Mangok Mathiang Waived By The Charlotte Hornets

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After one season in the professional ranks, former Louisville Cardinal Mangok Mathiang is looking for a new team.

The Charlotte Hornets announced on Wednesday evening that they’ve waived Mathiang.

The Australian native played for the Hornets summer league team in 2017 and later signed a two-way contract with the franchise.

Two-way contracts are still a relatively new thing in the NBA. Last year the league created two extra roster spots for each NBA teams. These positions require players to rotate between the G League and the team they’ve signed with. NBA players on two-way contracts can earn up to $204,000 instead of the $35,000 G League salary.

Mathiang played just four games as a rookie, averaging 2.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in five minutes per contest. He spent most of his team with the Hornets G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm.

In 43 games (36 starts) for the Swarm, Mathiang averaged 10.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 assists in 25.3 minutes per game.

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