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Kings' 2nd Choice For Head Coach Likely Was Patrick Ewing

Mar 23, 2017 2:50 PM

The Sacramento Kings would have likely hired Patrick Ewing as head coach if Dave Joerger didn't become available.

Ewing is currently associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets and has long sought a head coaching job in the NBA.

With Georgetown firing John Thompson III, there has been speculation Ewing could have interest in the job. Ewing has so far been committed to the NBA.

Ewing's son had been on Thompson's staff and he's remained close and loyal to the Thompson family.

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Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Briante Weber To Sign Two-Year Deal With Hornets

Mar 18, 2017 12:05 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to sign Briante Weber to a two-year deal.

Weber was coming off his second 10-day contract with the Hornets.

Weber was previously on successive 10-day contracts with the Golden State Warriors.

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Hornets To Sign Johnny O'Bryant For Remainder Of Season

Mar 16, 2017 11:20 AM

The Charlotte Hornets will sign Johnny O'Bryant to a contract for the remainder of the season.

O'Bryant had been with the Hornets for two 10-day deals.

O'Bryant appeared in 25 games (all starts) for the D-League’s Northern Arizona Suns this season, owning averages of 18.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists, and was selected as a 2017 NBA D-League All-Star‎.

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Tags: Johnny O'Bryant, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nicolas Batum To Undergo Brain Scan For Migraines

Mar 15, 2017 2:29 PM

Nicolas Batum is scheduled to undergo a CT scan on his brain Wednesday as he deals with extreme migraine headache.

Sources say it's "a scary period" for Batum. The source said that the migraines were described as "excruciating."

Batum re-signed with the Hornets on a five-year, $120 million deal during the 2016 offseason.

Batum is averaging 15.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game this season.

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Tags: Nicolas Batum, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Briante Weber To Sign 2nd 10-Day Contract With Hornets

Mar 8, 2017 11:22 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to sign Briante Weber to a second 10-day contract.

Weber's first 10-day contract with the Hornets expires on Wednesday.

Weber was previously on two 10-day contracts with the Golden State Warriors.

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Hornets Sign Johnny O'Bryant To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Mar 6, 2017 10:28 AM

The Charlotte Hornets have signed forward Johnny O’Bryant to a second 10-day contract. O’Bryant signed his first 10-day contract with Charlotte on Feb. 24 after becoming the D-League’s 23rd Call-Up this season.

O’Bryant has played in two games with the Hornets, averaging 8.5 points on 80.0 percent from the field and 3.0 rebounds in 8.5 minutes per contest. The third-year pro scored a career-high 15 points on 7-of-9 field goals in a win against Denver on March 4. He has also appeared in 25 games (all starts) for the D-League’s Northern Arizona Suns this season, owning averages of 18.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists, and was selected as a 2017 NBA D-League All-Star‎.

Originally selected with the 36th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, O'Bryant has now appeared in 109 NBA games (19 starts) over three seasons with Milwaukee, Denver and Charlotte with career averages of 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 11.8 minutes per game.

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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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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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Tags: Chris Andersen, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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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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

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Hornets To Sign Ray McCallum To 10-Day Contract
Ray 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.

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Hornets To Sign Mike Tobey To 10-Day Contract
Mike 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.

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Bucks Trade Miles Plumlee To Hornets For Roy Hibbert, Spencer Hawes
The Bucks have agreed to trade Miles Plumlee to the Hornets for Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes.

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

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Steve Clifford: Marvin Williams Is The NBA's New Prototypical Four Man
Marvin Williams entered the NBA as the second overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft and while he carved a nice spot as a role player, he never seemed to meet expectations as a superstar.

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Kemba Walker: I Was Nervous As Hell When Batum, Williams Hit Free Agency
Kemba Walker admits he was worried when Nicolas Batum and Marvin Williams became free agents that the Hornets would be unable to keep them.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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