Hornets’ GM Mitch Kupchak wasn’t done when he got what many called the steal of the night – drafting James Bouknight with the 11th pick. Less than 10 picks later, Kupchak brokered a deal with the NY Knicks to acquire their 19th pick for a future 1st round pick. The Hornets used the trade to select Texas big-man Kai Jones.
Jones is a raw prospect with a lot of upside, who helps fill the Hornets’ need for a post player. The 6’11 forward averaged 8.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, on 58% shooting from the floor.