Kidd-Gilchrist Could Be In For A Payday

Known as a dominant defender, if Michael Kidd-Gilchrist can develop into just an average player on the offensive end he could become a valuable starter for many years to come, writes Kevin Pelton. Under-the-radar free agents (Insider)

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Report: Williams accepts Hornets' camp invite

The team can bring in up to five more players for the preseason and they reportedly have invited Elliot Williams to training camp. The Charlotte Hornets currently have 15 players under contract, 14 with fully guaranteed salaries for 2015-16, and they will likely keep this group through the start of the regular season.

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Bird: MJ would kill me now

Pacers president Larry Bird told "The Dan Patrick Show" that Michael Jordan would beat him if they played 1-on-1 now: "I'm 40 pounds more than I was when I played, I'm broken down. I really don't care like I used to." Bird speaks out

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Kaminsky right fit for NBA offense

Frank "the Tank" Kaminsky's aggression, attack on the dribble, and solid shooting is uncommon for a center. The former Wisconsin standout justified the high expectations he carried into summer league. NBA rookie watch (Insider)

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Report: Hansbrough brings energy, attitude to Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets were in need of some depth in the froncourt, so they went out and signed Tyler Hansbrough to a one-year contract. Hansbrough will also bring toughness to the roster, which is desperately needed, when he's on the floor.

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Tyler Hansbrough to join Hornets

The former UNC star will return to North Carolina and play with Charlotte, a source told the Associated Press. Hansbrough has played six years in the NBA, last two seasons with the Raptors and the previous four with the Pacers.

Tyler Hansbrough to join Hornets

An NBA source told the Charlotte Observer that the PF has agreed to terms with the Hornets on a free-agent contract. In six NBA seasons with the Pacers and Raptors, Hansbrough has averaged 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Hornets Could Be Lottery Bound

Charlotte grabbed a bargain in Jeremy Lin, and upgraded their shooting across the board. But it is unclear if they have done enough to get back to the postseason, writes Kevin Pelton. Eastern Conference grades (Insider)

Kaminsky Projects Well for Charlotte

Frank Kaminsky enters his rookie season ranked 24th in three-year WARP for players under 26. Between Kaminsky and Kemba Walker, the Hornets have a strong young core. Doolittle: Ranking young cores (Insider)

Lin May Excel In Backup Role

Jeremy Lin's scoring ability will help make up for the offense lost through the departure of Mo Williams. Lin was an excellent value pickup as a backup point guard, writes Bradford Doolittle. Best point guard signings (Insider)

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Raptors sign Bismack Biyombo

Biyombo played his first 4 seasons with the Hornets. He's known as a defensive specialist -- his 1.7 BPG last year ranked 17th in the NBA -- with a raw offensive game. Biyombo joins DeMarre Carroll and Corey Joseph as notable Toronto offseason signings.

MJ to be inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame

Michael Jordan will be one of the nine players enshrined on Sept. 19. Jordan won two Olympic gold medals and is already in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 8 other inductees

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Shooting key for Hornets' Harrison

If undrafted G Aaron Harrison wants to make the Charlotte Hornets, Kevin Pelton says he must improve on his outside shooting from summer play. Analyzing latest FA deals (Insider)

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Charlotte still in need of a shooter

The shooting has improved tremendously for the Hornets compared to last year's roster with the additions of Nicolas Batum, Jeremy Lin and Frank Kaminsky. Even still, Charlotte needs to add another option that can stretch the floor, according to Bradford Doolittle. Free agency holes to fill (Insider)

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Linsanity long gone, but Lin's a bargain

Jeremy Lin, now of the Charlotte Hornets, rates a backup point guard spot on Patrick Dorsey's 13-man roster that would fit under the 2015-16 NBA salary cap of $70 million. That's thanks to Lin's reasonable cost of $2.1 million. Best team NBA money can buy

2014-15 Team Stats

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

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