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48-34, 1st in Southeast

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Nicolas Batum has agreed to a five-year, $120 million deal to re-sign with the Hornets, a league source confirmed. The Vertical first reported the agreement. Batum's Friday meeting scheduled with the Mavericks is canceled.

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NBA, Hornets: Proposed HB2 updates not enough

The NBA and the Charlotte Hornets expressed doubt Thursday that possible changes to House Bill 2, a law limiting protections for LGBT people, would go far enough.

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Source: Hornets' Batum to meet with Mavericks

The Mavericks are expected to meet with the Hornets' Nicolas Batum to replace SF Chandler Parsons, who is expected to leave in free agency.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets small forward Nicolas Batum is expected to meet with the Mavericks in free agency, according to a league source.

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Where could Jeremy Lin end up? (1:05)
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5 things to watch for in free agency

With the salary cap going through the roof and most teams having money to burn, the NBA's silly season -- which starts Friday -- will not disappoint.

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Hill leads potential free-agent steals

Everyone knows who this year's biggest free-agent prizes are, but Solomon Hill and others make up a group of players who could turn into big bargains on the open market.

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Two Hornets among top FA 3-and-D's

TrueHoop TV's Kevin Arnovitz includes Charlotte's Marvin Williams and Courtney Lee among the best 3-and-D players in the upcoming free-agent class.

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Marvin Williams could be free-agent steal

Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi see Williams' solid play during the regular season, maybe his best in 11 NBA seasons, being more relevant to potential buyers than his disappointing postseason performance against the Heat. Most underrated FAs (Insider)

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Hornets' Kaminsky to have procedure on chest

The Hornets' Frank Kaminsky will undergo a procedure to remove a small pocket of air between his lung and chest wall and will need approximately six weeks to recover.

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The NBA's best 3-and-D free agents (1:25)
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Two Hornets among top free agents

Kevin Pelton writes that Nicolas Batum had a career year after going to Charlotte last summer and Marvin Williams finally played something like the second overall draftee of 2005. NBA's 25 best free agents (Insider)

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Is Jeremy Lin being racially profiled on the court? (2:58)
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Lin a cap casualty in Charlotte? (1:27)
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Sources: Hornets fearful Lin will sign elsewhere

The Hornets are prioritizing signing Nicolas Batum and Marvin Williams, but they are fearful of losing Jeremy Lin, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

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5dIan Begley

Lin seeking 'home' after 5 teams in 6 seasons

After playing for five NBA teams in six years, Jeremy Lin says the decision on where he signs will be about finding the team that can help him reach his full potential.

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Will a team be willing to pay Howard max money? (0:53)

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.411th
Rebounds Per Game43.914th
Assists Per Game21.719th
Points Allowed100.79th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164834.585
2014-153349.402
2013-144339.524
2012-132161.256
2011-12759.106

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