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January 24, 2015 Updates
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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

As usual, Clifford sat Stephenson down for the game’s most crucial minutes – Stephenson didn’t play for the final 6:26 of regulation or any of the overtime. Stephenson said he wasn’t going to get “frustrated,” though, and would happily stay in Charlotte if no trade went through. Said Stephenson: “I want to be here. I feel I can definitely help this squad... It’s really not up to me.” Charlotte Observer

The original deal would have sent Stephenson to Brooklyn, Nets center Brook Lopez to the Oklahoma City Thunder and various Nets and Thunder players – possibly point guard Jarrett Jack and shooting guard Jeremy Lamb – to the Hornets. A knowledgeable source told the Observer Friday morning that the deal was dormant, if not dead. The Nets pulled away from negotiations and are now exploring other options to move Lopez’s contract. Charlotte Observer

Stephenson was his usual entertaining self. He scored 13 points, turned the ball over three of the first four times he touched it and shouldered Roy Hibbert to the ground 30 feet from the basket on a play that looked like a hockey check and which no official saw. “I didn’t hit him that hard,” Stephenson said. “He flopped. You can’t knock down big Roy. C’mon now.” Charlotte Observer

January 17, 2015 Updates

The Charlotte Hornets say point guard Kemba Walker will not play against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night because of a cyst on his left knee. It's unclear how long Walker will be out. Walker has averaged 29.8 points per game over the last six games and the Hornets have gone 5-1 during that stretch. ESPN.com

No Al Jefferson and no Kemba Walker. No good for the Charlotte Hornets. For the first time since center Jefferson signed with the then-Bobcats two summers ago, this franchise will play with neither Jefferson nor Walker available Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers. Charlotte Observer

January 16, 2015 Updates

Ohm Youngmisuk: Sources say Nets have decided they cannot move forward on any trade until there is more of a consensus in the organization... The whole Nets organization still isn’t convinced it wants to take the Lance gamble. And a trade with OKC doesn’t give Nets enough... for now. That said, Nets' trade talk has been so active recently that possibility remains that talks can resume at any point. And, as all this is going on, Nets franchise is gauging interest in potential buyers which makes you wonder about the future of franchise. Twitter @NotoriousOHM

 

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