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  1. James, Heat bounce back from loss, destroy Hornets

    Mar 29, 2013, 10:58 PM EST

    Erik Spoelstra, Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Mike Miller

    NEW ORLEANS — The Heat’s 27-game winning streak may be over, but they aren’t ready to stop terrorizing the rest of the NBA quite yet. The Heat still own the league’s best record and have the league’s best player, and they were out to prove a point on Friday night. The Heat actually looked better…

  2. Eric Gordon could be held out the entire preseason

    Oct 21, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

    Eric Gordon

    Eric Gordon was limited in training camp with soreness in his knee which has given him problems for over a year. He was supposed to return for preseason, but that hasn’t happened yet. And now coach Monty Williams is talking about him missing the entire preseason. From the Times-Picayune: But Williams said Sunday that Gordon could miss the final…

  3. 5 Preseason Observations

    Oct 13, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    2011 NBA Draft

    1. The disconnect isn’t necessarily obvious. If you watch preseason, on the surface, there’s not much outside of the number of minutes for starters between regular season and this. I mean, the game is fundamentally the same. But the speed and intensity differential is startling, and you’ll see the shift for small moments with the…

  4. Report: Sixers tried to poach Nuggets’ GM Masai Ujiri

    Sep 21, 2012, 7:47 AM EST

    Masai Ujiri

    There were questions about Masai Ujiri as a general manager when the Nuggets hired him. He seemed a bit of a reach, someone who hadn’t had a lot of experience and that raised a few eyebrows around the league. But Ujiri has answered every question, looked smart in the role and reshaped a roster following…

  5. Two weeks to training camp… Chris Paul’s teardrop is like a wizard from an 80’s metal animation

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Chris Paul

    The wait is almost over. We’re two weeks and three days from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to. Chris Paul is known for…

  6. The Inbounds: A Hive In Construction; How to Protect Anthony Davis With Robin Lopez

    Jul 25, 2012, 10:18 AM EST

    Draft Hornets Basketball

    Hang on to your monitors, I’m going to get through the rest of this column without mentioning the busted CP3-to-the-Lakers trade. You ready? Break! When the Hornets agreed to terms with the Suns and Wolves in a three-way trade Sunday night, it wasn’t anything that was going to be bust over Ichiro Hamel’s new deal…

  7. Hornets match Eric Gordon’s offer sheet on Saturday

    Jul 14, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Eric Gordon

    Update 6:16 p.m.: The Hornets officially matched the offer this afternoon. Gordon is under contract to the New Orleans Hornets for four years. Damage control time! The Hornets weren’t kidding around. They weren’t bluffing, joshing, yanking anyone’s chain or pulling anyone’s leg. They were always serious, and on Saturday, they’re making it real. They’re matching…

  8. Report: Hornets in talks for sign-and-trade for Ryan Anderson

    Jul 8, 2012, 3:07 PM EST

    Ryan Anderson

    This is unexpected. Yahoo Sports reports that restricted free agent Ryan Anderson will not re-sign with the Magic and will be moved in a sign-and-trade. Shortly thereafter, the Orlando Sentinel reported that the Hornets are in talks with the Magic for a sign-and-trade of the stretch four. The news comes as a shocker with huge…

  9. The Wizards and a future of risk

    Jun 23, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    Wizards uniform, logo

    You know what I’d be angling for, were I an NBA GM? A boat. Because those guys make a lot of money and I want a boat. I’d also be angling for the Washington Wizards’ 2014 and 2015 first rounders. Getting future firsts is difficult in the NBA. NBA front offices take a lot of…

  10. Report: Hornets will match any offer for Eric Gordon

    Jun 23, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

    One of the ways people found to discredit the Hornets’ trade of Chris Paul to the Clippers (as opposed to trading him to the Lakers for three old guys, one of whom is a space cadet) was the question of Eric Gordon‘s free agency. Either he wasn’t good enough as a return trade piece, or…

  11. Owners formally approve sale of Hornets to Tom Benson

    Jun 14, 2012, 3:01 AM EST

    David Stern, Tom Benson

    Tom Benson, you are in the club. Not that there was much doubt the owner of the New Orleans Saints would get the okay to also become the owner of the New Orleans Hornets. In large part because he will keep the team in the Big Easy. In large part because the league really, really…

  12. When the process matters: Why Charlotte should trade the No.2 pick

    Jun 3, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

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    Let’s start off with some instant rebuttal to the premature outcry that headline above is going to muster. First, the basics. The Charlotte Bobcats, in a continuing pattern regarding their awful, horrendous, terrible franchise history, lost the lottery’s No.1 pick despite a 1-in-4 chance to land Anthony Davis. The Bobcats are an awful, awful basketball…

  13. The New Orleans Hornets and a matter of serendipity, not conspiracy

    Jun 2, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    Dell Demps

    Maybe they’re right. Maybe the league, in the face of unfathomable depths of reason to avoid the concept like the plague (which I have outlined here), really did rig the 2012 NBA Lottery in order to help the Hornets after a rough year, or dot the i’s on the sale of the team to Tom…

  14. New owner will mean new name, logo for Hornets soon

    Apr 14, 2012, 12:59 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    “Hornets” is not a name that fits with New Orleans. It was a leftover from when George Shinn moved his team from Charlotte — a city nicknamed “the hornets’ nest” — but “Hornets” goes together with the spirit of New Orleans about as much as tacos go with gumbo. New Hornets owner Tom Benson is…

  15. Chris Kaman sticks with Hornets, which is fine. For now.

    Mar 24, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Chris Kaman, Nene

    From ESPN.com’s Marc Stein:   Players waived by 11:59 PM ET tonight eligible for playoffs w/another team, but ESPN sources say NOH & Chris Kaman still NOT talking buyout — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) March 23, 2012 So… real quick. Taking on the rest of the year for Kaman isn’t bad. He still makes plays (he blocked…

  16. Reports indicate that the Hornets understand the rebuilding process

    Mar 17, 2012, 4:30 PM EST

    Bismack Biyombo,  Chris Kaman

    I’m about to bring up The Veto again. I don’t want to. I think I’m pretty clear on where I stand on the whole thing. (To catch you up if you don’t read regularly or follow on Twitter, Lakers trade for Paul was bad for both the Hornets and Rockets, but especially the Hornets who…

  17. Hornets closing in on Eric Gordon extension?

    Jan 21, 2012, 2:55 PM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

    When the Hornets traded Chris Paul for multiple players including Eric Gordon, there was a concern that due to their rebuilding process, Gordon may not be willing to spend his years in the Big Easy wasting away through a lottery reconstruction. Gordon is entering restricted free agency, after all, and a signing of the qualifying…

  18. Grizzlies trade Vasquez to Hornets for Pondexter

    Dec 24, 2011, 8:01 PM EST

    VASQUEZ_GREIVIS

    In a trade that if it winds up affecting the NBA season means something has gone horribly horribly wrong, the Memphis Grizzlies traded guard Greivis Vasquez to the New Orleans Hornets for guard-forward Quincy Pondexter. Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins has spoken highly of guard Jeremy Pargo backing up it Mike Conley in preseason play,…

  19. The Hornets may or may not have overpaid for their frontcourt

    Dec 17, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Smith_Jason

    The Hornets landed Carl Landry back in New Orleans the same day they traded Chris Paul for 1 year at $9 million. That’s not terrible, but it’s a bit much for Landry’s production. Then the Hornets brought back Jason Smith on Friday for three-years at $2.5 mllion per year. That’s not a bad bargain given…

  20. How the Hornets can rebuild in five easy steps from the Chris Paul trade

    Dec 15, 2011, 3:02 AM EST

    Dell Demps

    Are you a small market franchise that just lost the best player in franchise istory? Trying to understand how to move on after losing the best player to ever don your laundry? Are you the New Orleans Hornets? Then have no fear! I’m here to show you the road to redemption in five easy steps.…

  21. David Stern thinks you can get off his back now for the Chris Paul trade

    Dec 15, 2011, 1:45 AM EST

    NBA And Players Representatives Meet To Discuss Possible Settlement

    The NBA held a conference call Wednesday night to discuss the trade of Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Clippers for Eric Gordon, Al-Farouq Aminu, Chris Kaman, and a first-round pick. The call was as much for the league to try and spin the damage control caused by the league’s…

  22. Chris Paul traded from New Orleans Hornets to Los Angeles Clippers

    Dec 14, 2011, 7:30 PM EST

    Chris-Paul-lakers-trade-killed

    The NBA has approved the trade sending All-Star point guard Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Clippers. The trade, first reported by ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, brings guard Eric Gordon, forward Al-Farouq Aminu, center Chris Kaman and a first-round draft choice to New Orleans.  Here’s what ESPN.com’s Marc Stein first reported on the trade:…

  23. The tangled web of Chris Paul, David Stern, and the blockbuster trade that wasn’t

    Dec 12, 2011, 2:57 PM EST

    Chris-Paul-lakers-trade-killed

    Last Friday, David Stern — acting as some amalgam of both owner of the New Orleans Hornets and commissioner of the NBA — put the kibosh on a trade that would’ve sent Chris Paul to the Lakers, brought Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, and Lamar Odom to the Hornets, and shipped Pau Gasol to the Rockets.…

  24. New framework in place for Chris Paul to Lakers, pending league approval

    Dec 10, 2011, 12:59 PM EST

    chris-paul-lakers-trade

    Let’s try this again, from the top, shall we? ESPN reports: Just filed to ESPN w/@Chris_Broussard: New trade framework of original three-team CP3 deal has been submitted to league office for approvalSat Dec 10 17:45:00 via UberSocial for BlackBerryMarc Stein ESPNSteinLine Wait, let me do it for you, since  I know you’re thinking it. “Yeah,…

  25. 2011 NBA Free Agency and Trade Current Events: This league is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s

    Dec 10, 2011, 10:08 AM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers v Chicago Bulls

    Let’s say you had a full day of work on Thursday, and then a dinner engagement with a friend, or your kid had a basketball game or something. Then on Friday you had another full day, and then a work Christmas party. This is the holiday season, everyone’s busy. Perhaps you’ve missed what’s gone on in…

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