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Briante Weber Agrees To 10-Day Deal With Hornets

Feb 26, 2017 6:22 PM

Briante Weber has agreed upon a 10-day deal with the Charlotte Hornets.

The Golden State Warriors decided not to re-sign Weber after the expiration of his second 10-day deal in order to sign Jose Calderon.

Weber averaged 1.7 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 6.6 minutes over seven games with the Warriors.

Weber went undrafted in 2015 out of VCU.

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Tags: Briante Weber, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavs Trade Chris Andersen To Hornets

Feb 13, 2017 12:09 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded the contract of Chris Andersen and cash considerations to the Charlotte Hornets for a protected second round pick.

Andersen is out for the year with a torn ACL and will be waived by the Hornets.

Cleveland will save approximately $2.5 million on the luxury tax with the move.

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Hornets To Sign Mike Tobey To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Feb 13, 2017 10:45 AM

The Charlotte Hornets will sign Mike Tobey to a second 10-day contract.

Tobey has yet to appear in a game with the Hornets.

The Hornets signed Tobey from Greensboro of the D-League.

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Tags: Mike Tobey, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Ramon Sessions Suffers Torn Meniscus

Feb 4, 2017 10:41 PM

Ramon Sessions has been diagnosed with a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.

Sessions complained of discomfort in his knee Friday, and sat out practice in preparation for Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz.

Sessions signed a two-year, $12.5 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets in the offseason.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Tags: Ramon Sessions, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Injury

Hornets To Sign Ray McCallum To 10-Day Contract

Feb 3, 2017 10:54 AM

The Charlotte Hornets plan to sign Ray McCallum to a 10-day contract.

McCallum has averaged 18.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.4 assists in 37.9 minutes per game in 30 appearances this season for the Grand Rapids Drive of the D-League.

McCallum played for the Detroit Pistons during the 2016 preseason and 41 combined games in 15-16 with the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies.

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Hornets To Sign Mike Tobey To 10-Day Contract

Feb 2, 2017 2:53 PM

The Charlotte Hornets plan on signing Mike Tobey to a 10-day contract.

Charlotte is creating an open roster spot with their trade of Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes to the Milwaukee Bucks for Miles Plumlee.

Tobey is averaging 11.0 points and 8.9 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game this season for the Greensboro Swarm of the D-League.

Tobey went undrafted in 2016 out of Virginia.

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Bucks Trade Miles Plumlee To Hornets For Roy Hibbert, Spencer Hawes

Feb 2, 2017 2:25 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade Miles Plumlee to the Charlotte Hornets for Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes.

Plumlee re-signed with the Bucks in the 2016 offseason on a four-year, $52 million deal. Plumlee is averaging just 9.7 minutes per game this season for Bucks with his PER dropping from 17.4 to 8.0.

Hawes has a player option for the 17-18 season. Hawes signed a four-year $23 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014.

Hibbert is on a one-year, $5 million deal.

The Bucks will release Steve Novak to clear a roster spot for Hawes and Hibbert, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Tags: Miles Plumlee, Roy Hibbert, Spencer Hawes, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Aaron Harrison Waived By Hornets

Jan 3, 2017 11:45 AM

Aaron Harrison has been released by the Charlotte Hornets.

Harrison has played sparingly for the Hornets with Marco Belinelli and Jeremy Lamb ahead of him on the depth chart.

Harrison played 26 games for the Hornets since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2015. Harrison averaged 20.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 14 games this season for the Greensboro Swarm, Charlotte’s NBA Development League affiliate.

The Hornets have no immediate plans to sign a player to fill their empty roster spot.

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Steve Clifford: Marvin Williams Is The NBA's New Prototypical Four Man

Nov 21, 2016 1:58 PM

Marvin Williams entered the NBA as the second overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft out of North Carolina and while he carved a nice spot as a role player, he never seemed to meet expectations as a superstar.

But Williams has evolved along with the NBA as a stretch-4 and is having a late career resurgence.

“Marvin Williams, in this league right now, he’s the prototypical four man that you want,” Clifford said. “Because he creates space with his range shooting. He plays mistake free on offense. And on the other end, he’s so versatile defensively. He can battle all the bigger post up fours and he can guard all the other stretch fours. Then he guards the threes. Everybody thinks the league is four out, one in, and there are all these stretch fours. There are not a lot of stretch fours who can do what he can do.”

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Kemba Walker: I Was Nervous As Hell When Batum, Williams Hit Free Agency

Nov 21, 2016 1:55 PM

Kemba Walker admits he was worried when Nicolas Batum and Marvin Williams became free agents that the Charlotte Hornets would be unable to keep them.

“I was nervous as hell,” Walker said. “I didn’t want to lose those guys. I knew we couldn’t pay everyone. I wish we could have gotten a lot of the guys back, but unfortunately, the way this business works is it can’t happen all the time. Nic and Marv were high priority … I got a chance to go out to Dallas and be a part of Nic’s meeting. Me and MKG flew out. It was super cool. We got a chance to sit in the room and say a few words.”

While the Hornets re-signed Batum and Williams, they were unable to keep Jeremy Lin, Courtney Lee and Al Jefferson.

“Me, Nic, MKG (Michael Kidd-Gilchrist) and Marv and Cody now, we’re all kind of locked in for about the same amount of time,” Walker said. “We are getting the opportunity to grow with each other. It’s a great start. We all love playing with each other. We know how to play with each other very well. We all know each other’s spots and how each other plays and things like that. As far as more pieces, I think we’re good right now. We’re going to grow. The best thing about it is how hard we all work. We work extremely hard. The guys around us, they see that. Hopefully over the years, whoever comes here to our team, they see how hard we work, and they follow.”

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Hornets Emphasizing Player Development, Keeping Own Guys Long-Term
The Hornets like to put most of their available resources back into their own players.

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RealGM Radio: Extension/Option Deadline With Dan Feldman
Host Danny Leroux and Dan Feldman of NBC's Pro Basketball Talk break down the NBA's rookie scale extension and option deadline.

RealGM Staff Report

Cody Zeller, Hornets Agree To Four-Year, $56M Extension
Cody Zeller averaged 8.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season.

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Clifford: I've Never Seen Anyone Improve Skill Level Like MKG
The Hornets are optimistic on the development of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who was limited to just seven games during the 15-16 season.

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RealGM Radio: Southeast Division With Mike Prada, Adi Joseph
Host Danny Leroux, Mike Prada of SB Nation and Adi Joseph of the Sporting News break down the NBA's Southeast Division.

RealGM Staff Report

Michael Jordan Credited For Having Key Role In CBA Talks
Michael Jordan bought a minority stake in the then-Charlotte Bobcats in 2006 and became majority owner in 2010.

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Marvin Williams Suffers Fractured Finger
Marvin Williams will be re-evaluated on Oct. 25th.

RealGM Staff Report

Hornets Not Interested In Trading For Greg Monroe
The Bucks have interest in trading Greg Monroe after signing him in free agency in 2015.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Cody Zeller Out Indefinitely With Bone Bruise In Right Knee
Cody Zeller first suffered the injury during the playoffs and it flared up during Team USA scrimmages in July.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Dunc'd On: HOU Season Outlook w/Rahat Huq, CHA Season Outlook w/Spencer Percy
Rahat Huq joins Nate Duncan to discuss the Rockets while Spencer Percy is the guest for their breakdown of the Hornets.

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Lance Stephenson Doesn't Regret Passing On Pacers' $44M Offer
With Jrue Holiday on leave to be with his wife during her health issues, Lance Stephenson gives the Pelicans another ball handler.

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Andrew Andrews, Rasheed Sulaimon Sign Camp Deals With Hornets
Andrew Andrews averaged career highs of 20.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 33.8 minutes per game in his senior season.

RealGM Staff Report

Perry Ellis Signs Camp Deal With Hornets
Perry Ellis underwent surgery for a sports hernia this week but is expected to be back in time for the start of camp.

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Rasheed Sulaimon Agrees To Camp Deal Hornets
Rasheed Sulaimon will play in the D-League.

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Mike Tobey Signs Camp Deal With Hornets
In Summer League, Mike Tobey averaged 10.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals in 20.8 minutes per game.

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Michael Jordan Releases Statement On Shootings Of African-Americans, Police
Michael Jordan has announced grants of $1 million each to two organizations working to build trust between law enforcement and the communities in which they work.

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NBA Close To Moving 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte
The Charlotte Observer expected the All-Star Game to inject $100 million into the economy.

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Jeremy Lin Compares Signing With Nets To Investing In Startup
Jeremy Lin was raised in Palo Alto, which is located in the center of Silicon Valley.

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Christian Wood, Hornets Agree Upon Two-Year Deal
Christian Wood played well for the 76ers in Summer League.

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Brian Roberts, Hornets Agree To Deal For Vet's Minimum
Brian Roberts will be Charlotte's third point guard behind Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions.

Rich Bonnell/Charlotte Observer