Hornets’ Kai Jones pleads for trade on social media while away from team, could be fined or suspended


Charlotte Hornets big man Kai Jones, who is currently away from the team, took to social media on Monday afternoon to make his request for a trade public in the latest social media incident of the offseason. “I have officially requested a trade from the Charlotte Hornets. #GOATLIFE,” Jones wrote.

Here’s a screenshot of Jones’ later deleted comment.

Kay Jones trade request


The Hornets announced on September 30 that Jones would not report to training camp. He will leave the team indefinitely for “personal reasons.”Scott Fowler charlotte observer report On Sept. 26, the team “appeared concerned” about Jones, who had displayed erratic behavior on social media in recent weeks.

Among other incidents, Jones was Critical teammates, including big men Mark Williams and Nick Richards; explain He’s better than LaMelo Ball and No. 2 pick Brandon Miller.

reached by observer The Hornets declined to comment Monday.

Jones could be fined or suspended for publicly requesting a trade under the current collective bargaining agreement, which states that “any player (or, for clarity, any player representative or authorized person acting on behalf of a player) who publicly expresses a desire Players who are traded to another team will be subject to fines and/or suspensions. The maximum fine the NBA may impose on a player under the above provisions is $150,000.”

Jones, the 19th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, played 46 games for the Hornets last season, averaging 3.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

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