May 21, 2013 8:52 PM EDT
The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery was held on Tuesday in Times Square with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning for the second time in three years and third time in ten years. The Washington Wizards moved up from the eighth slot to draft third.
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Orlando Magic
3. Washington Wizards
4. Charlotte Bobcats
5. Phoenix Suns
6. New Orleans Pelicans
7. Sacramento Kings
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Minnesota Timberwolves
10. Portland Trail Blazers
11. Philadelphia 76ers
12. Toronto Raptors
13. Dallas Mavericks
14. Utah Jazz
May 18, 2013 12:23 AM EDT
The Charlotte Bobcats have started the process to rename the team back to "Hornets," according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
There is no timetable for the switch and Adam Silver has said such a change would take at least 18 months to implement.
Charlotte's NBA team was known as the Hornets from its 1988 inception through 2002 when then owner George Shinn moved the team -- and mascot -- to New Orleans.
The New Orleans franchise changed its name to Pelicans after this season, which opened the door for Charlotte to reclaim its old name.
May 15, 2013 2:26 PM EDT
Nerlens Noel was widely considered the consensus best player available in the 2013 NBA Draft, but his status in that position became questionable after tearing his ACL.
Noel is targeting a return of December, but could be out longer depending on how the rehab progresses.
With the 2014 NBA Draft expected to be incredibly strong with Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Marcus Smart, amongst others, teams could be more comfortable being patient with Noel.
"I actually think that's helping Noel's case with teams like Orlando and Charlotte," wrote Chad Ford of the scenario of letting Noel rehab slowly to improve their lottery position for 2014. "Going for the double-play."
May 14, 2013 2:39 PM EDT
Damian Lillard headlines the 2013 NBA All-Rookie Team as a unanimous selection.
Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, Dion Waiters and Harrison Barnes joined Lillard on the All-Rookie First Team.
On the All-Rookie Second Team is Andre Drummond, Jonas Valanciunas, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kyle Singler and Tyler Zeller.
May 04, 2013 11:16 AM EDT
The Charlotte Bobcats have received permission to interview Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford as a possible replacement for fired coach Mike Dunlap.
Clifford is known for his defensive expertise after spending nine seasons as an assistant under the Van Gundy brothers -- first Jeff Van Gundy with the Houston Rockets, then Stan Van Gundy with the Orlando Magic.
Alvin Gentry, Nate Tibbetts, Kelvin Sampson, Jeff Hornacek and Elston Turner are also expected to interview for the Bobcats’ coaching vacancy.
May 01, 2013 6:47 PM EDT
Elston Turner will interview with the Charlotte Bobcats for their head coaching vacancy.
The Bobcats fired Mike Dunlap this offseason after one season.
Turner interviewed for the Portland Trail Blazers' vacancy last offseason.
Turner is a longtime assistant coach and most recently was an assistant with the Phoenix suns before stepping down in January.
May 01, 2013 10:52 AM EDT
The Charlotte Bobcats have requested permission from the Houston Rockets to interview Kelvin Sampson for their head coaching vacancy.
Sampson has been an assistant coach with the Rockets since 2011.
Sampson was a head coach at Washington, Oklahoma and Indiana. After stepping down at Indiana amid scandal, Sampson has become a well respected assistant in the NBA.
Apr 26, 2013 4:43 PM EDT
Alvin Gentry considers Charlotte his home and made it clear that he would love to coach the Bobcats, who have a head coach opening after firing Mike Dunlap.
“It reminds me a little bit of the teams I had in L.A. (with the Clippers): Young players, very energetic guys,’’ Gentry said. “Kemba (Walker) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have a lot of potential and (Gerald) Henderson has started to really establish himself as a pro.
“I’ve seen a lot of their games. Yes, they’ve struggled at times, but that’s a situation where you could make a big change in a year or so. I know that player development is really important to that job.’’
Gentry, 58, was let go by the Phoenix Suns this season.
“You know they’re going to get some good young players with those picks and then they have the (cap) flexibility to add a very good veteran player, somebody who can serve as an example to the rest of the locker room,’’ Gentry said.
“And you’ve got Michael (Jordan as owner) – the best player to ever put on a uniform. I’d certainly use him as a resource.’’
Apr 24, 2013 11:08 AM EDT
Alvin Gentry is expected to be a candidate for the Charlotte Bobcats' head coaching vacancy.
The Bobcats fired Mike Dunlap after one season.
The franchise is likely to seek a coach with previous NBA experience, making Gentry a candidate.
Apr 23, 2013 1:03 PM EDT
Mike Dunlap has been fired as head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats.
Dunlap was in his first season with the Bobcats after previously serving as an assistant coach at St. John's.
The Bobcats had a 21-61 record during the 12-13 NBA season after starting the season 7-5.
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The Miami Heat won't have LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen against the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
Jannero Pargo has given the Bobcats stability and an offensive spark since first signing with the team on March 14.
Josh McRoberts will become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Jannero Pargo has averaged 11.2 points and 3.2 assists in five games with the Bobcats.
Brendan Haywood was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his left foot.
The Bobcats are on pace to finish with the NBA's worst record for the second straight year.
Mike Dunlap was hired by the Bobcats to improve their player development.
Brian Shaw coached seven seasons under Phil Jackson.
Jannero Pargo is in his ninth NBA season.
With Ramon Sessions out up to four weeks with a sprained MCL, the Bobcats had been searching for stability behind Kemba Walker.
Tyrus Thomas is signed through the 2015 season.
The Bucks have acquired J.J. Redick from the Magic.
The Nets are not interested in acquiring Ben Gordon.
The Bobcats are looking for a first round pick for Gerald Henderson.
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The Raptors are unlikely to trade Andrea Bargnani for Ben Gordon given the presence of Terrence Ross and Alan Anderson at shooting guard.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist confessed that he lost to a nearly 50-year-old Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one.
Ben Gordon's act of defiance toward Mike Dunlap has increased the Bobcats' motivation to trade him.
The Nets are searching for a shooter to space the floor and believe Ben Gordon would fill a void.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to miss several games while recovering from the concussion.
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist collapsed to the floor and was motionless for several minutes before moving or opening his eyes.
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