Charlotte Hornets

LaMelo Ball signs extension with the Charlotte Hornets for $260 million

LaMelo views the court
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LaMelo Ball has secured his place as the franchise player of the Charlotte Hornets. Ball recently signed a 5-year $260 million max extension with the Hornets.

Related: The Charlotte Hornets select Brandon Miller with second pick in 2023 NBA Draft

Ball And Miller To Lead Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are trying to turn their franchise around. After drafting University of Alabama star Brandon Miller with the second overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, Charlotte made a bold move to give LaMelo Ball a max contract extension.

The Hornets are all in with the newly formed duo of Miller and Ball, as they hope to reach the playoffs next season for the first time since the 2015-16 season. Will this duo be able to lead Charlotte to the postseason?

This is an answer we’ll have to watch unfold during the 2023-24 season.

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