Charlotte Hornets Rumors
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.
Jared Zwerling: Source: Memphis and Mo Williams are closing in on a deal. Three or four years. Not done yet.
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.
“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.
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.
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.