Hornets Extend Lamb’s Contract, Exercises Zeller’s Option
CHARLOTTE, NCÂ (WCCB Charlotte)Â — Jeremy Lamb and Cody Zeller have their contract’s extended by the Hornets on Monday.
According to the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell, Lamb received a three-year deal worth $21 million. The Hornets announced that the team will pick up the fourth year, rookie-option of Zeller.
Lamb was acquired in a trade on June 25, 2015 after spending the first three seasons of his career in Oklahoma City. Lamb has averaged 10.0 points per game in two games so far on the Hornets roster.
â€œWe were thrilled with the opportunity to add Jeremy Lamb to our roster this past summer,â€ Cho said through the team in a statement. â€œThrough the preseason and start of our regular season, Jeremy has proven to be the type of player and professional we seek here in Charlotte.Â Weâ€™re excited to have him as a part of the Hornets for years to come.â€
Zeller was the fourth overall pick by Charlotte in the 2013 draft.The Washington, Ind. native holds career averages of 6.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 20.2 minutes per game.
The HornetsÂ (0-3) host ChicagoÂ (3-1)Â on Tuesday night at Time Warner Cable Arena.