Frank Kaminsky had a strong performance at the Orlando Summer League, joining several other lottery picks who looked to make their marks in their professional debuts.
OKC beats Charlotte at Summer League
Frank Kaminsky's off-balance jumper at the buzzer was off, and the Thunder escaped with a 2-point win in Orlando. Kaminsky did finish with 19 points and 12 rebounds in his NBA debut. Semaj Christon had 14 points and 10 assists for the Thunder.
Kaminsky picks up the pace
After scoring just 4 points in the first half, Hornets rookie Frank Kaminsky dropped 15 in the third quarter, helping Charlotte take a 4-point lead into the 4th at Orlando Summer League.
Slow summer start for Kaminsky
Hornets lottery pick Frank Kaminsky was just 2-of-9 from the field in the first half of his Summer League debut, and Charlotte trails OKC by 4 at halftime in Orlando.
Kaminsky ready for NBA debut
Frank Kaminsky, the No. 9 pick in the 2015 NBA draft, will take the court in Orlando as the Hornets' Summer League squad takes on the Thunder.
Ewing setting bar high for Kaminsky
After a rusty performance in his first Hornets practice, Frank Kaminsky figures to draw plenty attention in the Orlando Summer League. His summer coach, Patrick Ewing, is expecting a lot out of him. Five to watch
Troy Daniels can shoot the 3, but the Charlotte Hornets are expecting more out of him next season.
Every team has a philosophy how they are going to approach the following season. Based on the offseason transactions of the Charlotte Hornets, they are clearly looking to make a push back the playoffs.
Ed Davis is leaving Los Angeles for the Portland Trail Blazers. Now, like most of the rest of the league, he's waiting for LaMarcus Aldridge to make a decision and determine just how big Davis' r
Aaron Harrison, the leading scorer of the 38-1 Kentucky Wildcats, will play for the Charlotte Hornets' summer league team. Harrison went undrafted while six of his teammates heard their name called on draft night.
The Charlotte Hornets summer league team had their first practice on Wednesday as they prepare for the event in Orlando. Top pick Frank Kaminsky participated in the practice and he could have done better according to an assistant coach.
The Charlotte Hornets have released their 14-man summer league roster.
The Charlotte Hornets have decided to not offer forward/center Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer, which means he'll enter July as an unrestricted free agent.
No qualifying offer for Biyombo
Charlotte did not tender Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent as of July 1, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. The 22-year-old big man averaged 4.8 PPG and 6.4 RPG last season. Hornets pass on QO
The Charlotte Hornets did not tender Bismack Biyombo a qualifying offer, making him a free agent as of July 1, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard.
With some people questioning the Hornets' decision to take Frank Kaminsky over Justise Winslow, it's up to the former Badger to prove Charlotte right.
Hornets bold draft could pay off
Instead of going for scoring with swingmen like Justise Winslow or Devin Booker, Charlotte went big by taking Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky with the No. 9 pick. It's a risky move, but it's aggressive and that deserves a thumbs-up from ESPN's Michael Wallace. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down
The Celtics made a strong final push to trade up into the top 10 in the draft, culminating in an offer to the Hornets that included as many as six draft picks, sources said.
The Celtics' strong push to trade up and select Justise Winslow fell short, meaning their quest to land a premiere players goes on.
Should Hornets have opted for Winslow?
Chad Ford isn't down on Frank Kaminsky, but he thinks Justise Winslow was a much better value at No. 9 overall. Sure, Winslow -- who has a similar skillset to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist -- wouldn't fit as well as Kaminsky does, but with that kind of talent, you take Winslow and figure it out later. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)
The 2015 NBA draft is over. Who deserves high marks for their picks? After 60 selections Thursday night, Chad Ford hands out his grades for every squad.