The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to terms on a deal with someone they are familiar with, Tre Scott. The two sides agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract for the upcoming season, according to Michael Scotto.
An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year deal worth a minimum salary that can include bonuses worth up to $75,000.
The Hornets saw Scott during the NBA Summer League, as he appeared in five games for Charlotte. Scott averaged 5.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 18.2 minutes per game. The 6-foot-8 forward did not have many opportunities afforded to him, but that was expected. Charlotte is working on getting other players who will play in the NBA this season as much experience as reasonably possible, leaving Scott with a small portion of time on the court.
Charlotte is not unfamiliar with Scott, as he has been in their organization previously. Scott was part of the Hornets’ G League affiliate Greensboro Swarm last year, averaging 17.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 34.5 minutes per game. Returning to Greensboro seems like a logical move for Scott down the line.
Scott came into the league undrafted out of Cincinnati in 2020, signing with Leones de Ponce in Puerto Rico’s Baloncesto Superior Nacional. The former Bearcat would eventually sign with the Utah Jazz, spending time with the Salt Lake City Stars, Utah’s G League affiliate. Scott would finally get his chance in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2021. Scott appeared in two games for Cleveland after signing a 10-day contract with the team, scoring six points in two games with the Cavs. Scott would return to the Cleveland Charge, the Cavaliers G League affiliate after the deal. Stints with the Ontario Clippers, Fos Provence Basket of the LNB Pro A league in France, Greensboro Swarm, and the Calgary Surge of the Canadian Elite Basketball League would follow before ultimately returning to the Hornets organization.