2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
39-43, 2nd in Southeast
Kemba calls Hornets his 'first priority' (1:01)
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6d

Kemba: 'Would take less' to stay with Hornets

All-Star point guard Kemba Walker says he would consider taking less than the $221 million supermax contract he's eligible to receive to re-sign with Charlotte.

Woj: Lakers, Mavs, Knicks interested in Kemba (0:45)

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Charlotte's Marvin Williams has exercised his $15M player option for the 2019-2020 season, league sources tell ESPN. Williams, who turns 33 next week, averaged 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season, his fifth with the Hornets.

Tony Parker bids adieu to the NBA after 18 seasons (4:24)
Bowen praises Parker for staying true to himself (1:28)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Tony Parker had a $5.25M non-guaranteed contract in Charlotte for the 2019-20 season. The contract had a July 4 trigger date that would become fully guaranteed if he was still on the roster. The Hornets will waive the veteran guard before July 4th.

Isola: The Hornets want Kemba Walker on a discount (1:55)
Scott: Kemba is player most affected by All-NBA team (1:08)
Suns fall out of Top 4 in draft (2:33)
Bowen: Jordan is not enough to keep Walker with Hornets (1:35)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

All-Star guard Kemba Walker, who had 43 points in Wednesday's finale against Orlando, has no idea if he has played his last game for the Hornets. Coach James Borrego didn't sound like he planned to let Walker get away in free agency. “I love that kid,'' he said. “He inspires me. I love coaching him, and I look forward to coaching him for many years to come.''

Kemba's 43 not enough as Hornets fall to Magic (1:44)
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69dIan Begley

Pistons secure final East berth; Hornets miss out

Even without Blake Griffin, the Pistons were able to secure the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference on Wednesday with a win over the Knicks. The Hornets, needing a win and a Pistons loss to get in, fell to Orlando.

Kid asleep in crowd at Hornets' game (0:26)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

It's official.Hornets eliminated from playoff contention as the Pistons rout the Knicks 115-89. Big question for Charlotte is whether this is guard Kemba Walker's last game in a Hornets' uniform. Walker is showing why he'll be a hot commodity in free agency with 43 points with two minutes remaining. He surpassed 12,000 career points tonight. Big decisions ahead.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The crowd at the Spectrum Center started chanting "MVP! MVP!'' as Hornets guard Kemba Walker made two free throws to give him 39 points and cut the Orlando lead to two with 8:25 remaining. Barring a rally in Charlotte and collapse by the Pistons in New York the playoffs won't have Walker.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Unless they surrender a 35-point lead in the final 9 minutes, the Pistons will secure the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and will face the Milwaukee Bucks in the playoffs. Charlotte will finish ninth in the conference.

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.719th
Rebounds Per Game43.823rd
Assists Per Game23.224th
Points Allowed111.817th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-193943.476
2017-183646.439
2016-173646.439
2015-164834.585
2014-153349.402