"We wanted to make sure we had some continuity with our core moving forward," Cho said. "And the other piece is any valuable player who goes into restricted free agency, he has a chance to get a big offer sheet. If you give an extension you more or less control the situation a lot better than have to match an offer sheet. It only takes one team, and there are some teams desperate to get restricted free agents."
Hornets general manager Rich Cho said Sunday night "we have been very pleased with Frank's development both offensively and defensively. We look forward to what he will continue to contribute to our organization while evolving into an even better player."