Kai Jones requests trade from Charlotte Hornets 2023

Jones can make that claim, but Jones' offseason social media posts and he hasn't established himself as an NBA gyration player( he's third on the Hornets' depth map).

It's likely the Hornets will not pick up Jones'$4.7 million option for coming season, waive him( he's owed$ 3 million this season) and make him a freeagent.

However, it's hard to imagine another platoon taking a chance and subscribing him at this point, If Jones were a free agent.

Jones equaled seven points and two rebounds in lower than 10 twinkles per game last season for the Hornets.

Jones has made several bizarre social media posts this summer, some calling out teammates. One was a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter) in which Jones suggested he was a better player than Charlotte star LaMelo Ball or No.

2 pick Brandon Miller and said he could beat LeBron James head-to-head. Jones then criticized teammate Mark Williams, the Hornets' center who started before him.

The third-year center logged just two minutes of action off the bench before leaving with the injury. He was initially ruled as questionable but was downgraded to out following the halftime break.

Sharpe was expected to receive significant run during preseason action. The big man averaged 4.7 points and 4.2 rebounds across 48 games last season for Brooklyn.

The oft-injured former top overall pick was limited to just 42 games last season and was shutdown in late March due to knee and back issues.