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 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.

Hornets continue negotiations with Marvin Williams


With Josh McRoberts going to Miami, the Hornets are continuing to negotiate with Marvin Williams.

Hornets interested in Brian Roberts


The Charlotte Hornets are looking to fill their backup point guard spot with former Pelican Brian Roberts, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

Bee stings: Hornets emerge in hunt for Humphries


Hornets look to be one of the top teams in the hunt for power forward Kris Humphries. Also, an update in the P.J. Hairston saga.

Choose one: Parsons, Stephenson, Hayward or stay


If you had your pick between Chandler Parsons, Lance Stephenson, Gordon Hayward or going a safe route, which would it be?

Sides conflict in stories from Hairston incident


Both sides have given their initial stories surrounding the P.J. Hairston pickup game punch altercation, and surprise -- they don't match up.

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