Charlotte Hornets: Training camp opens Tuesday in Chapel Hill. Among the storylines will be how new coach James Borrego will use the preseason to experiment with Malik Monk, Nicolas Batum and Miles Bridges.
Former University of North Carolina star player PJ Hairston is wanted for assault on a female and has a pending domestic violence protective order, according to Guilford County Sheriff’s Office records.
Charlotte Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Frank Kaminsky to get looks at new positions in NBA preseason as coach James Borrego experiments with the lineup and its glut of small forwards and shooting guards.
David West, who played basketball at Garner High School in North Carolina and in college for Xavier, announces his retirement on Twitter after 15 seasons in the NBA, a two-time championship with Golden State.
Charlotte’s experience with the early Hornets will never be replicated – even if the Carolina Panthers win a Super Bowl, if Major League Baseball or Major League Soccer come, or if NASCAR gets big again.
Quick takes: Chicago White Sox’s Michael Kopech’s Major League Baseball debut; IRS scammer comes clean; comparing Carolina Panthers’ Matt Kalil and Charlotte Hornets’ Nic Batum; NFL cuts; wrestling’s The Claw.