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Former Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins signs with Charlotte

Former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins has signed another contract with the Charlotte Hornets. The NBA team on Tuesday announced the signing of Perkins and guard Joe Chealey, but didn’t disclose contract terms.

Kemba Walker says he’d take less than $221M to stay with Hornets

Three-time All-Star point guard Kemba Walker says he’d be willing to work with the Hornets and take less than the “supermax” $221 million deal he is eligible to receive to re-sign with Charlotte. Walker says: “Yeah, why not? I would take less, for sure.” Walker says the Hornets remain his “first priority,” but he plans to meet with other interested teams before making a decision on his future. NBA free agency begins June 30.

AP source: Hornets agree to trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov

A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks. Howard played one season for Charlotte. He has one year remaining on his contract worth $23.8 million.

James Borrego ready to coach Hornets team with existing roster

New Hornets coach James Borrego plans make Charlotte relevant again in the NBA’s Eastern Conference by developing the existing players on the roster. He may not have any other choice. Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday he has no master plan to significantly alter the existing roster after Charlotte endured back-to-back 36-win season. Borrego, the first Hispanic-American head coach in the NBA history, says that is fine with him and he likes the roster that he is inheriting.

Hornets officially name James Borrego as coach

The Hornets officially named James Borrego as their head coach. The 40-year-old Borrego joins the Hornets after 15 seasons as an NBA assistant coach. He spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Spurs under Gregg Popovich. Borrego gained some head coaching experience when he served as Orlando’s interim head coach for the final 30 games of the 2014-15 season after Jacque Vaughn was dismissed. He will be introduced at a news conference on Friday.