The latest on the purple and teal..
- Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer (on Twitter) hears that the Hornets might be high on Doug McDermott for the No. 9 pick. That doesn’t mean they’ll tab the Creighton standout but it’s an indication of their strategy.
- Owner Michael Jordan says that between cap space and three draft picks, the Hornets can have as good a summer in 2014 as the Bobcats had in 2013, tweets Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. Charlotte’s 2013 offseason was headlined by the signing of Al Jefferson to a three-year, $40.5MM deal.
- Jordan went on to say that he doesn’t anticipate any trouble luring free agents to North Carolina, writes Steve Reed of the Associated Press. ‘‘I always thought Charlotte was a great destination,” the Hornets owner said. ”Big Al has proven that you can come here and make a big difference. Hopefully we can look at that and attract some other superstars.”