Charlotte Hornets star Kai Jones took to his social media on Monday afternoon to request a trade from his current club to any club willing to have him.
“I have officially requested to be traded from the Charlotte Hornets. #GOATLIFE,” Jones wrote.
The Hornets had previously announced that Jones would be away from the team indefinitely as they were concerned about trying to determine the reason for his erratic behavior on social media in recent weeks.
Jones has also been critical of teammates, including fellow big men Mark Williams and Nick Richards, and said he was better than LaMelo Ball and No. 2 overall pick Brandon Miller.
The No. 19 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, Jones averaged 3.4 points and 2.7 rebounds for the Hornets last season in 46 games.
According to the NBA contract/agreement, Kai may be fined a significant amount of money for his public trade request. Although no official statement has come from the club.
The current NBA collective bargaining agreement, states that;
“Any player (or, for clarity, any player representative or person acting with authority on behalf of a player) who publicly expresses a desire to be traded to another Team shall be subject to a fine and/or a suspension.
“The maximum fine that may be imposed by the NBA on a player pursuant to the foregoing shall be $150,000.”