Charlotte Hornets: 5 candidates for Charlotte’s second two-way contract

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The Charlotte Hornets roster is nearing 100 percent completion, but they still have a two-way contract slot opening. Here are five candidates to fill that position.

As of now, the Charlotte Hornets have 12 players under contract for next season, along with one two-way player in Robert Franks. They are expected to sign their two second round picks, Cody Martin and Jalen McDaniels, which will put them up to 14 players, leaving them with one roster spot and one two-way spot open.

While two-way contracts aren’t exactly exciting for some fans, I believe that they are important. It gives you the opportunity to develop a player in the G-League, and allows that player to spend up to 45 days with the NBA club while the G-League season is going.

Last season, the Hornets had J.P. Macura and Joe Chealey inked to a two-way contract. Both players, Chealey in particular, definitely got better as the season went along. Chealey, to me, looks like a legit third-string point guard in the NBA.

Charlotte signed Robert Franks, who went undrafted after a successful career at Washington State, to a two-way contract earlier this summer. Franks is a combo forward that was a big time scorer in college. He’s got upside, and I believe he was a good first two-way signing.

Who will Charlotte’s second two-way player be, though? Will they even sign one? That remains unknown, but I’ve put together a small list of five candidates that stood out to me. With that being said, let’s go ahead and take a look at candidate number five.