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

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No. 1 – Jalen McDaniels

One option for the Charlotte Hornets would be giving Jalen McDaniels, the the 52nd pick in last months draft, a two-way contract. McDaniels is going to be a big time project, so he’ll be spending the majority of his time in the G-League anyway. They can then add an extra free agent to their main roster, while McDaniels develops.

Quite a lot of second round picks end up signing two-way contracts. You could always stash a player overseas and keep his draft rights, but putting him in the G-League gives you more of a close to home option. McDaniels is going to be a few years away from making contributions for the Hornets, so this route could make sense.

Other second round picks from the 2019 draft class to sign a two-way contract include Quinndary Weatherspoon, Jarrell Brantley, Tremont Waters, Justin Wright-Foreman, Marial Shayok, Kyle Guy and Jordan Bone. It’s certainly not an uncommon thing at the moment.

You can see the potential that McDaniels has, but he’s going to have to get much stronger and sharpen up his skills. He’s a big time athlete, but is very raw right now. He’s going to be an interesting player to watch moving forward.

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Two-Way contracts have been excellent for young players trying to find their place in the association. With the Charlotte Hornets in rebuild mode, developing players should be the top priority, which could make this years two-way players more important than last years.