Ben Swanson

Managing Editor

I write mostly about the Bobcats. I've been a Rufus on Fire member since way back and managing editor since February of 2011. In my past life, I wrote for short stints with Bobcats Baseline and I was once a Charlotte Bobcats interactive media intern. Now I am a journalism school student at UNC-Chapel Hill and cover mostly stories about large burritos and SlamBall. Outside of basketball, I mainly make lots of jokes and listen to a lot of music. Inside of a basketball, it's too dark to do any of those things. (c) Groucho Marx


Hornets deal Hopson for cash


Charlotte has traded newly acquired Scotty Hopson for money.

Hornets summer league game 2: vs Kings


The game starts at 6 p.m. EST. Hopefully Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston will play better than their horrid debut in which neither shot the ball well against Golden State. It would help if Cody...

Hornets' Lance interest unsure, Haywood deal made


The Hornets' interest in Lance Stephenson is ... either lots of interest or none at all! Also, Charlotte has reached out to D.J. Augustin, and the Brendan Haywood trade was completed with Scotty...

Marvin Williams to sign with Hornets


The former No. 2 pick will add experience to Charlotte's frontcourt and defense.

Hornets lose Hayward as Jazz match offer


The Hornets' offer to dissuade Utah from matching a hefty offer sheet on Gordon Hayward wasn't enough as the Jazz notified Charlotte they had agreed to match the deal Saturday.

Hornets struggle in first Summer League game


Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston missed nearly every shot they took, but the Hornets got some good signs from their role players.

Hornets seeking Kirk Hinrich in free agency


Adrian Wojnarowski says the Hornets are one the teams chasing Kirk Hinrich for their backup point guard spot.

Gee not coming in Haywood trade, not yet complete


Though draft night reporting indicated the Hornets would receive Gee's unguaranteed contract, new reports say he will not be coming to Charlotte.

Hornets' first summer league game begins tonight


Cody Zeller won't be there, but we'll get our first glimpses of Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston tonight.

Hayward signs offer sheet as Hornets take risk

Gordon Hayward has officially signed the $63 million offer sheet with Charlotte as the Hornets take a big risk. Now the Jazz have to decide whether to match.

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