Dwayne Bacon Rumors

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Dwayne Bacon
Dwayne Bacon
Position: G
Born: 08/30/95
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $1,618,520
The Charlotte Hornets today unveiled the limited-edition bobbleheads of Miles Bridges, Dwayne Bacon and PJ Washington that will be distributed at three upcoming games in February and March. On Saturday, February 22, the first 7,500 fans entering Spectrum Center for the game against the Brooklyn Nets will receive a fighter pilot-themed Bridges bobblehead, playing off his ability to take flight on the court. Bridges is wearing a flight suit and aviator sunglasses, and holding a teal and purple helmet with a classic Hornets logo. When the Hornets host the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, March 1, the first 7,500 fans will take home a “Dwayne” Bacon bobblehead. Playing off his last name, the bobblehead depicts Bacon as a strip of bacon standing on a frying pan and includes audio featuring unique play-by-play calls from FOX Sports Southeast’s Eric Collins.
There are clear stakes in the near term for how Bacon performs. His rookie contract ends after this season and there’s an option to make him a $2 million qualifying offer to restrict his free-agency. General manager Mitch Kupchak told the Observer in September his priority in the summer of 2020 will be re-signing young talent and mentioned Bacon specifically as an example.
Storyline: Dwayne Bacon Free Agency
It’s common these days for player-personnel scouts from other teams to ask about Bacon as a future free agent. But that matters only to the extent he frees himself from his funk. “I think I have the perfect mindset to play 15 years in the NBA, because I can accept every obstacle and I’m always going to be ready. I don’t come with ego,” Bacon said. “I’m the same guy every day: I smile like I just scored 30 points. When you have an ego in this sport, you won’t get far. If I came in here all mad, thinking ‘Oh, you guys are playing and I’m not,’ that’s just selfish of me. “I know this is going to come around.”