Hawes provided 18 points (7-10 FG, 4-5 3Pt), seven rebounds, and two steals before fouling out over 30 minutes in Monday's 129-128 double-overtime win against the Kings. Hawes bounced back from a lackluster two-point, 10-rebound effort in the Hornets' previous game against the Knicks on Saturday to deliver his highest scoring total of the season. His production was aided by a spectacular showing from long range in the third quarter, which has given the Hornets an added dimension to their starting lineup that wasn't there when Cody Zeller (shoulder) was healthy. Hawes, who is averaging 12 points, nine rebounds, two assists, 1.7 treys, and 1.3 steals in 32 minutes while starting the last three games, is worth a pickup in deeper formats while Zeller remains out for at least a week and rookie Frank Kaminsky continues to struggle with his shooting touch.
Hawes scored 16 points (7-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, three assists and a block in 32 minutes during Friday's overtime win over the Magic. He capitalized on his first starting opportunity as a Hornet, pulling down his first double-double of the season. Hawes should continue to see big minutes in the short term given how injuries have thinned Charlotte's frontcourt, and could be an interesting bargain DFS play Saturday when the Hornets host the Knicks.
Hawes will get the start Friday against Orlando. With Al Jefferson (knee) and Cody Zeller (shoulder) both unavailable Friday, Hawes will get the starting nod, as rookie Frank Kaminsky remains with the second unit. Charlotte is starved for depth in the frontcourt Friday, so expect both Hawes and Kaminsky, as well as Marvin Williams, to see large minutes totals, which could bode well for DFS contests.
Hawes is likely to get his first start of the season on Friday night. The Hornets are dealing with several injuries in their front court and with Cody Zeller (shoulder) and Al Jefferson (knee) both ruled out of the contest, Hawes is expected to get the starting nod. He is averaging 5.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.3 blocks, and 0.3 steals in 17 minutes per game through 36 games this season.
Hawes returned to action on Monday, contributing six points (1-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, and four assists in 20 minutes in a 111-101 loss to the Warriors. Hawes missed the past five games due to soreness in his lower back. With the 27-year-old returning to the rotation, Frank Kaminsky and Cody Zeller could see a drop in minutes. Hawes is averaging 5.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 17 minutes per game through 28 games this season.
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