Hornets to extend backup guard on a long-term contract

November 2, 2015

The Charlotte Hornets really like Jeremy Lamb, and after two games they've decided to put their money where their mouth is. 

Lamb is averaging 10 points per game and shooting over 44 percent from behind the three-point line, but those numbers are essentially useless given that they're from a two-game sample size.

The Hornets badly need outside shooting, but so far Lamb's contributions have yet to have a positive impact. Charlotte is getting outscored by 20.5 points per 100 possessions when he's on the floor, with an offense that would rank worst in the league by a sizable margin.

But all that said, this contract is peanuts thanks to the rising salary cap, and the Hornets clearly think Lamb's best days are ahead. After all, he's only 23 years old.