Paige was not extended a qualifying offer from the Hornets and will become an unrestricted free agent.
Paige appeared in just five games with Charlotte last season as part of his two-way contract with the team, as he spent most of his rookie season with the Greensboro Swarm of the G League. In 46 G League outings, Paige averaged 15.2 points and 4.5 assists per game, and it appears his best chance of making an NBA roster again next season is on another two-way deal.
Paige played in five games with the Hornets in 2017-18 and averaged 2.4 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.
Paige was part of the Hornets' G League team for most of the season but earned the callup occasionally. The former UNC star had his best game on March 22 when he dropped nine points on the Grizzlies. Paige will most likely sign with a G League team in time for next season, although it won't be surprising if he lands a two-way contract with an NBA team.
Paige was recalled from the G-League's Greensboro Swarm on Thursday.
Paige has spent majority of the season in Greensboro, having made just one appearance of three minutes for the Hornets this year. Despite being called up, Paige will likely remain a deep bench option for the team's game against the Grizzlies on Thursday night.
Paige provided 33 points (9-18 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 9-10 FT), four rebounds, four steals and four assists during Friday's 124-122 loss to Delaware.
This was a new season high in points for Paige as he benefited from the fact that Greensboro star Damien Wilkins (oral surgery) was inactive Friday. The former North Carolina star has been a key piece to Greensboro's offense, as he is averaging 15.2 points and 4.5 assists per game this season.
Paige was assigned to the G-League's Greensboro Swarm on Friday.
Paige has played just three minutes in the NBA this season, so the move won't affect the team's rotation. In the G-League, he's averaging 15.1 points and 4.6 assists while drilling 2.6 threes at a 38.0 percent clip.
The Hornets recalled Paige from the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Tuesday.
With Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) sidelined Tuesday against the 76ers, the Hornets will shore up their depth at point guard by bringing back Paige, one of their two players on the roster signed to a two-way contracts. Paige has made just one three-minute appearance with the NBA team this season and has instead spent most of the campaign with Greensboro, averaging 15.1 points (on 42.6 percent shooting from the field), 4.6 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 2.6 treys and 1.3 steals in 32.3 minutes per contest.
Paige finished with 30 points (11-17 FG, 8-12 3Pt), seven assists, three rebounds and one steal during Wednesday's 98-88 win over host Lakeland.
This was the North Carolina product's second time reaching the 30-point mark this season and provided an additional seven assists during the road win. Lately, Paige has shown that he can score consistently over his last nine games, averaging 18.7 points. His season average of 14.7 points though reflects his early-season struggles as he attempts to become a more efficient scorer in the second half of the season.
Paige was assigned to the G-League's Greensboro Swarm on Saturday and will play during the team's home opener.
Page, who is on a two-way contract, has played three minutes at the NBA level, so this move isn't too surprising. He was the 55th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft out of North Carolina and played 46 games in the D-League last season, posting 12.1 points per game.
Paige (ankle) will be available to play in Wednesday's preseason matchup against the Celtics.
Paige missed Monday's exhibition with a sprained right ankle, but appears to have made enough progress to be given the green light just two days later. That being said, Paige isn't expected to see very minutes and once the regular season begins, he'll see most of his time in the G-League due to his status as a two-way player.
Paige is dealing with a right ankle sprain and has been ruled out for Monday's preseason matchup with the Heat.
Paige is currently on a two-way contract and will spend the majority of the upcoming campaign in the G-League, so he won't be fantasy relevant, even when he's at full strength. Look for Paige to shoot for a return on Wednesday against the Celtics.
Paige has agreed to join the Hornets on a two-way contract, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Paige, the 55th overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft, has yet to see the floor for an NBA game. He spent last season in the D-League with the Jazz's affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars, posting 12.1 points, 2.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds across 32.7 minutes per game while shooting 39.9 percent from the field and hitting 2.1 threes per game at a 35.5 percent clip. Due to the nature of the two-way contract, he'll spend the majority of next season in the G-League, but can spend up to 45 days at the NBA level.
Paige was waived by the Jazz on Thursday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
The second-round pick out of North Carolina appeared in two preseason games for the Jazz, scoring 11 points in 18 combined minutes. He'll now look to catch on with another NBA team, but it's more likely he'll wind up exploring options in the D-League or overseas.
Paige signed a contract with the Jazz on Monday, Jody Genessy of Deseret News reports.
The Jazz currently have a bevy of options at point guard on the roster, including the likes of George Hill, Dante Exum, Shelvin Mack and Raul Neto. Paige will serve as a depth option throughout training camp, but unless his contract with the Jazz is fully guaranteed, the recent second-round pick of the 2016 NBA Draft isn't guaranteed a roster spot once the regular season approaches. Even if he makes the roster, Paige would likely struggle to find significant rotational minutes.
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