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January 26, 2015 Updates

Hornets forward Marvin Williams has been diagnosed with a concussion and a broken nose. He sustained both injures in the second quarter of the team’s game Saturday vs. New York and did not return. Williams cannot return to practice or game action until he passes the NBA concussion protocol. NBA.com

Hornets center Bismack Biyombo has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee. Biyombo, who will not participate in impact activities, will be re-evaluated in approximately 10 days. Biyombo left the Hornets game vs. New York in the second quarter on Saturday night and did not return. In 38 games this season, Biyombo is averaging 4.6 points on .569 (62-109) shooting and 6.2 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game. NBA.com

January 25, 2015 Updates

The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets have restarted trade discussions, this time focused on guard Joe Johnson, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Hornets and Nets are discussing a larger package that would likely include guards Lance Stephenson and Gerald Henderson and forward Marvin Williams, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

Charlotte owner Michael Jordan has been intrigued with the possibility of Johnson, who has struggled recently with tendinitis. Johnson, 33, has one of the three major contracts that the Nets would ideally like to unload, what with the $23.1 million on his 2014-'15 deal, and $24.9 million in the final season of his 2015-'16 contract. Yahoo! Sports

The Nets remain a team in transition but it doesn’t appear they’ll make any major moves before the trade deadline. They were in serious discussions with the Hornets involving Lance Stephenson for Brook Lopez but talks broke off. Lopez has one year left on his contract, a player option for $15 million, and the Nets would be best served to trade him before the contract expires. He doesn’t appear to fit into Lionel Hollins’s system. Hollins likes physical, defensive-minded centers. Boston Globe

The Hornets are still looking into the status of point guard Kemba Walker, who sat out Saturday’s game with ongoing left-knee soreness, and center Bismack Biyombo, who left the game after suffering a knee contusion and did not return. Hornets general manager Rich Cho said the team will continue to evaluate Walker, who has now missed three of the last five games. Walker will have a magnetic resonance imaging and it’s possible he could need surgery. However, he has played with this injury, resulting from a cyst in his joint, since high school in New York City. Charlotte Observer

Hornets guard Lance Stephenson has heard all the trade rumors -- including one that recently fell through that would have sent him to his hometown of Brooklyn. But he says he's more concerned about working his way back from an injury than on whether he has a long-term future here. "You can't help but hear stuff," said Stephenson, 24, who signed a three-year, $27- million deal with Charlotte in the offseason after three years with the Indiana Pacers. "I just want to stay focused and stay positive and try to help this team. I'm here, and that's all that matters right now." Newsday

January 24, 2015 Updates
January 21, 2015 Updates

One league source says the three-way deal that was to send Brook Lopez to Oklahoma City and Lance Stephenson to Brooklyn was never that close. "They didn't want [Kendrick] Perkins or Lance," the source said of the Nets. That doesn't mean a deal still couldn't be rekindled with other parts and trade partners. One wrinkle is that the Nets are still in contention for a playoff spot, which has GM Billy King reluctant to simply hold a fire sale. If that changes in coming weeks, it's far more likely King wouldn't hold out for talent and would accept future assets instead. Bleacher Report

The Hornets made a bobblehead for Lance Stephenson, but Stephenson wasn't wowed by the result. If you're not convinced by the real Stephenson's face, his Instagram caption makes it clear: "This bubblehead do not look like me." He's right. Deadspin.com

January 19, 2015 Updates

Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will miss his second straight game because of a cyst on his left knee. Brian Roberts will start in his place Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves in a rare weekday afternoon game Martin Luther King Jr. Day. USA Today Sports

January 18, 2015 Updates

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will miss Monday’s home game against Minnesota Timberwolves after sitting out practice Sunday at Time Warner Cable Arena. Walker also missed Saturday’s 80-71 overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers with a sore left knee. Charlotte Observer

The Hornets say the source of that pain is a cyst that Walker has had since high school. Though his left knee occasionally has some inflammation due to this cyst, Walker hasn’t previously missed any games with the ailment. Charlotte Observer

 

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