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Knicks Had Interest In Trading For Terry Rozier Before Deadline

Mar 30, 2020 9:07 PM

The New York Knicks had interest in trading for Terry Rozier before the 2020 trade deadline.

The Knicks had support internally for a deal that would have sent Julius Randle, Dennis Smith Jr. and a future first round pick to the Charlotte Hornets for Rozier and Malik Monk.

It is not known how close a deal came to being executed.

The Knicks also had interest in trading for D'Angelo Russell.

Both Rozier and Russell were free agents last offseason.

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Hornets Establish Fund To Help Support Part-Time Employees

Mar 15, 2020 2:10 PM

Charlotte Hornets ownership and players established a fund to help financially support more than 500 part-time employees.

The fund will help compensate lost wages from suspended NBA and G League games.

Sources told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports that players partnered with the team to avoid the optics of competing with each other and self-promotion. 

The Hornets joined several other teams in creating a fund to provide assistance to its part-time staff.

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Nic Batum Apologizes To Charlotte For Having Disappointing Tenure

Mar 5, 2020 11:36 AM

Nicolas Batum signed a five-year, $120 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets in 2016, but he's dealt with injury and production issues that has made the deal one of the worst in the NBA. Batum will be on an expiring contract in 20-21.

“This franchise has got a bright future,” Batum said, “but I don’t think I’ll be part of it.”

Batum hasn't played for 15 consecutive games as the Hornets have allocated his minutes to younger players.

“I apologize to the people here,” Batum said, “because they put so much faith in me. And it didn’t go well…. It didn’t work out. But what do I have to do? Because I’m still here.”

Batum has been trying to boost his teammates with a positive attitude. 

Batum said he’s not “mad” about the situation he finds himself in, but allowed that he is “frustrated.”

“I don’t want to be an a--hole,” Batum told the Observer. “I don’t want to be selfish … I don’t want to be that guy who’s like, ‘OK, let’s go out tonight. Coach sucks. Don’t show up. You shoot 25 times a game; don’t listen to him.’ No. I won’t do that. I don’t need that. They don’t need that.”

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Hornets Sign Joe Chealey To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Mar 3, 2020 11:25 AM

The Charlotte Hornets have signed guard Joe Chealey to a second 10-day contract. Chealey signed his first 10-day contract with the Hornets on February 21.

Undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, Chealey signed with the Charlotte Hornets and was converted to a two-way contract on Oct. 13, 2018. After becoming a free agent on July 1, 2019, Chealey returned to the Hornets but was later waived on Oct. 13. He has spent the 2019-20 season with the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League.

The 6-3 guard has appeared in two games with the Hornets and has made 34 appearances with the Swarm this season. Chealey is averaging 11.3 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.2 rebounds in 28.3 minutes per game in the G League. In the 2018-19 season, he appeared in 43 games with Greensboro averaging 16.3 points, 5.4 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 31.3 minutes while on a two-way contract with the Hornets.

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Malik Monk Suspended Indefinitely For Violating NBA's Anti-Drug Program

Feb 26, 2020 2:20 PM

Malik Monk has been suspended indefinitely by the NBA for violating the league's anti-drug program.

Monk is in his third season with the Charlotte Hornets and is averaging 10.3 points in 55 games.

Monk's reinstatement will be determined by when he is full compliance with the program. 

"The Charlotte Hornets are disappointed in Malik’s decision making that resulted in his suspension," said the Hornets in a statement. "As an organization, we do not condone his behavior. However, we are committed to supporting Malik during this time."

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Hornets Sign Joe Chealey To 10-Day Contract

Feb 21, 2020 12:19 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have signed guard Joe Chealey to a 10-day contract. 

Undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, Chealey signed with the Charlotte Hornets and was converted to a two-way contract on Oct. 13, 2018. After becoming a free agent on July 1, 2019, Chealey returned to the Hornets but was later waived on Oct. 13. He has spent the 2019-20 season with the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League.

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Close To Buyout With Hornets, Could Sign With Mavs

Feb 8, 2020 1:03 PM

The Charlotte Hornets are close to buying out Michael Kidd-Glichrist's contract, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

The Mavs have emerged as a potential landing spot for Kidd-Gilchrist, according to ESPN.

Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 4 points in 12 games this season.

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Marvin Williams Agrees To Buyout With Hornets, Plans To Sign With Bucks

Feb 7, 2020 8:50 PM

Marvin Williams Jr. and the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a buyout.

Williams was on a $15 million expiring contract and will clear waivers to become an unrestricted free agent.

Williams has been with the Hornets since 2014 and will give a contending team frontcourt versatility. 

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports Williams plans to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks once he clears waivers.

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Knicks, Hornets Have Explored Trades Involving Julius Randle, Terry Rozier

Feb 4, 2020 1:15 AM

The New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets have discussed a deal centered around Julius Randle, league sources told Ian Begley of SNY.

SNY adds that Terry RozierMalik Monk and Dennis Smith Jr.'s names have all been brought up in trade discussions.

The Knicks attempted to sign Rozier last offseason.

Though it is not clear how much traction these trade discussions have gained, the two sides have been in recent contact.

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Tags: Julius Randle, Terry Rozier, Malik Monk, Dennis Smith, Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Lakers, Hornets Interested In Trading For Bogdan Bogdanovic

Feb 3, 2020 11:44 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte Hornets have expressed interest in Bogdan Bogdanovic.

Bogdanovic will be a restricted free agent this offseason and it is unclear how he fits into the long-term plans of the Sacramento Kings.

Bogdanovic would be a natural fit for the Philadelphia 76ers, but they have not held substantive talks with the Kings.

The Kings are likely to get at least a first round pick in value for Bogdanovic should they trade him.

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Mitch Kupchak: Lakers' Trade With Hornets For Kobe Bryant Nearly Fell Apart

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Malik Monk Draws Interest From Members Of Knicks Front Office

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Ray Spalding Agrees to Two-Way Deal With Hornets

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Dennis Schroder, Terry Rozier Each Fined $25K

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P.J. Washington To Be Out Through Christmas With Fractured Finger

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David Fizdale Turned Down Suns, Hawks, Hornets To Take Knicks' Job

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Multiple Teams Monitoring Availability Of Marvin Williams

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Straw Poll Of Seven NBA Execs Have Six Picking Kemba Walker Over Kyrie Irving For Their Team

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Hornets Identify Andre Drummond As Long-Term Target

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Terry Rozier On Last Summer's Free Agency: Knicks Were 'One Of My First Options'

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Malik Monk After Game-Winning 3 Against Pistons: 'I've Been Waiting For My Moment'

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Willie Cauley-Stein Turned Down $9M Deal From Hornets To Sign With Warriors

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Kemba Walker 'Definitely' Considered Knicks In Free Agency

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Nicolas Batum Out 2-3 Weeks With Broken Finger

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PJ Washington Sets NBA Record For Most 3's In Debut

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Nicolas Batum Suffers Broken Finger

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Hornets Sign Kobi Simmons To Two-Way Contract

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Hornets Sign Jalen McDaniels To Two-Way Contract

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Hornets Convert Caleb Martin Into Two-Way Deal, Waive Ahmed Hill

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Hornets Waive Joe Chealey, Josh Perkins

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