Latest Charlotte Hornets News

Ball scores 31 to rally Hornets past Pacers 123-122

Oct. 20, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball scored 31 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, and the Charlotte Hornets used a 24-0 third period run to battle back and beat the Indiana Pacers 123-122 on Wednesday night. Indiana led 122-121 on Torrey Craig’s foul shots with 12.7...

Who stung JR? Hornets nest puts sting in Smith's golf debut

Oct. 13, 2021 07:07 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — J.R. Smith stepped into a hornets nest in his first college golf tournament and it had nothing to do with his high score. The 36-year-old two-time NBA champion was literally stung by hornets while completing his round Tuesday for North Carolina...

Hornets say play-in loss motivation to end playoff drought

Oct. 12, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The memory of an embarrassing 144-117 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the NBA play-in game last May is never far from the mind of Miles Bridges and many of his returning Charlotte Hornets teammates. “Every time I got tired this summer during a...

Coach: LaMelo Ball must take 'next step' for Hornets to win

Oct. 01, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball made the transition from playing basketball overseas to the NBA last season look fairly easy, breezing his way to rookie of the year honors. Now Hornets coach James Borrego wants the point guard to take the next step. ...

While Kawhi, Klay wait, Zion wants to be back opening night

Sep. 27, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson know it will be a while before they can get back onto the court. Zion Williamson wants to do it on opening night. The New Orleans forward had offseason surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot but said he has...

The Latest: Leonard tries to stay 'relevant' during rehab

Sep. 27, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

The latest from NBA media day on Monday (All times EDT) ___ 4:15 p.m. Kawhi Leonard is heading into his third season with the Los Angeles Clippers just trying to get healthy. He’s two months into rehab after...

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...