Player News - Hornets

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Dwight Howard pulled down a season-high 24 boards with 15 points, one assist and one block in 30 minutes during a 111-96 win over the Nets on Thursday.

He had his double-double in the first half to get him to his fifth-ranked 37th double-double on the season. The Hornets have said they may try to reassess their rotation in early March, but they're only 5.0 games back from the No. 8 spot. Fantasy owners of Hornets players will be rooting for them to add on to their two-game winning streak.
Feb 22 - 9:53 PM

Kemba Walker scored 31 points with seven assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.

Coach Steve Clifford did use Michael Carter-Williams as a secondary ball-handler, so maybe the Hornets are slightly trying to dial back Walker's workload. Either way, he's a capable off-ball player, he did get to 35 minutes and he'll be a fantasy stud as long as he's in the lineup.
Feb 22 - 9:50 PM

Frank Kaminsky scored four points with seven rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.

His playing time took a big hit on Feb. 14 and it may have been because of his defense against the Magic. Kaminsky really needs a lot of volume to have value in fantasy leagues, so he's not really worth adding while Dwight Howard and Marvin Williams are active.
Feb 22 - 9:47 PM

Malik Monk played one minute with two points against the Nets on Thursday.

He was out there for garbage time and that's it. The Hornets could play Monk more in March, but frankly he hasn't played well enough to be added in almost any fantasy league.
Feb 22 - 9:45 PM

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Cody Zeller doesn't have any minute restrictions moving forward.

"He’s trying to get back into rhythm," Clifford said of Zeller. "He’s so smart, and such a good natural athlete, I think guys like him can get there quicker." Dwight Howard is still kicking, so even though Zeller doesn't have restrictions it doesn't mean he's going to see minutes in the 20s consistently. He's a deep-league asset for now.
Feb 22 - 12:54 PM

Malik Monk missed most of Tuesday's practice after being involved in a car accident on Sunday.

Monk suffered from upper-body soreness when he arrived for Tuesday’s practice, was examined by team doctors and then put up some shots after most of the other players had left the court. "They just had to make sure he was OK," Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. "He wasn’t able to practice today, but he says he feels better. He’s just stiff." Monk's not doing much fantasy-wise right now and the Hornets are in the playoff hunt, so that's unlikely to change anytime soon.
Feb 20 - 10:29 PM

The Hornets are unlikely to bring back general manager Rich Cho on a new contract next season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

It is not a surprising development, considering the Hornets are on pace to miss the postseason despite having one of the league's highest payrolls and little cap flexibility moving forward. Woj is reporting that Charlotte is expected to pursue former Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak to partner in the front office with assistant GM Buzz Peterson.
Feb 20 - 10:43 AM

Jeremy Lamb sparked the Hornets to a 104-102 win on Wednesday with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one block.

Lamb made 6-of-10 field goals and 3-of-3 free throws in 26 minutes, marking his highest playing time in over three weeks. He could get turned loose if the Hornets drift further out of the playoff picture, and is a decent proactive pickup in deeper leagues.
Feb 14 - 10:23 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had just five points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes on Wednesday, making 2-of-7 field goals and 1-of-2 free throws.

MKG hasn't scored double-digit points this month, and he hasn't blocked a shot since Jan. 20. Games like this have become the norm, unfortunately, and he belongs on the wire in the majority of fantasy formats.
Feb 14 - 10:22 PM

Kemba Walker helped the Hornets snap a four-game skid on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with six assists, five rebounds, four steals, four 3-pointers and one block.

Kemba shot 6-of-19 from the field, but he committed just one turnover while going 4-of-4 at the charity stripe. Charlotte moved to within 5.5 games of the No. 8 seed Heat tonight, with the Pistons sitting between them, which is good news for most fantasy owners. Hornets veterans like Kemba, Dwight Howard and Nic Batum should continue to be workhorses as long as they're within hailing distance of the playoffs.
Feb 14 - 10:21 PM

Dwight Howard had a 17-point, 13-board double-double during Sunday's loss to the Raptors, adding three assists, one block and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

Howard had been in a bit of a mini-slump in his previous two outings, and things really bottomed out for him in Friday’s matchup when he finished just 2-of-7 from the field while failing to record a single swat. It looks like he’s busted out of the slump, and he should continue to move in a positive direction with a very favorable matchup against the Magic on Wednesday.
Feb 11 - 4:46 PM

Marvin Williams finished Sunday's blowout loss to the Raptors with just six points, five boards, one assist and one block over 24 minutes.

Williams' backup, Frank Kaminsky, wasn't much better with just 10 points, four boards and two triples in 22 minutes off the bench. "It was going to be a tough challenge for us coming off of a long road trip," Williams said after the loss. "I felt like we started the game off with a lot of juice. I think just down the stretch, we kind of faded and they kind of turned it on."
Feb 11 - 4:38 PM

Nicolas Batum looked terrible during Sunday's 123-103 loss to the Raptors on Sunday, going 0-of-10 from the field on his way to two points, five assists, three boards and one steal in 26 minutes.

Batum's only points came from the charity stripe, where he went 2-of-3, but this was obviously a very disappointing game given how well he had been playing as of late. Hey, at least he didn't commit a turnover. We'd expect a big-time bounce-back performance on Wednesday with a much more favorable matchup in Orlando.
Feb 11 - 4:31 PM

Kemba Walker went 7-of-17 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line on his way to 23 points in 31 minutes in Sunday's blowout loss to the Raptors.

The Raptors have the No. 2 ranked defense in terms of defensive efficiency against the point guard position, so Walker's not-so-efficient outing wasn't all that surprising. However, he also came through with four triples, nine dimes, two boards, one steal, one block and two turnovers, so overall, it was a pretty successful outing minus the lopsided score.
Feb 11 - 4:21 PM

Willy Hernangomez is not on the active roster on Sunday vs. the Raptors.

He passed the physical, but Hernangomez hasn't had a chance to practice yet. He'll be the third-string center in Charlotte, but could get an extended look later in the season if the Hornets fall out of the playoff race.
Feb 11 - 12:28 PM


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