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Hornets news and notes over Memorial Day weekend

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As we transition into the regular season, we have a couple little pieces of Hornets news that we should touch on.

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It’s been a few days since we’ve put a post up (sorry about that), so let’s catch up on a few little things that have happened in Charlotte Hornets world in the last few days.

The Hornets won the coin toss with the Spurs for the 11th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. The two teams finished with the same record, so a coin toss was used to determine who would pick first. Both teams will share the same lottery odds, but if neither team moves up to the top four, the Hornets will pick 11th, and the Spurs will pick 12th.

The Hornets have picked up the option on James Borrego’s contract for next season. Mitch Kupchak said in his press conference that Borrego would be back, and that was confirmed by the team picking up his fourth year option. The Hornets have been trending up since the start of their rebuild, and the development of the team’s young core has been remarkable.

LaMelo Ball is releasing 500 NFTs before the Rookie of the Year announcement. The NFTs will be updated with his Rookie of the Year award if and when he wins it. If you want to get in on the ground floor of the LaMelo Ball NFT game, now is your chance.

The Hornets could have eyes on Daniel Theis in free agency. Theis is coming off a down year with the Bulls, but he’s a solid big, especially on the defense end. Plus he’d be another piece as the Hornets try to recreate the 2018-19 Celtics roster.