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

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No. 4 – Kennedy Meeks

It was a decent Summer League for Kennedy Meeks leading up to the final game, but Meeks was dominant to close Summer League, showing what he can do in the paint. He has a big, physical body and a soft touch around the rim.

Meeks went undrafted in 2017 after a great four-year career at North Carolina. He signed with the Raptors afterwards and almost made the team, but ended up being waived. He’s been knocking on the NBA door since then. A two-way deal with the Hornets would be key for his further development.

Coming out of college, lots of people were worried about his body and conditioning. He’s gotten himself into much better shape and it’s paid off for him. He’s got the talent to play on the professional level, now he just needs the opportunity. Charlotte could be a good landing spot for the big man.

If the Hornets are looking for a front court addition as a two-way player, Meeks is a solid option. He doesn’t have as much upside as some other players, but he’s ready to play right now and can help the Hornets and the Greensboro Swarm, Charlotte’s G-League affiliate.