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Hornets’ Nicolas Batum Injures Elbow Again

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The same elbow injury that cost Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum the first 12 games of the season has come back around.

Batum missed the first part of the season due to a torn ligament in his left elbow and missed the second half of Charlotte’s 129-124 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards with a left elbow contusion.

Charlotte coach Steve Clifford did not update Batum’s status after the game.

Batum is averaging 13.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds in four games this season.

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Kemba Walker Says He Will Be With Hornets For ‘A Long Time’

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Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has been at the root of trade rumors this offseason, being linked to teams such as the New York Knicks, but the veteran franchise building block doesn’t want to go anywhere.

Walker spoke about the rumors, specifically those that link him to the Knicks.

“As far as seeing me in New York, I doubt it,” Walker said, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic. “I’m a Hornet, and I’m planning on being a Hornet for a long time; so, yeah, I’m not sure about that [New York].”

Walker, a Bronx native, has one year remaining in his contract worth $12 million.

“I’m not planning to leave, no,” Walker said. “It’s not up to me right now.”

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Timofey Mozgov, Bismack Biyombo, Julyan Stone and Jerian Grant Could Be Moved In 3-Team Trade

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The Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls are finalizing a deal that would see players such as Timofey Mozgov, Bismack Biyombo, Julyan Stone and Jerian Grant all moved, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The deal would send Mozgov from the Hornets to the Magic, Biyombo from Orlando to Charlotte, Stone from the Hornets to the Bulls, and Grant from the Bulls to Orlando.

NBC Sports Chicago’s Vincent Goodwill reports that the Bulls will waive Stone.

Mozgov averaged 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Nets last season. Grant averaged 8.4 points, 4.6 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game with the Bulls last season.

Biyombo put in 5.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game with Orlando last season.

 

 

 

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Hornets Sign Tony Parker To Two-Year Deal

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The Charlotte Hornets have signed veteran point guard Tony Parker to a two-year $10M contract, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Parker, 36, spent his entire 17 year career so far with the San Antonio Spurs but the writing was on the wall of his departure as he has declined in recent years and has experienced a number of injuries as well.

Parker finished last season socring 7.7 ppg and 3.5 assists per contest.

 

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