2021-22 Charlotte Hornets roster

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A new season of Charlotte Hornets basketball begins on Wednesday, October 20th, and reigning NBA rookie of the year LaMelo Ball will look to build on an electric first season by leading the Hornets back to the playoffs.

The Hornets earned a play-in tournament berth last season, and added two potential impact rookies in the NBA Draft first round, selecting James Bouknight and Kai Jones. Terry Rozier returns as the Hornets’ leading scorer, and forward Gordon Hayward is fully healthy to start the year after only playing 44 games last season.

Ahead of opening night, here is the Hornets’ full roster for the 2021-22 NBA season.

2 - LaMelo Ball

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Previous team: Illawarra Hawks (AUS)

Position: Guard

Experience: 1 season

Age: 20

Size: 6-foot-6, 180 pounds

5- James Bouknight

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College: UConn

Position: Guard

Experience: Rookie

Age: 21

Size: 6-foot-5, 190 pounds

0 - Miles Bridges

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College: Michigan State

Position: Forward

Experience: 3 seasons

Age: 23

Size: 6-foot-6, 225 pounds

22 - Vernon Carey Jr.

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College: Duke

Position: Center

Experience: 1 season

Age: 20

Size: 6-foot-9, 270 pounds

20 - Gordon Hayward

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College: Butler

Position: Forward

Experience: 11 seasons

Age: 31

Size: 6-foot-7, 225 pounds

4 - Wes Iwundu

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College: Kansas State

Position: Forward

Experience: 4 seasons

Age: 26

Size: 6-foot-6, 195 pounds

23 - Kai Jones

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College: Texas

Position: Forward / Center

Experience: Rookie

Age: 20 (turns 21 on Jan. 19)

Size: 6-foot-11, 218 pounds

98 - Arnoldas Kulboka

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Previous team: Bilbao (Spain)

Position: Forward

Experience: Rookie

Age: 23 (turns 24 on Jan. 4)

Size: 6-foot-9, 198 pounds

16 - Scottie Lewis

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College: Florida

Position: Guard

Experience: Rookie

Age: 21

Size: 6-foot-5, 189 pounds

11- Cody Martin

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College: NC State / Nevada

Position: Forward

Experience: 2 seasons

Age: 26

Size: 6-foot-5, 205 pounds

6 -Jalen McDaniels

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College: San Diego State

Position: Forward

Experience: 2 seasons

Age: 23

Size: 6-foot-9, 205 pounds

12 - Kelly Oubre Jr.

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College: Kansas

Position: Forward

Experience: 6 seasons

Age: 25

Size: 6-foot-7, 203 pounds

24 - Mason Plumlee

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College: Duke

Position: Center

Experience: 8 seasons

Age: 31

Size: 6-foot-11, 254 pounds

14 - Nick Richards

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College: Kentucky

Position: Forward

Experience: 1 season

Age: 23 (turns 24 on Nov. 29)

Size: 7-foot-0, 245 pounds

3 - Terry Rozier

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College: Louisville

Position: Guard

Experience: 6 seasons

Age: 27

Size: 6-foot-1, 190 pounds

14 - Ish Smith

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College: Wake Forest

Position: Guard

Experience: 11 seasons

Age: 33

Size: 6-foot-0, 175 pounds

21 - JT Thor

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College: Auburn

Position: Forward

Experience: Rookie

Age: 19

Size: 6-foot-10, 205 pounds

25 - P.J. Washington

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College: Kentucky

Position: Forward

Experience: 2 seasons

Age: 23

Size: 6-foot-7, 230 pounds

Coaches

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Head coach: James Borrego

Assistant coach: Jay Triano

Assistant coach: Chad Iske

Assistant coach: Marlon Garnett

Assistant coach: Jay Hernandez

Assistant coach: Dutch Gaitley

Assistant coach: Nick Friedman

Assistant coach: Norman Richardson

Trainer: Joe Sharpe

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