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11 hrs ago | All U Can Heat

Chris Bosh Worked On Post Moves During Offseason

Nov. 7, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh is pressured by Brooklyn Nets power forward Andray Blatche during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports After LeBron James announced his decision to return to Cleveland, many thought Chris Bosh would take his talents to the Houston Rockets.

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13 hrs ago | All U Can Heat

Miami Heat, Erik Spoelstra to Switch to More Conservative Defense

Apr 11, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George drives to the basket as Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen defends during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 98-86.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Hornets coach Steve Clifford on Jeff Taylor, Noah Vonleh and being a little light in big men

The Charlotte Hornets' Steve Clifford is two weeks away from his second training camp as an NBA head coach. He has a team that unexpectedly reached the playoffs in his first season and improved itself this summer with the signing of free agents Lance Stephenson, Marvin Williams and Brian Roberts.

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At the Hive

Asset countdown: We're Neal-ly sorry, Gary

At The Hive has spoken. After selecting Jannero Pargo and the Hornets' 2015 second round pick as the team's least valuable assets, our readers have voted Gary Neal as the next to go in our asset value countdown.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Queen City Hoops

2014 Hornets Player Profile: Noah Vonleh

Around the night of the 2014 draft lottery, a lot of folks joking and not-so-jokingly commented something to the effect of, "Maybe with the Bobcats name leaving, our horrible draft luck will leave too." I don't know if they expected it to happen so soon but when the ping pong balls mercifully fell our way, the Hornets had their first lottery pick.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Noah Vonleh, Indiana University NCAA, Indiana Hoosiers NCAA Basketball, NBA Basketball

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ask Ira: Do Hawks, Ferry, NBA owe Deng more of an apology?

Q: Ira, I listened to the Danny Ferry tape and don't know how he said what he said and wanted to pay Luol Deng the same, or more, than the Heat spent. No wonder the best he could do was re-sign Elton Brand .

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Atlanta Hawks, Elton Brand, NBA Players, Luol Deng, Cleveland Cavaliers, Josh McRoberts, Dwyane Wade

Thu Sep 11, 2014

At the Hive

Lineup Dancing with Lance and Friends

There has been a good deal of discussion around here on how coach Clifford will incorporate his new toys into the line-up this year. It's my goal to look at a few games from last year, consider the strengths of the team's new players, and make an educated guess on how a standard game might play out in order to estimate playing time for the team's core guys.

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Fully Clips

Chris Douglas-Roberts Says He's Bringing Back Short Shorts

Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Chris Douglas-Roberts against the Miami Heat in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Apr 2, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Chris Douglas-Roberts passes the ball under pressure from Philadelphia 76ers forward Hollis Thompson during the second quarter at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets preseason tickets on sale now

Apr 9, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker reacts after scoring against the Washington Wizards in overtime at Verizon Center. The Bobcats won 94-88 in overtime.

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ask Ira: Will Heat learning curve become an issue?

Q: Regardless of future moves, now is the time for the players to get to know each other's quirks and what the coaching staff expects of them. With only seven weeks before the season starts, there is a lot to do to establish a comfort zone between everyone.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, NBA Players, Josh McRoberts, Luol Deng, Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA.com

Hornets Announce Buzz Fest to Kick Off 2014-15 Season

September 10, 2014 - The Charlotte Hornets announced today that the organization will host Buzz Fest, the largest two-day jam session-style fan festival in the Carolinas to commemorate the return of the Hornets and the beginning of the team's 2014-15 season on Friday, Oct. 24 , and Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Charlotte Convention Center. General admission for Buzz Fest is $10 per day and children 12 years of age and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

BleacherReport

5 Free-Agent Fliers for Miami Heat to Gamble on Entering Next Season

The Miami Heat spent more money than any other team did this offseason, but there are still some holes to fill throughout the roster. Given the potential injury issues for guys like Dwyane Wade , Josh McRoberts and others, Miami would be well served to add some better depth or take a few fliers on a few guys who are largely unproven.

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Kinston Free Press

Guest column: Let's help our children get past Walmart

Some of our children have never been past Walmart. I first heard those chilling words four years ago from Brenda Griffin, a former fourth-grade teacher at Southeast Elementary School.

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Queen City Hoops

The Hornets Bright Future

Almost five years ago, Chad Ford and John Hollinger teamed up on ESPN.com to produce the first "NBA Future Power Rankings" for the site, where they provided their subjective rankings on various aspects of all franchises and then sorted them on the total score. At that time, the Charlotte Bobcats were ranked dead last , with this assessment: Despite trading for Stephen Jackson and getting on track, it appears, for the franchise's first playoff berth, the Bobcats still ranked last in our assessment of franchises' futures.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Dawkins lands training-camp deal with Heat

Andre Dawkins of Chesapeake, who wasn't selected in the NBA draft in June after finishing his college career at Duke, has been added to the Miami Heat's training-camp roster, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Dawkins, an Atlantic Shores High graduate, becomes the third ex-Duke player added to the roster this offseason, joining Luol Deng and Josh McRoberts.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

InsideHoops

Clippers sign Chris Douglas-Roberts and Ekpe Udoh

The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that they have signed free agent forward/guard Chris Douglas-Roberts and forward/center Ekpe Udoh. "Chris and Ekpe are two versatile players who bring depth and a strong presence to our team," Clippers President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers said.

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BleacherReport

5 NBA Teams Who Have Boosted Their Potential in Free Agency

Now that we can finally call Kevin Love a Cleveland Cavalier, it's safe to say the NBA offseason is in the throes of decline.

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NBA.com

CIAA Renews Partnership with Charlotte

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association gathered at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday, Sept.

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ask Ira: Is Chris Bosh locked in as Heat's starting center?

Q: I believe Chris Bosh 's ability to be the go-to player the Heat need will depend on him playing power forward more consistently, where he excels.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Chris Bosh, NBA Players, Justin Hamilton, Josh McRoberts, Chris Andersen

Tue Sep 02, 2014

NBA.com

Vonleh Undergoes Successful Surgery

September 2, 2014 - Charlotte Hornets forward Noah Vonleh underwent successful surgery today to repair a sports hernia suffered in a recent workout.

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