Hornets, Bucks set to play NBA’s first regular-season game in Paris

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Hornets backup point guard Tony Parker has a $5.25 million unguaranteed salary for next season.

Suddenly, it has become much more interesting how Charlotte will handle him.

The Hornets and Bucks are set to play the NBA’s first regular-season game in Paris. The game is scheduled for Jan. 24, 2020 at the AccorHotels Arena.

The NBA has held regular-season games in London and Mexico City recently, but this is a new venture for the league as it expands its global reach.

The Hornets’ inclusion is surely no coincidence. Not only do they have Parker, the greatest French player of all-time, they also have Nicolas Batum. With his burdensome contract, Batum is a little more likely stick around Charlotte next season. However, if Kemba Walker leaves, the Hornets could rebuild and significantly change the roster.

Obviously, one game shouldn’t dictate Charlotte’s decision-making. But it’d be cool for Parker and Batum to play in Paris.