Hornets' Jeremy Lamb: Sparkles while coming off bench Monday

Lamb moved to the bench and contributed 21 points (7-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), nine rebounds, one steal and one block across 23 minutes in Monday's 104-85 win over the Grizzlies.

Lamb, who has been sidelined most of the season with a hamstring injury, raised some eyebrows with an 18-point, 17-outing Saturday against the Knicks while starting in place of Nicolas Batum, but with Batum returning to action Monday, it was expected that Lamb would fade from the fantasy radar. Instead, despite seeing a 13-minute decrease in playing time, Lamb came through with his best scoring effort of the season. That should be enough to lock him into an integral role off the Hornets' bench for the next few games, but if Lamb's hot shooting tails off in short order, fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to cut bait.

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