Ben Swanson

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Lakers will try desperately to lure top talent

With few players under contract and few future assets to negotiate with, the Lakers have little in the way of easy answers for their near future. But the draft could offer one, at least.


Hornets desperately need shooting

The Charlotte Hornets have a huge offseason ahead of them. They have a bunch of cap space to add to last season's playoff team, but it starts with two first-round picks in the upcoming draft. They'll need to find more offense to move up in the East.


Celtics heavy in Love sweepstakes

Boston could use some help around the paint, and the draft could offer a talented big man at No. 6 overall. That is, unless the team doesn't trade the picks for Kevin Love.

LeBron to the Hornets?!?! there's jokes in here


This is a joke. It's a joke. It's all very stupid.

Mock draft roundup: Stauskas rising


Doug McDermott no longer dominates the mock drafts for the Hornets' projected pick at No. 9. Stauskas' stock is rising for many analysts. And there are plenty of possibilities at No. 24.

Clifford looking for experience over potential


The Hornets coach is looking for players who can improve the team immediately.


Kings narrowed in on three offers for No. 8 pick

Eyeing multiple draft picks or a veteran, Sacramento is not unwilling to deal their No. 8 overall pick in the draft.


Could Jazz use Favors to move to No. 1?

With Derrick Favors at the center, the Utah Jazz are trying to make a deal for the No. 1 overall pick that could build with Alec Burks and other first round picks.


Mavs eye Pau Gasol for free agency

Dallas is expected to eye Pau Gasol when free agency starts to strengthen its starting frontcourt offense.

How much can Clifford's defense cover up?


The Hornets might be looking to solve their shooting woes with their first round lottery pick, and the talent will be there, but how much could Clifford's defense cover for their defensive problems?

Jordan sheds light on Higgins' stepping down


The Hornets had offered Higgins a new contract with different responsibilities, but he turned it down.

Higgins departure at odd time, indicates future


Higgins leaves the Hornets at an odd time so close to the draft, but his track record will probably not leave the Hornets fanbase too sad.


The secrets of the triangle offense

New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher is expected to follow in Phil Jackson's footsteps in implementing the triangle offense. But does anyone even know what it is?

Assistant Mark Price gets interview with Cavs


The Hornets' shooting form wizard will get a shot at his former team's head coaching gig.

Big Al named to All-NBA Third Team


Al Jefferson's big season has deservedly earned him an All-NBA Third Team spot, even if it only barely scratches the surface of his impact on the team.

Should the Hornets trade their picks? Probably not


With two first-round picks and financial flexibility, perhaps the Hornets should look to trade them for an established player. However, they are limited by their assets and maybe they shouldn't deal away a good draft pick just yet.

Cody Zeller season review


After a slow start, Zeller improved as the season progressed but still has a ways to go.

Henderson has wrist surgery to remove scar tissue


The Hornets announced Gerald Henderson underwent successful surgery on his right wrist to remove scar tissue.

Hornets off to good start with lotto luck


The Hornets gained another asset in some draft lottery luck, adding to their foundation and giving them even more offseason flexibility.

Hornets press conference recap: History too!


The Charlotte Hornets will retain the first franchise's Charlotte history, they announced at their press conference today. All that and more updates including a timetable of their upcoming events

Charlotte Hornets name change presser livethread


At 12:30 p.m. EST, the Charlotte Bobcats will hold a press conference streaming live on their website announcing the official transition to being known as the Charlotte Hornets. For many older...

Reviving 'At The Hive'


With the Bobcats-Hornets name change, our site name is changing too. Welcome back, At The Hive!

Bobcats to officially become Hornets today


The Bobcats will complete their lengthy name-change process today in a press conference announcing the official change at 12:30 p.m. EST.

Pistons' Van Gundy hire could impact Bobcats


The Detroit Pistons still owe the Charlotte Bobcats (soon-to-be Hornets) a first-round pick, but their hiring of Stan Van Gundy could impact the value of it in the future.

Bobcats season reviews: Kemba Walker


Kemba displayed a new stepback in his career this season, struggling with his shooting, but his passing as the Bobcats' offense found its feet was great to see.

Bobcats retrospective RoF roundtable


Relive your favorite Bobcats moments and look back on what is soon to be history with our writers, some newer and some older.


Clippers trounce Thunder in OKC for Game 1 win

Chris Paul was the maestro as a scorer and passer for a veritable offensive onslaught from the Clippers against a lacking Thunder defense and contained offense.


Griffin and Westbrook share tender embrace

Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook took a dead-ball moment and made it a very endearing experience for the fans to see the closeness NBA players have to each other. Or something.


Wizards take Game 1 vs Pacers in Indiana, 102-96

Washington played from behind for only 15 seconds on the road in Game 1 against Indiana, with Bradley Beal leading the way for a big win for the up-and-coming Wizards.


"I am curious yellow," Westbrook's pants say

Russell Westbrook's pants are yellow. Very yellow. And Serge Ibaka looks like Heisenberg. NBA fashion fun abound!

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