2021 Season

2021 Schedule
33-39, 4th in Southeast

Cody Zeller and Mike Schmitz

Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller on his part in the wild 2013 NBA Draft that included Giannis, his looming free agency, how to embrace your role in the league, much more. Plus, ESPN Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz on the latest ahead of Thursday night's draft.

Warriors, Magic each walk away with two NBA draft lottery picks (2:26)
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37dTim Bontemps

Ball, Edwards headline NBA All-Rookie teams

LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards were joined by Tyrese Haliburton, Saddiq Bey and Jae'Sean Tate on the All-Rookie First Team. Immanuel Quickley, Desmond Bane, Isaiah Stewart, Isaac Okoro and Patrick Williams made the Second Team.

Keyshawn's top five future faces of the NBA (2:49)
LaMelo Ball has priceless reaction to winning ROY (1:34)
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39dTim Bontemps

Ball tops Edwards, Haliburton for NBA top rookie

Hornets guard LaMelo was announced as the NBA Rookie of the Year on Wednesday night, after a stellar debut season in Charlotte despite missing 21 games.

Is LaMelo Ball the right choice for Rookie of the Year? (0:34)
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59dTim Keown

LaMelo to release NFTs tied to NBA performance

Charlotte Hornets star and NBA Rookie of the Year candidate LaMelo Ball will release a collection of dynamic nonfungible tokens (NFTs) whose value will be directly tied to his accomplishments on the hardwood, ESPN has learned.

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65dTim Bontemps

Jokic, Curry, Embiid named finalists for MVP

Nikola Jokic or Joel Embiid would become the first center since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to win MVP, while Stephen Curry would become one of the nine players in history to win the award three times.

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67dAndrew Lopez

Pacers keep foot on gas, rout Hornets to move on

The Pacers kept up the intensity for 48 minutes and blew out the Hornets 144-117 on Tuesday night to advance to the next stage of the play-in tournament.

LaMelo dishes impressive behind-the-back dime to Bridges (0:26)
Hornets get it done on both ends of the floor (0:26)
Bridges throws down emphatic slam (0:20)
Graham scrambles to drain deep 3-pointer (0:25)
Run it back: Top moments of the 2020-21 NBA season (2:38)

Wiz to face Celtics after beating Hornets for 8th in East

— The Washington Wizards finished eighth in the Eastern Conference standings and set up a play-in matchup against the No. 7 Boston Celtics by coming back to beat the Charlotte Hornets 115-110 Sunday with Bradley Beal scoring 20 of his 25 points in the...

LaMelo shows off his quick handles (0:17)

Team Stats

Points Per Game109.523rd
Rebounds Per Game43.819th
Assists Per Game26.8Tied-5th
Points Allowed112.720th

Team History