The Charlotte Hornets have recently started voluntary workouts and it looks like some of the old and new players are getting along well. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist apparently heard about Jeremy Lin's trouble getting past the Hornets Arena security and decided to put up a hilarious follow-up.
The security at Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena was not briefed about Lin's recent signing with the Hornets and reportedly attempted to block the player from entering the premises. The point guard then posted a light-hearted tweet saying that he had to convince them that he is actually an NBA player.
Kidd-Gilchrist and Lin teamed up to make fun of it by comically reenacting the incident with the former posting a photo (see above) on his Twitter account. The 21-year-old small forward captioned the picture with the hashtag"#MKGSecurity," keeping up with his MKG Security campaign last season to get him on the All-Defensive Team.
The Hornets have made a few moves this offseason to improve their roster after missing the playoffs in the previous season. One of those moves involves signing Jeremy Lin in July. He is anticipated to support Kemba Walker and serve as point guard for the team's second unit. In August, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has signed a four-year contract tying him to Charlotte for another four years.
After filling up their roster to 18 members prior to training camp, one player is still aspiring to make it to the team's lineup. The Hornets gave Aaron Harrison a partially guaranteed deal after his impressive stint in the Orlando Summer League (OSL), but it is clear that the organization is willing to waive him if he does not impress during training camp.
Nevertheless, that does not mean that the 20-year-old shooting guard has no chances of joining the roster. Coach Steve Clifford already saw how he delivers while attending the OSL; he also has experience with assistant coach Patrick Ewing.
Harrison had impressed the Hornets by averaging 13.4 ppg, 3.4 apg, and 4.8 rpg in Orlando. After solely playing as a shooting guard during his entire time at the Kentucky Wildcats, he showed the poise and leadership to play both point and shooting guard positions.
The question now is will Harrison be good enough against other NBA level talents eyeing the Hornets spot. With Kemba Walker missing 20 games last season due to injury, it would be wise for the Hornets to keep a combo guard lined up behind the point guard combination of Walker, Lin, and Brian Roberts.