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

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The chance at 20 minutes per game

With Kemba Walker and Tony Parker out of the way, Devonte’ Graham has a clear path to increased playing time as a second year player. He’ll be the primary backup point guard behind Terry Rozier, but if he shows some improvement off-ball, he could play more two-guard as well.

With that being said, Graham may have a shot at averaging over 20 minutes per game, which would be really nice for his development. He had some very good moments as a rookie, and looked much improved during Summer League earlier in the off-season.

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Graham averaged 4.7 points and 2.6 assists in 46 appearances, but he shot just 34 percent from the floor and 28 percent from three-point range. He’ll need to improve his shooting efficiency is he wants to keep this bigger role with the club.

In training camp, look for Graham to show that he can play either guard position. Yes, he’s primarily a point guard, but in today’s NBA, we see so many two-guard lineups, so hopefully Graham can make the necessary adjustments to his game in order to receive more playing time.

The 2019-20 season will be an important one for the former Kansas point guard.