Hornets Reassign Aaron Harrison to Oklahoma City Blue
February 1, 2016 – The Charlotte Hornets announced today the team has reassigned guard Aaron Harrison to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.
Harrison previously joined the Blue on Jan. 22 for their 118-107 loss to the Los Angeles D-Fenders in Oklahoma City. In his first D-League contest, Harrison finished with 11 points, three rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes. The Hornets recalled Harrison on Jan. 23.
The 21-year-old rookie has appeared in 13 games for Charlotte, averaging 0.5 points and 0.6 rebounds in 4.2 minutes per contest. The Kentucky product went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft and signed with the Hornets on July 14 as a free agent.
The NBA D-League’s flexible assignment system enables the 11 independent NBA teams to assign players to the NBA D-League for development or rehabilitation from injury. Upon receipt from an independent NBA team, the NBA D-League will identify any NBA D-League team willing to accept the assigned player. The assigning independent NBA team will then choose the destination for assignment between those teams. If no NBA D-League team is willing to accept the assigned player, he will be assigned to one of the hybrid affiliate teams pursuant to a lottery.