Hornets

Kreider: Busy, productive week for Hornets

It’s been a busy week for owner Michael Jordan and his Charlotte Hornets. On Tuesday, the Hornets agreed to terms with the Atlanta Hawks on a deal to send center Dwight Howard to the Queen City in return for Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. The Hawks tacked on […]



Grading the Hornets’ potential draft picks

After witnessing an NBA Finals laden with obscene levels of talent, middling teams like the Charlotte Hornets are left scratching their heads. How can a team like the Hornets stockpile the necessary talent to eventually compete with the NBA’s true title contenders? Despite the beautiful weather and friendly people of Charlotte, North Carolina, marquee free […]


Hornets land 2019 ASG and other buzz

The stage is almost set for an NBA Finals Trilogy – Golden State versus Cleveland III – but in Charlotte, N.C, the focus remains on the ever important offseason that is manifesting before our eyes.  


Kreider: So, what’s next for the Hornets?

Fifty percent is a pretty solid rate for making the postseason as an NBA head coach. Steve Clifford has seen his Charlotte Hornets (and Bobcats) qualify for the second season twice in his four year tenure in North Carolina. While this seems respectable on paper, losing both times to the Miami Heat in the first […]



Hornets struggling, but hey, could be worse

The Charlotte Hornets have dropped four straight and are limping into the All-Star Break with one victory over their last eleven. Somehow the Hornets have managed to fall from the mid-tier class of the Eastern Conference to the lottery’s basement-dweller class in a matter of weeks. Let’s pile on, shall we? The professional basketball team […]


Hornets make several low-key moves

After a strong start to the season, the Charlotte Hornets have nosedived right out the playoff race, winning just one of their previous 10 games.


Is Hornets’ management to blame for mess?

It’s time for the Charlotte Hornets to face the music. The teal and purple have seemingly lost their defensive identity that was the trademark of last year’s surprising team, seem disorganized too frequently on the offensive end and lack a consistent number two scorer behind Kemba Walker. The result is a sub-500 record for a […]


New year, some new Hornets storylines

Marco Belinelli almost pulled off the unthinkable on Thursday night in Auburn Hills. With half a second remaining on the game clock, the savvy Italian inbounded the ball off the back of a Detroit Piston, caught the deflection and heaved a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded. No, the shot wasn’t released in time, but it […]


Dream trade scenarios for the Hornets

Numerous roster moves and roughly seven months later, the Charlotte Hornets are not that much different of a team than they were when their 2015-16 season ended abruptly at the hands of the Miami Heat on a Sunday in South Beach. Tied for third in the Eastern Conference and looking up at the Toronto Raptors […]


Lots of Hornets queries already answered

“I told you it would be OK,” shooting guard Nic Batum recently mentioned to Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer in the home locker room. This statement of reassurance could have been regarding many different facets of the team, as the Charlotte Hornets entered the season with a myriad of question marks. How will Michael-Kidd Gilchrist look in his long-awaited […]



Hornets creating some (preseason) buzz

In about a week, the meaningless NBA preseason will come to a close. Then again, maybe the preseason isn’t totally worthless as an indicator of future performance for the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets dominated these exhibition contests that preceded last season’s 48-win finish, winning seven of eight. Prior to finishing second-worst in the NBA with […]