NBA draft: Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak talks trades, areas of need and the challenge of scouting (particularly forward Michael Porter). The Hornets will have the 11th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.
Illustrator Ryan Simpson imagined what a LeBron-to-Charlotte billboard would look like for ESPN's "Courting the King" project. Simpson, a Charlotte native and Hornets fan, drew James in a vintage Hornets jersey, surrounded by the Charlotte skyline.
Stephen Curry's NBA draft in 2009 was just as imprecise as the 2018 one will be Thursday. The former Davidson star had no desire to be picked by Golden State nine years ago, but his preferred destination never did materialize.
Charlotte Hornets work out Kentucky Wildcats forward Kevin Knox on Sunday. Will he last until 11 in Thursday NBA draft? Is he high on Charlotte's list? Did you know Knox, son of a former Florida State receiver, has a friend on the roster?
2018 NBA draft: Ex-Kansas player Billy Preston, who left the Jayhawks midway through his freshman season without playing a game, worked out Sunday for the Charlotte Hornets. Trailing him are numerous questions about his career thus far.
Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Ian Desmond homered in succession during a six-run third inning, German Marquez pitched effectively for six innings and the Colorado Rockies snapped an eight-game home losing streak by beating the New York Mets 10-8.
Buster Posey homered in the first, Gorkys Hernandez hit a two-run drive in the second with an RBI double later, and the San Francisco Giants held their lead this time to beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 in another night of plunking by both pitching staffs.
A few days before the NHL draft, Raleigh native Tyler Weiss pushes himself at the Athletic Performance Center under the instruction of trainer Bill Burniston on June 19, 2018. Weiss, a forward, gives his thoughts on his off-ice work and the draft.