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April 16, 2015 Updates

Power forward Cody Zeller missed 19 of the Hornets’ last 20 games with a sore right shoulder. Zeller revealed Thursday he’s been diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff and might need arthroscopic surgery. Zeller said the injury would be re-evaluated in about a week to determine whether a procedure is required. "It sounds like a very minor procedure," Zeller said, adding he also has a bone spur and an inflamed bursa sac. Charlotte Observer

Stephenson shot 38 percent from the field and 17 percent from 3-point range. Stephenson brought it up Thursday that 17 percent was the worst season in NBA history for a player attempting at least 100 3-pointers. "My 3-point percentage was the lowest ever in history. That’s terrible," Stephenson said. "I have to come in and figure out how to be a better shooter. Being a good shooter will help my overall game. When people sag off of me (playing him to drive), it’s harder for me to be successful. It’s confidence – just wanting the shot to go in so bad and then you lose your confidence. That plays a major part when you don’t have confidence in your shot. This summer I’m going to find my confidence." Charlotte Observer

April 14, 2015 Updates
April 13, 2015 Updates

Rick Bonnell: NBA spokesman: League aware Hornets minority owner Nelly was arrested over the weekend. NBA monitoring the situation. Nelly's tour bus was pulled over by Tennessee state troopers who discovered drugs. Attorney representing Nelly told AP he'll be exonerated. Nelly has owned a small percentage of the Hornets for several years and occasionally attends games at Time Warner Cable Arena. Twitter @rick_bonnell

April 12, 2015 Updates
April 10, 2015 Updates

Kendall Gill: Me, Larry Johnson, and Alonzo Mourning were young upcoming guns in the league. We were feeling ourselves in this game because we were giving it to the Bulls. After this play our Wild oats quickly became shredded wheats! Alonzo had just blocked 2 of the Bulls shots. We started talking smack. I could since MJ getting mad because We were matched up against each other. I didn't give a crap though because I was young, dumb and didn't know any better. MJ back doored me out of the triangle offense and put Zo on his collection of posters. Lol. Moral of this story? Callin out the Devil is one thing. Facing him is another! Never tug on Superman's cape unless you're absolutely ready! Did you hear me Pacman? @nba @nbatv #illini #illinination #illinibasketball #boxing #basketball #boxingaddict #chicagosports #allamerican #maypac #mayweatherpacquioa #allamerican #athlete #hornets #nba #nbastories Instagram

April 9, 2015 Updates

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford’s salary for the 2015-16 season became guaranteed when the then-Bobcats qualified for the playoffs a year ago. Clifford’s contract, signed in May 2013, was originally portrayed as two seasons guaranteed with the third season a team option, worth $6 million total if he serves all three seasons. However, multiple sources told the Observer this week that Clifford’s contract for next season is already guaranteed because of an incentive clause: If the franchise qualified for the playoffs in either of Clifford’s first two seasons, the third season locked in. Hornets officials declined comment Thursday, abiding by a policy not to discuss employment contracts publicly. Charlotte Observer

I spoke with him at length before the Raptors game. He’s going to spend most of the offseason here in Charlotte, play in Orlando’s Summer League and then spend time working out in Los Angeles with other NBA players. He said that he’s going to work on all aspects of his game. I asked him if he is more comfortable playing outside or inside, and he categorically said “outside.” He said like a “3/4” (small forward/power forward hybrid) but can play the post as well. His favorite 3-point location is from up top (where he hit one last night). He also enjoys the right corner on those deep shots. NBA.com

April 8, 2015 Updates
 

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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