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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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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