NBA: Hornets’ Kai Jones out of coaching camp as a consequence of ‘private causes’

FILE - Charlotte Hornets forward Kai Jones dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, March 3, 2023,

FILE – Charlotte Hornets ahead Kai Jones dunks throughout the first half of an NBA basketball sport in opposition to the Orlando Magic, March 3, 2023, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Picture/Scott Kinser, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— NBA crew Charlotte Hornets introduced Saturday that 2021 first-round draft decide Kai Jones won’t take part in coaching camp as a consequence of private causes.

“There may be not at the moment a timetable for his return to the crew,” the Hornets mentioned in a press release. “Out of respect for the private nature of the state of affairs, the Hornets won’t have any further public feedback concerning the matter at the moment.”

The ahead/heart had a weird put up on Instagram Stay the place he danced and rambled incoherently. He has additionally repeatedly said that he’s the GOAT (best of all time) and plans to be MVP and defensive participant of the yr, together with writing that he would beat Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James in a 1-on-1 sport.

Jones additionally wrote that he’s a greater shooter than two of Charlotte’s current high three draft picks, LaMelo Ball and Brandon Miller, saying “I’ve had the next fg% than these guys since I got here out the womb and none of them can guard me so know your ball earlier than you discuss.”

Hornets coach Steve Clifford mentioned final week that Jones has not been collaborating within the crew’s voluntary exercises, however wouldn’t remark additional.

After the information, Jones took to X, previously Twitter, and wrote “my instinct is telling me there will likely be higher days. #GOATLIFE” together with a collection of emojis.

He later wrote: “How might I ever journey ? I be strolling on air.”

The Hornets open coaching camp subsequent week.

Jones, the nineteenth decide within the 2021 NBA draft out of Texas, averaged 2.7 factors throughout his first two seasons within the NBA.

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