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Ewing setting bar high for Kaminsky

After a rusty performance in his first Hornets practice, Frank Kaminsky figures to draw plenty attention in the Orlando Summer League. His summer coach, Patrick Ewing, is expecting a lot out of him. Five to watch

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Report: Hornets planning to win now

Every team has a philosophy how they are going to approach the following season. Based on the offseason transactions of the Charlotte Hornets, they are clearly looking to make a push back the playoffs.

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Agent: Ed Davis agrees to deal with Blazers

Ed Davis is leaving Los Angeles for the Portland Trail Blazers. Now, like most of the rest of the league, he's waiting for LaMarcus Aldridge to make a decision and determine just how big Davis' r

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Report: Aaron Harrison to compete for Hornets roster spot

Aaron Harrison, the leading scorer of the 38-1 Kentucky Wildcats, will play for the Charlotte Hornets' summer league team. Harrison went undrafted while six of his teammates heard their name called on draft night.

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Report: Kaminsky looked rusty in first practice

The Charlotte Hornets summer league team had their first practice on Wednesday as they prepare for the event in Orlando. Top pick Frank Kaminsky participated in the practice and he could have done better according to an assistant coach.

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No qualifying offer for Biyombo

Charlotte did not tender Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent as of July 1, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. The 22-year-old big man averaged 4.8 PPG and 6.4 RPG last season. Hornets pass on QO

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Sources: Hornets don't extend Biyombo offer

The Charlotte Hornets did not tender Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer, making him a free agent as of July 1, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

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Hornets bold draft could pay off

Instead of going for scoring with swingmen like Justise Winslow or Devin Booker, Charlotte went big by taking Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky with the No. 9 pick. It's a risky move, but it's aggressive and that deserves a thumbs-up from ESPN's Michael Wallace. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

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Sources: Celtics dangled up to 6 picks for No. 9

The Celtics made a strong final push to trade up into the top 10 in the draft, culminating in an offer to the Hornets that included as many as six draft picks, sources said.

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Should Hornets have opted for Winslow?

Chad Ford isn't down on Frank Kaminsky, but he thinks Justise Winslow was a much better value at No. 9 overall. Sure, Winslow -- who has a similar skillset to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist -- wouldn't fit as well as Kaminsky does, but with that kind of talent, you take Winslow and figure it out later. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)

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Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on every team's picks

The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.

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Newest Hornets player regrets past dig

Frank Kaminsky made a crack at Charlotte's team last year when announcing he'd return to Wisconsin for his senior season. In a later-deleted blog, he said, "I know the NBA has their crazy fans and all, but if you look at all of their games, there are games when teams like the Bobcats get hardly any fans, and it looks flat out boring.''

Hornets: Rights to Argentina F Juan Vaulet (No. 39 pick) traded to Nets for 2 future 2nd-round picks

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Nets send Plumlee, Connaughton to Trail Blazers

The Brooklyn Nets on Thursday traded Mason Plumlee and the rights to Pat Connaughton to the Portland Trail Blazers for Steve Blake and the rights to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

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Frank keeps the tank close by

Frank 'The Tank' Kaminsky flashed a custom insignia of his trademark method of transportation at the draft.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game94.228th
Rebounds Per Game44.110th
Assists Per Game20.228th
Points Allowed97.37th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-153349.402
2013-144339.524
2012-132161.256
2011-12759.106
2010-113448.414

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