Ben Swanson

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Hornets questions remain before training camp


Training camp hasn't even started but of course there are questions to think about for this season for the Hornets.

Defense could rise with stability under Clifford


The Hornets had a great defensive start in Clifford's first year, and with more familiarity of his schemes could mean an even better defense.

The NBPA executive director search is a mess


Though they're tasked with picking a new executive director, the only thing the NBPA members can agree on is discord.


Why Donald Sterling can't block Clippers sale

Under section 1310(b) of California's probate code, Shelly Sterling's sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer will have no more roadblocks.

What's left in Hornets' offseason before camp?


With 14 players who figure to be on the roster, the Hornets have space for one more player for the regular season and six for their offseason roster before training camp.

Are the Hornets better now? Probably, & later too!


We expect the Hornets' new additions will make them better in the present, but the most important part might be how it might make them better in the future.


The highs and lows of Evan Turner

Former No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner has had his share of scatological and basketball problems in his four-year career so far.


Kings beat Houston for Summer League championship

Roy McCallum led the Sacramento Kings to the 2014 Summer League championship with a 29-point performance.


Nick Johnson reverse jam wows at Summer League

Super athletic guard Nick Johnson skied for a reverse jam off the inbounds alley oop during the Summer League Finals Monday night.


With sale in the air, Sterling meets with Ballmer

Donald Sterling, in the middle of legal battles he hopes would overturn the pending sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer, met with the former Microsoft CEO Monday afternoon.

Hornets end Summer League with semifinals loss


PJ Hairston led the Hornets with 27 points, though the lost to the Rockets in a close game that came down to the last half-minute.

Hornets take on Rockets in Summer League semifinal


The game starts at 6 p.m. EST. NBATV is broadcasting the game live, and you can find it on the NBA's broadband league pass app on their website. The Hornets moved on last time in a victory over...

Hornets a "dangerous playoff team", Lowe says


Zach Lowe's feature on the Hornets signing Lance Stephenson is very positive about their future.

Hornets vs Knicks Summer League thread


Hey all, I'm at the pool but there's a summer league game about to happen so sorry about the lateness, but here's a place to chat while the game happens!

Stephenson and Hornets excited to begin together


Lance Stephenson and Rich Cho held a press conference to announce Stephenson signing and to discuss their fit together.

Hornets vs Pelicans Summer League thread


The Hornets got their first win in Summer League competition led by better scoring across the board. Cody Zeller, assuredly buoyed by the hot sports takes about his first game of the summer, hit...

Lance's controversial past, ethics, and us as fans


Lance Stephenson's past is impossible to ignore, but the reconciling of history and youth, and our fandom is a difficult intersection we must navigate.

Hornets to sign Stephenson for 3 years $27 million

The Charlotte Hornets made their big offseason splash, cashing in their cap space to upgrade at the wing with Lance Stephenson.


Exum and Jazz-Nuggets cap Summer League's day 5

There's plenty of backcourt talent to watch in the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League tonight, with C.J. McCollum, Dante Exum, Trey Burke, Dennis Schroder and more.

Zeller draws criticism for first SL game


A fun lesson in contextual quotes and criticism!


Parsons offended by Rockets' decisions

Chandler Parsons thought he could be the Rockets' third star, though their public search for one said otherwise. Ultimately Houston didn't match Dallas' offer for the young forward.


Antetokounm-whoa! Giannis slams on Rudy Gobert

Giannis Antetokounmpo drove left and dunked on Rudy Gobert with not a care in the world for his well-being. Summer League is fun!


Wiggins spins and elevates for big dunk

Andrew Wiggins' athleticism is no joke. And now Nerlens Noel knows both on offense and defense.

Hornets SL game 3: vs Knicks


Zeller returns to the lineup as Charlotte tries to win its first summer league game. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. EST

Hairston's 22 leads scoring in sloppy second game


Charlotte fouled the Kings 39 times, sending Sacramento to the line for 40 free throws. It was not a successful strategy as Charlotte lost their second game of Summer League.

Docs clear Jeff Taylor for basketball activities


Though he's not all the way back from his Achilles rupture, Taylor has been practicing following doctors clearing him for basketball activities.

Hornets deal Hopson for cash


Charlotte has traded newly acquired Scotty Hopson for money.

Hornets summer league game 2: vs Kings


The game starts at 6 p.m. EST. Hopefully Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston will play better than their horrid debut in which neither shot the ball well against Golden State. It would help if Cody...

Hornets' Lance interest unsure, Haywood deal made


The Hornets' interest in Lance Stephenson is ... either lots of interest or none at all! Also, Charlotte has reached out to D.J. Augustin, and the Brendan Haywood trade was completed with Scotty...

Marvin Williams to sign with Hornets


The former No. 2 pick will add experience to Charlotte's frontcourt and defense.

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