Rich Cho Rumors
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today the signings of free agents Terry Henderson and Luke Petrasek, finalizing the team’s 2017 training camp roster at 20 players. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not released. The training camp roster now stands at 20. Henderson, a 6-4 shooting guard out of Raleigh, North Carolina spent his final two seasons at North Carolina State after transferring from West Virginia. In his senior season, the Wolfpack standout averaged 13.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 30.9 minutes per game in 32 appearances. For his career, Henderson averaged 11.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 25.9 minutes over the course of a combined 91 games at North Carolina State and West Virginia.
General manager Rich Cho and coach Steve Clifford have said the team wants to sign a third point guard behind starter Kemba Walker and recently-signed backup Michael Carter-Williams. That player would likely have to sign for the veteran minimum (which fluctuates from player to player, based on seasons of experience) because the Hornets are inching toward the luxury-tax threshold of about $119 million for next season.
When All-Star Kemba Walker approached Hornets general manager Rich Cho about signing free agent Michael Carter-Williams, Cho said he couldn’t help but lend an ear. “Anytime your best player is endorsing another player and is excited about acquiring another player you have to listen,” Cho said.
Now Carter-Williams is eager to get his career back on track and said Walker is a “big part of the reason” why he chose to sign with Charlotte. “I can learn a lot from him,” Carter-Williams said of Walker. “He was eager to play with me as much as I am to play with him.”