Charlotte will not give Frank Kaminsky a qualifying offer
Due to their recent additions in the draft and a lack of cap space, the Charlotte Hornets will not be offering Frank Kaminsky a qualifying offer. As a result, the former No. 9 overall pick will become an unrestricted free agent.
Rod Boone of The Athletic shared the news about Kaminsky on Thursday morning:
Per a league source, #Hornets don't plan on extending a qualifying offer to Frank Kaminsky, which will make him an unrestricted free agent. Hornets don't have much cap space and currently have a logjam on their frontline after last week's draft.
— Rod Boone (@rodboone) June 27, 2019
Kaminsky, now 26 years of age, has shown that he can be a solid option in the post, but he’s never been able to stand above the crowd, so to speak. Furthermore, the Hornets are expected to lose Kemba Walker in free agency. If that happens, the team will likely be looking to use what cap space it has left to land another point guard.
Kaminsky could draw interest from other teams. The true seven-footer made 47 appearances with the Hornets during their 2018-19 regular season, racking up averages of 8.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting from the field (36.0 percent from beyond the arc), 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.1 minutes per outing.
The Celtics finished the 2018-19 regular season with a 49-33 overall record, which was good for a No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Unfortunately, though, Boston was defeated by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round, 4-1. Let’s see what sort of moves the team makes in the offseason