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date min
Total Rebounds
Total Assists
Fantasy Points
Jan 24, 2023 17 4 3 0 7
Jan 23, 2023 4 4 0 0 7
Jan 14, 2023 13 8 6 0
Jan 12, 2023 13 7 1 0
Jan 6, 2023 2 0 0 0

Fantasy Stats

Year fpts
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Assists Per Game
Rebounds Per Game
Blocks Per Game
Steals Per Game
2022 60115 17.0 8.1 0.5 5.6 0.9 0.2
2021 2685.4 7.3 3.0 0.3 1.7 0.4 0.2
2020 271.5 3.5 0.8 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.0
3y Avg. 1474.3 6.3 2.4 0.2 1.4 0.3 0.1
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Plays ahead of Mark Williams

    Richards finished Tuesday's 128-97 loss to the Suns with four points (1-2 FG, 2-4 FT), three rebounds and three blocks in 17 minutes off the bench. After playing nothing more than garbage-time minutes over each of his last four games, Richards surprisingly re-entered head coach Steve Clifford's rotation as the primary backup to Mason Plumlee. Though he excelled as a shot blocker, Richards was a minus-18 during his time on the court and may not have done enough to permanently stave off promising rookie Mark Williams for the No. 2 center role. Perhaps Clifford just wanted to keep Richards involved after Williams had recently leapfrogged him in the rotation, but the Hornets' second unit is now worth monitoring over the next few games to see which of the two is the preferred backup option behind Plumlee.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Re-enters rotation in loss

    Richards amassed seven points (2-3 FG, 3-4 FT), one rebound and two blocks across 13 minutes during Thursday's 124-114 loss to the Raptors. Richards was back in the rotation Thursday, sliding in as the primary backup behind Mason Plumlee. Mark Williams had been the preferred option over the past couple of weeks, so this move came as a bit of a surprise. Both players can put up fantasy-relevant numbers when afforded meaningful minutes. However, until Plumlee is scaled back, both Richards and Williams present as nothing more than luxury stashes in 12-team formats.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Remains third-string center

    Richards (coach's decision) didn't play in Monday's 121-115 loss to the Hornets. After missing two games last week with a sprained right ankle, Richards has been active for each of the Hornets' last three contests, but he's logged just three total minutes during that stretch. Though Richards is healthy, head coach Steve Clifford acknowledged after Monday's game that rookie first-round pick Mark Williams has replaced Richards in the rotation as the top backup to starting center Mason Plumlee, per Nick Carboni of WCNC Charlotte. Clifford added that he eventually envisions Richards getting involved off the bench, but for the time being, the third-year big man doesn't look like he'll be featured in most games while Williams' development remains a greater priority.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Active but limited

    Richards (ankle) will play in a limited fashion Thursday against the Thunder. An earlier report noted that Richards would be the team's third option at center Thursday. It's unclear whether his limitations stem from his sprained ankle or if he has just been surpassed on the depth chart by Mark Williams, who has played well in the last two contests with Richards absent. Regardless, Richards should not be in any fantasy lineups Thursday and should be monitored moving forward.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Small role expected if available

    Head coach Steve Clifford relayed Thursday that Richards (ankle) will not be the primary backup center versus the Thunder even if he plays, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports. Richards will apparently play third fiddle at center behind Mason Plumlee and Mark Williams, who has played reasonably well over the last pair of games. Richards will likely draw a more considerable role in future tilts, but he's not expected to see too many minutes Thursday.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Could play Thursday

    Richards (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable and could be available for Thursday's game against the Thunder, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports. Richards was initially ruled out Thursday but may return after a two-game absence with a sprained right ankle. If the 25-year-old big man can suit up, Mark Williams will likely be left out of the Hornets' rotation.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Remains sidelined Thursday

    Richards (ankle) is out for Thursday's game versus the Thunder. Richards' absence streak will extend to three games with a right ankle sprain. His next chance to play is Saturday's matchup with the Nets.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Out again Tuesday

    Richards (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup against Golden State. Richards will miss a second straight game due to a right ankle sprain. His next chance to suit up will come Thursday against the Thunder. Mark Williams should see backup center minutes.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Ruled out Monday

    Richards (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers. Richards sprained his right ankle in the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to the Lakers, so his absence is not entirely surprising. P.J. Washington could see more minutes as a result, while Richards' next chance to play will come Tuesday against the Warriors in the second half of a back-to-back set.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Unlikely to play Monday

    Richards (ankle) is doubtful for Monday's game against Portland. Richards sprained his right ankle in the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to the Lakers, and it seems unlikely that he'll be able to suit up against the Trail Blazers. If he's unavailable, P.J. Washington could see a slight uptick in playing time.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Injures ankle Friday

    Richards left Friday's 134-130 loss to the Lakers in the fourth quarter due to a right ankle sprain. Richards compiled five points (2-3 FG, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and one steal across 12 minutes before exiting the contest. While the severity of the injury is unknown, his status for Monday's tilt with the Trail Blazers is up in the air for the time being. Rookie Mark Williams or second-year player Kai Jones could step in as the primary backup to starting center Mason Plumlee on Monday if Richards is unable to play.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Impressive effort off bench

    Richards chipped in 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and one steal over 23 minutes during Monday's 125-119 victory over the Kings. Richards played an impactful role in helping to end Charlotte's eight-game losing streak, leading the team in rebounds and scoring 14 points to record his eighth double-double of the campaign. Two of those performances have come in his past three games, and Richards is playing well again following a four-game slump during which he averaged just 4.0 points and 3.3 boards on 37.5 percent shooting from the field. The third-year pro has taken advantage of a big increase in opportunity this season, averaging 9.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 0.8 blocks while shooting 60.8 percent from the field and 73.7 percent from the charity stripe.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Strong double-double Friday

    Richards finished with 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks over 23 minutes during Friday's 125-106 loss to the Hawks. Richards outplayed Mason Plumlee in the loss, putting up his seventh double-double of the season. Plumlee did spend some time in the locker room in this one, affording a few extra minutes to Richards. The upside is clearly there for Richards, although until he usurps Plumlee in the rotation, he remains on the outside looking in when it comes to standard formats.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Grabs eight rebounds Sunday

    Richards posted nine points (2-5 FG, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds, one block and one steal in 21 minutes during Sunday's 131-113 loss to the 76ers. Richards bounced back from two straight poor performances and nearly recorded a double-double Sunday. The outing was fairly representative of his last 11 games as he's averaging 8.3 points and 7.4 rebounds in that span. The 25-year-old is getting regular playing time for the first time in his career and is averaging 18.9 minutes per game through 27 contests.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Double-double off bench

    Richards accumulated 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists across 20 minutes during Monday's 119-117 loss to the Clippers. The third-year center recorded his sixth double-double of the season, four of which have come in the last eight games. Richards is averaging 9.8 points, 8.9 boards and 0.8 blocks in 20 minutes a night over that stretch as he emerges as a solid second-unit player.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Effective in limited action

    Richards chipped in 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-3 FT) and nine rebounds across 13 minutes during Friday's 117-116 victory over Washington. Richards continues to be a strong per-minute producer. It's challenging to roster him through the ups and downs in standard leagues, but those in deep formats can probably stream him effectively during four-game weeks. Over the past 10 games, he's averaging 9.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 19.1 minutes.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Second straight double-double

    Richards contributed 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds and one assist over 17 minutes during Sunday's 106-102 loss to the Wizards. Richards put together another solid showing, and he did so in nearly half the playing time he saw Friday against Cleveland (30 minutes). He's now registered four double-doubles through 18 games this season and is averaging 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in 19.5 minutes.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Stellar night on boards

    Richards amassed 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-4 FT), 14 rebounds and three blocks across 30 minutes during Friday's 132-122 double-overtime loss to Cleveland. Richards secured his third double-double of the 2022-23 campaign and swatted away a season-high three shots. His scoring production has been inconsistent at best through the first month of the season, however, as he had been held to just 11 total points over his last two matchups heading into Friday's clash. Richards has shown that he can score in double figures, but fantasy managers shouldn't count on this type of performance on a nightly basis.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Two blocks in loss

    Richards registered eight points (4-6 FG), six rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes during Monday's 108-100 loss to Washington. Richards continues to play a steady role off the bench as the Hornets' backup center, and while he's a capable rebounder and shot blocker, he's not doing quite enough to justify starting in most leagues. However, if Mason Plumlee or P.J. Washington were to sustain an injury, Richards would be in line for a significant bump in playing time. Over his last five games, Richards is posting 7.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 blocks in 18.8 minutes.
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  • Hornets' Nick Richards: Impresses in limited minutes Monday

    Richards produced four points (2-3 FG, 0-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one block in 19 minutes during Monday's 115-108 loss to Sacramento. Richards continues to come off the bench behind Mason Plumlee and yet was able to impact the game on both ends of the floor. His energy is yet to translate into fantasy value, but it is clear that he brings something to the table every time he steps foot on the court. At this point, he is better suited for deeper formats but can have some limited streaming value if managers in standard leagues can grab him on the right night.
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