10/21/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/21/2019 19:52
October 21, 2019 - The Charlotte Hornets announced today the team's 2019-20 Opening Night roster. The Hornets open the regular season vs. Chicago at Spectrum Center on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. The game will be telecast on FOX Sports Southeast and streamed live on the FOX Sports GO app, with a special one-hour edition of the Hornets LIVE pregame show beginning at 6 p.m. The game can also be heard on WFNZ (610 AM/102.5 FM), the Hornets flagship radio station, starting with the pregame show at 6:30 p.m. The radio broadcast is also streamed through the Hornets App. Tickets for the Home Opener are available online at hornets.com, the Spectrum Center Box Office or by calling 704-HORNETS.
The Hornets 17-player roster, which includes a pair of two-way contract players, has 10 returning players from last season's team, along with seven new players. This year's new players are Caleb Martin (Nevada - Free Agent), Cody Martin (Nevada - Draft), Jalen McDaniels (San Diego State - Draft), Terry Rozier (Boston - Trade), P.J. Washington (Kentucky - Draft) and two-way players Robert Franks (Washington State - Free Agent) and Kobi Simmons (Arizona - Free Agency).
The team's roster is listed below:
|No.||Player||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Born||Prior to NBA/Home Country||Yrs Pro|
|7||Dwayne Bacon||G/F||6-7||221||8/30/95||Florida State/USA||2|
|5||Nicolas Batum||G/F||6-8.5||200||12/14/88||Le Mans (France)/France||11|
|8||Bismack Biyombo||C||6-8||255||8/28/92||Baloncesto Fuenlabrada/DRC||8|
|0||Miles Bridges||F||6-6||225||3/21/98||Michigan State/USA||1|
|22||Robert Franks*||F||6-9||225||12/18/96||Washington State/USA||R|
|9||Willy Hernangomez||C||6-11||240||5/27/94||Cajasol Sevilla/Spain||3|
|6||Jalen McDaniels||F||6-9||205||1/31/98||San Diego State/USA||R|
|2||Marvin Williams||F||6-8||237||6/19/86||North Carolina/USA||14|
*Denotes two-way contract player