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Queen City Hoops Aug 2, 2015

Nicolas Batum participates in 2015 NBA Africa game

On Saturday, the NBA had its first game held in Africa, and it was a major success. Several NBA players participated in the event, along with legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo. The 52-year old Olajuwon showed no signs of his old age, as he got the South African crowd excited with his ‘Dream Shake’ jumper: All of the players […] The post Nicolas Batum participates in 2015 NBA Africa game appeared first on Queen City Hoops.

Groomed and Ready, Buddie Leaves for Furman

Mike Buddie's star kept rising at Wake until he disappeared out of sight.
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 29, 2015

Jets draft bust Stephen Hill, now with Carolina Panthers, cited on drug-related charge, per report

It happened after a traffic stop in North Carolina. Hill now plays for the Panthers.
Queen City Hoops Jul 29, 2015

Reflecting on the Hornets summer w/ Baseline Buzz: 3-on-3

For all of Hornets fans this summer has been wild, crazy and probably nothing short of what anyone expected. Since Rich Cho became to GM of the Charlotte Hornets in 2011 this franchise has been one of the most active in the trade market, so wheeling-and-dealing has become second-nature to Buzz City. That didn’t change this summer. The Hornets moved […] The post Reflecting on the Hornets summer w/ Baseline Buzz: 3-on-3 appeared first on Queen City Hoops.
Queen City Hoops Jul 28, 2015

Nicolas Batum denies wanting to play for the Toronto Raptors

  On Tuesday afternoon there were rumors swirling around Twitter that the newly-acquired Nicolas Batum was already looking to get out of Charlotte. An article by NBC Sports made the claim that Batum was eyeing the Toronto Raptors next season when he becomes a free agent. But Nicolas Batum quickly denied that report via Twitter, in a rather humorous fashion: […] The post Nicolas Batum denies wanting to play for the Toronto Raptors appeared first on Queen City Hoops.

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Former Trail Blazers guard Elliot Williams signs with Charlotte Hornets

Former Trail Blazers guard Elliot Williams signs with Charlotte Hornets

Portland's former No. 22 draft pick will be with the Hornets for training camp.

Off and Running

The beach was really, really nice. Being with my family was even better.
Queen City Hoops Jul 28, 2015

Hornets will sign Elliot Williams

The Hornets plan to sign combo-guard Elliot Williams to a non-guaranteed training camp contract, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. Williams has three years of NBA experience with four different teams and has started just two games for the Sixers during that time frame. Charlotte had some interest just last season when they waived Jannero Pargo and signed […] The post Hornets will sign Elliot Williams appeared first on Queen City Hoops.

Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, 25, retires

Backup Panthers offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, best known for his role in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal two years ago, has decided to retire, a team source confirmed to the Observer.
Sun Herald Jul 27, 2015

Source: Charlotte Hornets to sign Elliot Williams

The Charlotte Hornets will sign former Duke and Memphis guard Elliot Williams for a spot on the training camp roster, an NBA source said Monday.
Sun Herald Jul 22, 2015

Hornets sign 6-foot-9 free agent forward Tyler Hansbrough

The Charlotte Hornets have signed free agent power forward Tyler Hansbrough.
Queen City Hoops Jul 22, 2015

Tyler Hansbrough Returns to Carolina, Signs with Hornets

Former UNC Tar Heel Tyler Hansbrough has agreed to a contract with the Hornets, reports The Charlotte Observer. Though terms of the deal haven’t been made public, a one-year, veteran minimum contract seems like the most likely possibility. Hansbrough most recently played in Toronto, where his minutes declined to 14 a game in ’14-15. He averaged 3.6 points on 52% shooting and 3.6 rebounds in […] The post Tyler Hansbrough Returns to Carolina, Signs with Hornets appeared first on Queen City Hoops.
Sun Herald Jul 21, 2015

AP Source: Hornets agree to contract with Tyler Hansbrough

A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a contract with free-agent power forward Tyler Hansbrough.

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