Charlotte Hornets Wiretap

Hornets To Retain LiAngelo Ball's G League Rights After Signing Non-Guaranteed Deal

Oct 14, 2021 5:04 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have signed LiAngelo Ball to a non-guaranteed deal.

Ball will play for Charlotte's G League affiliate the Greensboro Swarm.

Ball was previously slated to enter the G League draft, but now his rights will be retained by Charlotte.

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Tags: LiAngelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, D-League

LiAngelo Ball Signs G League Contract, Will Enter Oct. 23rd Draft

Oct 11, 2021 4:09 PM

LiAngelo Ball is signing a contract in the NBA G League for the 21-22 season and will enter the Oct. 23 draft.

Ball is a candidate for the Charlotte Hornets' G League franchise in Greensboro.

Ball averaged 9.6 points and 2.0 rebounds out 34.5 percent three-point shooting over five games for the Hornets in Summer League. 

Ball is the 22-year-old older brother of LaMelo Ball. 

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Tags: LiAngelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets, Greensboro Swarm, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

Hornets Waive DJ Carton, Xavier Sneed; Sign Jalen Crutcher, Cameron McGriff

Oct 9, 2021 9:39 AM

The Charlotte Hornets waived guard D.J. Carton and wing Xavier Sneed. Charlotte then signed guard Jalen Crutcher and forward Cameron McGriff.

Carton was signed in early-August after playing in 2021 Las Vegas Summer League with the Hornets. He did not appear in any preseason games.

Sneed also played in Summer League with Charlotte. He was signed in late-September and did not appear in any preseason games.

Crutcher went undrafted out of Dayton at the 2021 NBA Draft. He played in Summer League for the Milwaukee Bucks.

McGriff went undrafted out of Oklahoma State at the 2020 NBA Draft. He spent the 2020-21 season playing in Belgium.

All four players are eventually expected to land with the Greensboro Swarm of the G League as Affiliate Players.

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RealGM Radio: Nekias Duncan, Mike Prada On The Southeast Division (2021)

Sep 27, 2021 4:53 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Nekias Duncan of The Dunker Spot podcast and BasketballNews (@NekiasNBA) and Mike Prada of Prada’s Pictures Substack (@MikePradaNBA) break down the NBA’s Southeast Division.

They discuss how the Heat, Wizards, Magic, Hornets and Hawks fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards, NBA, RealGM Radio

Hornets Sign Xavier Sneed

Sep 20, 2021 3:41 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have signed Xavier Sneed.

Sneed was a member of the Hornets 2021 Summer League Roster in Las Vegas, averaging 6.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in four games. He appeared in 13 games last season with Charlotte’s G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm, averaging 8.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. Sneed finished the 2020-21 season with the second-best steals per game average amongst league leaders.

A four-year player at Kansas State, Sneed played in 137 career contests with the Wildcats, including all 32 games in his senior year. During the 2019-20 season, he averaged a team-best 13.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game en route to earning All-Big 12 honorable mention.

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Hornets Hire Norm Richardson As Assistant Coach

Sep 13, 2021 1:58 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have hired Norm Richardson as an assistant coach on the staff of James Borrego.

Richardson has coached in the G League since 2016.

Richardson played briefly in the NBA out of Hofstra and played several seasons overseas. 

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2021-22)

Sep 3, 2021 1:49 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award lines for the Magic (10:15), Pistons (17:03), Cavs (26:13), Wizards (33:59), Raptors (39:59),  Hornets (47:37), Knicks (52:45), Bulls (57:37), Pacers (1:04:55), Hawks (1:08:16), Celtics (1:12:54), Heat (1:19:50), 76ers (1:26:07), Bucks (1:34:12) and Nets (1:42:09).

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Terry Rozier, Hornets Agree To Four-Year $97M Extension

Aug 19, 2021 9:37 AM

The Charlotte Hornets and guard Terry Rozier have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $97 million. Rozier was set to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2022. He'll play this year for Charlotte for $17.9 million before his extension kicks in with the 2022-23 season.

Rozier joined the Hornets via sign-and-trade from the Boston Celtics in 2019. With Charlotte, Rozier has become a full-time starter and averaged a career-high 20.4 points per game in 2020-21. Rozier also shot a career-best 45% from the field, while averaging 4.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

After signing-and-trading Devonte Graham to the New Orleans Pelicans, it was important for Charlotte to retain Rozier. He's proven to be a good fit in the backcourt with LaMelo Ball, as Rozier is comfortable playing on and off the ball.

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Tags: Terry Rozier, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

James Borrego, Hornets To Sign Multi-Year Contract Extension

Aug 7, 2021 3:42 PM

The Charlotte Hornets are finalizing a multi-year contract extension with James Borrego.

Borrego was set to enter the final season of his original four-year deal with the Hornets.

Borrego is 95-124 in his first three seasons, including 33-39 and a 10-seed in the Eastern Conference last season.

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Hornets Waive Caleb Martin

Aug 7, 2021 12:44 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have waived wing Caleb Martin. Martin's contract was due to become fully guaranteed on August 15. This transaction was done to create cap space for Charlotte to sign forward Kelly Oubre Jr.

In two seasons with the Hornets, Martin averaged 5.3 points per game.

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Lauri Markkanen Seeking To Leave Bulls, 'Fresh Start' Somewhere Else

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Kelly Oubre Jr., Hornets Agree To Two-Year, $26M Deal

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Kelly Oubre Jr. In Talks With Hornets

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Hornets Have Strong Interest In Lauri Markkanen

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Ish Smith, Hornets Agree To Two-Year Deal

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Devonte' Graham Agrees To Four-Year, $47M Sign-And-Trade With Pelicans

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Bulls, Pelicans, Hornets Discuss Lonzo Ball, Devonte' Graham Sign-And-Trades

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Thunder Preparing Aggressive Offer Sheet For Devonte' Graham

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Hornets Extend Qualifying Offer To Devonte' Graham, Decline It On Malik Monk

Pistons Trade Mason Plumlee, No. 37 To Hornets For No. 57

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Pelicans, Hornets Interested In Trading For Myles Turner

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LiAngelo Ball To Sign With Hornets For Summer League

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Nets, Mavs, Raptors, Hornets Interested In Nerlens Noel

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LaMelo Ball Wins 20-21 NBA Rookie Of The Year

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Hornets, Lakers, Knicks, Wolves Interested In Myles Turner

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Hornets Pick Up 21-22 Option On James Borrego

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Mitch Kupchak: Hornets Looking To Add 'Center, Or Several Centers'

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Lakers Versus Warriors Highlights Play-In Tournament Starting Tuesday

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Hornets To Increase Home Capacity To 12,000 Fans

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Miles Bridges Out 10-14 Days With COVID-19 Protocols

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