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Hornets assign James Bouknight, Kai Jones to Swarm in G League

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On Friday, the Charlotte Hornets assigned rookie guard James Bouknight and center Kai Jones to the Greensboro Swarm, their affiliate in the NBA G League.

The two players have played sparingly to this point of the season with the Hornets. Bouknight has logged only five appearances for the Hornets, totaling two rebounds in eight minutes of play. Jones has played five minutes in four games.

Bouknight and Jones will now have the opportunity to see extended minutes with the Swarm. They face the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Saturday and will likely have a large role in that contest on assignment.

Hornets head coach James Borrego said last month the team firmly believes Bouknight and Jones figure into its long-term plans but will need to find playing time for them. They like what each player brings and it figures to be only a matter of time before they crack the rotation.

The contest between the Swarm and Vipers can be streamed starting at 7 p.m. EST.

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