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Hornets working out multiple players as possible 3rd point guard options

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At least four point guards will work out for the Hornets, as the team weighs their options over to bring in a new guard or guarantee Briante Weber’s contract for the season.

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The Charlotte Hornets will work out at least four point guards, as the team decides on who they feel best fits as the 3rd point guard on the roster. The list includes Donald Sloan, Norris Cole, J.J. Frazier, and Isaiah Canaan:

I say at least four, because the list could obviously grow in the coming week. The Hornets must decide whether or not to fully guarantee the contract of Briante Weber by August 1st, and given the amount of veteran guards coming in for a workout, they clearly aren’t sold on him as the team’s 3rd point guard. This isn’t all that surprising, Weber was a bit inconsistent in summer league, and Rich Cho said during summer league they were still in the market for a another point guard.

So who are these guys?

Sloan is a 6’3 guard who played in China last season, averaging 23.6 points, 6.5 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game, shooting 37 percent from the 3-point line. During his last season in the NBA, he averaged seven points, 4,4 assists, and 2.8 rebounds shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc.

Cole is the most notable of the group, having won two NBA Championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and ‘13. While playing a fairly prominent role in Miami, he was traded to New Orleans in 2014, and has struggled with injuries, while bouncing between the NBA and China.

Frazier is the youngest of the group at 21, and is an undrafted rookie out of Georgia, where he averaged 18.8 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs.

Finally, Canaan is a 26 year old point guard that has bounced around the league in four seasons as a pro, playing most recently with the Chicago Bulls, where he averaged 4.6 points per game in 39 games for the Bulls.