Charlotte Hornets and Dennis Smith Jr. one-year deal – At The Hive

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a one-year take care of Dennis Smith Jr., per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Smith has performed for 5 groups throughout his 5 years within the NBA, showing in 37 video games (4 begins) in the course of the 2021-22 season with Portland. A local of Fayetteville, Smith was the ninth total decide within the 2017 NBA Draft out of North Carolina State and spent the primary year-and-a-half of his profession with Dallas earlier than being transport to New York as part of the commerce that despatched Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks.

In accordance with The Observer’s Rod Boone, Smith’s one-year deal is non-guaranteed.

As Boone talked about in his tweet, it is a low-risk transfer that permits Charlotte’s entrance workplace to see what’s left within the tank for Smith. With just below every week till coaching camp begins, the Hornets have now signed 5 gamers to non-guaranteed contracts to carry the roster as much as 19, leaving two assured slots and one Two-Approach slot open.

Except one of many Exhibit 10 gamers is waived previous to camp opening, there can be a most of yet another participant signed to the Hornets roster in the course of the preseason. Personally, this signing is sensible to me — Smith is extra probably to have the ability to deal with the defensive assignments given to him by head coach Steve Clifford than the older, much less athletic guards available on the market and it’s at all times good to present a shot to a Carolina native. What are your ideas?

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