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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Out Six Months With Shoulder Surgery

Oct 5, 2015 2:45 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will undergo surgery on his shoulder and miss six months.

Kidd-Gilchrist injured his shoulder in the Charlotte Hornets' first preseason game.

Kidd-Gilchrist signed an extension in the offseason.

The injury will open up more minutes for Jeremy Lamb.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Dislocates Shoulder, X-Rays Negative

Oct 4, 2015 9:43 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dislocated his right shoulder, but x-rays came back negative.

Kidd-Gilchrist was curling off a screen late in the second quarter when he tumbled to the ground after absorbing a foul by a Magic player. 


Gilchrist signed a four-year, $52 million extension in August. He averaged a career-high 10.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game last season, although he was limited to 55 games due to injuries.


Tags: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Kidd-Gilchrist Near Agreement Upon Four-Year, $52M Extension With Hornets

Aug 24, 2015 9:12 PM

The Charlotte Hornets and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are finalizing a four-year, $52 million contract extension.

The agreement is expected to be finalized this week.

Kidd-Gilchrist was the No. 2 overall pick in the draft out of Kentucky.

Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds for Charlotte last season, his third in the league.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Michael Jordan Awarded $8.9M From Supermarket Chain For Use Of Name

Aug 22, 2015 2:14 PM

The owner of a Dominick's chain must pay Michael Jordan $8.9 million for using his name and promoting a product in an ad without his permission.

A jury deliberated for six hours before handing down the verdict Friday night in federal court in Chicago.

"I'm pleased with today's verdict," Jordan said in a statement. "No one -- whether or not they're a public figure -- should have to worry about their identity being used without their permission. The case was not about the money as I plan to donate the proceeds to charity. It was about honesty and integrity. I hope this case sends a clear message, both here in the United States and around the world, that I will continue to be vigilant about protecting my name and identity. I also hope the size of the monetary reward will deter others from using someone else's identity and believe they will only pay a small penalty."

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Tags: Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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T.J. Zanin To Become Hornets' Director Of College Scouting

Aug 13, 2015 11:11 AM

T.J. Zanin will leave the Brooklyn Nets for a bigger role with the Charlotte Hornets.

Zanin was had been the Nets' West Coast scout and will become the Hornets' director of college scouting.

Zanin's brother, Frank Zanin, is the Nets' assistant general manager.

Nets Daily

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Hornets Sign Elliot Williams

Jul 28, 2015 4:06 PM

The Charlotte Hornets signed free agent guard Elliot Williams, the team announced Tuesday. 

Williams was the 22nd overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

The 6-5 Williams has played in 104 games for the Trail Blazers, 76ers, Jazz and Pelicans with career averages of 5.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 13.7 minutes. 

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Nicolas Batum Interested In Playing For Raptors

Jul 28, 2015 10:33 AM

Nicolas Batum has interest in playing for the Toronto Raptors when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

Toronto is an international city that appeals to Batum.

The Charlotte Hornets acquired Batum this offseason from the Portland Trail Blazers despite him entering his contract year.

General manager Rich Cho and assistant general manager Chad Buchanan are familiar with Batum from their time with the Blazers.

“We are very comfortable given that Chad and Rich know Nic well,” said Hornets' vice-chairman Curtis Polk.

“We’ve seen over the last few years that players want to be here,” Cho says. “Free agents want to come here.”

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Tags: Nicolas Batum, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics Offered Four First Rounders To Hornets For No. 9

Jul 28, 2015 10:24 AM

The Boston Celtics offered four first-round picks to the Charlotte Hornets for the chance to move up from No. 16 to No. 9. The Celtics were targeting Justise Winslow while the Hornets were settled on taking Frank Kaminsky.

The Celtics offered the 16th pick, No. 15 (acquired in a prearranged contingency deal with the Atlanta Hawks), one unprotected future Brooklyn pick, and a future first-rounder from either the Memphis Grizzlies or Minnesota Timberwolves.

Some members of the Hornets' front office wanted to do the deal with the Celtics, but Michael Jordan preferred Kaminsky over first rounders outside the lottery.

“If it was such a no-brainer for us, why would another team want to do it?” said Rich Cho.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: Frank Kaminsky, Justise Winslow, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jeffery Taylor, Real Madrid Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Jul 23, 2015 2:24 PM

Free agent Jeffery Taylor has agreed to a one-year contract with Euroleague contender Real Madrid, sources told RealGM.

Taylor's deal with Real Madrid is expected to be worth over $900,000, sources said. Real Madrid is the reigning Euroleague champion.

RealGM reported on Tuesday that Taylor was closing in negotiations with the Spanish club.

Taylor, the No. 31 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, made progress with Real Madrid over the past several days.

The 6-foot-7 Taylor averaged 4.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game for the Charlotte Hornets last season. Taylor has played his entire three-year career with the Hornets, with averages of 6.1 points and two rebounds

Taylor had a standout collegiate career at Vanderbilt University.

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Tyler Hansbrough Agrees To Deal With Hornets

Jul 22, 2015 10:21 AM

Tyler Hansbrough and the Charlotte Hornets have agreed upon a contract.

Hansbrough spent last season with the Toronto Raptors.

His best season was his second with the Indiana Pacers in 2010-11 when he averaged 11 points and 5.2 rebounds over 70 games.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

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Hornets Traded Vonleh After Finding No Takers For Cody Zeller
With no team interested in moving for Cody Zeller with a satisfactory deal, the Hornets instead traded Noah Vonleh to the Blazers.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Aaron Harrison Signs With Hornets
Aaron Harrison averaged 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in five Orlando Summer League games with the Hornets.


Jeremy Lin Agrees To Two-Year, $4M+ Deal Hornets
Jeremy Lin spent last season with the Lakers.

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Raptors Agree To Two-Year, $6M Deal With Bismack Biyombo
Bismack Biyombo became an unrestricted free agent when the Hornets declined to extend him a qualifying offer after the season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Marco Belinelli To Receive Interest From Warriors, Hornets
Marco Belinelli was drafted by the Warriors in 2007.

Marc J. Spears, Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Bismack Biyombo Not Tendered Qualifying Offer By Hornets, Becomes UFA
Bismack Biyombo had a 15.2 PER in 64 games last season.

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Celtics Were Unsuccessful No. 4-No. 9 On Trading Up For Justise Winslow
Danny Ainge said the Celtics were "probably offering too much" to trade into the lottery despite having all of their attempts turned down.

Jay King/Boston Herald

Kaminsky Ready To Play Alongside Zeller
Despite a possible positional battle, Frank Kaminsky believes he can work with Cody Zeller in the frontcourt.

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Jeremy Lamb Traded To Hornets For Luke Ridnour
Jeremy Lamb will get a fresh start with the Hornets.

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Grizzlies Acquire Matt Barnes From Hornets For Ridnour
Matt Barnes went from the Clippers to the Hornets this offseason in the Lance Stephenson deal.

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Jeremy Lamb To Be Traded To Hornets
Hornets will acquire Jeremy Lamb from the Thunder involving the contract of Matt Barnes.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Hornets Acquire Nicolas Batum From Blazers For Vonleh, Henderson
The Hornets are finalizing an acquisition of Nicolas Batum from the Blazers for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Hornets Aggressively Trying To Trade Cody Zeller
If the Hornets succeed in trading away Cody Zeller, Frank Kaminsky could be a serious candidate in the draft at No. 9.

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Charlotte To Host 2017 NBA All-Star Game
Charlotte previously hosted the All-Star Game in 1991.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Greg Oden Working Out For Mavericks, Hornets As Part Of Free Agent Camps
Greg Oden worked out for the Hornets on Wednesday and will visit the Mavericks this week, league sources told RealGM.

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Mo Williams Interested In Return To Cavaliers
Mo Williams is seeking a multi-year deal.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Gerald Henderson Picks Up $6M Option For 15-16
Gerald Henderson has exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season.

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Hornets Tried To Trade Stephenson To Clippers During Season
The Hornets tried to execute a similar Lance Stephenson trade with the Clippers last season before Doc Rivers backed out.

Arash Markazi/ESPN

Lance Stephenson Traded To Clippers
The Clippers have acquired Lance Stephenson from the Hornets for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Clippers Discuss Deal To Aquire Stephenson From Hornets For Hawes, Barnes
The Clippers are discussing a trade to acquire Lance Stephenson from the Hornets, according to sources.

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