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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) was present for Thursday's practice.

MKG was a late scratch on Wednesday, but him being back with the team for Thursday's practice is a positive sign regarding his status for Friday's game against the Knicks. He's not really worth your attention in fantasy hoops, though.
Dec 13 - 12:21 PM

Willy Hernangomez played well in 16 minutes on Wednesday, posting 13 points on 5-of-6 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs with three rebounds and zero turnovers.

Hernangomez was the first big man off Charlotte's bench tonight, something that hasn't happened lately with Frank Kaminsky as the primary backup center. He lit up for nine points on 4-of-4 shooting in the first quarter before cooling off, but maybe he's earned a bigger role for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.
Dec 12 - 10:17 PM

Nicolas Batum had another quiet game on Wednesday with two points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes.

He's scored double-digit points once all month and we've learned to expect dreary performances from Batum. His 9.0 points and 1.3 triples are both the lowest marks since his rookie campaign in 2008-09, and his assists have fallen to just 3.5 per game (down from 5.5 last year). He's on the bubble in 10-team leagues but still has quiet across-the-board appeal in deeper formats.
Dec 12 - 10:16 PM

Kemba Walker went off for 31 points, nine assists and eight rebounds during Wednesday's comeback home win vs. the Pistons.

Walker made four 3-pointers with one steal and one block tonight, while committing just one turnover in 38 minutes. The only bad news is that he shot 8-of-25 from the field and has been slumping for three straight weeks, but he made up for it with an 11-of-13 mark at the FT line. The shots will start falling and he's still racking up stats in the meantime, so owners should just bide their time.
Dec 12 - 10:15 PM

Malik Monk nearly cost the Hornets a comeback win on Wednesday by running onto the court moments after Jeremy Lamb attempted his game-winning shot with 0.3 seconds remaining.

Referees ruled the shot was already taken when Monk was whistled for a too-many-players violation -- a technical foul was called but Lamb's basket still counted. Monk hit a few shots early in the comeback but finished with just seven points on 3-of-9 shooting and one rebound. Of course, that stat line would look far worse if he'd also robbed his team of the win.
Dec 12 - 10:15 PM

Marvin Williams chipped in nine points, 10 rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist, one steal and one block vs. the visiting Pistons on Wednesday.

The Hornets came into this game at full strength and they've been fortunate with injuries this season. Through 26 games, in fact, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is the only player with more than three injury-related DNPs. Williams' own shoulder injury only cost him one game and he's been solid since then with 12.0 points, 3.0 triples, 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals. He's on the cusp of top-100 value in 9-cat leagues, though he's less appealing in most other formats.
Dec 12 - 10:14 PM

Dwayne Bacon was a healthy DNP-CD on Wednesday.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was a very late scratch for personal reasons, which prompted coach James Borrego to activate Bacon. Suffice to say, he doesn't have fantasy value while Charlotte is in the playoff hunt.
Dec 12 - 10:13 PM

Frank Kaminsky scored three points with two assists and one rebound in nine minutes on Wednesday.

Kaminsky missed his only shot attempt and was 3-of-6 from the line. He lost minutes to Willy Hernangomez tonight and his playing time has now decreased in four straight games. Even if he does retain the backup center job, he belongs on the wire while starter Cody Zeller is active.
Dec 12 - 10:13 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) will not play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

This update comes after tip-off, which is always frustrating. The Hornets have a Friday-Saturday, back-to-back set coming up, and for now, we'll be considering MKG questionable for those games.
Dec 12 - 7:17 PM

Updating a previous report, Dwayne Bacon will be available to play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

He'll be available, but he won't see enough minutes to make an impact in fantasy hoops.
Dec 12 - 6:55 PM

Malik Monk said he's been focusing on getting to the rim before he starts jacking up 3-point shots.

"I’ve just got to find a way to get my rhythm and I figured it out — attacking first and then the threes will fall," Monk explained. "So I’ve just got to keep doing that. Man, the game opens up, it’s easy for everybody and my teammates, too, because I can create. I know when I’m scoring like that and I can get to the bucket, I can just kick it out. It’s just fun." Monk has been more involved in the rotation over the past three games, but he's still not doing much with averages of 11.7 points and 1.7 triples on 42.3% shooting.
Dec 12 - 1:36 PM

Devonte' Graham has been assigned to Charlotte's G-League affiliate.

Graham rarely sees meaningful minutes for the Hornets, so he'll head down to the G-League for some much-needed experience.
Dec 12 - 10:02 AM

Dwayne Bacon is headed down for a G-League stint.

With the Hornets healthy again, Bacon has fallen out of the rotation, so he'll head down to the G-League to stay fresh.
Dec 12 - 10:00 AM

Kemba Walker made 8-of-20 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs to score 25 points on Sunday, adding six rebounds, six assists, four steals and four 3-pointers.

Walker broke out with a 14-point second quarter tonight, and this was his highest-scoring game since Nov. 23 -- he shot a combined 35.1% in the intervening seven games. He also passed Latrell Sprewell and Randy Foye for 79th in all-time 3-pointers made tonight. Next up are David Wesley, Gary Payton, Kevin Martin, Steve Smith and one of Kemba's current teammates -- Nicolas Batum. He'll erupt with a few huge scoring games soon enough, especially since the next five opponents aren't defensive juggernauts -- the Pistons (twice), Knicks, Lakers and Cavaliers.
Dec 9 - 10:47 PM

Tony Parker had 16 points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes vs. the Knicks on Sunday.

The veteran has had extra bounce in his step the past few games. He made 6-of-13 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs tonight, and if you toss out Wednesday's dud vs. the Wolves he's averaging 16.3 points in his past four games. Parker has been very hit-or-miss with the Hornets, though, so there's no reason to own him unless you're handcuffing him to Kemba Walker in deep leagues.
Dec 9 - 10:47 PM


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