Bacon managed 17 points (4-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 8-10 FT), five rebounds and one assist across 26 minutes during the Hornets' 100-87 preseason loss to the 76ers on Friday.
Bacon wasn't exactly efficient with his shot, but a strong showing from the free-throw line and solid complementary contributions made for a strong fantasy night overall. The third-year wing came on in the latter portion of the 2018-19 campaign and is set to open the season as the starting shooting guard in a new-look backcourt alongside offseason acquistion Terry Rozier.
Bacon is in the starting lineup for Sunday's preseason game against the Celtics.
The Hornets will go with Bacon, Terry Rozier, Nic Batum, Miles Bridges and Cody Zeller on Sunday in what could be a preview of their potential regular-season starting five. Coach James Borrego will likely try out more than one lineup during the preseason, but this is an encouraging development for Bacon as it relates to his battle for the starting shooting guard spot.
Bacon recorded 25 points (9-20 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 29 minutes Friday's 93-85 win over the Warriors in the Las Vegas Summer League.
With both Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb out of Charlotte, Bacon is expected to assume a prominent role in the Hornets backcourt. He'll vie for playing time with Terry Rozier, Devonte' Graham, Malik Monk and Nicolas Batum in what should be an interesting positional battle.
Bacon will play in summer league with the Hornets.
Bacon was the 40th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and he's started 19 of his 96 appearances for the Hornets since. With Jeremy Lamb and Kemba Walker leaving Charlotte, Bacon could be in line for a bigger role next season.
Bacon totaled 12 points (6-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and a steal over 35 minutes Wednesday against Orlando.
Bacon had an above average performance from a scoring standpoint, although he didn't contribute much elsewhere. He impressed down the stretch, finishing off the season with three straight performances of 12 or more points. This boosted his season scoring average to 7.2 ppg. The 23-year-old's 2018-2019 campaign will come to an end following a loss in the finale to the Magic.
Bacon finished with 14 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound and one assist across 28 minutes in the Hornets' win over the Pistons on Sunday.
Although he made minimal contributions outside of scoring, Bacon produced a serviceable stat line with his 14 points. He's made for a value-play in daily formats over the Hornets' last three games, averaging 23.7 points per game.
Bacon tallied 21 points (8-14 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 38 minutes during Friday's 129-115 loss to the Lakers.
Bacon was cooking again Friday, totaling 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting. He now has at least 20 points in three straight games, certainly enjoying life without Nicolas Batum on the floor. Batum was a healthy DNP and although it is unclear if this is a shutdown for the veteran, Bacon could be in for a nice finish to the season.
Bacon registered 24 points (9-16 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, three steals and one assist across 36 minutes in Tuesday's 125-116 overtime victory against the Spurs.
Bacon has now started each of the last four games and has improved on each prior outing, setting a new career-high in scoring Tuesday night after he just had broken that record Sunday. The Hornets seem to be willing to invest minutes into Bacon's performance, and alongside Kemba Walker, Bacon should create solid offensive production for the team.
Bacon contributed 20 points (7-14 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and three rebounds in 33 minutes during Sunday's 115-114 win over the Raptors.
Bacon finished with career highs in scoring and threes while drawing yet another start. He has earned at least 30 minutes in consecutive contests, and he has reached double figures in scoring in three of the last four. Nicolas Batum (illness) has been sidelined for the past two tilts, but Bacon entered the starting five with Batum being demoted to a reserve role before the last two games.
Bacon will start Thursday against the Timberwolves.
Coach James Borrego will opt to change his starting five, sending Nicolas Batum to the bench in favor of Bacon. It's unclear if this will be a permanent decision moving forward. Over the past six games, Bacon has averaged 9.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 25.8 minutes.
Bacon registered 13 points (3-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 7-11 FT) and three rebounds across 28 minutes in Tuesday's 118-114 loss to the 76ers.
Bacon continues to see minutes off the bench for the Hornets, but he has done nothing special with his time, averaging just over five points per game this season. His efficiency has been the main culprit lately for lackluster production, as he has shot just 25 percent over his last two games.
Bacon will draw the start Monday against the Rockets.
Nicolas Batum was initially listed as the starter, however he was ruled out just minutes before tip. Bacon's move into the starting five should result in a larger role. It's unclear if Batum will be forced to miss more time going forward, however Bacon could remain in the starting five if Batum is forced to miss more time.
The Hornets recalled Bacon from the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Wednesday.
Bacon joins the Hornets fresh off turning in a career-best performance with the Swarm on Tuesday, when he put up 39 points (15-25 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 7-8 FT), six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes in the affiliate's 139-125 win over the Capital City Go-Go. He should be available off the bench for the Hornets' contest Wednesday versus the Heat.
Bacon posted 27 points (9-21 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 7-10 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal in the 115-114 loss Saturday to Long Island.
Bacon led all players with 27 points, but it wasn't enough to overcome a resilient Long Island squad. The two-way player has made an impact for the Swarm when he's been in the G League, averaging 21.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 16 games.
The Hornets assigned Bacon to the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Thursday, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Bacon played 37 minutes in the Swarm's 122-116 win over the Westchester Knicks on Thursday, finishing with 23 points (7-23 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 9-10 FT), 10 rebounds and two steals. He'll likely rejoin the parent club ahead of its next game Friday in Brooklyn.
The Hornets recalled Bacon from the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Monday.
Bacon should be available off the bench for Monday's game against the Warriors after logging 32 minutes a day earlier in the Swarm's 107-105 victory over the Wisconsin Herd. The second-year wing put up some big numbers in the contest (29 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal), but the performance probably won't be anything that prompts coach James Borrego to insert him into the rotation versus Golden State.
Bacon was assigned to the G League on Friday, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Bacon has seen spot run lately, appearing in just one game since the beginning of February. Per usual, the organization will attempt to get him more on-court time by sending him to the G League.
Bacon was recalled from the G League on Friday.
Bacon was assigned to the Greensboro Swarm on Thursday so he could play in their game against Maine. The former Florida State standout posted 13 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in 33 minutes, but will now likely accompany the Hornets on their upcoming road trip.
Bacon was assigned to the G League on Thursday.
Bacon will rejoin the Greensboro Swarm after going unused in Wednesday's game against the Mavericks. The 23-year-old is averaging 21.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals across 32.3 minutes in the G League this season.
Bacon was recalled from the G League and will be available for Wednesday's matchup against the Mavericks.
With Tony Parker sidelined, it seems coach James Borrego would like an extra body available. Bacon has appeared in only seven NBA games since January, so his promotion probably won't lead to fantasy relevance.
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