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


Melo to Charlotte intriguing, but a pipe dream


The fit and financials of speculating about Carmelo Anthony on the Charlotte Hornets.

Hornets complete summer league roster


The Hornets' summer league roster has lost some of its better young talent but gets help in their draft picks and some local talent.

Free agency, day 2 update: Livingston to Warriors


Livingston gone, Stephenson still available.

Free agency opens, few Hornets rumors abound


The NBA's free agency period opened early Tuesday morning and the Hornets haven't even signed anyone yet! What gives?

Bobcats lost $12M even with revenue sharing boost


Let's hope better basketball and a rebranding turn the tide, because if not that, then what?

Hornets free agent needs, reassessed post-draft


The Hornets address some shooting needs on draft night, but what does their roster still need this summer in free agency?

Hornets sign 3 undrafted players to summer league


Charlotte added three undrafted college players to their summer league team

Hornets receive glowing reviews for draft picks


The Charlotte Hornets' first NBA draft since 2001 received high marks around the web as they drafted Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston

Hornets draft Semaj Christon at 55, trade to OKC


Xavier point guard Semav Christon is headed to Charlotte with a late second-round pick.

Hornets trade pick for negative Brendan Haywood


Hornets get cash from Cavs for second round pick Dwight Powell and Brendan Haywood

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