CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets signed center Nick Richards to a multiyear contract extension Wednesday.
Terms of the deal were not immediately available. (Editor's Note: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday that it's a three-year, $15 million deal.)
Charlotte Hornets center Nick Richards has agreed on a three-year, $15 million contract extension, his agent Javon Phillips and Jared Mucha of @excelbasketball tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 22, 2023
Richards, a second-round pick in 2020, has appeared in 58 games with five starts this season. He is averaging career highs with 7.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 18.2 minutes per game for the Hornets.
Richards has appeared in 126 games during his career averaging 5.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game forging a role as a backup center behind rookie Mark Williams.
The 7-foot Richards played three seasons at Kentucky before joining the Hornets.
Editor's Note: Be sure to check out our exclusive interview with Nick Richards from earlier in the season.