Hornets Waive Four Players

October 23, 2015 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has waived forward Sam Thompson, center Jason Washburn, guard/forward Damien Wilkins and guard Elliot Williams.

Thompson (6-7, 200, Ohio State) signed with the Hornets on Sept. 15 and played in five preseason games. He averaged 0.8 points in 6.1 minutes per game. Washburn (7-0, 245, Utah) signed with Charlotte on Sept. 15 and appeared in four preseason contests, averaging 1.3 rebounds in 4.6 minutes per game. Wilkins (6-6, 225, Georgia), who signed with the Hornets on Oct. 16, played in three preseason games and posted averages of 5.0 points, 1.7 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 17.1 minutes per game. Williams (6-5, 180, Memphis) averaged 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game in two preseason contests. He signed with Charlotte on July 28.

The team’s roster stands at 15 and is listed below:

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Prior to NBA/Home Country Yrs Pro
5 Nicolas Batum G/F 6-8 200 12/14/88 Le Mans/France 7
30 Troy Daniels G 6-4 204 07/15/91 Virginia Commonwealth/USA 2
19 P.J. Hairston G 6-6 220 12/24/92 North Carolina/USA 1
9 Aaron Harrison G 6-6 212 10/28/94 Kentucky/USA R
50 Tyler Hansbrough F 6-9 250 11/03/85 North Carolina/USA 6
00 Spencer Hawes F/C 7-1 245 04/28/88 Washington/USA 8
25 Al Jefferson C 6-10 289 01/04/85 Prentiss HS (MS)/USA 11
44 Frank Kaminsky F/C 7-0 242 04/04/93 Wisconsin/USA R
14 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F 6-7 232 09/26/93 Kentucky/USA 3
3 Jeremy Lamb G 6-5 185 05/30/92 Connecticut/USA 3
7 Jeremy Lin G 6-3 200 08/23/88 Harvard/USA 5
22 Brian Roberts G 6-1 173 12/03/85 Dayton/USA 3
15 Kemba Walker G 6-1 184 05/08/90 Connecticut/USA 4
2 Marvin Williams F 6-9 237 06/19/86 North Carolina/USA 10
40 Cody Zeller F 7-0 240 10/05/92 Indiana/USA 2

HEAD COACH: Steve Clifford (Maine-Farmington)
ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH: Patrick Ewing (Georgetown)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Stephen Silas (Brown), Pat Delany (Saint Anselm), Bob Weiss (Penn State), Steve Hetzel (Michigan State), Bruce Kreutzer (SUNY-New Paltz)  

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