Bacon appeared in 39 of a possible 65 games for the Hornets during the shortened 2019-20 season. It was his third season in the Association. Bacon averaged 5.7 points, a career-high 2.6 rebounds, a career-high 1.3 assists and a career-high 0.6 steals per game from 17.6 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-6 wing shot 34.8 percent from the field and 28.4 percent from three-point land while hitting 0.5 three-pointers per contest. Bacon set a new single-game career high with 25 points on Nov. 2 in a road win over the Warriors. During the victory, Bacon started and shot 10-of-21 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free-throw line while also contributing six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes. Bacon had three 20-point games, seven games with at least five rebounds and seven games with at least three assists. The 24-year-old also played in nine G League games for the Greensboro Swarm, during which he averaged 31.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 3.1 three-pointers and 0.7 steals over 38.5 minutes per G League contest. On Feb. 19 with the Swarm, Bacon exploded for 51 points, nine boards, three dimes, two thefts and one block during a win over Fort Wayne.2018
During the 2018-19 season, Dwayne Bacon improved his ability to score at the NBA level. Bacon's per 36 minute scoring average improved to 15.0 points, up from 8.8 during his rookie 2017-18 season. Bacon drastically improved both his field goal and three point shooting. His overall field goal percentage improved from 38 to 48 percent. Similarly, his accuracy from behind the arc increased from 26 to 44 percent. Maybe the improved shooting was developed by Bacon through his G League experience. Bacon played in four games for the G League Swarm in 2017-18 and 17 games in 2018-19. The 23-year-old shined during the end of the season, playing in all of Charlotte's last 18 games. Over that span, Bacon averaged 11.4 points, 2.8 boards and 1.4 made threes per contest. On Mar. 26, the shooting guard scored a career-high 24 points during a home win over the Spurs.2017
Bacon was selected 40th overall in the 2017 Draft. He appeared in 53 NBA games and started six of them. Bacon also started four G-League contests with the Greensboro Swarm. At the G-League level, he averaged 26.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.3 assists on 42.3 percent shooting. With the Hornets, Bacon finished with averages of 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds on 37.5 percent shooting. In just his second career game, he pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds against the Hawks. The Florida State product posted five double-digit scoring games. Three of those came during a five-game stretch to start November. During that span, Bacon averaged nine points and four rebounds on 47.4 percent shooting and scored a season-high 18 points against the Spurs. He'd later turn in a pair of 15-point performances in March.
June 22, 2017Drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2nd round (40th pick) of the 2017 NBA Draft.
June 23, 2017Traded by the New Orleans Pelicans with cash to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Frank Jackson
July 6, 2017Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets