Peter Vecsey: “Harrison’s the kind of guy who will remember that forever,” said someone who knows him extremely well. “He still holds a grudge against the teams that didn’t draft him.” Especially the Charlotte Hornets! Michael Jordan’s team opted for Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at No. 2 over Barnes, who played in state at the University of North Carolina.
The team also made the following announcements regarding basketball operations personnel: Rick Higgins has been promoted to coaching assistant/video coordinator, Cam Twiss has been promoted to General Manager of the team’s G League affiliate the Greensboro Swarm, David Kaplan has been promoted to manager of basketball analytics, Adam Filippi has transitioned to collegiate scouting and Jakub Kudlacek has been hired as an international scout.
Malik Monk: “I’m playing for the greatest player who ever played basketball,” Monk said Tuesday of Hornets owner and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan. “I can call and ask him questions, and I have (new teammates) Kemba (Walker) and Dwight (Howard), too.”
Rick Bonnell: Per ESPN cap expert @Bobby Marks, the @Charlotte Hornets are now $1.79 million below the NBA's luxury-tax line after Julyan Stone signing. (MORE)...
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has named Buzz Peterson Assistant General Manager. “Throughout his tenure with our organization, Buzz has been an integral part of all aspects of our basketball operations department, with a focus on scouting and player evaluation,” Cho said. “He brings a wide breadth of basketball knowledge to the position, having been involved in the game at various levels for close to three decades. I’m excited to be working more closely with Buzz in his new role and look forward to his continued contributions to our basketball team.”
Marc Stein: The Indiana Pacers have received permission to interview Hornets exec Chad Buchanan for a spot in their front office, league sources say.
The Charlotte Hornets have picked up the option for next season on general manager Rich Cho's contract, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Hornets recently activated the 2017-18 in Cho's existing deal.
September 27, 2021 | 5:35 pm EDT Update
Connor Letourneau: Klay Thompson: “I’m still in the middle of my rehab. I’m probably 75, 80% done with what I need to do.”
Monte Poole: ‘2020 really showed us that the world needs more love. Just try to hear people’s stories.’ – Warriors SG Klay Thompson Enlightened.He will return to the NBA different man than he was two years ago
September 27, 2021 | 5:18 pm EDT Update
Bobby Marks: Here is the rookie max extension for Michael Porter Jr: 2022/23- $29.8M 2023/24- $32.1M 2024/25- $34.5M 2025/26- $36.9M 2026/27- $39.3M The contract is based on 25% of a $119M salary cap in 2022-23.
Bobby Marks: Denver will become the 4th team in 2022-23 that has 3 players on max contracts. – Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. They will join Brooklyn (KD, Harden, Kyrie), GSW (Steph, Klay, Wiggins) and LAL (LeBron, AD, Russ)