Charlotte Hornets Rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent center Bismack Biyombo has agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Charlotte has shown a strong willingness to use its free agent guard Mo Williams in a sign-and-trade, league sources tell Yahoo.: 7 more rumors
Rick Bonnell: I’m told things are pretty quiet on @Charlotte Hornets free-agent front. Which probably means a signing in next 20 minutes (kidding, but…)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: I just want to congratulate my brother @Anthony Davis I’m extremely proud of you. Keep showing the world how great you are!
Jared Zwerling: Source: Memphis and Mo Williams are closing in on a deal. Three or four years. Not done yet.: 7 more rumors
Rick Bonnell: I’m told — and this might be a total bluff — @Charlotte Hornets might move away if Belinelli doesn’t make a decision.: 8 more rumors
Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets first call is to Marco Belinelli. Said that and wrote that 3 weeks ago. If that isn’t promising, guessing they regroup.: 8 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Charlotte’s expected to be aggressive with Spurs shooter Marco Belinelli on Day 1 of free agency. Hornets can offer mid-level exception.: 8 more rumors
Marc J. Spears: The Charlotte Hornets will not make a qualifying offer to guard Jeff Taylor thus making him an unrestricted free agent, a source told Yahoo.
“I didn’t get much playing time in Charlotte,” he said. “I’m looking at this as a new beginning. There’s a lot of great players on this team and I’m looking forward to playing for a winning organization.” Vonleh, 19, was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, but barely got an opportunity with the Hornets, averaging 3.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in just 25 games. He missed training camp with a sports hernia and had to play catch up from the beginning, trapped behind Charlotte’s glut of veteran bigs. “Missing training camp was tough. I was rehabbing pretty much the whole time so I wasn’t able to watch practice too much,” Vonleh explained. “When I got back it was kind of tough being a little behind.”
At point guard, Mo Williams is probably the most likely target. He lives in the Dallas area and has been linked with the Mavericks in the past, only to sign elsewhere.: 7 more rumors
Bismack Biyombo: I love and appreciat the fans in charlotte,God bless you. I’m exited and look forward to my new home! #Godisgood #RDC #Waitonit #Biznation
Rick Bonnell: Can confirm Yahoo Sports report the @Charlotte Hornets are not making a $4.1 million qualifying offer to restrict Bismack Biyombo’s free agency. “With the recent trades we made, we don’t have room in the front court.” — @Charlotte Hornets GM Rich Cho on decision not to Biyombo decision.
Marc J. Spears: The Hornets did not tender a qualifying offer to forward Bismack Biyombo, a source told Yahoo Sports. He is now an unrestricted free agent.
You don’t poke a sleeping bear. In 1999, between Michael Jordan’s second and third retirements, Chicago Bulls guard Corey Benjamin learned that the hard way. Skip Bayless, writing for the Chicago Tribune at the time, reported that Benjamin had issued an “ill-advised challenge” to His Airness. Jordan relentlessly abused the youngster, scoring on him with ease and talking all kinds of trash along the way. At one point, MJ told Benjamin exactly what he was going to do. “I’m going right back over there. C’mon, follow me. … You reach, I teach.” Turnaround jumper—cash.