July 31, 2019, 4:54 pmJoe ChealeyPG, Charlotte Hornets
Joe Chealey will sign for his second year with the Hornets but the details of the deal have yet to be released.
It is unclear whether he will join the team on a two-way contract or an Exhibit 10 deal. Chealey originally signed with the Hornets on an Exhibit 10 deal last summer before having it upgraded to a two-way contract. Expect Chealey to play a significant portion of the season in the G-League. However, with the Hornets depleted of talent, there is opportunity for Chealey to play minutes for the big league squad.
Source: Edge Sports Intl on Twitter
July 31, 2019, 12:54 pmCaleb MartinPG, Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets have signed Caleb Martin to a partially-guaranteed deal.
Martin joins his brother Cody, who was picked 36th overall in this year's draft. Caleb doesn't have great odds of making the opening night roster but with the way things look in Charlotte, it's definitely not impossible.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 24, 2019, 8:38 amShelvin MackPG, Charlotte Hornets
Ettore Messina is targeting Shelvin Mack in order to replace Mike James as Olimpia Milano’s new starting point guard.
Mack ended the season with the Hornets but he hasn’t been able to secure a contract with another NBA team so far. He has averaged 6.6 points, 3.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds throughout his NBA career while he is still only 29 years old.
July 13, 2019, 6:01 pmKennedy MeeksC, Charlotte Hornets
Kennedy Meeks put on a clinic dropping 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in only 16 minutes of actions in Saturday's 84-74 win over the Jazz.
Meeks took advantage to the starting playing limited minutes and showcased some of the talent he was known for at UNC. Meeks went undrafted in 2017 and has spent time in the G-League and playing for a Japanese B-League team. He would be considered a longshot to crack the roster.
July 13, 2019, 5:51 pmDwayne BaconSF, Charlotte Hornets
Dwayne Bacon scored 11 points and two rebounds in only 14 minutes of Saturday's win over the Jazz.
Bacon and Miles Bridges figure to have the largest impact heading into the regular season and both played only 14 minutes with Summer League coming to a close.
July 13, 2019, 5:45 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges scored eight points, five rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes of Saturday's win over the Jazz.
Bridges continues to stand out during Summer League and is showing how he will be one of the primary beneficiaries in Kemba Walker's absence.
July 10, 2019, 7:29 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Devonte' Graham finished Wednesday's loss with 14 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers.
Graham logged 47 games for the Hornets last season after being selected 34th overall in last year's draft. He's a name to know in deeper leagues with the Hornets opening up their point guard rotation this summer. Graham could very well be the primary backup behind Terry Rozier.
July 10, 2019, 7:27 pmIsaiah HicksPF, Charlotte Hornets
Isaiah Hicks led the Hornets in Wednesday's Summer League loss, scoring 15 points with eight rebounds and three steals.
Hicks only appeared in three games for the Knicks last season and was let go without any fanfare. He was once thought to be a player that the team was interested in developing, which seems like the kiss of death in New York. Hicks shouldn't have many issues landing in the G-League this year.
July 10, 2019, 10:35 amMarvin WilliamsPF, Charlotte Hornets
Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer believes that the player most likely to be traded between now and training camp is Marvin Williams.
Williams seems to be the most attractive of the three veterans on expiring contracts on the Hornets roster, with Bismack Biyombo and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist being the other two. He has a reasonable salary at $14 million for a player who, when healthy, could still be in any rotation in the NBA. The Hornets have definitely made Williams available, as coach James Borrego has said that he’s considering starting Miles Bridges at power forward. Keep an eye on the 14-year vet who could emerge as a valuable contributor if he lands on a different situation.
Source: Charlotte Observer
July 7, 2019, 5:37 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges had a great showing in Sunday's 96-106, Summer League loss to the Spurs, shooting 8-of-14 for 23 points with seven rebounds, three steals and four 3-pointers.
Bridges looks like a guy that will quickly climb fantasy rankings this summer. The Hornets are considering making Bridges their starting power forward and he was able to put up 9.6 points, 5.3 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.1 threes in 26.2 mpg while shooting 49.0 percent from the field after the All-Star break last season, good for easy top-100 value. As a young player with a versatile stat set on a team with eyes on the future, Bridges is someone that fantasy players will be watching very closely. Hopefully the hype train doesn't run out of control.
July 6, 2019, 9:29 pmTerry RozierPG, Charlotte Hornets
Terry Rozier is now officially a Hornet after the Celtics announced the sign-and-trade deal for Kemba Walker.
Rozier lands in an ideal situation for a nice bump in value with the Hornets. That said, he'll need to overcome stat set issues in order to become a true fantasy force in 2019-20, but the opportunity is definitely there.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
July 5, 2019, 10:58 pmDwayne BaconSF, Charlotte Hornets
Dwayne Bacon scored 25 points on 9-for-20 shooting with three three-pointers, three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in Friday night's 93-85 victory over the Warriors.
Bacon is a third-year NBA pro, so it's no surprise to see him light up the Warriors Summer League team. Look for him to switch with Malik Monk in the Hornets lineup as the summer progresses.
July 5, 2019, 10:53 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges contributed 13 points on 6-for-11 shooting, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in Friday night's win over the Warriors.
This will be a big summer for Bridges who recently hinted that he plans to be much improved in his second NBA season. Friday night's performance was a decent first step in that direction.
July 5, 2019, 10:49 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Devonte' Graham put up 21 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals with four made threes in Friday night's victory over the Warriors.
Graham also went 7-for-8 from the free throw line to cap off a very nice well-rounded line. Typically players with even a little bit of NBA experience fare well in Summer League and Graham is no exception.
July 4, 2019, 1:30 pmJustin HolidaySG, Memphis Grizzlies
Per Michael Scotto of The Athletic, Justin Holiday is considering interest from several teams including the Lakers, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Pacers, Wizards, Hornets and Cavs.
It is also being reported that the Grizzlies are willing to do a sign-and-trade with the 30-year-old wing. Holiday is seemingly in a holding pattern until Kawhi Leonard decides on his future, as three of the mentioned teams with interest aren't going to make a move until then. His market should heat up fairly soon.
Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter