Charlotte Hornets Training Camp: What’s on the line for each player

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Increased NBA opportunity

Since undrafted forward Robert Franks is on a two-way contract, he’ll spend most of the 2019-20 season in the G-League, playing for the Greensboro Swarm, Charlotte’s G-League affiliate. A strong performance in training camp could convince the coaching staff to let him get some early NBA reps before the start of the G-League season.

Franks is talented, but he has some holes in his game, mostly on the defensive side. That’s one area where he is going to have to improve upon during the season. Offensively, though, he’s got clear NBA skills. He can stretch the floor and play multiple positions on the court.

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During his senior season at Washington State, Franks put up averages of 21.6 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 40 percent from deep. The NBA, and the G-League, obviously, are a much higher level of competition compared to college, so Franks will have to make typical early adjustments.

I think he has a chance to show out in the G-League, and that could allow him to see some more minutes with the Hornets throughout the year. This is a rebuilding season, so getting a guy like Franks some extra experience won’t hurt at all.