There seemed to be hope that Aaron Harrison would develop a catch-and-shoot game that could make him more of a “3&D” guard off the bench in Charlotte. He was a solid defender, and he could drive and score/draw contact, but he needed more offensive versatility to make it work.
Harrison, 22, has seen limited minutes behind veterans Marco Belinelli and Jeremy Lamb. With both signed through the 2017-18 season, there was little opportunity for Harrison’s role to grow in Charlotte.
He will be one of a number of players waived on Tuesday — players with non-guaranteed contracts need to clear waivers by Jan. 10 or their contract becomes guaranteed for the season. It takes 48 hours to clear waivers, so the releases will happen today.
The Hornets roster is at 14.
Harrison has played well in the D-League this season — 20.6 points, 5.4 rebounds a game for the Greensboro Swarm — and he likely will latch on there looking for another call up and chance.
Aaron’s brother Andrew Harrison is having an impressive season for the Grizzlies.
Nets former second-round pick arrested for alleged kidnapping, robbery, assault
Four people were arrested Friday in connection with a Thanksgiving incident in which a juvenile male was kidnapped, robbed and assaulted, according to a press release from police.
A juvenile was kidnapped at knifepoint on the night of Nov. 24 and robbed of his clothes and belongings, then forced into a Torrington residence where he was assaulted, the release said. He was later able to flee from the house and find help, police said.
The police Detective Bureau carried out a lengthy investigation and alleges the incident may have been related to a bad drug deal and resultant revenge, the release said.
Williams has been charged with charged assault, breach of peace, strangulation, and risk of injury to a minor. He is being held on $300,000 bail.
The Nets took Williams in the second round of the 2011 draft out of Maryland, and he played 43 games for them the next season. Williams started that season slowly but due to injuries got more run as the season wore on. He showed potential playing strong on the boards and within himself, but he needed to develop on the offensive end. He was traded to Atlanta as part of the Joe Johnson deal, but the Hawks waived him before the season started. He did play some overseas in Spain after that but seemed to fall out of the game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo blocks Westbrook, gets one young fan to switch shirts (VIDEO)
Scoring is up in the NBA this season — the median points scored per game is up more than four points per game this season over just two seasons ago. Teams are playing faster, shooting more threes, and scoring more buckets.
But what is stunning is the number of huge individual games this season.