Jeremy Lamb will be given ample opportunities by the Charlotte Hornets this season, especially with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out for the season.

"They love Lamb," said a league source plugged into the dynamics in Charlotte. "He's really the only long, athletic shooting guard they have now that (Nicolas) Batum will be back at the three. He has a chance to be really good."

The Hornets tried to trade for Lamb long before the Oklahoma City Thunder finally dealt him.

Some executives feel Lamb's lack of opportunities hurt his confidence with the Thunder.