Bacon recorded 25 points (9-20 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 29 minutes Friday's 93-85 win over the Warriors in the Las Vegas Summer League. With both Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb out of Charlotte, Bacon is expected to assume a prominent role in the Hornets backcourt. He'll vie for playing time with Terry Rozier, Devonte' Graham, Malik Monk and Nicolas Batum in what should be an interesting positional battle.
Bacon will play in summer league with the Hornets. Bacon was the 40th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and he's started 19 of his 96 appearances for the Hornets since. With Jeremy Lamb and Kemba Walker leaving Charlotte, Bacon could be in line for a bigger role next season.
Bacon totaled 12 points (6-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and a steal over 35 minutes Wednesday against Orlando. Bacon had an above average performance from a scoring standpoint, although he didn't contribute much elsewhere. He impressed down the stretch, finishing off the season with three straight performances of 12 or more points. This boosted his season scoring average to 7.2 ppg. The 23-year-old's 2018-2019 campaign will come to an end following a loss in the finale to the Magic.
Bacon finished with 14 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound and one assist across 28 minutes in the Hornets' win over the Pistons on Sunday. Although he made minimal contributions outside of scoring, Bacon produced a serviceable stat line with his 14 points. He's made for a value-play in daily formats over the Hornets' last three games, averaging 23.7 points per game.
Bacon tallied 21 points (8-14 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 38 minutes during Friday's 129-115 loss to the Lakers. Bacon was cooking again Friday, totaling 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting. He now has at least 20 points in three straight games, certainly enjoying life without Nicolas Batum on the floor. Batum was a healthy DNP and although it is unclear if this is a shutdown for the veteran, Bacon could be in for a nice finish to the season.
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