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Mason Plumlee Traded To Charlotte Hornets

As former Blue Devil heads back to North Carolina

Detroit Pistons v Indiana Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - April 24: Mason Plumlee #24 of the Detroit Pistons drives to the basket during the game against the Indiana Pacers on April 24, 2021 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
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Former Blue Devil Mason Plumlee was traded from Detroit to Charlotte on draft day. For the Pistons, it meant shipping out a player who never quite fit for cap space and some second round picks. For the Hornets, it means two late picks and a big man who is an excellent passer.

And since their best player now is LaMelo Ball, who is a brilliant passer, that’s great for Plumlee because good passing is contagious.

Not that he has any guarantees.

Plumlee still has two years on his contract but Charlotte drafted big men TJ Thor and Kai Jones and still has Nick Richards, Cody Zeller and fellow Brotherhood member Vernon Carey. The Hornets might have some moves to make before they’re done.