The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to terms on Exhibit 10 contracts with four players, bringing their roster total to 21 players. Tre Scott, Jaylen Sims, Nathan Mensah, and Angelo Allegri all played for Charlotte in the California Classic and NBA 2K24 summer league. Terms of the deal have not been made public at this time.
Scott has only made two appearances in the NBA, both coming during the 2021-22 season for a very underwhelming Cleveland Cavaliers team. Appearing in just 11 minutes, Scott scored all six of his points in a lopsided 144-99 win over the Toronto Raptors. Scott has since played in the NBA G League (Cleveland Charge, Greensboro Swarm), LNB Pro A (France), and Canadian Elite Basketball League before returning to the Hornets organization.
Sims appeared in 31 games for the Swarm last season, averaging 11 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 25.4 minutes per game. The 24-year-old guard converted on 36.8% of his attempts from three-point range and 47.6% overall in Greensboro. Sims also played for the Hornets this past summer.
Mensah was not selected in the 2023 NBA Draft after playing for San Diego State from 2018-2023. The 6-foot-10 big man averaged 6.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in five years with the Aztecs.
Allegri is another player who spent five years in college. Playing 2018-2021 at UNC Greensboro before spending 2021-23 at Eastern Washington. Allegri’s offensive output increased upon landing at Eastern Washington, jumping from 6.1 points to 12.8. An increase in playing time, in addition to attempting and making more field goals, contributed to his offensive output increasing.
The likelihood that any of these players make an impact for the Hornets is slim to none. There is a reason why they were available and signed the type of contracts they did. The possibility exists that Charlotte may be able to find some sort of role for one of these players down the line, but it would not be wise to count on that being the case.