Report: Another Hornets Player In Legal Trouble

With star player Miles Bridges already out due to serious legal problems over felony domestic assault charges, the last thing the Charlotte Hornets needed to hear was that another young player was also in trouble with the law. 

James Bouknight was found unconscious in his car, according to TMZ, and was arrested on a DUI charge in Charlotte, close to 2 a.m. Sunday morning. 

The Hornets' statement on the matter reads: “We are aware of the incident involving James Bouknight and are in the process of gathering additional information. We will have no further comment at this time.”

The 6'5" Bouknight is making $4.2M this season, coming off his rookie year in which he posted 4.6 points in just under 10 minutes per game. In his time with the team's G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm, he was able to really show off his skills, averaging 25.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.4 steals in eight Showcase Cup games. 

Bouknight, 22, has apparently had legal trouble behind the wheel before, according to Callie Cox of The Charlotte Observer. He's been cited from wreckless driving no less than three times since last November, and he was cited for fleeing the scene of an accident three years ago while still in college.

The Hornets are also already without point guard LaMelo Ball to start the season, due to a Grade 2 ankle sprain. 

There is a certain Hornets' legend who's about to be made a free agent that could help fill some minutes in the backcourt, if the team is so inclined. 

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