Report | Hornets to sign Julyan Stone

November 30, 2008 UTEP guard Julyan Stone during game against Arizona State during the 76 Classic in Anaheim, CA.
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The Charlotte Hornets plan to sign guard Julyan Stone to a two-year minimum deal with a second year trigger date, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. The contract is pending approval from FIBA.

Stone, who played his college basketball at the University of Texas-El Paso, went undrafted in 2011 but was signed by the Denver Nuggets as a free agent.

He played 22 games with the Nuggets during the 2011-12 campaign, averaging 1.6 points in 8.1 minutes per game while shooting 41.9 percent from the floor.

The following year, Stone played in just four games, posting 1.8 points in seven minutes a night.

He proceeded to sign with the Toronto Raptors during September 2013 and ended up playing in 21 games with the Raptors that ensuing season, managing just 0.9 points in 5.7 minutes per game while making 41.2 percent of his field-goal attempts.

After that, Stone spent most of his time playing overseas, mainly in Italy and Turkey. He made a couple of returns to the United States, playing in one preseason game with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2015 and five preseason contests with the Indiana Paces in 2016 before being assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Developmental League (now known as the G-League).

Last season, Stone played in Italy with Umana Reyer Venezia, his second stint with the ballclub. He played in 10 contests and tallied 3.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.1 assist and 1.1 steals in 18.2 minutes per game. The 28-year-old shot just 37.1 percent from the floor and made 33.3 percent of his three-point attempts.

The Hornets won just 36 games last season, a year after going 48-34 and making the playoffs.

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