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Charge Acquire Rights to Hinton in Trade

By Cleveland Charge Staff /September 14, 2022

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Charge have acquired the rights to F Nate Hinton from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in exchange for the rights to C Norvel Pelle and Cleveland’s own 2nd round pick in the 2023 NBA G League Draft.

Hinton (6-5, 210, Houston) played in 47 total games for the Mad Ants in 2021-22 as a Two-Way Player, averaging 15.3 points on .446 shooting with 7.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.1 steals in 34.5 minutes per game.  He played in two games with the Indiana Pacers last season and 21 games in 2020-21 with the Dallas Mavericks after going undrafted in 2020.

Pelle played in 28 total games for the Charge in 2021-22 (12 starts) and averaged 4.6 points on .632 shooting with 3.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 11.4 minutes per game.  He earned an NBA call-up with both the Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz on 10-day contracts last season.

The Charge open their second season in Cleveland at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center on Friday, November 4th at 7:00pm vs. the Motor City Cruise! Access. Excitement. Value. Memories. Fun… Charge!!  Yes fans will see great hoops, but they will also experience a bucket of fun when they attend a Cleveland Charge game! Stay tuned for the reveal of the 2022-23 Charge Promotional Schedule that will include fun-filled theme nights, food and beverage promotions & ultra-exclusive giveaways for all Charge home games. The PROMO SCHEDULE will be announced soon on our Charge social channels: @ChargeCLE on Twitter & Instagram and on Facebook at

Charge Season Memberships which include the best seat locations, year-round member experiences, exclusive merchandise, access to Cavs tickets and more start at only $5 per game and are on sale now! Charge Group Outings are also on sale with tickets starting at just $5 per seat! Special Fan Experience Packages which include: On-court basketball games and experiences, band and choir performances, player high five tunnels, Color Guards, National Anthems and more are NOW available for the 2022-23 season. Fans can place their $50 Initial Payment today to lock in experiences, game dates and seat locations! Please call 216-420-2730 to speak with one of our representatives or fill out the form here for more information.  Single game tickets will go on sale on a date to be announced later this month.



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