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13-5 9-1 W8
11-8 6-4 W1
9-9 4-6 W1
6-11 4-6 W1
3-15 1-9 L1

2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 17.5 8.5 78.6 5.9 0.4

Top Nick Richards News

  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Still sidelined

    Richards (concussion) is out for Thursday's game versus the Nets.

    Richards' absence streak will extend to six games Thursday while in concussion protocols. His next chance to suit up is Saturday's matchup with Minnesota.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Remains out

    Richards (concussion) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Richards will miss a fifth straight game due to a concussion. His next chance to suit up will come Thursday in Brooklyn. In Richards' absence, Miles Bridges, P.J. Washington and JT Thor are candidates for increased playing time as the backup center behind Mark Williams.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Won't play Sunday

    Richards (concussion) will not play in Sunday's game against the Magic.

    Richards will miss his fourth game in a row for the Hornets. Charlotte has used some smaller lineups in Richards' absence, with JT Thor getting some extra reps with the second unit.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Remains out against Washington

    Richards (concussion) is out for Wednesday's game versus the Wizards.

    Richards's absence streak will extend to three games Wednesday while in concussion protocols. He will have extra time to recover ahead of Sunday's matchup with Orlando.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Still out

    Richards (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup against the Celtics.

    Richards landed in concussion protocols and will be sidelined for a second straight game Monday. His next chance to suit up will come Wednesday against Washington. In his absence, P.J. Washington and Miles Bridges will likely play more center with the second unit.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Ruled out against Knicks

    Richards won't play in Saturday's game versus the Knicks due to a concussion.

    Richards likely suffered the concussion in Friday's matchup with Milwaukee, causing him to miss his first game of the season Saturday. Mark Williams and P.J. Washington will likely receive extended minutes in his absence. Richards' next chance to suit up will be Monday's matchup with Boston.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Solid effort off bench

    Richards closed Sunday's 129-107 loss to the Knicks with 16 points (7-9 FG, 2-2 FT) and four rebounds across 22 minutes.

    Richards played just over a minute fewer than starting center Mark Williams, though that was largely a byproduct of the blowout. While Williams isn't likely to give up the starting role and should see the larger share of the center minutes more often than not, Richards has been receiving enough playing time of late to put himself in consideration for a pickup in 12-team leagues. Over his last six games, Richards is averaging 11.7 points (on 79.4 percent shooting from the field), 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 19.0 minutes.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Chips in double-double

    Richards amassed 10 points (4-4 FG, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds and two blocks over 18 minutes during Saturday's 125-124 win over the Pacers.

    Richards and Mark Williams perfectly chopped all 48 minutes of Saturday's game for the Hornets. Richards' performance is indicative of his ceiling while Williams is healthy, but Richards remains a quality back-up big, showcasing extra shot-blocking prowess this season. The 25-year-old is averaging 4.7 blocks per 36 minutes.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Limited usage in loss

    Richards accumulated four points (1-1 FG, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal in 13 minutes during Monday's 133-121 loss to the Nets.

    Richards logged the fewest minutes of any Hornet to take the court Monday. Mark Williams played a modest 23 minutes, but he was far more impactful (18 points, seven rebounds). Charlotte's interior defense is getting gashed, and Richards is more of an offensive rebounder and motor big than a solution to the Hornets' paint protection issues.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Top producer off bench in loss

    Richards notched 15 points (4-4 FG, 7-10 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one block over 21 minutes in Thursday's 127-99 preseason loss to Boston.

    Richards led all bench players in Thursday's preseason finale in scoring while finishing with the second-highest point total on the team. Richards rounds out the preseason averaging 9.8 points and 8.3 rebounds over 21.5 minutes over four preseason contests.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Grabs 10 boards

    Richards logged seven points (1-3 FG, 5-6 FT), 10 rebounds and one block in 22 minutes of Tuesday's 113-109 preseason loss to Miami.

    Mark Williams appears to be locked in as the starting center, but Richards is penciled in as the primary backup and could still see plenty of minutes. He'll provide fantasy managers with steady rebounds and defensive stats.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Coming off bench Friday

    Richards isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game versus Rockets.

    Mark Williams will replace Richards in the starting five Friday. Williams is averaging 7.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 17.4 minutes across his 54 bench appearances this season.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Nabs double-double in starting role

    Richards chipped in 18 points (7-9 FG, 4-5 FT), 11 rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 120-100 loss to Toronto.

    After not taking the floor Sunday versus the Raptors, Richards made the most of his minutes Tuesday, knocking down seven of his nine shots from the field and four of his five attempts from the charity stripe. The effort marks his third double-double in his last four appearances, but he continues to sit every third game in a rotation with Mark Williams and Kai Jones. If that trend holds, Richards would have just Friday's game against the Rockets remaining on his season schedule.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Will start Tuesday

    Richards will start Tuesday's game against the Raptors, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    With Mark Williams (ankle) unlikely to play, Richards will return to the starting lineup Tuesday. Richards recently started eight straight appearances, averaging 10.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 25.9 minutes during that stretch.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Back in bench role Friday

    Richards will return to a bench role Friday versus the Bulls.

    Richards had started his last eight appearances for the Hornets but will cede Friday's starting nod to Mark Williams, who returns to action after missing the previous game and all but two of the last nine contests. Richards has averaged 7.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and a block over 17.5 minutes per game in 53 bench appearances this season.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Posts double-double in win

    Richards logged 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 FT) and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 137-134 win over Oklahoma City.

    After taking the night off in Sunday's win over the Mavericks, Richards was back in the starting lineup Tuesday. At the same time, Mark Williams (rest) was unavailable, allowing Richards to post his fifth double-double over his past nine appearances. During that stretch, the third-year center has averaged 10.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 26.2 minutes per game. The Hornets plan to alternate rest days for one of Richards, Williams and Kai Jones for the remainder of the season to open up playing time for two of the centers in any given game, so while Jones will likely sit out Friday against the Bulls or serve as a backup power forward, Richards' turn to sit will be coming up Sunday versus the Raptors.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Will start Tuesday

    Richards will start at center Tuesday against the Thunder.

    Charlotte's center rotation will be a mess to close out the season, as they will play two centers each night and sit the third big man. For Tuesday's game, Kai Jones is expected to be the backup center with Mark Williams getting the night off.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: On bench Sunday

    Richards is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Mavericks.

    Richards played well as a starter while Mark Williams was recovering from a thumb injury, but he'll head back to his regular bench role now that the former Duke star is healthy. Richards is averaging 7.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game when coming off the bench this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 7-0, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Kingston, JM
Age: 26
School: Kentucky
Experience: 3