Just when you thought everything was figured out. The Charlotte Hornets have converted Jalen McDaniels two-way contract into a full, three year, partially guaranteed contract. They proceeded to sign Kobi Simmons with the vacant two-way contract.
Sources: Jalen McDaniels, the 52nd overall pick in June’s NBA draft, has agreed to a partially guaranteed multiyear deal with the Hornets to finalize their 15-man roster. The 6-foot-10 F McDaniels’ length and upside intrigues Charlotte.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 20, 2019
It’s probably the same deal the Hornets inked Caleb Martin to on Saturday.
So all these transactions have made for a mess of reporting. Here’s what the Hornets have done over the last few days:
- Waived Ahmed Hill to open up a two-way contract slot
- Converted Caleb Martin’s Exhibit 10 deal to a two-way deal, then converted the two-way deal to a partially guaranteed, three year NBA deal (The conversion to a two-way deal was a necessary step to make the Exhibit 10 deal a full NBA contract).
- The Hornets used the same process to elevate Jalen McDaniels from Exhibit 10 to two-way to NBA contract.
- The Hornets signed Kobi Simmons to a two-way contract.
Now here’s the Hornets 15 man roster, for real this time:
Guards: Terry Rozier, Devonte’ Graham, Malik Monk
Wings: Dwayne Bacon, Nicolas Batum, Cody Martin, Caleb Martin
Forwards: Miles Bridges, PJ Washington, Marvin Williams, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jalen McDaniels
Bigs: Cody Zeller, Willy Hernangomez, Bismack Biyombo
Forward Robert Franks and guard Kobi Simmons are the team’s two-way players.