Jalen McDaniels Rumors
Rick Bonnell: Nothing new if @Charlotte Hornets 2nd-round pick Jalen McDaniels will be signed for training camp, per agent @Nima Namakian. Hornets are at maximum 20 camp slots for now, but that is far from set in stone. GM Mitch Kupchak told me he’d like to have McDaniels in team’s development system.
Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets make it official they have signed guard Kobi Simmons. That brings the roster to an NBA maximum 20 for training camp without 2nd-round pick Jalen McDaniels. Doesn’t mean Hornets couldn’t open a spot for McDaniels, but for now, he’s not in Chapel Hill for camp.
Rick Bonnell: Signing Simmons would bring Hornets camp roster to the maximum 20 without so-far unsigned 2nd-round pick Jalen McDaniels. The roster is obviously not set in stone. Hornets still want to explore McDaniels’ potential as a long-term project.
A month out from training camp the Hornets have 18 players under contract. The Hornets haven’t yet signed the second of their two second-round picks, San Diego State forward Jalen McDaniels, but still have a two-way contract slot available.
Spencer Percy: Caleb Martin is getting an exhibit 10 contract w/ @Charlotte Hornets, which is code for a training camp invite. Unless team decides to make late FA signing, looks like final roster spot is coming down to a training camp battle; Caleb Martin, Jalen McDaniels, Joe Chealey all in the mix.