2:35 AM EST, Thu January 21, 2021
10 hours ago

How did the Hornets defense suddenly get so good? A strategy rarely used by NBA teams

That the Charlotte Hornets play lots of zone defense this season? No huge surprise. The shocker is they play zone nearly twice as much as any other NBA team. They …
10 hours ago

Bismack Biyombo on Hornets’ zone defense

The Hornets play about 20 defensive possessions per game in zone. Why? …
12 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets got great news on Cody Zeller, but another starter tweaked an ankle

Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller has been cleared for full-contact practice, roughly a month removed from breaking his left hand. Zeller was part of the Hornets’ live scrimmage Wednesday, according …
Jan 19, 2021

Should Charlotte Hornets call Cavaliers about Kevin Porter Jr. and their centers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a lot of centers and a young, troubled player in Kevin Porter, Jr. Should that draw the Charlotte Hornets’ attention? Multiple reports say Porter will be …
Jan 18, 2021

Charlotte Hornets have lost 3 games in a row. Why coach James Borrego isn’t worried.

The Hornets lost a close game Saturday in what could have been a win, or at least a trip to overtime, had a foul been called in the final seconds …
Jan 18, 2021

Charlotte Hornets have their Wednesday game vs. Washington Wizards postponed

The NBA on Monday afternoon announced that the Charlotte Hornets’ game against the Washington Wizards, scheduled for Wednesday night at Spectrum Center, has been postponed in accordance to the league’s …
Jan 18, 2021

The Charlotte Hornets just launched a new platform for social justice

Hornets head coach James Borrego said the team started Monday’s practice honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by discussing how each person could embody the principles preached by the civil …
Jan 17, 2021

NBA admits refs messed up end of Hornets-Raptors game. Terry Rozier should’ve shot FTs

The NBA has acknowledged a huge missed call at the end of the Charlotte Hornets’ loss Saturday to the Toronto Raptors. The league’s daily last-two-minute report Sunday said Toronto’s Stanley …
Jan 17, 2021

Analysis: How much do the Hornets really trust LaMelo Ball? Plus, team’s missing piece

A missed call at the end isn’t the reason the Charlotte Hornets lost to the Toronto Raptors. Giving up 21 made 3-pointers did that. But it had to be galling …
Jan 16, 2021

Toronto Raptors make 21 3-pointers to edge Charlotte Hornets in back-to-back games

Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher hit two free throws with 3.4 seconds left and Charlotte Hornet Terry Rozier missed a 3 with under a second left, as the Raptors edged …
Jan 15, 2021

Charlotte Hornets will send an assistant to oversee Swarm in NBA’s G-League bubble

Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Jay Hernandez didn’t need to be talked into entering the G-League bubble in February. He volunteered for the gig. Hernandez will coach the Greensboro Swarm’s season …
Jan 15, 2021

Why a Hornets assistant will lead the Greensboro Swarm

Hornets assistant Jay Hernandez on why he volunteered to oversee the team's G-League affiliate in the bubble next month. …
Jan 15, 2021

No fans? No problem. ‘Big Pat’ is back, making Charlotte Hornets games feel like home

Patrick Doughty is back at the P.A. microphone for the Charlotte Hornets, pouring his soul into starting lineup introductions, in-game chants and 3-point baskets by the home team. But something …
Jan 15, 2021

Empty arena does not keep Big Pat from the microphone

Charlotte Hornets public address announcer Patrick "Big Pat" Doughty continues to provide the voice backdrop for the team's introductions and calls for defense during the fanless games due to COVID-19 at Spectrum Center this season. …
Jan 15, 2021

Malik Monk is relevant again for the Hornets. He’s carved out a unique role in Charlotte

Malik Monk, youth basketball coach. Odd as it might sound, that’s how Monk kept his perspective when he wasn’t even sniffing the Charlotte Hornets’ rotation: Watching over the rookies on …