the past two seasons with Charlotte, joining the team on a 10-day contract in March of 2013. In 29 games last season, Pargo averaged 4.7 points and 1.8 assists.
A 10-year NBA veteran, Pargo is a reliable reserve for competing teams. The 34-year-old has averaged 6.4 points and 35.5 percent three-point shooting while playing with the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards and Hornets.
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Lance Stephenson’s contract with the Hornets will have the annual salary structure of $9 million in Years 1 and 2 and $9.5 million in Year 3, a source said.
The Hornets are now exploring the possibility of signing Lance Stephenson.
Kirk Hinrich is expected to sign for more than the veteran's minimum, with the Bulls having the "room exception" of $2.7 million available.
Brian Roberts has agreed to sign with the Hornets on a two-year, $5.5 million deal.
The Pacers have a five-year, $44 million offer on the table to Lance Stephenson.
Gordon Hayward's contract includes a player option for the fourth year and a 15 percent trade kicker.
The Cavaliers previously had a trade agreed upon with the Bobcats involving Alonzo Gee.
Anthony Tolliver has also received interest from the Pistons, Wizards, Spurs and Hornets among other teams, sources said.
Gordon Hayward has agreed to an offer sheet with the Hornets.
Jul 07, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Josh McRoberts could possibly be had at the mid-level exception.
Marvin Williams is solidly in line to reach a contract agreement after the top free agents sign.
Gordon Hayward is friends with Al Jefferson after their stint playing together.
The Bulls, Lakers and Hornets are believed to also be interested in Lance Stephenson.
The Hornets have traded the draft rights to Dwight Powell and Brendan Haywood to the Cavaliers.
Noah Vonleh has been working on extending his range as an adjustment to the NBA and he believes he fits in very well with Charlotte’s current roster.
Jun 26, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
The Hornets are firmly focused on acquiring shooters this offseason.
Josh McRoberts has decided to decline his player option for the 2014-15 season.
Rich Cho will remain general manager and assume responsibility for the team's basketball operations from Rod Higgins.
Mark Price spent last season as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets.
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The Hornets have at least $13 million in space under the salary cap.
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