2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
36-46, 4th in Southeast
How steep is Dwight Howard's decline? (1:07)
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Hornets' complete 2017-18 regular-season schedule

The Hornets will open the season on the road for the third consecutive season, at Detroit on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Their home debut will be two nights later vs. Dwight Howard's previous team, the Hawks.

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Hornets players visit Quail Hollow

Cody Zeller and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were all smiles at the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.

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The Undefeated

The 50 Greatest Black Athletes: No. 1 Michael Jordan

The "GOAT" designation extends beyond the court, to the six-time NBA champion, five-time MVP and only current African-American majority owner in big-league American sports.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the best moments from the NBA Africa event was Kemba Walker and Andre Drummond having a dance off with children at the Habitat for Humanity build in South Africa (Photo via Kemba's Instagram):

Campers leave a lasting impression on NBA stars (1:47)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Williams, the CAA Player of the Year, has agreed to a deal with the Charlotte Hornets, the team announced. Williams, a standout at Northeastern, led the conference in scoring (21.4 points per game) and was second in assists (5.3) last season. The last CAA POY from Northeastern, by the way, was JJ Barrera.

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Offseason grades: Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets were determined to avoid paying the luxury tax, so they found a way to fill their biggest need and also lower future payroll.

Could Malik Monk beat MJ 1-on-1? (0:55)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Charlotte is now $3.3M under the luxury tax after the Briante Weber waiver. The contract for Weber would have been guaranteed if not waived by August 1. The Hornets now have 11 guaranteed and 2 non-guaranteed contracts.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Free agent guard Isaiah Canaan will participate in a group workout for the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, league sources tell ESPN.

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Howard adds rim protection to Buzz City

Per ESPN Stats & Info, newly-acquired Hornets big man Dwight Howard is only 84 blocks away from being the 19th player in NBA history with 2,000 blocks. Howard's presence should help Charlotte, which averaged 4.8 BPG (tied for 14th-most per game last season), improve its rim protection. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Hornets finish 3-2 in Orlando

The Charlotte Hornets beat the Magic 86-78 in Thursday's fifth-place game in the Orlando Summer League. Second-round draftee Dwayne Bacon scored 29 points and grabbed eight boards. Johnny O'Bryant added 23 points with five rebounds.

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Ellenson powers Pistons over Hornets

Henry Ellenson recorded 29 points and six rebounds as the Pistons improved to 3-1 in summer league with an 87-82 win over the Hornets on Wednesday. Johnny O'Bryant III scored 26 points for Charlotte.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.916th
Rebounds Per Game43.616th
Assists Per Game23.111th
Points Allowed104.713th

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