Latest Charlotte Hornets News

AP source: Hornets' Rozier agrees to 4-year, $97M extension

Aug. 19, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a four-year, $97 million contract extension with guard Terry Rozier, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the...

Tre Jones lifts Spurs with go-ahead layup and steal

Aug. 13, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tre Jones made a layup with less than a second remaining to give San Antonio the lead, then had a steal to prevent Charlotte from taking a final shot in the Spurs' 106-105 victory over the Hornets on Thursday night in the NBA Summer League. Jones, a...

Kupchak: Hornets' focus is on developing a young center

Aug. 10, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — General manager Mitch Kupchak knows the Charlotte Hornets haven’t found a long-term answer at center yet. But he’s not necessarily worried. Kupchak said the plan is to develop the team’s three young centers in hopes that...

Hornets give coach James Borrego a multiyear extension

Aug. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets believe coach James Borrego can turn things around in Charlotte. The Hornets announced Monday they’ve signed Borrego to a multiyear contract extension. Length and financial terms of the deal were not released. He...

AP source: Hornets agree to terms with Kelly Oubre Jr.

Aug. 07, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to terms with free agent small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. on a two-year, $26 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The deal had been contingent upon the Hornets' trade with New...

AP source: Ish Smith agrees to 2-year deal with Hornets

Aug. 03, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent guard Ish Smith, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deal includes a team option for the second year of the contract. Financial terms were not available. The...

AP sources: Pelicans send Ball to Bulls, get Hornets' Graham

Aug. 02, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans are sending Lonzo Ball to Chicago and will acquire Devonte Graham from Charlotte as part of separate sign-and-trade agreements, two people with knowledge of the situation said. The Ball trade will send Bulls guards Tomas...

Hornets get Bouknight at No. 11, Jones at No. 19 via Knicks

Jul. 30, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak was a busy man Thursday night. The Hornets selected guard James Bouknight from Connecticut with the No. 11 pick and landed a pair of centers via trade. Kupchak acquired veteran...

UNC, Florida, Michigan, OU to play in Jumpman Invitational

Jul. 08, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Sports Foundation has announced a three-year deal with Jordan Brand to host the Jumpman Invitational, a holiday college basketball event featuring North Carolina, Florida, Michigan and Oklahoma — the original four schools to sign a partnership with...