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October 13, 2014 Updates
October 12, 2014 Updates

Things were so awkward and uncomfortable in Charlotte that Gordon agreed to be waived late last season by the then-Bobcats. With the Gordon’s new team, the Magic (2-0), heading back to Charlotte for Monday’s exhibition game, the 31-year-okld shooting guard is delighted have a clean slate in Orlando. ``(The struggles in Charlotte) bothered me a lot while I was there. Obviously, I was happy to be out of that situation,’’ Gordon said. ``It’s behind me now. It’s just one of those things that happens and you try to learn from it and I’m just moving on.’’ NBA.com

Q How do we fix the NBA Slam Dunk contest — and can it ever be like it was when you and Michael Jordan were going head to head? Dominique Wilkins: Well, it’s never going to be like me and MJ [laughs]. But I think it can get back to that excitement if all the best athletes get in it. For whatever reason, they don’t. I think [players] are afraid of losing. Guys feel now that their brand is more important so they’re afraid to do it, for whatever reason. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

October 10, 2014 Updates

By the weekend of July 11, both sides had verbally committed to a two-year contract worth slightly more than Stephenson's eventual deal with the Hornets, according to Ebanks. But Dallas was in a holding pattern; the Houston Rockets first had to match Chandler Parsons' Mavericks offer, or it wouldn't happen. "It was a domino effect," Ebanks said. "Dallas did not think that Houston was going to let Parsons walk. Lance was very close to being a member of the Mavericks. When you're a little further along into free agency, people are more in the position to pull the trigger when they see what they're looking for." CBSSports.com

Neither Stephenson nor Ebanks had ever met Jordan. Neither were they prepared for what he was about to say to Stephenson: "You can be something special," Ebanks recalled. "When I shook [Jordan's] hand, I was shaking," Stephenson said. "I was very nervous because that's like everybody in the world who played basketball's idol. I thought I would never meet Michael Jordan, but when I finally met him and talked to him and got to know him, that was the best feeling ever." Bleacher Report

"I'm not worried at all about Lance," Walker said. "There's nothing wrong with him. He doesn't say much; he's quiet. He just likes to have fun. When I saw [him blowing into James' ear], I'm like, 'That's nothing new.' Lance has been doing that for years. It's just that he's on a big stage, so everybody is going to always have something to say about it. "Lance just gets excited, and he loves to play the game of basketball. Basically he's trying to do whatever he can do to win a basketball game, and there's nothing wrong with that. I could care less if he blows into somebody's ear. He played very well in the playoffs last season, so he'll be fine, especially with the off-the-court stuff. I don't think he'll get in much trouble at all." Bleacher Report

October 9, 2014 Updates

Walker is highly attuned to the value of chemistry from when he led Connecticut to the national championship in 2011. “Every year you have to start over,” Walker said. “The thing about this team is we have good guys as well – new guys, but good guys.” Henderson said a big factor in last season’s success is Clifford’s approach. He minimized in-season drama by being so transparent with each player. “There are no secrets – everything is out in the open,” Henderson said. “You want to know where you stand, and coach Cliff always makes that clear.” Charlotte Observer

October 8, 2014 Updates

A pretrial hearing on domestic assault and other charges filed against Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor was adjourned Wednesday for three weeks. Taylor, 25, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend, who is a Michigan State University student, as well as an employee of the Marriott Hotel in East Lansing on Sept. 25. Court documents allege Taylor also caused between $200 and $1,000 in damage to hotel property. USA Today Sports

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor is expected to attend a pre-trial court hearing in Michigan on domestic assault and other charges. Taylor is scheduled to appear Wednesday morning in East Lansing District Court for the hearing, a week before jury selection is set to take place. Taylor has been charged with domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property stemming from a Sept. 25 incident at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place. USA Today Sports

October 7, 2014 Updates
October 6, 2014 Updates

In his third NBA season with the Atlanta Hawks, Williams treated taking a 3-pointer as a last resort. Or whatever comes beyond a last resort, like a necessary evil. “When I took them, I’d shoot in the upper 20s (in percentage), and coach (Mike) Woodson would get on Josh (Smith) and me about taking them,” Williams said. “My third or fourth year in the league I took like 10 3s (1-of-10 the 2007-08 season), and they were all literally as the (shot) clock was running out.” Charlotte Observer

 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN BOBCATS HISTORY

There's no sugarcoating it: It's a bad list where star power is pretty much non-existent. Gerald Wallace, the only All-Star in franchise history, goes to No. 1.

   

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