Hornets sign Paige, Mathiang to 2-way contract

Aug 2, 2017 - 10:45 PM CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets have signed guard Marcus Paige and forward/center Mangok Mathiang to two-way contracts. Financial terms of the deals were not announced Wednesday. Both players are expected to play for Charlotte's G-League team in Greensboro, North Carolina. Because they signed the NBA's new "two-way contracts," the Hornets control their rights, preventing other teams from signing them from the G-League. The 6-foot-1 Paige played at North Carolina and was drafted with the 55th overall pick in the 2016 draft. The 6-10, 230-pound Mathiang played for the Hornets in the 2017 Orlando Pro Summer League, where he averaged 4.4 points and 5 rebounds per game. Charlotte also signed forward Isaiah Hicks and guard T.J. Williams to the team's training camp roster. ___ For more AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball

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