The Charlotte Hornets will place Kai Jones away from the staff indefinitely with no estimated time of return. Regardless that it isn’t known as a suspension, he is not going to be part of the staff when coaching camp begins subsequent week. Shams Charania of The Athletic first reported the information.
The Hornets group is in fixed contact with the previous first-round decide via the method. The Hornets PR staff took to X (previously often known as Twitter) to publicly make an announcement of the transfer.
The 22-year-old has been absent from current participant elective periods and has posted various odd issues on social media. Jones even went so far as to call out some of his teammates. The general concern for his psychological well being is a prime precedence for the group.
After the Hornets exercised their third-year staff possibility on his rookie scale contract this previous fall, Jones will obtain a assured $3.05MM this season. It’s, nonetheless, exceedingly inconceivable that they may train his $4.69 possibility for the 2024–25 season. Though this could change, it’ll take time to see how the scenario unfolds.
Earlier than being taken No. 19 total within the 2021 draft, Jones performed for Texas for 2 years. He performed in 67 video games over the course of his two seasons with Charlotte, averaging 2.7 factors and a couple of.0 rebounds. Jones has additionally continued to work on his sport on the G League stage with the intention to develop right into a stable professional.
Jones has continued to submit on social media for the reason that announcement from the Hornets. Though nothing notable has been posted up so far, the Hornets group will certainly look to maintain watch over his postings.
The Hornets will open their season in opposition to the Atlanta Hawks on October twenty fifth.