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charlotteobserver Jun 28, 2022

Observer exclusive: Steve Clifford on connecting with LaMelo Ball, Miles Bridges and more

Steve Clifford had little problem navigating the inner bowels of the Spectrum Center on Tuesday afternoon and could probably walk to his new office with his eyes blindfolded. After all, …
At The Hive Jun 27, 2022
Trending Hornets: LaMelo Ball made a huge leap in Year 2

Trending Hornets: LaMelo Ball made a huge leap in Year 2

Photo by Jacob Kupferman/ The Trending Hornets series evaluates the career trajectories of Charlotte’s players based on two advanced stats - Player Efficiency Rating (PER) and Value Over Replacement Player (VORP) - as provided by Basketball Reference. PER measures per-minute production standardized such as the league average is 15. A PER above 15 means a player contributed above league average. As a frame of reference, among last season’s PER leaders, the Top 20 players were 21.8 and higher while Nos. 21-40 ranged from 18.9 to 21.6. VORP is a box score estimate of...
charlotteobserver Jun 24, 2022

Steve Clifford and LaMelo Ball ‘a recipe for disaster?’ Hornets fans react to new coach

The Charlotte Hornets finally found their head coach, hiring Steve Clifford on Friday. To answer some immediate questions, yes, it’s that Steve Clifford, and no, it’s not 2013. Clifford, who …
ClutchPoints Jun 24, 2022
LaMelo Ball, Hornets finally got exactly what they needed in Mark Williams

LaMelo Ball, Hornets finally got exactly what they needed in Mark Williams

The Charlotte Hornets managed to snag Duke Blue Devils big man Mark Williams after he fell down to the 15th pick of the 2022 NBA Draft. This is big news for the Hornets, a franchise looking to build around the wickedly talented LaMelo Ball. Williams fills a hole at the center position Charlotte needed to […] The post LaMelo Ball, Hornets finally got exactly what they needed in Mark Williams appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 24, 2022
Hornets rookie Mark Williams’ reaction to teaming up with LaMelo Ball will hype up Charlotte fans

Hornets rookie Mark Williams’ reaction to teaming up with LaMelo Ball will hype up Charlotte fans

After a modestly successful  last year all things considered, the Charlotte Hornets are in a pretty good spot. They shocked the world by becoming playoff contenders last season behind LaMelo Ball’s heroics. Despite being knocked out in the Play-In Tournament, there’s plenty to like about this young and hungry squad. It doesn’t come as a […] The post Hornets rookie Mark Williams’ reaction to teaming up with LaMelo Ball will hype up Charlotte fans appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 21, 2022
Hornets’ Russell Westbrook trade stance will make LaMelo Ball look twice

Hornets’ Russell Westbrook trade stance will make LaMelo Ball look twice

Trading Russell Westbrook was always going to be difficult. The point guard is 33-years old and is owed northwards of $47 million in 2022-2023. Additionally, he is coming off of an extremely underwhelming 2021-2022 season with the Los Angeles Lakers. After missing the postseason, the general consensus believes LA is looking to deal Westbrook away. […] The post Hornets’ Russell Westbrook trade stance will make LaMelo Ball look twice appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 21, 2022
Mike D’Antoni-LaMelo Ball partnership for the Hornets gets new life after Kenny Atkinson’s flip-flop

Mike D’Antoni-LaMelo Ball partnership for the Hornets gets new life after Kenny Atkinson’s flip-flop

The Charlotte Hornets already have a budding superstar in LaMelo Ball. Now they might bring in Mike D’Antoni, who may just be the right kind of coach to max out Ball’s potential. NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski announced that D’Antoni will meet with owner team owner Michael Jordan later this week for the Hornets’ Head Coaching […] The post Mike D’Antoni-LaMelo Ball partnership for the Hornets gets new life after Kenny Atkinson’s flip-flop appeared first on ClutchPoints.
At The Hive Jun 21, 2022
Hornets select Johnny Davis and Mark Williams in SB Nation Mock Draft

Hornets select Johnny Davis and Mark Williams in SB Nation Mock Draft

Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via The Hornets get some defensive talent and scoring upside with their two picks in the teens. SB Nation has done its annual community mock draft, and the Charlotte Hornets came away with a couple of pieces that should be able to contribute immediately. Here’s what we got: 13th pick: Johnny Davis, Guard Wisconsin This was kind of an awkward pick to make because very rarely does the board fall this way in mock drafts. Johnny Davis isn’t a perfect fit with LaMelo Ball and he’s quite redundant with James Bouknight because of his ball...
ClutchPoints Jun 20, 2022
Charlotte Hornets drop major hint on getting LaMelo Ball help via NBA 2022 Draft

Charlotte Hornets drop major hint on getting LaMelo Ball help via NBA 2022 Draft

As terrific as LaMelo Ball was this past season, he needed some help. The Charlotte Hornets are hoping to get him just that in the 2022 NBA Draft. Sure, the Hornets are still looking around for a head coach after Kenny Atkinson spurned them and remained with the Golden State Warriors, but this means all […] The post Charlotte Hornets drop major hint on getting LaMelo Ball help via NBA 2022 Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.
At The Hive Jun 19, 2022
Buzzworthy picks 2022: JD Davison

Buzzworthy picks 2022: JD Davison

Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via The Hornets could use some developmental talent at the point guard position. The Charlotte Hornets have LaMelo Ball, so point guard shouldn’t be a position of need for a very long time. But young depth at the position is nonexistent. The Hornets have used cheap veterans to fill out the depth behind Ball and Rozier and the point guard position with the Swarm has been manned by guys that seem pretty far away from being NBA talent. The 45th pick in the draft is a good place to change that. JD Davison is a high upside point guard prospect...
At The Hive Jun 16, 2022
Buzzworthy Picks 2022: Johnny Davis

Buzzworthy Picks 2022: Johnny Davis

Photo by G Fiume/ The mid-range master whose hustle defense makes him a prime candidate to be LaMelo Ball’s backcourt partner. After being mocked in the top-10 of most mock drafts at the start of the year, Wisconsin guard Johnny Davis has slowly slipped into the range of the Charlotte Hornets. The shifty guard was the Big Ten Player of the Year and could be an intriguing fit next to Charlotte’s current core of offensive-minded youngsters. Measurements Height: 6’4.25” w/o shoes, 6’5.75” with shoes Weight: 196.4 pounds Wingspan: 6’8.5” Standing reach:...
ClutchPoints Jun 14, 2022
Hornets just hired the perfect coach for LaMelo Ball, young core

Hornets just hired the perfect coach for LaMelo Ball, young core

The Charlotte Hornets just hired Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson as their head coach to supplant James Borrego after four years at the helm. Borrego posted a mediocre 138-163 record during his tenure, but he did help the team improve by 10 wins in each of the last two years. Unfortunately, Borrego was only […] The post Hornets just hired the perfect coach for LaMelo Ball, young core appeared first on ClutchPoints.
At The Hive Jun 14, 2022
Buzzworthy picks 2022: Andrew Nembhard

Buzzworthy picks 2022: Andrew Nembhard

Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/NBAE via The Hornets need some point guard depth. The Charlotte Hornets are set at the point guard position long term with the presence of LaMelo Ball. Last year they filled his backup minutes with some veteran signings, but there’s no young depth at the position. That means there’s been a dearth of NBA caliber point guard play for the Swarm in a couple of seasons. The Hornets have a second round pick they can use to change that. Andrew Nembhard played four seasons of college basketball, two with Florida and two with Gonzaga. He was...
ClutchPoints Jun 10, 2022
Hornets nab Kenny Atkinson to be LaMelo Ball’s next head coach

Hornets nab Kenny Atkinson to be LaMelo Ball’s next head coach

The Charlotte Hornets have been doing an extensive search for their next head coach, with numerous candidates interviewing for the vacancy. But, Michael Jordan and the front office have finally decided who will lead LaMelo Ball and the squad for the foreseeable future. Per Woj, the Hornets are hiring Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson […] The post Hornets nab Kenny Atkinson to be LaMelo Ball’s next head coach appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Swarm and Sting Jun 9, 2022

Charlotte Hornets 2021-2022 Player Grade: Miles Bridges

This is the second article of a new series that I have started in which I will evaluate and give a letter grade to various Charlotte Hornets players for their performance throughout the 2021-2022 season. After taking a look at LaMelo Ball’s tremendous play this past season, it’s time to turn our attention to the […] Charlotte Hornets 2021-2022 Player Grade: Miles Bridges - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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    Arnoldas Kulboka leaving the Charlotte Hornets

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    LiAngelo Ball gets another chance to potentially team up with LaMelo on Hornets

  • Montrezl Harrell

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  • Cody Martin

    Hornets agree to contract extension with Cody Martin

  • Mason Plumlee

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  • James Bouknight

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  • Jalen McDaniels

    Hornets pick up team option on Jalen McDaniels

  • JT Thor

    Hornets announce 2022 Las Vegas Summer League roster

  • Gordon Hayward

    Gordon Hayward pops up in trade rumor as Hornets mull options with 2022 NBA Draft picks