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2017 Schedule
48-34, 1st in Southeast

SouthEast Division Preview

Brian Windhorst, Tom Haberstroh, David Thorpe and Kevin Pelton preview the SouthEast Division. Hawks, Wizards, Magic, Hornets and Heat.

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Hornets committed to helping their city in turmoil

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said during the team's media day Monday that the team is "in conversations now about ways that we can help" a city ravaged in recent days by turmoil.

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Vegas expects big drop for Hornets

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the Hornets' over/under at 39.5 wins after they won 48 games and grabbed the six seed last season. Charlotte has the third-best odds in the Southeast Division at 4-1 behind the Hawks and Wizards. Odds for every team

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Two Hornets among available free agents

J.R. Smith has garnered much attention for not yet signing. But Marc Stein notes Tyler Hansbrough and Jorge Gutierrez, who both played last season with the Hornets, are among the NBA free agents still available with camps opening soon. Free agents

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Will Hornets return to playoffs?

ESPN's Chad Ford believes the re-signing of Nicolas Batum was important for Charlotte. However, the losses of Al Jefferson and Jeremy Lin will take a toll. Roy Hibbert and Ramon Sessions were cheaper options, but Ford believes they're downgrades. Eastern Conference offseason grades (Insider)

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Walker to make All-Star debut?

You mean Kemba Walker hasn't been there in his first five seasons? That could change this February, according to our Summer Forecast panel. First-time All-Star candidates

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Will Zeller be hot item next summer?

Kevin Pelton writes that defense has been Cody Zeller's strong suit during the 7-foot center's three NBA seasons on a defensive-minded team. Pelton sees the Hornets trying to re-sign Zeller, who will turn 24 in October, to a contract extension. Ranking 2017 NBA free agents (Insider)

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Hornets taking step back next season?

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows Charlotte being a break-even team in 2016-17. But unlike last season, that should be good enough to keep the Hornets in the playoff field. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

With 17th pick in draft, Hornets would ...

Chad Ford isn't sure Indiana sophomore OG Anunoby will still be on the board at this slot. The 6-foot-8 forward exited the ranks of the overlooked last March with his performance in the NCAA tournament. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider0

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Batum had sportsmanship meltdown

Nicolas Batum was upset during France's 2012 Olympic matchup vs. arch-rival Spain when it appeared an opponent feigned an injury. Batum gave him "a good reason to flop" later by punching him in the groin. He apologized afterward on Twitter. When bad sportsmanship stains Summer Games

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New Orleans replaces Charlotte as NBA ASG site

New Orleans has been selected to replace Charlotte as host of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game -- which will be the third time the city has hosted the event since 2008.

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Batum struggles in France's defeat

Nicolas Batum had no points, no rebounds, one assist and two steals in 18 minutes during France's 92-67 loss to Spain on Wednesday in Rio's men's basketball quarterfinals. Batum took only two shots, both from behind the arc. Game recap

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.411th
Rebounds Per Game43.914th
Assists Per Game21.719th
Points Allowed100.79th

Team History


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