Graham has a deal in place to join the Pelicans, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The sharp-shooting point guard, who lost the starting role last season to LaMelo Ball, will head to New Orleans in a sign-and-trade deal that nets him a four-year, $47 million contract. Graham averaged 14.8 points, 5.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game last season for the Hornets, though those numbers represented a step in the wrong direction compared to his breakout 2019-20 season. With Lonzo Ball headed to Chicago, Graham will compete with Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Tomas Satoransky and Kira Lewis for a starting backcourt spot.
Graham registered 31 points (10-19 FG, 7-14 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five assists and four rebounds in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 117-112 loss to the Nuggets.
Graham returned from a four-game absence due to discomfort in his knee to post his second 30-plus point game of the season. Before Tuesday's game, Graham was averaging 20.8 points, 6.8 assists, 4.5 three-pointers and 3.0 rebounds over his last four games. The third-year guard will look to help break the Hornets' two-game skid Thursday at home against the third-seeded Clippers.
Graham (knee) is available for Tuesday's contest against the Nuggets.
After missing the past four games due to knee discomfort, Graham will be available Tuesday. He'll likely come off the bench while Terry Rozier and LaMelo Ball stay in the starting five.
Graham (knee) will be a game-time call for Tuesday's contest against Denver.
Graham has missed the last four games with discomfort in his knee, and coach James Borrego said pregame that the guard will go through a workout before a final call is made on his status. If Graham does return, he'll likely come off the bench with both Terry Rozier and LaMelo Ball healthy.
Graham (knee) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against Denver.
As expected, Graham is still iffy to play Tuesday, but he's moving in the right direction after going through a full practice Monday morning. The Hornets will likely wait to see how the right knee reacts Tuesday morning before updating his status.
Graham (knee) was able to participate in Monday's practice, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
A knee issue has kept Graham out of five of the last six games -- including the last four in a row -- but his return to practice is an encouraging sign. Charlotte will likely list Graham as questionable ahead of Tuesday's game against Denver, with the goal of seeing how the knee reacts at shootaround in the morning.
Graham (knee) will not play in Sunday's game against the Pelicans.
There was hope that Graham would be able to return from a three-game absence, but he'll continue to miss time as he deals with soreness in his right knee. The good news for Charlotte is Malik Monk will be available after a sprained ankle forced him out of Friday's win over Orlando after just nine minutes.
Graham (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.
Graham has missed four of the last five games due to right knee soreness, but he has a chance to return Sunday. Brad Wanamaker should see increased run if Graham is unavailable.
Graham (knee) is unavailable for Friday's game against the Magic.
The 26-year-old will end up sitting for both ends of the back-to-back set, as he'll be sidelined for the fourth time in the past five games. Brad Wanamaker should have an increased role off the bench in Graham's continued absence.
Graham (knee) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against Chicago.
He was doubtful coming into the day, so this was the expected outcome. It will be the third absence in the last four games for Graham, and he'll likely remain out Friday as Charlotte completes a back-to-back versus the Magic.
Graham (knee) expected to remain out for Thursday's game against the Bulls.
Graham was able to play in Sunday's loss to Miami, but his sore right knee kept him out of action Tuesday night in Detroit. He's still bothered by the issue Wednesday, so he'll carry a "doubtful" designation into Thursday's contest, which comes on the front end of a back-to-back set.
Graham (knee) will not play Tuesday against the Pistons.
Graham was nursing a bruised knee heading into Sunday's game against Miami, but he played through the issue to finish with nine points, five assists and two rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench. The guard apparently aggravated the knee in the 121-111 loss, and he'll miss at least one game as the Hornets enter a four-game Week 20. Expect LaMelo Ball to continue starting alongside Terry Rozier, while Malik Monk and Brad Wanamaker could pick up increased minutes off the bench.
Graham (knee) is available for Sunday's game against the Heat.
Graham was a game-time decision Sunday after he was a late scratch for Saturday's game against the Pistons due to a bruised right knee. However, the 26-year-old tested his knee in pregame warmups and will be able to return. Graham will come off the bench Sunday and should be a reserve guard option now that LaMelo Ball is back in action.
Graham (knee) will play Sunday against the Heat, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Graham missed Saturday's game against Detroit due to a bruised knee, but, after being labeled a game-time call, he's been cleared to return for the second half of the back-to-back. The Kansas product will shift to the bench as LaMelo Ball makes his second start since returning from an extended injury absence.
Graham (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Miami.
Graham was a late scratch for Saturday's game against Detroit due to a bruised right knee and, if he plays Sunday, he's expected to be a reserve guard option now that LaMelo Ball (wrist) is back in the lineup.
Graham is out Saturday due to a right knee contusion.
Graham, originally thought to be coming off the bench with the return of LaMelo Ball (wrist), will end up being a late scratch. In his absence, more minutes could be available for Brad Wanamaker.
Graham will come off the bench Saturday against the Pistons.
With LaMelo Ball (wrist) returning to the starting five, Graham will be moved into a reserve role. In six appearances off the bench, he's averaged 11.2 points, 3.3 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 19.0 minutes.
Graham delivered 25 points (7-19 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 6-9 FT), seven assists, five rebounds, two blocks and a steal across 39 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Celtics.
Graham has scored at least 24 points while dishing out at least six assists in three straight games, and he seems to be gearing up for a strong end to the campaign -- taking a step forward amid the recent struggles of Terry Rozier. Graham has reached the 20-point mark just four times this month, but the fact that he's done so in his last three appearances is an encouraging sign.
Graham scored 25 points (6-14 FG, 6-13 3Pt, 7-8 FT) to go along with six assists, three rebounds and one steal across 34 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.
Graham got hot from three-point range in the second half of the game and knocked down four triples. While he failed to convert any of his two-point attempts, Graham has now recorded six threes in consecutive games. Graham also continues to be a reliable assist producer, as he's averaging 7.0 dimes across his last five games.
Graham registered 24 points (7-14 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine assists and two rebounds in 31 minutes during Sunday's 125-104 win over the Celtics.
After averaging just 11.0 points on 30.0 percent field-goal shooting over his past three games since returning from a two-game absence, the 26-year-old bounced back with a brilliant 24-point effort while making half of his shots. Graham has also been on a roll in the dimes department, dishing out 10 and nine assists over his last two games, respectively. The third-year guard will look to build on Sunday's bounce-back performance Tuesday at home against the Bucks.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/18||@ IND||L 117-144||20||4||2||4||0||1||0|
|05/16||@ WAS||L 110-115||31||15||2||2||1||1||0|
|05/15||@ NY||L 109-118||41||25||3||8||1||0||0|
|05/13||vs LAC||L 90-113||23||5||2||5||0||0||0|
|05/11||vs DEN||L 112-117||33||31||4||5||1||0||0|
|05/09||vs NO||L 110-112||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/07||vs ORL||W 122-112||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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