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  • • LaMelo Ball gets funny trolling from Hornets teammate Cody Zeller
    The Charlotte Hornets are coming into the 2020-2021 season as one of the youngest teams in the league. They have been slowly building around a young core and the addition of their second overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft in LaMelo Ball only goes to show that Mitch Kupchak and Michael Jordan are keen […] The post LaMelo Ball gets funny trolling from Hornets teammate Cody Zeller appeared firs...2020
  • • Hornets President Mitch Kupchak’s cryptic response about a Russell Westbrook trade
    There have been a few teams linked as possible trade candidates for Russell Westbrook, including the Charlotte Hornets. Mitch Kupchak, the president and general manager of the Hornets, shared a cryptic response on whether Charlotte will pursue Westbrook or not. “Some of the (media) reports that are released are accurate and some aren’t,” Kupchak said […] The post Hornets President Mitch Kupc...2020
  • • Hornets’ Malik Monk reinstated after indefinite suspension for violating anti-drug policy
    Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk has been reinstated by the NBA after being indefinitely suspended in February for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. There has not been an official announcement by the league yet, but Hornets president Mitch Kupchak shared the news at a press conference on Monday: Speaking at an end of season press […] The post Hornets’ Malik Monk reinstat...2020
  • • One trade the Charlotte Hornets need to make in the offseason
    Charlotte Hornets president Mitch Kupchak has a bunch of moves to make to turn the franchise into a playoff contender again. The first transaction that will help Kupchak accomplish his goal of turning the organization into a winner is trading veteran small forward Nic Batum as soon as the 2020 offseason begins. Batum has a […] The post One trade the Charlotte Hornets need to make in the offs...2020
  • • A Kobe Bryant documentary would be vastly different than Michael Jordan’s
    The recent all-around success of the popular ESPN docuseries “The Last Dance” has prompted the potential of another of its kind detailing Kobe Bryant’s career, including his last season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Mitch Kupchak, the longtime general manager of the franchise, noted that it would be a vastly different scenario than Michael Jordan’s […] The post A Kobe ...2020
  • • Hornets GM: Michael Jordan is '100 percent on board with what we’re doing'
    The Charlotte Hornets haven’t made the playoffs since 2016 and haven’t won a postseason series since returning to the NBA as the Bobcats in 2004.  However, as the team goes through another rebuild, general manager Mitch Kupchak says team owner Michael Jordan is “100 percent on board with what we’re doing,” according to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer. “We made a decision to take a certain a...2020
  • Mitch Kupchak: Hornets nearly nixed Kobe Bryant trade with Lakers after drafting him
    • Mitch Kupchak: Hornets nearly nixed Kobe Bryant trade with Lakers after drafting him
    This opens a rabbit hole of what ifs?...2020
  • • Hornets waive forward Robert Franks
    Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has waived two-way forward Robert Franks. Franks, an undrafted free agent out of Washington State, originally signed a two-way contract with the Charlotte Hornets on July 9, 2020. The rookie forward has appeared in 22 games for the Hornets [...]...2020
  • • Hornets' main goal: Keeping Kemba Walker in Charlotte
    Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak said the team will not be a major player in the free agent market, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer tweets. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bismack Biyombo and Marvin Williams holding player options on their contracts for next season totaling $45 million, the Hornets likely won’t have much cap space to utilize. Upgrades will be sought mainly through trades, according to...2019
  • • Kupchak: Hornets to do 'everything we can' to keep Walker
    Mitch Kupchak says the Charlotte Hornets plan to do everything they can to keep three-time All-Star Kemba Walker....2019

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  • • Hornets’ Malik Monk reinstated after indefinite suspension for violating anti-drug policy
    Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk has been reinstated by the NBA after being indefinitely suspended in February for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. There has not been an official announcement by the league yet, but Hornets president Mitch Kupchak shared the news at a press conference on Monday: Speaking at an end of season press […] The post Hornets’ Malik Monk reinstat...2020
  • • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist likely to exercise player option
    Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will likely exercise his $13M player option this summer rather than testing the free agent market, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer opines in his latest mailbag. Kidd-Gilchrist has been moved to a reserve role this season and has an injury history, Bonnell notes, but he’s also well-liked in the organization. Marvin Williams ($15M) and Bismack Biyombo ($...2018
  • • Southeast notes: Olynyk bonus, Hornets' busy summer
    Kelly Olynyk is poised to cash in a pair of bonuses included in the contract he signed with the Heat last summer, as Bobby Marks of ESPN tweets. Olynyk’s deal, which included a base salary of about $10.61M for 2017-18, featured a $400K bonus if Miami secured a playoff berth — the team clinched its postseason spot on Tuesday night.In addition to that $400K, Olynyk is also in line to receive another...2018
  • • Brandon Ingram Has Started Turning the Corner for Los Angeles Lakers
    2017
  • • NBA's New CBA May Help Lakers Keep Young Talent, Hurt Chances of Acquiring Star
    2016
  • • Time for the Los Angeles Lakers to Discover Who They Really Are
    2016
  • • Despite Recent Slump, Los Angeles Lakers Are Right Where They Want to Be
    2016
  • • Porzingis' Rise to Stardom a Reminder of How Much Lakers Have to Learn
    2016
  • • Baby Lakers Showing the Franchise There's More Than 1 Way to Build a Team
    2016
  • • Timofey Mozgov Injury: Updates on Lakers Center's Tailbone and Return
    2016

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  • • NBA's Youngest Coach, Luke Walton, Is on the Level with Millennial-Laden Lakers
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  • • Summing Up Every NBA Team's Season so Far in a Tweet
    2016
  • • For Championship-or-Bust Lakers, Current Drought Feels Familiar
    2015
  • • Behind the Scenes in L.A., the Wide-Ranging Summer World for NBA Players
    2015
  • • Los Angeles Lakers Must Balance the Roster Before 2015-16 Training Camp Begins
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Mitch Kupchak trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Hornets President Mitch Kupchak’s cryptic response about a Russell Westbrook trade
    There have been a few teams linked as possible trade candidates for Russell Westbrook, including the Charlotte Hornets. Mitch Kupchak, the president and general manager of the Hornets, shared a cryptic response on whether Charlotte will pursue Westbrook or not. “Some of the (media) reports that are released are accurate and some aren’t,” Kupchak said […] The post Hornets President Mitch Kupc...2020
  • • One trade the Charlotte Hornets need to make in the offseason
    Charlotte Hornets president Mitch Kupchak has a bunch of moves to make to turn the franchise into a playoff contender again. The first transaction that will help Kupchak accomplish his goal of turning the organization into a winner is trading veteran small forward Nic Batum as soon as the 2020 offseason begins. Batum has a […] The post One trade the Charlotte Hornets need to make in the offs...2020
  • • Hornets GM: Michael Jordan is '100 percent on board with what we’re doing'
    The Charlotte Hornets haven’t made the playoffs since 2016 and haven’t won a postseason series since returning to the NBA as the Bobcats in 2004.  However, as the team goes through another rebuild, general manager Mitch Kupchak says team owner Michael Jordan is “100 percent on board with what we’re doing,” according to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer. “We made a decision to take a certain a...2020
  • • Mitch Kupchak: Hornets nearly nixed Kobe Bryant trade with Lakers after drafting him
    This opens a rabbit hole of what ifs?...2020
  • • Hornets waive forward Robert Franks
    Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has waived two-way forward Robert Franks. Franks, an undrafted free agent out of Washington State, originally signed a two-way contract with the Charlotte Hornets on July 9, 2020. The rookie forward has appeared in 22 games for the Hornets [...]...2020
  • • Hornets' main goal: Keeping Kemba Walker in Charlotte
    Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak said the team will not be a major player in the free agent market, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer tweets. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bismack Biyombo and Marvin Williams holding player options on their contracts for next season totaling $45 million, the Hornets likely won’t have much cap space to utilize. Upgrades will be sought mainly through trades, according to...2019
  • • Hornets GM says team will do everything possible to keep Kemba Walker
    The biggest story facing the Charlotte Hornets this offseason will be Kemba Walker’s free agency and whether he’ll still be with the team going forward. Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday that the team is all-in on trying to retain Walker, and will do everything possible to keep him with the organization. This will be easier said than done. The Hornets just haven’t been a contending...2019
  • • Kemba Walker trusts Mitch Kupchak to build Hornets’ roster
    A Hornet since 2011, Kemba Walker has still appeared in just two career postseason series, a factor he’ll surely consider as he weighs his upcoming free agency decision. However, Walker said this week on ESPN’s The Jump that he has spoken to general manager Mitch Kupchak about what the team has in mind for roster upgrades and has faith in Kupchak to build Charlotte’s roster. “They know. They know ...2019
  • • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist likely to exercise player option
    Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will likely exercise his $13M player option this summer rather than testing the free agent market, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer opines in his latest mailbag. Kidd-Gilchrist has been moved to a reserve role this season and has an injury history, Bonnell notes, but he’s also well-liked in the organization. Marvin Williams ($15M) and Bismack Biyombo ($...2018
  • • Borrego and Hornets to focus on ball movement
    New coach James Borrego will emphasize ball movement in an effort to improve a Hornets team that ranked 24th in assists last season, writes Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer. The former Spurs assistant wants players to make quick decisions with the ball and not let the offense slow down, which led to the trade of Dwight Howard this summer.“When the ball is just being pounded and one guy has i...2018

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  • • Five key offseason questions: Charlotte Hornets
    After oscillating between lottery appearances and first-round playoff exits during Steve Clifford‘s first four years in Charlotte, the Hornets endured a second consecutive 36-46 season in 2017/18, resulting in Clifford’s ouster. The latest uninspiring stretch for the franchise, which hasn’t won a postseason series since being reborn in 2004, also resulted in the dismissal of general manager Rich C...2018
  • • Coaching change expected to benefit Batum
    Nicolas Batum may benefit more than anyone from the Hornets’ coaching change, writes Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer. Spurs assistant James Borrego is expected to install the motion offense used in San Antonio, which plays to Batum’s strengths of handling the ball and making quick decisions.Charlotte’s approach under Steve Clifford this season was heavy on postups for center Dwight Howard, ...2018
  • • Hornets unlikely to retain GM Rich Cho
    The Hornets are expected to shake up their front office after the 2017/18 season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports that general manager Rich Chois unlikely to receive a new contract from the team.Per Wojnarowski, former Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak is expected to be the top target for Charlotte. The Hornets figure to pursue Kupchak in the hopes of partnering him in their front office...2018
  • • Brandon Ingram Has Started Turning the Corner for Los Angeles Lakers
    2017
  • • NBA's New CBA May Help Lakers Keep Young Talent, Hurt Chances of Acquiring Star
    2016
  • • Time for the Los Angeles Lakers to Discover Who They Really Are
    2016
  • • Despite Recent Slump, Los Angeles Lakers Are Right Where They Want to Be
    2016
  • • Porzingis' Rise to Stardom a Reminder of How Much Lakers Have to Learn
    2016
  • • Baby Lakers Showing the Franchise There's More Than 1 Way to Build a Team
    2016
  • • Timofey Mozgov Injury: Updates on Lakers Center's Tailbone and Return
    2016

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  • • Hornets reportedly eye former Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak
    The Charlotte Hornets are in need of a turnaround. They need to shake things up. And Michael Jordan knows just the guy to do it.According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hornets aren’t renewing current GM Rich Cho’s contract. And that comes from Jordan himself.“I want to thank Rich for all of his hard work with the Charlotte Hornets organization through the years and wish him and his family the best in...2018
  • • Lakers replace Jim Buss with Magic Johnson, fire Kupchak
    Magic Johnson made it clear from the moment he was hired by the Los Angeles Lakers that he wants to take over the team’s basketball operations department, and he is getting his wish.The Lakers announced on Tuesday that they have named Johnson their President of Basketball Operations. In doing so, they relieved both co-owner Jim Buss and former general manager Mitch Kupchak of their duties.“Today I...2017
  • • Despite Recent Slump, Los Angeles Lakers Are Right Where They Want to Be
    2016
  • • Baby Lakers Showing the Franchise There's More Than 1 Way to Build a Team
    2016
  • • Jeanie Buss Discusses Hiring Luke Walton, Front-Office Discord, More
    2016
  • • New Coach. New Players. New Attitude: The Lakers Are Finally Smiling Again
    2016
  • • NBA's Youngest Coach, Luke Walton, Is on the Level with Millennial-Laden Lakers
    2016
  • • NBA Tiers of Contention: 10 Teams That Can Make Lottery Reservations Now
    2016
  • • Don't Count L.A. Lakers out of the Russell Westbrook Hunt Just Yet
    2016
  • • Don't Count L.A. Lakers out of the Russell Westbrook Hunt Just Yet
    2016

Top Mitch Kupchak news

  • • Kobe Bryant Plans to Retire with Lakers, Won't Play for Other Teams
    2015
  • • Kobe Bryant Speaks About Retirement, Says Next Season Might Be Last
    2015
  • • Brandon Bass to Lakers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction
    2015
  • • Kobe Bryant on Lakers’ Draft: ‘Don’t Pick a Player That Sucks’
    2015
  • • Kobe Bryant to Retire: Takeaways from Lakers Star's Press Conference
    2015
  • • Lakers Sign Jordan Clarkson
    The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak....2014
  • • Lakers' Infusion of Young Talent to Test Kobe's Ability to Take Needed Step Back
    2015
  • • Kupchak on Bryant's Impact
    General Manager Mitch Kupchak gave his thoughts on Kobe Bryant announcing his retirement....2015
  • • New NBA Rookies Are Learning the Internet Never Forgets
    2015
  • • D'Angelo Russell's Arrival Can't Stunt Jordan Clarkson's Growth for Los Angeles
    2015
  • • Lakers GM sees Kobe retiring after 2015-16
    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak doesn't expect Kobe Bryant to play after his contract expires following the 2015-16 season....2014
  • • Lakers Sign Wayne Ellington
    The Los Angeles Lakers have signed five-year NBA veteran and shooting guard Wayne Ellington, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak....2014
  • • Lakers Statement Regarding Wayne Ellington's Father
    The following statement was released today by Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak regarding the death of guard Wayne Ellington’s father......2014
  • • Metta World Peace Comments on Style of Play in Today's NBA
    2015

Mitch Kupchak fantasy rankings and news

  • • Summing Up Every NBA Team's Season so Far in a Tweet
    2016

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  • • One trade the Charlotte Hornets need to make in the offseason
    2020
  • • Hornets GM: Michael Jordan is '100 percent on board with what we’re doing'
    2020
  • • Hornets GM says team will do everything possible to keep Kemba Walker
    2019
  • • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist likely to exercise player option
    2018
  • • Hornets GM: Team unlikely to trade No. 11 pick
    The Hornets are unlikely to trade the 11th overall pick, new president of basketball operations Mitch Kupchak said today, according to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer. While Kupchak wouldn’t be surprised to see some deals made in the top 10, it sounds like he expects his club to remain out of the fray and use the No. 11 selection.As for which prospect the Hornets might draft with that pick,...2018
  • • Five key offseason questions: Charlotte Hornets
    2018
  • • New Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak in unfamiliar position with lottery pick
    Mitch Kupchak joined the Hornets as the team’s new general manager and he found himself in unfamiliar territory at the NBA Draft Lottery. While he served as the GM for the Lakers for 18 seasons, the team was a perennial playoff favorite for most of them, so the early draft picks were never on his radar.Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer writes that Kupchak looked and felt out of place at the l...2018
  • • Hornets’ Polk talks HC search, Kupchak, outlook
    Hornets vice chairman and managing partner Curtis Polk is described by Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer as Michael Jordan‘s “eyes in Charlotte” for both the basketball and business side of the franchise. That makes him an important figure in the Hornets’ management hierarchy.So, with new head of basketball operations Mitch Kupchak not saying much publicly about the club’s ongoing head coachi...2018
  • • Hornets fire head coach Steve Clifford
    The Charlotte Hornets have hired Mitch Kupchak to run their basketball operations department, and one of his first orders of business will be finding a new head coach.On Friday, the Hornets announced that they have fired head coach Steve Clifford. As Marc Stein of the New York Times notes, the dismissal came after Clifford met with Kupchak.Clifford coached the Hornets for the past five seasons, an...2018
  • • Kemba Walker on future with the Hornets: 'I have no idea'
    Yet another disappointing season for the Charlotte Hornets came to a conclusion with a 119-93 win over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday. Charlotte finished the season with a 36-46 record, missing out on the playoffs for a second consecutive year.The backdrop of this is the team’s decision to hire former Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak in the same role (more on that here).It’s now rat...2018

Mitch Kupchak rumors, scandals

  • • Hornets granted permission to interview Ettore Messina
    The Hornets plan to interview Spurs assistant Ettore Messina for their head coaching vacancy, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. San Antonio has granted permission for Messina to interview with Charlotte.Messina, who has been with the Spurs for the past four seasons, has experience working with new Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak when they were both with the Lakers. Messina served as a consultant for coa...2018
  • Report: Hornets Eyeing Mitch Kupchak To Replace Rich Cho
    • Report: Hornets Eyeing Mitch Kupchak To Replace Rich Cho
    Former Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is reportedly a “favorite” to replace Hornets GM Rich Cho during the offseason. According to The Vertical’s Chris Mannix, there have been “rumblings” that Kupchak could take over in Charlotte. Latest intel and trade deadline buzz is up on @YahooSports https://t.co/6Li6TD3YJZ — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) February 6, ...2018
  • • Time for the Los Angeles Lakers to Discover Who They Really Are
    2016
  • • NBA Tiers of Contention: 10 Teams That Can Make Lottery Reservations Now
    2016
  • • Lakers Rumors: D'Angelo Russell Trade Talk, Maurice Harkless Buzz and More
    2016
  • • Mitch Kupchak told Russell not to worry about trade rumors
    D’Angelo Russell grew accustomed to trade rumors much sooner than most other NBA players, as there was speculation throughout much of his rookie season last year that the Lakers point guard could be dealt. Should he be concerned now that the offseason is here? Apparently not. Russell said Tuesday that he has a very good reason for not being worried about trade rumors. “You hear trade talks,” he sa...2016
  • • 5 Burning Questions Following the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery
    2016
  • • Kupchak: Russell scandal won’t hurt Lakers in free agency
    “Fear not, prospective free agents! I assure you that you will not have to worry about D’Angelo Russell’s cell phone!” At least that’s the message that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is trying to convey. According to Baxter Holmes of ESPN, Kupchak does not believe that Russell’s recent scandal, in which he secretly filmed teammate Nick Young admitting to being unfaithful to fiancée Iggy Azal...2016
  • • LA Lakers Paid Immeasurable Price for Kobe Bryant's Farewell Tour
    2016
  • • Lakers Rumors: Top Trade Gossip from 2016 NBA All-Star Break
    2016

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