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Charlotte Hornets (36-46)


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L 114-121
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L 79-89
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L 76-103
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Walker played a big role in Hornets landing Carter-Williams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) When All-Star Kemba Walker approached Hornets general manager Rich Cho about signing free agent Michael Carter-Williams, Cho said he couldn't help but lend an ear.

"Anytime your best player is endorsing another player and is excited about acquiring another player you have to listen," Cho said.

The Hornets officially signed Carter-Williams to a one-year, $2.7 million contract on Friday, filling a need at backup point guard behind Walker, who's coming off his best season. The Hornets also envision the 6-foot-6 Carter-Williams playing alongside Walker at times as an off guard in certain situations, similar to how they used Jeremy Lin and Walker together two seasons ago during a run to the playoffs.

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Leaders
Points: Kemba Walker23.2
Rebounds: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist7.0
Assists: Nicolas Batum5.9
FG%: Kemba Walker44.4%
Steals: Nicolas Batum1.12
Blocks: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist0.95
Defense (Rank)
Points: 104.7 (13)
Rebounds: 44.4 (22)
Assists: 24.5 (28)
FG%: 45.6% (14)
FT%: 77.6% (21)
3P%: 36.9% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 104.9 (16)
Rebounds: 43.6 (14)
Assists: 23.1 (11)
FG%: 44.2% (26)
FT%: 81.5% (1)
3P%: 35.1% (18)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Washington 49 33 .598 --
x-Atlanta 43 39 .524 6.0
Miami 41 41 .500 8.0
Charlotte 36 46 .439 13.0
Orlando 29 53 .354 20.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/14/2017 Michael Carter-Williams Signed as Free Agent
7/2/2017 Malik Monk Signed as Draft Pick
7/1/2017 Brian Roberts Declared Free Agency
7/1/2017 Christian Wood Declared Free Agency
7/1/2017 Ramon Sessions Declared Free Agency
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Injuries
Date Player Status
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