NBA East Conf Free Agents – Current Status 1PM, July 1

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Restricted: F: Jeffrey Taylor, C: Bismack Biyombo 

Unrestricted: G: Mo Williams, F: Jason Maxiell

Perhaps the most aggressive team this post season has been the Hornets who jumped to action prior to the draft and haven’t stopped since. They’ve added Nicolas Batum (a personal favorite) and drafted sharp shooter Frank Kaminsky.

They enter free agency sending a message to their own free agents by not offering qualifying offers to either player:

[SB Nation: At The Hive] – Charlotte Hornets will not give Jeffery Taylor a qualifying offer, will become an u..

— Social In Charlotte (@SocNCharlotte) June 30, 2015

Sourcs: Charlotte has informed forward Bismack Biyombo that it won't tender a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 29, 2015

Charlotte instead will focus on adding even more shooting in the form of Marco Bellinelli:

Charlotte's expected to be aggressive with Spurs shooter Marco Belinelli on Day 1 of free agency. Hornets can offer mid-level exception.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 30, 2015

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