Second-Round Pick Gets 4-Year Deal From Charlotte Hornets

Now that's a nice promotion for a second-round pick. 

After spending the first half of the season on a two-way contract, 6'7" rookie guard Bryce McGowens has just got himself a big raise, with a four-year deal from the Charlotte Hornets.

The contract is worth $7.4M over the four years, with a team option in the final season.

McGowens has played in 26 games for the Hornets this season, averaging 14 minutes per contest, with 4.1 points while shooting 36.4% from three-point range.

His performance with the team's G League affiliate, however, has convinced them that McGowens is a keeper: In 10 games with the Greensboro Swarm across the G League Showcase and regular season, McGowens has posted 22.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.7 steals in 35.4 minutes per game.

He was the 40th overall pick in the NBA Draft in 2022, the 10th pick of the second round, out of Nebraska.

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