Nick Smith Signs Rookie Contract With Hornets

Nick Smith Jr. has signed his rookie contract with the Hornets, according to the NBA transactions log.

The 6’5” guard out of Arkansas, who missed nearly two months of his lone college season due to a knee injury, will receive $2,463,960 if he signed for the usual 120% of the rookie scale amount at his slot.

The 27th overall pick will make $12,651,907 over his first four NBA seasons if the team options are eventually exercised for the final two years.

Smith was the second of Charlotte’s two first-round picks. The Hornets drafted potential franchise player Brandon Miller with the No. 2 pick.

Smith could jump right into the Hornets’ rotation as LaMelo Ball‘s backup.

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