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September 1, 2014 Updates

Dan Woike: Can confirm Woj report that LAC is close to a deal with Hedo Turkoglu. Team is also close to signing Chris Douglas-Roberts, per a source. Twitter @DanWoikeSports

August 31, 2014 Updates

Cody Zeller: I'm biggest country music fan in the NBA!!! (Self-proclaimed and there isn't much competition, but you get the point!) Twitter @CodyZeller

August 28, 2014 Updates
August 26, 2014 Updates

One strong free agent possibility is 27-year-old shooting guard Chris Douglas Roberts, though he can't sign until the aforementioned moves are made. Roberts averaged 6.9 points and 20.7 minutes for the Charlotte Hornets last season in 49 games. USA Today Sports

The city of Charlotte is considering a plan to spend about $30 million to make improvements at Time Warner Cable Area, home of the NBA's Hornets. Staffers told Charlotte City Council on Monday the money would come from two hospitality taxes. City council is expected to take a first vote on the proposal at a meeting Sept. 8. The proposed upgrades include increasing the number of lower level seats by about 600. More than $2 million would be spent to repair the floor and improve its quality. USA Today Sports

August 25, 2014 Updates

The city of Charlotte is prepared to spend $27.5 million in capital improvements for Time Warner Cable Arena, as well as 10 years worth of annual payments of $600,000 for ongoing maintenance. The Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority asked the city earlier this year for nearly $48 million in arena improvements, many of which the city and the team said are part of a 2003 operating agreement that requires the 9-year-old building to be among the National Basketball Association’s most modern. Charlotte Observer

August 23, 2014 Updates

So Kobe found his drive in being different, in being alone. That’s why he studies the iconoclasts. It’s why he’s close to so few people in the NBA. And it’s why, while some like Phil Jackson think he will prosper upon leaving the game, others aren’t so sure. “You know how it’s been hard for Jordan in retirement?” says one GM. “It’s going to be way worse to be Kobe. He has fewer friends and the same competitive drive. At least MJ likes to golf and play cards.” Sports Illustrated

August 22, 2014 Updates

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed first-round draft pick P.J. Hairston. The Hornets acquired the rights to Hairston (26th overall pick) and guard Semaj Christon (55th overall pick), along with a 2019 second-round draft pick and cash considerations, from the Miami Heat in exchange for the rights to guard Shabazz Napier (24th overall pick). Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. NBA.com

Yesterday we saw Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. AS part of MJ’s acceptance, he issued a challenge to his Dream Team teammates. As we noted on the Jordan post, his Dream team teammate Larry Bird was a step ahead of him. But today, MJ’s Dream Team teammate Patrick Ewing, an assistant coach for the Hornets, stepped up to the plate and took the ice bucket challenge… NBA.com

August 21, 2014 Updates

The Charlotte City Council is scheduled Monday to discuss upgrades to Time Warner Cable Arena, which opened in 2005. The Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, which manage the city-owned building, have requested more than $40 million in improvements for the uptown facility. The city says the operating agreement with the Hornets requires the city to make improvements to keep the arena among the NBA’s most modern. The Hornets requested a number of enhancements, such as renovating restaurants and suites, improving lighting, moving the ticket office and upgrading locker rooms. The city likely would pay for the improvements using hospitality taxes, including a hotel/motel tax for general tourism. Charlotte Observer

August 13, 2014 Updates
August 11, 2014 Updates

The Charlotte Hornets plan to formally submit a bid Tuesday to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, a source close to the process said Monday. The team and the Charlotte Sports Foundation have called a news conference for Tuesday morning. It’s expected that’s when a formal announcement of the Hornets’ pursuit will be made. The All-Star Weekend was in Charlotte once before, in 1991, when the original Hornets played here. Charlotte Observer

August 9, 2014 Updates

The assault and battery case involving Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston has been rescheduled for September. Hairston was due to appear in Durham County court Friday on a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery following an altercation with a high school basketball player during a pickup game last month. Police had issued a summons for Hairston but did not arrest him. WFMY

August 8, 2014 Updates

Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston’s court case, regarding an allegation he twice punched a Durham teenager, has been continued until at least September 12. Hairston was scheduled for an initial appearance Friday in Durham County Court. One of his Durham-based attorneys, William Thomas II, requested the continuance. Neither Hairston nor his accuser, Kentrell Barkley, was in the courtroom. Charlotte Observer

Thomas later said Hairston’s case might not be heard until Oct. 3. That could potentially conflict with Hornets training camp in early October in Asheville. Hairston got into an altercation with Barkley on July 6 during a pickup game at a Durham YMCA. Barkley, a 6-foot-5 senior at Northern Durham High School, said Hairston twice punched him without provocation. "These matters are routinely continued. This is called an initial appearance,’ Thomas said as he left court. "The initial inquiry was whether Mr. Hairston has counsel." Charlotte Observer

 

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