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

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No. 5 – Josh Perkins

If you watched the Hornets during Summer League, then you may have noticed former Gonzaga floor general Josh Perkins on the court. Perkins averaged 7.0 points and 3.0 assists for Charlotte in four games this summer.

He had some good moments in Summer League, but he still has developing to do. His best performance came against the Spurs, when he finished with 14 points and five assists. He was able to showcase his shooting ability, as well as his ability to run a team. Perkins is a solid lead guard with some NBA skills, but he does lack some athleticism.

I think he has NBA talent, but I also still think he has to prove that. If the Hornets add him on a two-way, he’d be able to learn in the G-League against other guys fighting to be in the big league. He could even go on and begin his career overseas if he decides to go that route.

Regardless, the Hornets should keep their eye on him. He can play and Charlotte could use some extra depth at the guard position. I would not be surprised if Perkins is at least going to training camp with the Hornets.