Charlotte Hornets veterans Nic Batum and Bismack Biyombo have opted out of participating in the Charlotte Hornets’ voluntary group practices the next two weeks.
The Hornets announced a roster for those practices Monday. Those participating will quarantine as a group Monday and Tuesday before daily practices start Wednesday at Spectrum Center. Among the players under contract last season, only Batum and Biyombo aren’t listed as participants.
ANALYSIS: As teams outside the bubble continue to open up gyms again, more players are choosing to opt out as the COVID concerns are still very real. Biyombo and Batum will continue working out at home to prepare for next season, as there are no injury concerns.
Batum has one more year on his contract with the Hornets and Biyombo becomes an unrestricted free agent in November.