Former Kentucky forward Kahlil Whitney will be joining PJ Washington, Malik Monk and Nick Richards in Charlotte.
According to Adam Zagoria, Whitney has agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal with the Hornets, per his agent.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 20, 2020
An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year deal worth the minimum salary with zero compensation protection, but can include an optional bonus ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. These contracts can only be converted to a two-way deal before the regular season begins, though a two-way deal can later be converted into a standard NBA contract. Teams can carry up to six Exhibit 10 deals at a time.
In his brief time at Kentucky, Whitney appeared in 18 games with eight starts, averaging 3.3 points and 1.7 rebounds. The former five-star prospect left the program on Jan. 24 to pursue other options before ultimately declaring for the NBA Draft.
Whitney, who went undrafted in Wednesday’s NBA Draft, joins Nate Sestina (Brooklyn Nets) as former Wildcats to sign Exhibit 10 contracts this offseason. Ashton Hagans (Minnesota Timberwolves) and EJ Montgomery (Milwaukee Bucks) both signed two-way deals after the draft.
Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia 76ers), Immanuel Quickley (New York Knicks) and Nick Richards (Charlotte Hornets) all heard their names called on draft night.