Gordon Hayward out at least four weeks with foot sprain

The Charlotte Hornets will be without forward Gordon Hayward for at least the next four weeks. Saturday the Hornets announced the star forward had sprained his right foot and would be reevaluated in about four weeks. Hayward suffered the injury in the second quarter of the team’s Friday night win over the Indiana Pacers. Though the Hornets currently find themselves fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 25-23 record, the loss of Hayward is quite a blow. Already without the services of rookie sensation LaMelo Ball, who is out for…

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LaMelo Bal likely out for remainder of season

From NBA.com News Services: Charlotte point guard LaMelo Ball has suffered a fractured right wrist and is out indefinitely, the Hornets announced Sunday night. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Ball is expected to miss the rest of the season, though he continues to seek second opinions. Ball was injured on a fall in the first half of the Hornets’ 125-98 loss to the Clippers on Saturday. The Kia Rookie of the Year frontrunner continued to play in the second half despite clearly struggling with discomfort in his right wrist. Ball is in the…

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Spurs and Hornets next few games postponed

From the NBA: The San Antonio Spurs’ next three games (Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Cleveland; Saturday, Feb. 20 at New York and Monday, Feb. 22 at Indiana) and the Charlotte Hornets’ next two games (Wednesday, Feb. 17 vs. Chicago and Friday, Feb. 19 vs. Denver) have been postponed in accordance with the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols. The games are being postponed due to four Spurs players testing positive and additional contact tracing for players on both San Antonio’s and Charlotte’s rosters, and in order to ensure the health and…

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Porter and Batum were no sh*t Sherlock opt-ins

In this abbreviated offseason , there could be some potentially league-altering moves, like James Harden leaving Houston , but before that happens, players will opt-in and out of the final years(s) of their current contracts. Some , such as Anthony Davis opting out with the Lakers, are mere formalities to signing a more lucrative deals. Other players will opt-in on deals that will pay them far in excess of what they would or could command on the open market. Such is the case with Otto Porter and Nicholas Batam, both…

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Hornets radio broadcaster broken off after using N-word in tweet

The Charlotte Hornets are in the market for a new radio broadcaster. Thursday the announced that John Focke had broadcasted his last game with the club. Focke had been suspended earlier in the month after using a racial slur in a now-deleted tweet about Monday’s playoff game between the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets, only he didn’t say “Nuggets.” He would apologize in a subsequent tweet, however with device now offering predictive text and auto correct, it is more than a fair assumption that the N-word is something that he…

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