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.
The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.
The Charlotte Hornets took Frank Kaminsky III ninth overall in Thursday's draft.
Newest Hornets player regrets past dig
Frank Kaminsky made a crack at Charlotte's team last year when announcing he'd return to Wisconsin for his senior season. In a later-deleted blog, he said, "I know the NBA has their crazy fans and all, but if you look at all of their games, there are games when teams like the Bobcats get hardly any fans, and it looks flat out boring.''
Hornets: Rights to Argentina F Juan Vaulet (No. 39 pick) traded to Nets for 2 future 2nd-round picks
The Brooklyn Nets on Thursday traded Mason Plumlee and the rights to Pat Connaughton to the Portland Trail Blazers for Steve Blake and the rights to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
Frank keeps the tank close by
Frank 'The Tank' Kaminsky flashed a custom insignia of his trademark method of transportation at the draft.
Hornets: Argentine SF Juan Vaulet selected with 39th pick in NBA Draft
Kaminsky stoked to work for M.J.
"Growing up and from Chicago, Michael Jordan is everything there. He still is. I had all of his posters on my wall, 'Space Jam' was my favorite move."
Kaminsky and M.J. not best buds -- yet
When he was a kid, Frank Kaminsky had family that worked for the Bulls, so he told everyone Michael Jordan was his best friend. Now, His Airness is his boss. So have they talked yet? "I haven't. I haven't talked to him. I can't wait to have my first conversation with him." (Rob Tringali for ESPN)
For Kaminsky, it's all about the shot
Jalen Rose: "He's a shooter. Not going to be much of a defender. Or a rebounder. But as long as you can knock it down like he can, you're going to have a job in this league."
NBA Prospect: Frank Kaminsky
Chad Ford breaks down Frank Kaminsky's skill set as Kaminsky gets set to enter the NBA.
Insider profile: Frank Kaminsky
Kaminsky has good footwork in the paint and is versatile for a 7-footer despite lacking explosiveness. He averaged 18.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks a game last season. Ability to create shot off dribble
Kaminsky picked 9 overall by Charlotte
The Hornets select Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin) in the 2015 NBA Draft.