8:27 AM EST, Thu February 21, 2019
At The Hive

Adding more ‘Bacon’ in the Hornets lineup could prove useful

Amongst a dissapointing trade deadline, there is one player who the Charlotte Hornets should call upon to help their squad on both ends. The Charlotte Hornets folded during this year’s trade deadline. They were the only eastern conference team that didn’t make any transaction before the February 7th, 3 pm cutoff point. There are many reasons to believe why Mitch Kupchak and company didn’t pull the trigger, but I’ll only be getting to one today. That was the fact that the team’s “tradeable” pieces didn’t have the same market value as the Hornets would’ve hoped for. As a...

charlotteobserver

Hornets mailbag: Restless fans worry about trade deadline passing quietly, and Kemba

Charlotte Hornets fans sound particularly restless these days. Between Kemba Walker’s pending free-agency and the Hornets not making a deal at the trade deadline, the questions I got for this …

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets adding Shelvin Mack off of waiver wire

Reports say recently waived guard Shelvin Mack will be joining the Charlotte Hornets after the team claimed him off waivers this afternoon. So, the Charlotte Hornets finally used that last roster spot after waiting for the right opportunity 55 games into the regular season. After not making any trades prior to the trade deadline, I […] Charlotte Hornets adding Shelvin Mack off of waiver wire - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets continue their road trip as they face the Atlanta Hawks

After getting back to .500, the Charlotte Hornets have lost two straight. Can they right the ship with a win over the Atlanta Hawks? Well, the NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and the Charlotte Hornets (26-28) couldn’t get anything done. Fans are still deeply disappointed of course, but nothing much can be done […] Charlotte Hornets continue their road trip as they face the Atlanta Hawks - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Peachtree Hoops

Preview: Hawks host Hornets for Saturday night clash

The first of a back-to-back. With all of the chatter around the trade deadline in the past, the Atlanta Hawks have 28 games remaining in the 2018-19 season. For a rebuilding club, that represents an opportunity to evaluate players, concepts, lineups and much more for the future and the “stretch run” continues on Saturday night against the Charlotte Hornets. Atlanta will also be in action on Sunday evening at State Farm Arena but, as you may expect, the front end of a back-to-back is often more forgiving than the back end. This time around, though, the Hawks face the more difficult...

charlotteobserver

Why Hornets’ Mitch Kupchak is disappointed by his trade deadline, but expects playoffs

Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak walked away from Thursday’s NBA deadline with a sense of disappointment. He says he was close on a couple of deals, but never consummated …

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets: Top 3 buyout candidates Charlotte should target

With the trade deadline now over, it is now buyout season in the NBA. Who could the Charlotte Hornets look to sign in the buyout market? So, I guess you can consider this point of the season like a mini free agency? Sort of? Maybe? I don’t know. However, with the Charlotte Hornets having an […] Charlotte Hornets: Top 3 buyout candidates Charlotte should target - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Hornets came very close to trading for Marc Gasol until further haggling

The Charlotte Hornets came mightily close to acquire Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, as they were previously considered the frontrunners to trade for him before the NBA trade deadline, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe. The Toronto Raptors, however, wound up wooing the Grizzlies by offering Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, C.J. Miles, and 2024 second-round pick in […] The post Hornets came very close to trading for Marc Gasol until further haggling appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Hornets’ Mitch Kupchak disappointed by botched Marc Gasol trade, optimistic to keep Kemba Walker

The Charlotte Hornets came mighty close to acquiring Marc Gasol before the NBA trade deadline. Close, but no dice. General manager Mitch Kupchak walked away from the 3 p.m. cutoff slate with a sense of disappointment, failing to get All-Star point guard Kemba Walker the help he so direly needs to propel this team into […] The post Hornets’ Mitch Kupchak disappointed by botched Marc Gasol trade, optimistic to keep Kemba Walker appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Clipperholics

Grading every roster move the LA Clippers made at the deadline

The LA Clippers got busy before Thursday’s trade deadline and completely revamped the team that began the season. Here’s what I thought of each move. The LA Clippers entered Tuesday night’s matchup with the Charlotte Hornets like any other this season — together, and with a fighting chance. Just a few hours later, All-Star snub […] Grading every roster move the LA Clippers made at the deadline - Clipperholics - Clipperholics - LA Clippers News, Rumors, Scores and More

ClutchPoints

Why the Mavs should target Frank Kaminsky on the buyout market

The Charlotte Hornets had big dreams leading up to the trade deadline, but ultimately weren’t able to get a deal done. Frank Kaminsky was their big bargaining piece as they aggressively pursued any avenue that would bring Kemba Walker help, most notably Marc Gasol. With the deadline behind them, there is a strong possibility that […] The post Why the Mavs should target Frank Kaminsky on the buyout market appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets are failures at the NBA trade deadline

Despite all of the hype at the NBA trade deadline, the Charlotte Hornets failed to make a deal to improve their roster. Hornets fans were looking forward to an eventful trade deadline, but as usual, they were let down by the Charlotte Hornets‘ front office. Despite so many trade rumors, the Hornets ended up not […] Charlotte Hornets are failures at the NBA trade deadline - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

At The Hive

Hornets trade deadline day primer and open thread

The trade deadline is 3:00 p.m. today. Will the Hornets make a move? Today is the big day. It’s trade deadline day. By today’s 3:00 EST deadline, seismic shifts will have occurred in the NBA landscape. Contenders will have become pretenders. Pretenders will have become contenders. Or maybe a few teams will exchange bench players for second round picks. You never know what will happen. The NBA has gone crazy with trades the past few days. Hopefully they’re harbingers of another busy day today. On the Hornets side of things, there was a report that Charlotte was very close to...

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets: Grizzlies trade Gasol to Raptors, spurn Hornets

The drama of the NBA trade deadline continued this afternoon, as the Grizzlies have traded Charlotte Hornets target Marc Gasol to Toronto. It looked like the Charlotte Hornets were just inches away from landing a former All-Star player in Marc Gasol, but in the end, the Toronto Raptors swooped in with an offer and broke […] Charlotte Hornets: Grizzlies trade Gasol to Raptors, spurn Hornets - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

At The Hive

Hornets stand pat at trade deadline; may buy out Frank Kaminsky

The Hornets ultimately didn’t make a trade by Thursday’s deadline, but there still may be transactions on the horizon. The Charlotte Hornets didn’t make any trades today. There were reports that a deal to bring Marc Gasol to Charlotte was very close to happening, but hangups on some of the deal’s finer details caused it to fall through. Ultimately Gasol was sent to the Raptors in exchange for Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, and C.J. Miles. Frank Kaminsky’s name floated around as a potential mover on deadline day, but no such deal occurred. However, that doesn’t mean the fourth...

Thunderous Intentions

OKC Thunder trade primer: Hornets seek to build the hive around Kemba Walker

In the OKC Thunder trade deadline series, we dive into the Charlotte Hornets who seek to build a team around Kemba Walker with a long term success objective. The OKC Thunder and their cohorts prepare for Thursday with an increasing buzz about trade deadline day in the air.  As it should be given how quickly […] OKC Thunder trade primer: Hornets seek to build the hive around Kemba Walker - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Charlotte rumored to be searching for a trade for Frank Kaminsky

With just a few hours left before the trade deadline comes to a close, the Charlotte Hornets have reportedly been in talks to offload big man Frank Kaminsky in a potential trade deal. This is according to Sporting News beat writer Sean Deveney. The Hornets, independent of any potential Marc Gasol deals, are still looking […] The post Charlotte rumored to be searching for a trade for Frank Kaminsky appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Charlotte looking to find a home for Frank Kaminsky before NBA trade deadline

With the NBA’s trade deadline just hours away, several teams around the league are still searching for the right deal. On such team is the Charlotte Hornets, who are said to be interested in finding a new home for Frank Kaminsky. Marc Stein of the New York Times shared the news on Thursday morning: The […] The post Charlotte looking to find a home for Frank Kaminsky before NBA trade deadline appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Report: Grizzlies, Hornets still working to bridge gap in Marc Gasol discussions

It appears that Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol’s potential move to the Charlotte Hornets is still very much alive and kicking as negotiations extend into trade deadline day. Two highly reliable sources have confirmed the news that the Grizzlies and Hornets remained locked in talks to try and bring the veteran center to Charlotte: […] The post Report: Grizzlies, Hornets still working to bridge gap in Marc Gasol discussions appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Swarm and Sting

Hornets Rumors: Frank Kaminsky continues to be shopped by Charlotte

The Charlotte Hornets could have another potential move up their sleeve, as the team continues to shop Frank Kaminsky ahead of today’s trade deadline. I know, it’s not Marc Gasol news, but the Charlotte Hornets rumors are swirling and the team is continuing to search for a deal involving Frank Kaminsky is still in the […] Hornets Rumors: Frank Kaminsky continues to be shopped by Charlotte - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

SportsDay

Mavericks are trading SF Harrison Barnes to Sacramento Kings

Harrison Barnes is headed to the state capital of California. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Dallas Mavericks are trading Barnes to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph.The Dallas Morning News' Brad Townsend later confirmed the news. Barnes was rumored to be shopping the small forward as Thursday's 2 p.m. CT trade deadline quickly approaches. The Mavericks are hosting the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. Barnes was sitting on the Dallas bench at the announcement of the trade, but he did not play in the second half -- an indication that...

ClutchPoints

Wizards inquired about Grizzlies’ Mike Conley, Marc Gasol

With the Feb. 7 trade deadline just around the corner, the Washington Wizards have inquired about the availability of Mike Conley and Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies. Per Candace Buckner of the Washington Post, the Wizards might be looking to trade for the two All-Stars. However, the Charlotte Hornets reportedly have the upper hand […] The post Wizards inquired about Grizzlies’ Mike Conley, Marc Gasol appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

RUMOR: Increasing skepticism that Grizzlies, Hornets can complete Marc Gasol trade

There is increasing skepticism that the Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets can complete a Marc Gasol trade before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. The Hornets and Grizzlies do not have an agreement in place. Gasol didn’t play on Tuesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves at home, making people around […] The post RUMOR: Increasing skepticism that Grizzlies, Hornets can complete Marc Gasol trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets: 4 reasons why a Walker/Gasol duo would work

With the Charlotte Hornets looking to add center Marc Gasol to the mix, potentially pairing him and Kemba Walker together could create a star duo. Over the years, the NBA’s trade deadline has been one of the more entertaining times of the season. The Charlotte Hornets have been active in trade talk over the years, […] Charlotte Hornets: 4 reasons why a Walker/Gasol duo would work - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Swarm and Sting

Trade Deadline: Should the Charlotte Hornets target Bobby Portis?

The Charlotte Hornets have lacked a scoring threat in their frontcourt all season. Could the Hornets target Bobby Portis before the NBA trade deadline? With the trade deadline moving closer, the Charlotte Hornets are running out of time to make a trade; will the Hornets make a move? With a lot of players that Charlotte could […] Trade Deadline: Should the Charlotte Hornets target Bobby Portis? - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets in “strong” talks to acquire Marc Gasol from Grizzlies

The Charlotte Hornets are reportedly discussing a trade that would bring in star big man Mac Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies. All has been quiet on the Charlotte Hornets front regarding the trade deadline… until now. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the team is in “strong” talks to land Marc Gasol in a […] Charlotte Hornets in “strong” talks to acquire Marc Gasol from Grizzlies - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

charlotteobserver

Your Hornets questions: My take on what Charlotte should do at trade deadline

The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, and many want to know if the Charlotte Hornets will do something by then. The better question might be, should the Hornets do something? …

Grizzly Bear Blues

Week-side Help: Week 16 - Waiting Game

Memphis loses heartbreaking games as the team and the city await the trade deadline Week 16 Results Denver Nuggets 95 @ Memphis Grizzlies 92 (20-31) Recap | Box Score Memphis Grizzlies 97 (20-32) @ Minnesota Timberwolves 99 Recap | Box Score Memphis Grizzlies 92 (20-33) @ Charlotte Hornets 100 Recap | Box Score Memphis Grizzlies 96 (21-33) @ New York Knicks 84 Recap | Box Score Week 16 Storylines -The Grizzlies announced F Kyle Anderson will see a shoulder specialist once the team returns to Memphis to further diagnose his injury. He recently just returned from a multiple week absence...