O'Bryant will be waived by the Knicks, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.
In a relatively unexpected move, the Knicks have waived the player they received in the deal that sent Willy Hernangomez to the Hornets, as it appears they were really just after the pair of second-round picks that arrived as well. O'Bryant could certainly latch on with another team this season, though likely not in a fantasy-relevant role, as he's averaged just 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds across 10.5 minutes per game this season.
O'Bryant was traded from the Hornets to the Knicks along with two second-round picks in exchange for Willy Hernangomez, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.
O'Bryant saw some spot time with Charlotte this season, averaging 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds across 10.5 minutes per game in 36 appearances. Kristaps Porzingis (knee) going down for the season could open up more time for O'Bryant in New York than he saw in Charlotte, though the team has shown to have a relatively established frontcourt rotation of Michael Beasley, Lance Thomas, Doug McDermott, Kyle O'Quinn and Enes Kanter. Overall, this deal likely won't move the needle much for O'Bryant this year.
O'Bryant tallied 16 points (7-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt) two rebounds and one assist across 19 minutes in Tuesday's 131-111 win over the Kings.
The fourth-year forward parlayed his bump in playing time into a season-high point total. O'Bryant's minutes are often in the single digits, but he tends to remain active when on the court; factoring in Tuesday's contest, he's put up at between six and 15 shot attempts in seven of the last 13 contests, despite seeing no more than 21 minutes in any of those games.
O'Bryant collected nine points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 16 minutes during Monday's 109-91 win over the Knicks.
O'Bryant matched career highs in assists and threes, and filled in well as the primary backup center behind Dwight Howard. O'Bryant's size and strength make him a decent bet to receive most of Howard's leftover minutes while Cody Zeller (knee) is sidelined for the next several weeks, as offensive-minded backup big Frank Kaminsky spent the vast majority of his time at power forward and the Hornets snapped a three-game losing streak.
O'Bryant is not listed on the injury report for Monday's game against the Knicks.
O'Bryant had to leave Saturday's game against the Trail Blazers for an undisclosed reason, but the issue was clearly minor and he'll be in the lineup as usual Monday. With Cody Zeller (knee) out for the foreseeable future, O'Bryant has joined the frontcourt rotation, but has still only averaged 8.7 minutes over the last six games. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
O'Bryant will not play in the second half of Saturday's game against the Trail Blazers due to personal reasons.
O'Bryant will finish the night with five points (2-3 FG), four rebounds and a steal across eight minutes. It's unclear if he will be forced to miss any additional time beyond Saturday, but more should be known when the Hornets release more about his situation.
O'Bryant collected 14 points (4-7 FG, 6-6 FT), four rebounds and one block across 14 minutes during Monday's 103-94 loss to the Bucks.
O'Bryant has been seeing backup center minutes behind Dwight Howard with Cody Zeller (knee) out. He's been playing relatively well in limited minutes as well, totaling 20 points and 10 rebounds across 28 minutes over the past two games. He still makes for a risky play in every fantasy format, however, considering his lack of workload.
O'Bryant is expected to serve as the backup center Friday against Atlanta.
With Cody Zeller (knee) ruled out Friday, O'Bryant should see a slight bump in minutes as the primary backup to Dwight Howard. Frank Kaminsky will also likely see some time at the five, though it's also possible O'Bryant, a former second-round pick by Milwaukee, could slide down to power forward. Regardless, O'Bryant remains a relatively low-upside commodity in DFS contests.
O'Bryant tallied 11 points (4-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and one assist through 23 minutes during Wednesday's preseason game against Boston.
Both Frank Kaminsky and Marvin Williams started Wednesday since Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) and Jeremy Lamb (groin) didn't play, allowing O'Bryant to receive more minutes off the bench. Lamb has already been ruled out for Friday's tilt against Dallas but there has been no update on Kidd-Gilchrist. O'Bryant only played in 11 games last season for Denver and Charlotte and will likely receive end-of-rotation minutes during the regular season.
O'Bryant (ankle) is not listed on the team's injury report ahead of Tuesday's game against the Hawks, Stephanie Ready of Fox Sports Southeast reports.
O'Bryant hasn't played since Mar. 8, as a severely sprained right ankle has been keeping him sidelined. That said, the fact that he's no longer listed on the team's injury report could mean he's over the injury, although that doesn't necessarily indicate O'Bryant will see the court Tuesday. Whether he plays or not, O'Bryant will remain off the fantasy radar.
O'Bryant (ankle) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Bucks.
The Hornets haven't said as much, but it's expected that O'Bryant will also be sidelined for the season finale Tuesday against the Hawks. He's been out since early March with the right ankle sprain.
O'Bryant (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.
O'Bryant will miss his 14th straight game due to the sprained right ankle, and it's looking increasingly likely that we've seen the last of him before the regular season draws to a close next week.
O'Bryant (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Thunder, Stephanie Ready of Fox Sports Southeast reports.
O'Bryant's right ankle sprain will extend his lengthy absence, although per usual it won't have much of an impact on the Hornets' frontcourt rotation. His next opportunity to return will come Tuesday against the Wizards.
O'Bryant (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Stephanie Ready of Fox Sports Southeast reports.
O'Bryant continues to work his way back from a severe ankle sprain and he's yet to be given any sort of timetable for a return, so he'll be evaluated on a game-to-game basis. Even when healthy, O'Bryant is usually held to a deep reserve role off the bench in the frontcourt, so his return likely wouldn't make any drastic changes to the team's regular rotation.
O'Bryant (ankle) will sit out Sunday's game against the Suns, Stephanie Ready of FOX Sports Southeast reports.
O'Bryant will miss his eighth straight game Sunday, as he continues to deal with a relatively serious ankle sprain. He's yet to be given any sort of timetable for a return, but he'll likely need to put in a full practice before potentially being cleared ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Bucks. Once healthy, O'Bryant will be nothing more than a deep reserve in the frontcourt.
O'Bryant (ankle) is listed as out in the game notes for Friday's tilt with the Cavaliers.
O'Bryant hasn't played since March 8 while he's nursed the right ankle sprain, missing seven straight games during that span. It doesn't appear he's quite yet ready to play, but even once O'Bryant is healthy, he'll be a negligible part of the team's rotation now that the Hornets top three big men -- Marvin Williams, Frank Kaminsky and Cody Zeller -- are back to full strength.
O'Bryant (ankle) won't play Wednesday against the Magic.
O'Bryant initially impressed the Hornets enough that the team signed him for the remainder of the season following a pair of 10-day contract, but he's missed the last six games while battling what's apparently a relatively severe ankle sprain. The reserve forward will remain out Wednesday and should be considered questionable at best for Friday's tilt with the Cavaliers.
The Hornets are expected to sign O'Bryant (ankle) for the remainder of the season Friday, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.
O'Bryant has missed the Hornets' last four games while battling a sprained right ankle, but he showed the team enough when he was healthy over the first of his two 10-day contracts to earn a guaranteed deal for the rest of the campaign. Despite the Hornets' commitment to him, it's unlikely that O'Bryant will be a mainstay in the rotation once he's back to full strength.
O'Bryant (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Bulls.
O'Bryant likely would have been in line for a rotation role if healthy given that MIles Plumlee (calf) is still out and Frank Kaminsky (shoulder) is questionable for Monday, but those duties will likely instead fall to Christian Wood. With O'Bryant missing the Hornets' back-to-back games over the weekend with the right ankle sprain, Wood averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 14.5 minutes.
O'Bryant (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Pelicans.
O'Bryant's sprained right ankle will keep him sidelined a second straight game, leaving the Hornets woefully thin in the frontcourt. With Miles Plumlee (calf) and Frank Kaminsky (shoulder) also unavailable, look for Cody Zeller and Christian Wood to handle all the minutes at center.