Charlotte Hornets Waive Three Players
October 22, 2016 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has waived forward Perry Ellis, guard Rasheed Sulaimon and center Mike Tobey.
Ellis (6-8, 225, Kansas) signed with the Hornets on Sept. 23 after going undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft. Ellis appeared in one preseason game and totaled four minutes of playing time.
Sulaimon (6-4, 190, Maryland) signed with the Hornets on Sept. 7 and played in four preseason contests. He averaged 1.5 points and 1.3 assists in 8.6 minutes per game.
Tobey (7-0, 260, Virginia) originally signed with the Hornets on July 25, 2016 after going undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft. The former Virginia Cavalier appeared in two games for the Hornets in the preseason and averaged 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per game. Tobey appeared in five games for the Hornets in the 2016 Orlando Pro Summer League averaging 10.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 20.8 minutes per game.
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||8|
|21||Marco Belinelli||G/F||6-5||210||03/25/86||Fortitudo Bologna/Italy||9|
|12||Treveon Graham||F||6-6||226||10/28/93||Virginia Commonwealth/USA||R|
|2||Marvin Williams||F||6-9||237||06/19/86||North Carolina/USA||11|
|35||Christian Wood||F||6-11||220||09/27/85||University of Nevada-Las||1|
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)