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2014–15 Charlotte Hornets season

The 2014–15 Charlotte Hornets season was the franchise's 25th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA). This was the Charlotte Hornets’ first appearance in the NBA since 2002. The team had been known as the Charlotte Bobcats since 2004. However, when the team formally changed its name to the Hornets on May 20, 2014; they also reclaimed the history and records of the original Charlotte Hornets franchise from the 1988–89 NBA season through the 2001–02 NBA season. The New Orleans Pelicans retained the remaining history that exists under the New Orleans(/Oklahoma City) Hornets name from the 2002–03 NBA season through the 2012–13 NBA season. The team was led by head coach Steve Clifford and assistant coaches Patrick Ewing, Bob Beyer, Stephen Silas, Bob Weiss, and Mark Price.[1]

2014–15 Charlotte Hornets season
Head coachSteve Clifford
Owner(s)Michael Jordan
ArenaTime Warner Cable Arena
Results
Record33–49 (.402)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Southeast)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Carolinas, SportSouth
RadioWFNZ
< 2013–14 2015–16 >

Contents

PreseasonEdit

Key datesEdit

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Club Team
1 9 Noah Vonleh PF   United States Indiana
1 24 Shabazz Napier PG   United States Connecticut
2 45 Dwight Powell PF   Canada Stanford

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
c-Atlanta Hawks 60 22 .732 0.0 35–6 25–16 12–4 82
x-Washington Wizards 46 36 .561 14.0 29–12 17–24 10–6 82
Miami Heat 37 45 .451 23.0 20–21 17–24 6–10 82
Charlotte Hornets 33 49 .402 27.0 19–22 14–27 8–8 82
Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 35.0 13–28 12–29 4–12 82


Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c-Atlanta Hawks * 60 22 .732 82
2 y-Cleveland Cavaliers * 53 29 .646 7.0 82
3 x-Chicago Bulls 50 32 .610 10.0 82
4 y-Toronto Raptors * 49 33 .598 11.0 82
5 x-Washington Wizards 46 36 .561 14.0 82
6 x-Milwaukee Bucks 41 41 .500 19.0 82
7 x-Boston Celtics 40 42 .488 20.0 82
8 x-Brooklyn Nets 38 44 .463 22.0 82
9 Indiana Pacers 38 44 .463 22.0 82
10 Miami Heat 37 45 .451 23.0 82
11 Charlotte Hornets 33 49 .402 27.0 82
12 Detroit Pistons 32 50 .390 28.0 82
13 Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 35.0 82
14 Philadelphia 76ers 18 64 .220 42.0 82
15 New York Knicks 17 65 .207 43.0 82

Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

The pre-season schedule was released on July 31.

2014 pre-season game log
2014–15 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

The schedule was announced on August 13.

2014–15 game log
Total: 33–49 (Home: 19–22; Road: 14–27)
2014–15 season schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Statistics (Summer League, preseason, and regular season)
Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Summer LeagueEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Justin Burrell 5 0 11.2 .400 .500 .500 3.0 0.8 0.2 0.0 2.2
Justin Cobbs 3 0 13.3 .143 .000 1.000 0.3 2.0 0.3 0.0 1.3
Troy Daniels 4 4 30.8 .439 .545 .750 7.8 2.5 0.5 0.0 13.5
P.J. Hairston 5 5 29.2 .333 .294 .813 5.2 2.0 1.0 0.0 12.2
Aaron Harrison 5 4 29.0 .421 .238 .667 4.8 3.4 1.4 0.6 13.4
Frank Kaminsky 5 5 32.6 .438 .389 .765 7.8 0.8 1.0 0.6 15.2
Kevin Murphy 5 1 20.6 .455 .333 .818 2.8 1.4 0.8 0.2 6.2
Brian Qvale 5 5 21.6 .583 .000 .500 5.2 1.4 1.0 1.6 6.0
Keith Rendleman 3 0 5.3 1.000 .000 .000 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.3 1.3
Ralston Turner 2 0 7.5 .000 .000 .000 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 0.0
Jonathan Wallace 4 1 15.2 .364 .429 .000 1.0 2.0 0.2 0.2 5.5

PreseasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Bismack Biyombo 7 1 17.3 .326 .000 .625 5.4 0.4 0.1 1.0 3.6
Justin Cobbs 0 0 0.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
P.J. Hairston 8 0 19.1 .391 .421 .846 2.6 0.9 0.8 0.4 9.6
Gerald Henderson 8 8 27.4 .371 .167 .759 1.4 1.6 0.9 0.0 11.3
Al Jefferson 7 7 28.9 .396 .000 .824 7.4 1.6 0.7 1.6 14.0
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 8 8 29.4 .429 .000 .722 6.8 2.0 1.4 1.0 10.8
Dallas Lauderdale 0 0 0.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jason Maxiell 5 0 14.2 .429 .000 .667 3.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 4.0
Gary Neal 8 0 26.3 .402 .222 .933 3.9 3.5 0.3 0.1 12.5
Jannero Pargo 6 0 15.2 .426 .375 .600 1.8 2.8 0.3 0.0 9.7
Brian Roberts 8 0 23.8 .397 .250 1.000 1.1 2.9 0.5 0.0 9.0
Lance Stephenson 4 4 30.0 .425 .286 .700 3.3 2.8 0.5 0.0 10.8
Noah Vonleh 1 0 19.0 .400 .000 .000 4.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 4.0
Kemba Walker 6 6 26.7 .438 .318 .944 4.2 5.5 0.7 0.5 13.3
Marvin Williams 7 7 26.7 .341 .269 .333 5.9 2.1 1.7 0.3 5.6
Cody Zeller 8 1 21.6 .477 .000 .867 4.5 2.1 0.3 0.4 6.9

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Bismack Biyombo 64 21 19.4 .543 .000 .580 6.4 0.3 0.3 1.5 4.8
Troy Daniels 11 0 12.3 .458 .472 .860 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.1 7.0
P.J. Hairston 45 2 15.3 .323 .301 .860 2.0 0.5 0.5 0.3 5.6
Gerald Henderson 80 72 28.9 .437 .331 .850 3.4 2.6 0.6 0.3 12.1
Al Jefferson 65 61 30.6 .481 .400 .650 8.4 1.7 0.7 1.3 16.6
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 55 51 28.9 .465 .000 .700 7.6 1.4 0.5 0.7 10.9
Jason Maxiell 61 0 14.4 .422 .000 .580 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.7 3.3
Gary Neal 43 0 21.7 .359 .293 0.860 2.2 1.9 0.4 0.0 9.6
Jannero Pargo 9 0 8.1 .429 .409 1.000 0.3 0.9 0.0 0.0 4.6
Brian Roberts 72 10 18.5 .389 .321 .890 1.5 2.3 0.5 0.1 6.7
Lance Stephenson 61 25 25.8 .376 .171 .630 4.5 3.9 0.6 0.1 8.2
Jeff Taylor 29 13 14.8 .395 .306 .630 1.8 0.8 0.4 0.0 4.4
Noah Vonleh 25 0 10.4 .395 .385 .690 3.4 0.2 0.2 0.4 3.3
Kemba Walker 62 58 34.2 .385 .304 .830 3.5 5.1 1.4 0.6 17.3
Marvin Williams 78 37 26.1 .424 .358 .710 4.9 1.3 0.9 0.5 7.4
Mo Williams 27 14 30.8 .390 .337 .890 2.8 6.0 0.6 0.2 17.2
Cody Zeller 62 45 24.0 .461 1.000 .770 5.8 1.6 0.6 0.8 7.6

InjuriesEdit

RosterEdit

2014–15 Charlotte Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 8 Biyombo, Bismack 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1992–08–28 DR Congo
SG 30 Daniels, Troy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1991–07–15 Virginia Commonwealth
SG 19 Hairston, P. J. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1992–12–24 North Carolina
SG 9 Henderson, Gerald 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1987–12–09 Duke
PF 25 Jefferson, Al (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 289 lb (131 kg) 1985–01–04 Prentiss HS (MS)
SF 14 Kidd-Gilchrist, Michael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 232 lb (105 kg) 1993–09–26 Kentucky
PF 54 Maxiell, Jason 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1983–02–18 Cincinnati
PG 22 Roberts, Brian 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1985–12–03 Dayton
SG 1 Stephenson, Lance 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1990–09–05 Cincinnati
SG 44 Taylor, Jeffery 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1989–05–23 Vanderbilt
PF 11 Vonleh, Noah 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 247 lb (112 kg) 1995–08–24 Indiana
PG 15 Walker, Kemba (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1990–05–08 Connecticut
SF 2 Williams, Marvin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1986–06–19 North Carolina
PG 7 Williams, Mo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1982–12–19 Alabama
C 40 Zeller, Cody 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1992–10–05 Indiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2015–02–10

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 26

(Draft-day trade)

To Charlotte Hornets
To Miami Heat
  • Draft rights to 24th pick Shabazz Napier
June 26

(Draft-day trade)

To Charlotte Hornets
  • Cash considerations
To Oklahoma City Thunder
July 12 To Charlotte Hornets
To Phoenix Suns
To Sacramento Kings
To Cleveland Cavaliers
July 13 To Charlotte Hornets
  • Cash considerations
To Los Angeles Lakers
  • Jeremy Lin
  • 2015 first-round pick
  • 2015 second-round pick
To New Orleans Pelicans
To Houston Rockets
February 10 To Charlotte Hornets
To Minnesota Timberwolves

Free agentsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed Contract Ref.
Jannero Pargo July 25, 2014 One-year

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team Ref.
Marvin Williams July 21, 2014 Utah Jazz
Lance Stephenson July 18, 2014 Indiana Pacers
Brian Roberts July 23, 2014 New Orleans Pelicans
Jason Maxiell September 28, 2014 Orlando Magic

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason left Date New team Ref.
Josh McRoberts Free Agent June 18, 2014 Miami Heat
Chris Douglas-Roberts Free Agent September 3, 2014 Los Angeles Clippers
Anthony Tolliver Free Agent July 21, 2014 Phoenix Suns
Brendan Haywood Trade July 12, 2014 Cleveland Cavaliers
Luke Ridnour Free Agent July 25, 2014 Orlando Magic
D. J. White Free Agent October 4, 2014   Laboral Kuxta Vitoria

AwardsEdit

Player Award Date awarded Ref.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit