Queen City Hoops Jul 28, 2016
Last Thursday, the NBA announced that the 2017 All-Star Game would not be played in Charlotte, NC amid the state’s failure to adjust their recently passed HB2 law. “While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities […]
San Jose Mercury News Jul 27, 2016
How Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers look heading into camp.
Queen City Hoops Jul 25, 2016
It will be some time before Michael Jordan the owner overtakes Michael Jordan the player. Kids these days never saw Jordan play, but they can’t exactly see him…own. What he has been doing, though, is making moves to improve the Charlotte Hornets franchise. This is a team, that until this season, hadn’t won a playoff game since the first time […]
Queen City Hoops Jul 22, 2016
A team’s starters doesn’t equate to the five best players, nor does it mean that it’s the best player at each position. When constructing a starting unit, style of play and fit must be a consideration. The starting five must complement each other and connect well together. I suspect that Kemba, Batum, Kidd-Gilchrist, and Marvin will assume their starting roles. The center position is […]
San Jose Mercury News Jul 18, 2016
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the 49ers are in good shape at quarterback with either Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert.
49ers Hot Read | San Jose Mercury News Jul 18, 2016
TRUCKEE – As summer break nears an end and training camps loom, the 49ers quarterback race is about to ignite between Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects a “heck of a competition” to unfold between… Continue Reading → The post Panthers' Ron Rivera: 49ers Kaepernick, Gabbert headed for epic duel appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.
Queen City Hoops Jul 18, 2016
It is hard to play successful basketball in the NBA when a team’s two highest paid, big-money free agent players have career scoring averages under 15 points per game apiece. With the re-signing of Nicolas Batum and Marvin Williams that is the situation the Charlotte Hornets are in for the 2016-17 season. However, Charlotte doesn’t win games like everyone else. […]
Queen City Hoops Jul 15, 2016
An undrafted player who spent much of last season in the D-League isn’t on many people’s radar. So when the Charlotte Hornets signed Christian Wood, I’m sure it did little to excite the fan base. After becoming familiar with Wood, this addition can prove to be an underrated one. Here’s why… Christian Wood is a 6’11” power-forward out of UNLV. Wood entered the 2015 Draft after his […]
Queen City Hoops Jul 8, 2016
The Hornets had a huge off-season, and did anyone ever seriously doubt that Rich Cho would get it right? I certainly didn’t, and he proved me (and most others) right. Most knew Lin was gone, and suspected that the team wasn’t seriously considering retaining Courtney Lee — both proved to be true. Al Jefferson was always only going to stay in […]
Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian Jul 6, 2016
Trail Blazers free agent point guard Brian Roberts has agreed to contract with the Charlotte Hornets, according to a report from Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Times-Picayune Jul 5, 2016
Roman Harper can't wait to play against Panthers
Queen City Hoops Jul 4, 2016
After being an integral part of Charlotte’s success in ’13-’14, Ramon Sessions is returning to play in the Queen City. The Hornets have reportedly signed Sessions to a two-year deal worth $12.3-million. It’s unclear whether or not this deal will have an option during the second year of the contract, but it does appear that Charlotte has used their cap-space, […]
Queen City Hoops Jul 2, 2016
Marvin Williams is back in the fold, signing a four-year, $54 million deal to return to Charlotte. The deal includes a player option for the fourth season. The contract is under market value, with Williams taking a discount to remain with the team. The Brooklyn Nets reportedly offered a deal averaging $15 million a year but, like Nicolas Batum, Marvin took less […]
Queen City Hoops Jul 1, 2016
Around 4:00am this morning Rich Cho delivered on his largest task since taking the General Manager job for Charlotte by re-signing 27-year old French wingman Nic Batum to a five-year, $120-million contract. The total amount sounds like a lot, and it is, but it’s actually not Batum’s max-deal. At the max level that Batum would’ve qualified for, the first year […]