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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
27-16 7-3 L1
23-20 7-3 L1
22-21 5-5 L1
17-25 2-8 L5
8-36 1-9 L1

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 9.3 4.0 68.5 2.2 0.4

Top Nick Richards News

  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Shifts to bench

    Richards will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    With Mason Plumlee rejoining the lineup after missing the last nine games due a variety of injuries, Richards will shift back to a bench role. The 24-year-old is averaging 3.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.3 minutes per game this season and isn't fantasy relevant at this time.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Not on injury report

    Richards (illness) isn't on the injury report for Monday's game against Dallas.

    Richards missed Friday's game against the Kings due to a non-COVID illness but will return Monday. He should continue to see an uptick in playing time since Mason Plumlee (COVID-19 protocols) remains sidelined.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Won't play Friday

    Richards has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Kings due to a non-COVID illness.

    The Hornets are already shorthanded heading into Friday's matchup since several players are in the league's health and safety protocols. While Richards' illness is of the non-COVID variety, he'll be forced to miss at least one game. If P.J. Washington (illness) is also held out, Kai Jones and Vernon Carey should see plenty of work in the frontcourt.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Plays just seven mintues in victory

    Richards finished Sunday's 130-127 victory over the Hawks with two points (1-1 FG), three rebounds and one block across seven minutes.

    Richards moved into the starting lineup against the Hawks, replacing Mason Plumlee who was out due to health protocols. Despite the promotion, Richards saw just seven minutes of playing time, burning anyone who may have taken a risk on him as a potential streaming option. It appears as though P.J. Washington is going to be the big winner here, leaving Richards as just a deeper league target.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Starting at Atlanta

    Richards is starting against the Hawks on Sunday.

    Though the Hornets are starting Richards, they could have P.J. Washington be their primary center Sunday. Things played out that way in Richards' previous start at Chicago on Nov. 29. Richards logged seven minutes, but the backup Washington recorded 32.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Moves to bench

    Richards will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

    With P.J. Washington rejoining the starting five, Richards will shift to the bench. The 24-year-old is averaging 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game this season. He should still see some minutes as long as Mason Plumlee (calf) is sidelined.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Joins starting lineup

    Richards will start Monday's game against the Bulls, Rod Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Richards turns 24 years old Monday and will receive the first start of his NBA career. P.J. Washington will head to the bench while Mason Plumlee (calf) is sidelined.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Logs multiple career bests

    Richards recorded seven points (2-5 FG, 3-3 FT), three steals, two rebounds, two assists and one block across 19 minutes during a 140-110 loss Friday at Sacramento.

    Richards' three steals and two assists are his new career bests. However, the tallies indicate why fantasy managers should find better alternatives. The Hornets backup is averaging 7.0 minutes this season and will not be helpful unless Mason Plumlee gets injured.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Doesn't play Tuesday

    Richards (coach's decision) didn't play during Tuesday's loss to the Lakers.

    This was Richards' third absence over the past four games. The rookie logged two minutes of action during the Hornets' win over the Bucks on Friday but failed to provide any statistical contribution. Across 14 games played, Richards has totaled 15 points along with nine rebounds.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Fails to take floor Tuesday

    Richards (coach's decision) didn't appear in Tuesday's win over Washington.

    The rookie out of Kentucky has only one appearance over the past seven games. Richards played four minutes of action during the Hornets' win over Houston last Wednesday but failed to provide any statistical contributions. Richards has totaled 13 points in 11 outings with the Hornets this year.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Joins Hornets from G League

    Richards was recalled by the Hornets on Sunday.

    Richards made nine appearances for the Greensboro Swarm in the G League, where he averaged 17.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per contest in nine games. The 23-year-old center has totaled 11 points and six rebounds for the Hornets so far this season, and he'll be rejoining the squad for the second half.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Leading scorer off bench

    Richards generated 21 points (8-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds and one assist over 23 minutes in Friday's 111-107 loss to the Mad Ants.

    Richards shot 66.7 percent from the floor against the Mad Ants during the penultimate game of the G League regular season, and he led the Swarm in scoring while nearly posting a double-double off the bench. The 23-year-old is now averaging 17.0 points and 10.1 rebounds over 26.0 minutes per game this season.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Productive in loss

    Richards posted 12 points (4-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and one block over 23 minutes in Sunday's 126-91 loss to the BayHawks.

    Richards was inefficient from the floor Sunday and was slightly less productive than usual as the Swarm struggled as a team against Erie. However, he still came within two rebounds of a double-double and is now averaging 16.2 points and 10.4 rebounds over 27.8 minutes per game this year.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Records another double-double

    Richards tallied 20 points (7-18 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 14 rebounds, five blocks, one assist and one steal over 35 minutes in Wednesday's 120-118 win over the Blue.

    Richards has been on a tear since joining the G League, and he posted his third double-double in as many games Wednesday. If Vernon Carey (back) remains sidelined, Richards should continue to play an even more prominent role in the Swarm's frontcourt.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Enters starting five

    Richards posted 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-5 FT), 14 rebounds, five blocks, one assist and one steal over 31 minutes in Tuesday's 115-109 win over the Vipers.

    Richards posted a double-double off the bench during his first appearance with the Swarm on Sunday, and he earned a spot in the starting five for Tuesday's matchup. He was a key contributor for Greensboro once again and should continue to see significant run in the G League.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Dominant in bench role

    Richards tallied 26 points (9-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds and four blocks over 25 minutes in Sunday's 122-109 loss to the Ignite.

    Richards came off the bench during his first game with the Swarm, but he was highly efficient and posted a double-double in his debut. Even if he continues to play a bench role in the G League, Richards figures to receive plenty of opportunities with Greensboro.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Dispatched to G League

    The Hornets assigned Richards to the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Wednesday.

    The Hornets' decision to send Richards back to the G League bubble may be a hint that the team expects PJ Washington to clear all COVID-19-related protocols ahead of their next game Saturday against Golden State. Richards had been providing emergency depth as a third-string center behind Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyombo, with all three of the rookie's appearances thus far in February coming in garbage-time scenarios.

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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Back in Charlotte as No. 3 center

    Richards played the final 6:30 of Sunday's 119-97 win over the Wizards, recording two points (0-2 FG, 2-2 FT) and two rebounds.

    Though Richards is soon expected to report to the G League bubble in Orlando to see regular action with the Greensboro Swarm, the rookie has stuck around with the Hornets and has dressed for each of the team's four games to give the team 12 active players. The Hornets will have 12 healthy bodies whenever Devonte' Graham (groin) is ready to play, so expect Richards to join the G League squad at that time. Charlotte already has 15-man roster players Vernon Carey and Jalen McDaniels along with two-way players Grant Riller and Nate Darling in Orlando.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 7-0, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Age: 24
School: Kentucky
Experience: 1