Gordon Hayward agrees to 4 year, $120 million deal with Charlotte Hornets

from Blecher Report’s Scott Polacek; Gordon Hayward‘s time with the Boston Celticsis over. The Charlotte Hornetsagreed to a deal with the forward on Saturday worth $120 million over four years, Hayward’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. This comes after Bartelstein told Wojnarowskithat his 30-year-old client opted out of his $34.2 million contract option with the Celtics and became an unrestricted free agent. Before he did that, there were trade rumors circulating involving Hayward. Ian Begley of SNY reported in October that members of the Indiana Pacers front office were interested in trading for him, while Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer (h/t RealGM) reported the…

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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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Tony Parker retires

It is truly the end of an era. Point guard Tony Parker has decided to call it a career. He told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated this in regards to his decision: “A lot of different stuff ultimately led me to this decision,but, at the end of the day, I was like, if I can’t be Tony Parker anymore and I can’t play for a championship, I don’t want to play basketball anymore.” Parker was taken 28th overall in the 2001 NBA Draft. Over the next seventeen seasons in…

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Hornets’ Biyombo has surgery for chronic knee injury

Tuesday, Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo underwent arthroscopic on his left knee to address an chronic injury. In his 54 appearances last season the big man averaged 4.4 points and 4.6 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per contest. This is his second run with the franchise, he was acquired by the Hornets ( the Bobcats at the time) via a 2011 draft night trade after being originally selected 7th overall by the Sacramento Kings. He was reacquired as part of a three-team trade with the Orlando Magic on July 8, 2018.…

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Bulls, Hornets and Magic finalize three-team trade

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski The Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets are putting the finishing touches on a swap amongst the clubs that would send center Timofey Mozgof ( who was just involved in the Dwight Howard trade, which just became official yesterday) to the Magic, center Bismack Biyombo to the Hornets and guard Julyan Stone to the Bulls. The Bulls also send Jerian Grant to the Magic. Sources: Three-team trade agreed in principle. https://t.co/Ydrx3Ul3lV — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 8, 2018 Deal includes Bulls guard Jerian Grant…

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Charlotte Hornets to finalize hiring of Spurs’ Assistant James Borrego as Head Coach

It appears that after parting ways with Steve Clifford, the Charlotte Hornets have found his replacement. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hornets are finishing up a deal that would make San Antonio Spurs assistant James Borrego their new head man. Spurs assistant James Borrego is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach of the Charlotte Hornets, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 8, 2018 It appears an extensive rebuild is on the horizon for the Hornets, and at only 41 years old, Borrego has…

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Hornets to interview David Fizdale and Ettore Messina

The Hornets broke Steve Clifford off on April 13 after compiling a 196-214 record in five seasons , including a disappointing 36-46 each of the past two years. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Charlotte Hornets will interview David Fizdale and Ettore Messina “in the coming days.” Fizdale was fired by the Memphis Grizzlies in November and has been mentioned as a possible candidate for nearly every team with a coaching opening this season. Messina, who is currently an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, has spent the majority…

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