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The next move: A Q&A with Tony Parker on his new position… One week after he retired from the NBA, the former Spurs guard has his first post-retirement job. We talked to him about his plans.
The Hornets select Admiral Schofield in the At the Hive community mock draft Admiral Schofield is now a mock Hornet.
Vecenie: 2019 NBA Mock Draft, 6.0 — Live updates… From this point forward, this link will be your go-to mock draft link here at The Athletic, as it will be constantly updated, live and continuously, as more intel comes in and teams start moving around the board. Indeed, I'd expect the hours leading up to the draft to be pretty crazy in regard to trade discussions.
Prospect scouting report: Nassir Little Height: 6'4.5" without shoes, 6'6" in shoes Wingspan: 7'1.25" Standing reach: 8'8.5" Weight: 224 pounds Vertical: 31" no step, 38.5" maximum. Strengths: Physical profile, defensive potential, shooting potential. Nassir Little is a prototype combo forward.
Focusing on getting it right, GM Mitch Kupchak doesn't plan… The Hornets can't afford mistakes. Kupchak knows the importance of finding gems when they draft at 12, 36 and 52 on Thursday night.
2018 NBA mock re-draft: How much difference does a year… Does Trae Young still end up a Hawk? With a season's worth of insight, The Athletic's NBA writers attempt a re-draft.
Charlotte Hornets Draft: Matur Maker can be a second round steal The Charlotte Hornets are set to host a double Draft Workout on Tuesday, and one of the players participating is Matur Maker. This prospect is an international player, and he is also the brother of NBA center, Thon Maker. Matur Maker is 21 years old, and his birthday will occur in January.
Hornets hosting their seventeenth pre-draft workout on Tuesday Goga Bitadze is the headliner of the group and is in play for the Hornets pick at twelve overall. Luguentz Dort and Talen Horton-Tucker are both prime candidates for the Hornets selection at 36. Tyus Battle, Zach Norvell Jr., and Justin James are probably candidates at 52.
Prospect scouting report: Tyler Herro The Charlotte Hornets need outside shooting. They may also need a wing to replace the potential of Jeremy Lamb in free agency. Although he's typically projected to go a bit after the Hornets pick at 12, Tyler Herro checks both of those boxes. Measurements.
Prospect scouting report: Sekou Doumbouya The Hornets could take a big swing on an uber talented European prospect should he fall to them.
NBA Draft 3-on-5 w/ Buzz Beat Podcast 1 - Let's start with Kevin Porter Junior This guy is one of the most polarizing prospects in this draft with his athleticism and ability to create offense for himself and others. That's something Charlotte needs more of. Where do you stand on KPJ as an overall player and why or why not is he a fit with Hornets?
QCH NBA Draft Forecast: Talen Horton-Tucker Talen Horton-Tucker started grabbing attention toward the end of the college basketball season due to his on-ball creation, and crafty finishing around the rim. People took notice during the combine when he measured at 6'4″ with a 7'1.25″ wingspan.
NBA Mock Draft: Charlotte Hornets Select Rui Hachimura from Gonzaga SB Nation’s NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making their team’s pick. With the 12th pick, the Hornets select Rui Hachimura.
Sam Vecenie Big Board, Version 8.0: Final ranking and tiers… 1: I was a believer in Williamson following his ridiculous performance in Duke's trip to Canada, slotting him in at No. 2 on my initial board. Barrett was considered the universal pick at No. 1, so I don't feel all that bad about missing out on having Williamson there in the… Subscribe now to get full access to the new sports page.
Should the Charlotte Hornets target JaVale McGee in Free Agency? It's no secret that the Charlotte Hornets need help in their frontcourt after this past season. With free agency drawing nearer, the Hornets could potentially have a chance at a cheap veteran center. If the Hornets want to improve their frontcourt, while also securing the funds to re-sign Kemba Walker, then JaVale McGee might be their answer.
The Hornets are on the clock in the official At the Hive community mock draft, part two The Charlotte Hornets are on the clock in the At the Hive community's mock NBA Draft. We need you to vote on the Hornets selection. The Hornets selected center Bol Bol with the twelfth overall pick. Keep that in mind when making your vote. But first, shout out and big thank you to the At the Hive community.
Charlotte Hornets contracts key dates: Deadlines, options, trade eligibility… For your perusal, here are the key contract dates for each Hornets player going forward. This is constantly updated, so check back often. For all NBA contract dates, click here. Deadline for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's player option. The contract of Willy Hernangomez becomes fully guaranteed.
Charlotte Hornets: Why Tanking May be Too Risky Undoubtedly, this NBA offseason is primed to shift power balances with top tier players being free agents and multiple teams like the Charlotte Hornets have been preparing for this class of players.
Three Questions For The Hornets Heading Into Thursday's NBA Draft The Hornets are approaching the NBA Draft with a lot of uncertainties. Between movement of picks and the unpredictability of the looming free agency period, there's a lot to consider on Thursday. Here's a look at some of the most pressing questions for the Hornets and how they might be addressed.
Hornets GM Reveals Unlikely Scenario Involving One Of Charlotte's 2019 Draft Picks Charlotte Hornets general manager and president of basketball operations Mitch Kupchak is confident the team's late second-round pick this year will not be a "draft-and-stash" guy. This was what Kupchak told the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonell, noting that he isn't working under such assumption.
Chris Paul Trade rumours: LA Lakers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers Chris Paul, another top player for Houston Rockets, can also be up for sale next NBA season. Earlier reports stated that after losing against Golden State Warriors, the team of Rockets is totally going to change its players.
Prospect scouting report: Tacko Fall The Charlotte Hornets could try to shore up their front court with the biggest prospect in a long, long time.
Prospect scouting report: Dylan Windler The Charlotte Hornets need shooting. Kemba Walker is a virtuoso ball handler and shot creator, but too often he was hampered by a lack of shooting around him. If the Hornets get some draft luck, they could immediately shore up that weakness with arguably the best shooter in the draft, Dylan Windler.
RUMOR: How Kemba Walker Feels About Potentially Living In Los Angeles The Los Angeles Lakers are going to chase Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker in free agency, but there are some doubts about his desire to go to LA.
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