Charlotte Hornets re-sign Theo Maledon, guard on a two-way contract

‣ The Charlotte Hornets are re-signing free agent guard Theo Maledon to a two-way contract. Maledon was selected 34th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2020 NBA Draft.
‣ Maledon made 49 starts in 65 games played with the Oklahoma City Thunder during his rookie season, averaging career highs of 10.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 27.4 minutes per game.


The Charlotte Hornets have made a significant move by re-signing guard Theo Maledon to a two-way contract. Maledon, who was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2020, was later traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. After spending time with the Thunder, Maledon will now return to Charlotte to continue his career.

Maledon had a promising rookie season with the Thunder, making 49 starts in 65 games played. He averaged career highs in points, rebounds, assists, and minutes per game. Although his sophomore season saw him making fewer starts, Maledon still contributed to the team’s success.

With the signing of Maledon, the Hornets are solidifying their roster for the upcoming season. Although the team has been given low odds to win the 2024 championship, there is still hope for a successful season. Other teams such as the Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and Orlando Magic are currently favored according to various sportsbooks.

Maledon’s return to Charlotte is an exciting development for the Hornets. Alongside fellow two-way players Amari Bailey and Leaky Black, Maledon will have the opportunity to showcase his skills with the Greensboro Swarm, the team’s G League affiliate. While two-way players are not eligible for the NBA playoffs, there is potential for their contracts to be converted into regular deals.

It is clear that Maledon’s experience and accomplishments both in the NBA and his previous professional team, ASVEL, make him a valuable addition to the Hornets. The team is looking forward to the upcoming season and the contributions that Maledon will bring to the court.

James Shotwell
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