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Hornets will not tender qualifying offer to Frank Kaminsky

The big man will be an unrestricted free agent in July.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Minnesota Timberwolves Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Rod Boone of The Athletic reported today that the Charlotte Hornets will not extend a qualifying offer to center/power forward Frank Kaminsky.

Had the Hornets tendered Kaminsky his qualifying offer, they’d have the right to match any contract the four-year veteran signed with another team. By not doing so, Kaminsky will become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year starts on July 1st. The Hornets will still have his Bird rights and thus can go over the cap to re-sign him, but they’ll likely renounce those to get his cap hold off the books pretty quickly.

This marks the unofficial end of the Frank Kaminsky era in Charlotte. After drafting PJ Washington with Marvin, Williams, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody Zeller, Bismack Biyombo, and Willy Hernangomez still under contract, there just isn’t any space on the roster forthe former Wisconsin Badger. Some other team will get to experience his poor starts to the season before he catches fire after the All Star break.