The Charlotte Hornets announced their 15-man roster for the 2017 Orlando Summer League, Monday afternoon:
Much of the roster was already confirmed, but here’s the breakdown. Five players from the Hornets senior roster will feature, including Treveon Graham, Johnny O’Bryant III, and Briante Weber who played for the Hornets last season, along with Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon, the team’s recent draft picks.
The squad also features Rasheed Sulimon, who was on last season’s training camp roster before signing with the Greensboro Swarm.
Only one player, Gabe York, returns from last summer’s roster.
Other notable players include Przemek Karnowski, who started for Gonzaga this past season and worked out for the team prior to the draft, Tyrell Corbin, the son of NBA assistant coach Tyrone Corbin, and Kris Joseph, the older cousin of Toronto Raptor’s guard Cory Joseph.
At first glance, this looks to be one of the strongest summer league rosters the Hornets have fielded in some time, and we could see a small ball roster of Weber, Monk, Graham, Bacon, and O’Bryant. More than likely, we’ll see a bit of experimentation with the rookies (can Monk play point, how does Bacon operate as a four man?) while the three hold overs from last season will be placed in their familiar positions to see how much progress they have made. With their contracts non-guaranteed, those three have a lot to play for, which should make for competitive viewing.
We’ll have more Summer League in the coming days and into next week. For now, share your thoughts on the roster.