Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Why Charlotte Hornets' roster 'clutter' could be bad news for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak recently used the word “cluttered” to describe the team’s wing situation. I agree, and that’s why I …

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Kyle Wiltjer to Join Blazers’ Summer League Team

Wiltjer announced on Twitter he will join Portland for Summer League.The Portland Trail Blazers’ roster for NBA Summer League continues to grow, with …

Portland Trail Blazers

Hornets get Miles Bridges after trade with Clippers

The Charlotte Hornets wound up with small forward Miles Bridges from Michigan State in the first round after a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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NBA DRAFT

Hamidou Diallo was the fourth Kentucky Wildcat to be selected in Thursday's NBA Draft.<p>The redshirt freshman guard was drafted No. 45 overall in the …

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Miles Bridges is off the board at No 12, selected by the Clippers and traded to the Hornets. A strong and powerful forward known for his dunking ability, Bridges has fantasy potential as a scorer, rebounder, distributor and 3-point shooter but it's iffy how much he'll play on a roster that still has veterans Nicolas Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeremy Lamb.

Miles Bridges is off the board at No 12, selected by the Clippers and traded to the Hornets. A strong and powerful forward known for his dunking …

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2018 NBA Draft: Kevin Knox drafted by the New York Knicks

Ho, hum. Another UK lotto pick.For the last nine years, the Kentucky Wildcats have now had at least one lottery pick. This factoid comes after Kevin …

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2017-18 Top Plays | Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - 5/7/18

The 2017-18 season was another solid one for small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as he showed flashes at times of being one of the best two-way …

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Comparing NBA stars to Kentucky basketball players: Jarred Vanderbilt

The Kentucky basketball team will lose at least three, and possibly six players to the NBA Draft. It’s time for some NBA comparisons. Up next in the …

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Lance Stephenson was too busy celebrating a block to defend a wide open dunk

If you had to sum up Lance Stephenson’s NBA career up with one play, it would be this one from Tuesday night’s Pacers-Hornets game.<p>Stephenson makes a fantastic play, blocking Dwight Howard from behind. But instead of trying to corral the ball, he decided to taunt Howard and celebrate the feat he …

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BBNBA: Malik Monk’s performance not enough

(Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)Malik Monk threw down a thunderous dunk in a loss to the Bulls. Monk’s 21 points marked the fifth time in the last …

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Sixers-Hornets Game Thread

The Philadelphia 76ers continue their pursuit of the 3rd seed while the Charlotte Hornets prepare for the lottery.Dario Saric is OUT for today’s …

Philadelphia 76ers

Hornets Unable to Halt 76ers Streak

<b>By Matt Rochinski, hornets.com</b><p>more on:<p>charlotte hornets<p>photo gallery<p>See what you've missed from the:<p>video footage<p>Check out video coverage …

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Ben Simmons puts on a show in Charlotte with 20 points, 15 assists as 76ers win 10th game in a row

The 76ers concluded their two-game road trip with a 119-102 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. The win gives the Sixers their 10th in a row, as well …

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The Starting 5 | James Harden's stepback 3 is lethal

<b>The Starting 5: A look at some of the best NBA content around the internet</b><p>1. <b>James Harden’s stepback 3-pointer is a step ahead of the NBA – Ben Cohen,</b> …

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Why Joe Smith is suddenly all over Twitter

If you’re on Twitter much, you may have noticed that former NBA journeyman Joe Smith has become very active in a unique way for most players and …

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Hornets vs. Cavs GameThread

Y'all, the Charlotte Hornets play the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight.<p>Earlier in the season I'd have touted this as a must-watch game of the utmost …

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Fantasy Basketball Stock Watch: Terry Rozier on the rise

<b>By Juan Blanco, RotoWire<br>Special to Yahoo Sports</b> <b></b><p><b>POINT GUARDS</b><p><b>Trending Up</b><p><b>Terry Rozier, BOS:</b> Rozier is maximizing his extended run as the starting point …

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As decision-making begins, a look at the UK freshmen who waited to turn pro

It’s the waiting period again for Kentucky basketball, the time between the final game of the season and the final deadline before the NBA Draft. …

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Ranking NBA's lottery-bound teams by future outlook

While most of the NBA is gunning for playoff spots or seeding, the lottery-bound teams have understandably shifted their focus to the future. Some of …

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The Starting 5 | Rudy Gobert's enormous value

<b>The Starting 5: A look at some of the best NBA content around the internet</b><p>Rudy Gobert might have missed 26 games, but the games he has played say a …

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Rothstein Files | Free throws again cost John Calipari

<b>1. Kansas State/Loyola-Chicago is the least expected Elite Eight matchup of all time</b><p>The Wildcats and Ramblers will square off on Saturday in Atlanta …

College Basketball

Duke, Kentucky again rely on freshmen in NCAA Tournament

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and Kentucky are viewed as the masters of the one-and-done era, winning championships with extraordinarily young rosters.<p>Both programs have a chance to do it again.<p>After several potential one-and-done phenoms were bounced from the NCAA Tournament in the opening weekend, the …

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Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist posts minus-40 in loss to 76ers

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist posted an unusually low plus-minus number in Monday's 108-94 loss to the Philadelphia …

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Embiid, Simmons lead 76ers past Hornets 108-94

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With Allen Iverson watching from a suite, Joel Embiid produced yet another dominant game in a season where the 76ers' All-Star has barely practiced.<p>Yes, Embiid is another Philly star who sits out practice.<p>Unlike Iverson, whose complaints about practice are part of his legend, …

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This Kentucky basketball team is more than we (me included) thought it would be

I was right, but I was also wrong.<p>Back in January, I wrote that this Kentucky basketball squad looked like a Sweet 16 team. Turned out, I was right. …

College Sports

The Charlotte Observer: (The Hornets GM needs to) Draft Kentucky’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has taken the college basketball world by storm. He has scored 14 or more points in 13 of Kentucky’s last 15 games, scored 20 …

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Memo to new Hornets GM: Draft Kentucky’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

There is nothing the Charlotte Hornets need more than a reliable backup/eventual replacement for Kemba Walker at point guard.<p>That guy is a Canadian, …

College Basketball

Will the Cavs pursue Damian Lillard in the offseason?

Should the Cleveland Cavaliers trade the Brooklyn Nets pick for Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard? Looking at what Portland Trail …

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Kemba Walker held captive by circumstance, by himself

I wonder how often Kemba Walker gets existential. Professional athletes tend to be intensely process-oriented people, and they don’t have much time …

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