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Kemba Walker @_kw15

#PRICELESS....congrats to my little brother. Super proud of him. Deserve everything plus more...#BUZZCITY

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Report: Kidd-Gilchrist deal could become a bargain

The Charlotte Hornets are planning to officially announce Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's four-year, $52 million extension on Wednesday. While some may believe Kidd-Gilchrist is overpaid, others see it as a bargain for the Hornets.

Charlotte might still need answers in 2016

Despite numerous changes this offseason, Charlotte's backcourt still needs help. Will the Hornets be able to find some backcourt relief in the first round of the 2016 draft? Ford: Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Kidd-Gilchrist extension a good sign for Hornets (3:12)
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Kidd-Gilchrist worth undervalued

With his $52M extension, the Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist undercut his own value and chose security over the extra dollars he could have garnered as part of the 2016 free agent bonanza, writes Kevin Pelton. Undervalued (Insider)

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Kidd-Gilchrist gets extension in Charlotte

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the Hornets have agreed to a four-year, $52M contract extension, according to media reports. Kidd-Gilchrist averaged a career-high 10.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists last season.

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Report: Henderson traded while he napped

The Charlotte Hornets traded shooting guard Gerald Henderson in June as part of a deal to acquire Nicolas Batum from the Portland Trail Blazers. Henderson immediately knew has was traded after waking up from a nap.

Kemba Walker @_kw15

Got a chance to hoop wit a bunch of my old homies today! Good times and a lot of old stories. These the dudes that really made me who I am! Love all yall. Real talk! #SoundView #BX

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Michael Jordan's big payday

A jury ordered a now-defunct grocery chain to pay Michael Jordan $8.9 million for using his name in a promotion without his permission. Only three players on the Hornets roster -- Al Jefferson, Kemba Walker and Nic Batum -- will make more than that this seson.

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Supermarket chain must pay Jordan $8.9M

The owner of a supermarket chain must pay Michael Jordan $8.9 million for using his name and promoting a product in an ad without his permission.

Kemba Walker @_kw15

The Bronx! Thank you for Raising me! #WalkWithMe #GB #ILovemycity #BX

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Kids' choice awards: Durant rookies' fave player

Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant had seasons to forget in 2014-15, but this year's rookie class still counts the Thunder and Lakers stars as their favorite players, according to an annual survey.

Kemba Walker @_kw15

Hope yall still trying to #WalkWithMe..... Episode 4 tonight at 7. Link in bio. #GB #FOREVERKEV

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Charlotte team should get new look

The Panthers need an overhaul, and according to Paul Lukas it can't come fast enough. How does Charlotte match up to other cities with two teams when it comes to uni rankings? Uni Watch: Best-dressed cities

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MJ still making more than LeBron (3:21)
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Summer Forecast: Hornets 10th in East

Do you agree with where our ESPN Forecast panel sees the Hornets in the East standings next season? Chime in with #ESPNForecast on Twitter.

Hornets are better than you think

Charlotte has a complete 10-man rotation and a solid coach in Steve Clifford. Is the Summer Forecast underselling the Hornets with only 35 projected wins? Summer Forecast hits and misses (Insider)

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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