Charlotte Hornets: New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets should have salary-cap means to pursue Kemba Walker as free agent after the 2018-19 season. Mitch Kupchak: Keeping Walker may be “a challenge to figure out.”
Second-year Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk, who was originally diagnosed with a fractured thumb after the team's first game at Las Vegas Summer League, only has a sprain and may be able to participate later in the summer event.
Charlotte Hornets: NBA Summer League team 2-0 and doing the simple things, which is the new coaches' mantra. That made Sunday’s 94-90 victory over the Miami Heat at Las Vegas satisfying on multiple levels.
Charlotte Hornets bring back Bismack Biyombo in three-team NBA trade with Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic. General manager Mitch Kupchak expects wide-open competition at center among Cody Zeller, Willy Hernangomez and Biyombo.
Charlotte Hornets position-by-position analysis: Kemba Walker is a lock to start the 2018-19 NBA season; Nic Batum is a virtual lock. Beyond that, GM Mitch Kupchak and coach James Borrego look to open competition in September training camp.