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Charlotte Hornets Make Two Roster Moves Ahead of Bucks Showdown

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 2: Leaky Black #12 of the Charlotte Hornets poses for a portrait during 2023 -24 NBA Media Day on October 2, 2023 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Charlotte Hornets executed a pair of roster maneuvers, directing two-way athletes Amari Bailey and Leaky Black to their G League counterpart, the Greensboro Swarm, as officially stated by the team.

Black, a two-time ACC All-Defensive team honoree, showcased his skills last season with averages of 7.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.3 steals.

His noteworthy performance made him one of three Tar Heel players to clinch the accolade multiple times, earning him the runner-up spot for ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

Standing at 6-foot-8, Black made his debut with the Hornets during the summer league, contributing 2.7 points and 5.7 rebounds across three games in the California Classic and Las Vegas.

However, his playing time this season has been limited, featuring in just one game against the Miami Heat, where he logged 3 minutes on the court.

Being on a two-way contract, Black is set to divide his season between the Hornets and the Greensboro Swarm in the G League.

He is capped at 50 games in the NBA and will receive a flat salary equivalent to 50% of the minimum applicable to a player with zero years of service.

Both Bailey and Black are poised to mark their G League debuts tonight in Greensboro, signifying not only their transition but also the Hornets’ enhanced depth in the upcoming match against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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