A local star arrives at the Charlotte Hornets

Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, star of his high school and then the faculty of NC State, Dennis Smith Jr it should be part of the long series of phenomena produced by the state. But the scoring leader has never managed to win once off the ground of him, whether at the Dallas Mavericks, the New York Knicks, the Detroit Pistons or the Portland Trail Blazers. So it’s a homecoming. He signed up for his local franchise, the Charlotte Hornets.

The contract is for one year but it is not fully guaranteed and is already a simple invitation to retire and to the preseason. An agreement possibly renewable if the 24-year-old player ever puts himself to the test in the coming weeks. It’s sad but it already seems like a last chance for Dennis Smith Jr. The ninth pick of the 2017 draft had amassed more than 15 points per game on his NBA debut, but hasn’t won since then.

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