Charlotte Hornets waive Robert Franks, sign Ray Spalding to team

After going through half of January, the Charlotte Hornets have finally made a slight change to their roster.

While having a poor season so far, the Charlotte Hornets have finally made a change to their roster. The change was not huge, as the team waived one two-way player, just to sign one to another two-way contract.

On Wednesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Hornets had signed the young forward, Ray Spalding, to a two-way NBA contract. This move comes after the team waived the undrafted rookie Robert Franks.

Robert Franks was an undrafted rookie that the Hornets signed to a two-way contract over the summer. Franks did not see any court time with the Hornets, as he played a majority of the season with the Greensboro Swarm.

However, Ray Spalding is a player who was taken in the 2018 draft. So far in his career, Spalding has only played for two teams; the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks.

While playing in fourteen games during his time with those two teams, Spalding averaged 3.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. Spalding has also started in three career games, where he averaged 10.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

As of late, Ray Spalding has found himself playing in the G-league. Spalding has not had a lot of time to prove himself in the league, so he will likely spend the majority of his time with the Greensboro Swarm for the rest of the season.

While Spalding has not played in an NBA game so far this season, he’s spent the majority of his time with the Houston Rockets’ G-league team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

While with the Valley Vipers, Spalding averaged 15.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game. He’s shown that he can score and play defense, and that could be a significant reason why Charlotte decided to go with him and not keep Robert Franks.

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It’s unknown if Spalding will see any time on the court time for the Hornets this season, but anything can happen.

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