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 2:48 PM EDT
Trey Burke is a projected top-5 pick and could become the first player selected depending on who wins the lottery.
According to reporting from Chad Ford, the Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans could select Burke with the first overall selection.
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 10, 2013 10:41 AM EDT
Eric Gordon has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery in his left ankle.
The procedure on Gordon was completed in order to decrease pain caused by particles of scar tissue.
Gordon will begin rehabilitation immediately.
May 08, 2013 12:51 PM EDT
Darius Miller showed some signs of progress in his rookie season with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Miller played in 11 games with the Iowa Energy of the D-League, averaging 9.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27.2 minutes.
"It was a good chance to get some minutes, get experience against some good competition and get into game shape,’’ said Miller."I just tried to get better.’’
Miller averaged 2.3 points and 1.5 rebounds while with the Pelicans and most impressively shot 39.3 percent from three.
"He's a young player and he's got some skills for sure," Monty Williams said. "Our (player development) coaches spent a lot of time with him. Darius showed signs that that he can knock down a shot and make plays off the dribble.’’
Apr 22, 2013 1:39 PM EDT
Dell Demps said on Monday that the New Orleans Pelicans plan to use their cap space this summer and are open to trade possibilities -- even those that include Eric Gordon.
"We want to maximize opportunity to use cap space," Demps said.
Gordon signed a contract extension with New Orleans last offseason, but there have been rumors about the displeasure between he and the organization.
Gordon averaged 17 points and 3.3 assists in 42 games this season.
Apr 09, 2013 12:30 AM EDT
After getting into a heated argument with Eric Gordon last Friday, Monty Williams made it clear that he will keep pushing the New Orleans Hornets' guard to become a better player rather than easing up.
"He’s a dynamic guard, that’s why I push him,’’ said Williams, who plans to start Gordon for the second consecutive since the incident on Tuesday night when the Hornets play the Lakers at the Staples Center. "I’m not going to allow him to settle for where he is in his career right now. He’s got to get better. If he gets better, he should be an All-Star someday.’’
Gordon believes he will continue getting better with time, saying next season will be a big year for him. He also downplayed the altercation with Williams.
"It got very heated in the moment, but I’m not letting none of that get to me,’’ Gordon said. ``I’m just out here, still trying to play.’’
Apr 07, 2013 5:55 PM EDT
The New Orleans Hornets were unable to pull off a trade of Eric Gordon before February's trade deadline, but that doesn't mean they are done shopping him.
The Hornets are still likely to remain open to trading him after this season ends, according to sources.
Gordon reportedly engaged in a confrontation with New Orleans coach Monty Williams during Friday night's game against the Utah Jazz.
Apr 06, 2013 12:17 PM EDT
Eric Gordon was benched following a verbal altercation with Monty Williams during the Hornets’ loss to Utah on Friday.
"Nothing wrong physically," Gordon said. "It was his decision just to take me out of the game for the rest of the game. I thought we were (in a good flow). You always make adjustments throughout the game. We're down at halftime by two points, and two or three possessions (in the third quarter), I'm out of there. I'd love to figure (it) out. You always want to do what's best for the team. Since he took me out, he took me out.
"I definitely wanted to be out there for sure."
Gordon played 13 minutes in the first half, making two of his 3 shot attempts and committing 3 turnovers.
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Anthony Davis carries 220 pounds on his 6-foot-11 frame.
Terrel Harris has appeared in six games for the Hornets this season.
Anthony Davis is willing to spend most of his summer working with Monty Williams.
With the Hornets, Terrel Harris has appeared in two games and averaged 0.5 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 6.0 minutes per game.
Damian Lillard has taken pressure off Anthony Davis, allowing him to develop without shouldering expectations to potentially win the Rookie of the Year.
Lou Amundson will leave the Bulls with the expiration of his 10-day contract and sign with the Hornets for the rest of the season.
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Terrel Harris has since been playing in the D-League since being waived by the Heat.
Austin Rivers was going for a steal when he jammed his hand on Greivis Vasquez's body.
Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.7 points per game on 44.1 percent shooting from the floor.
The Hornets are expected to sign Henry Sims to shore up their frontcourt depth.
Jason Smith appeared in 51 games for the Hornets this season, averaging 8.2 points and 3.6 rebounds.
Anthony Davis has missed a combined 13 games this season due to a stress fracture injury (11) and a concussion (two).
The Hornets didn't make a trade this week, but Dell Demps was encouraged by the interest rival teams expressed in his players.
Anthony Davis has played well in limited minutes.
The Hornets are interested in Klay Thompson, a second-year shooting guard out of Washington State.
The Hornets are expected to keep Eric Gordon through the trade deadline.
Donte Greene has received interest from the Nets, Pacers, Hornets, Spurs, Bulls, Knicks, Magic, Rockets and Cavaliers.
Eric Gordon tried to leave the franchise in the offseason for the Suns with a four-year, $58 million offer sheet that the Hornets matched.
Eric Gordon is likely to remain with the Hornets, but has been discussed in trade scenarios.
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