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Hornets assign Aaron Harrison and Christian Wood to the Greensboro Swarm

With neither part of the rotation, Harrison and Wood will get a chance to develop with Charlotte’s new D-League affiliate

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The Charlotte Hornets have assigned Aaron Harrison and Christian Wood to their NBA D-League affiliate the Greensboro Swarm, according to a statement from the team:

This was always coming. Neither Harrison or Wood were figuring into the rotation, so the sensible thing was to send both to the team’s new D-League affiliate. Both players need meaningful minutes, and this will be their first opportunity of the season to get that.

The timing of it makes sense, as the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell pointed out:

The Hornets won’t practice much at all during this stretch, which means Harrison and Wood wouldn’t see action even off the court. And should an injury on the Hornets roster occur, both are only two hours away. More than likely, one or both could find themselves recalled back and forth while this assignment plays out.