Hornets sign G Lamb to 3-year contract extension, pick up 4th year of Cody Zeller's contract

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Charlotte Hornets' Jeremy Lamb, back, drives against Atlanta Hawks' Tiago Splitter, front, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Atlanta Hawks' Dennis Schroder, center, drives between Charlotte Hornets' Cody Zeller, right, and Spencer Hawes, left, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. The Hawks won 94-92. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The Charlotte Hornets signed guard Jeremy Lamb to a contract extension on Monday and picked up the fourth-year option on forward Cody Zeller's contract.

Lamb's deal is worth $21 million over three seasons, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team doesn't disclose contract details.

Lamb, a fourth-year pro, was acquired in a June 25 trade after spending three seasons in Oklahoma City. He was the 12th overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Houston Rockets.

Lamb has career averages of 7.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 150 games. He is a 35 percent 3-point shooter, and coach Steve Clifford has said he likes what Lamb brings to the team.

Zeller opened this season with the second team, but has started in the past. He was the fourth pick in the 2013 draft.

The 7-foot Zeller is averaging 6.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 147 career games, including 48 starts.

The Hornets are 0-3 heading into Tuesday night's game against Chicago.

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