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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
14-11 4-6 L2
14-11 4-6 L3
14-12 5-5 L1
13-12 7-3 W1
5-20 1-9 L2

Top Hornets News

  • Hornets' Cody Martin: Next man up at point guard

    Martin will start Monday's game against the 76ers, Rod Boone of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    Entering the week, the Hornets already had four players in COVID-19 protocols, but the team has since learned that Ish Smith has also joined that group, leaving the roster even more depleted. Martin will be the next man up at point guard, and he'll be flanked in the lineup by Gordon Hayward, Kelly Oubre, Miles Bridges and Nick Richards. Martin already saw an increased role off the bench Sunday at Atlanta, when he finished with 19 points, six boards, four assists, two steals and three three-pointers in 32 minutes.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Won't play Monday

    Smith has been ruled out for Monday's game against the 76ers due to the league's health and safety protocols.

    Smith filled in as a starter in Sunday's win over Atlanta, but he'll now join several of his teammates in the league's COVID-19 protocols. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return, but Cody Martin, Kelly Oubre, James Bouknight and Scottie Lewis should see plenty of run in the Hornets' backcourt Monday.

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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' Cody Martin: Lands increased role Sunday

    Martin finished with 19 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, four assists and two steals in 32 minutes during Sunday's 130-127 win over the Hawks.

    Martin was a direct beneficiary of the recent health crisis to hit the Hornets, ending with arguably his best line of the season. Even with a healthy squad, Martin has been able to carve out a consistent role for himself off the bench. With more playing time to go around, he makes sense as a short-term addition in just about every fantasy league.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Comes through in starting role

    Smith chipped in 18 points (8-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, seven assists and one steal across 32 minutes during Sunday's 130-127 victory over the Hawks.

    Smith filled in at the starting point guard position and walked away with easily his best performance of the season. With LaMelo Ball set to miss at least the next few games, Smith should be able to put up 12-team value, albeit with very little upside. For those with an available roster spot, he should be a solid source of assists and triples.

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  • Hornets' Miles Bridges: Leads the way Sunday

    Bridges logged 32 points (11-15 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT), four rebounds, four assists, one block and three steals in 40 minutes during Sunday's 130-127 victory over Atlanta.

    Bridges was on fire during Sunday's improbable win, stepping up in the absence of both LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier who were out due to health protocols. Given all the recent disruption, this may turn out to be one of the most important wins for the Hornets all season. For Bridges, this was a nice return to the form that we saw from him to open the campaign. As long as the team is down on troops, he is going to be the number one option on offense and should be able to put up some gaudy numbers.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Coming off bench at Atlanta

    Washington is not starting against the Hawks on Sunday.

    The Hornets are starting Nick Richards on Sunday. However, the lineup change should not affect fantasy managers benefiting from Washington's recent statistical output. Entering Sunday, Washington averaged 13.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 blocks and 3.8 threes over his last four appearances. With a few key players, including Mason Plumlee and Jalen McDaniels, sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols, Washington should still be set for an increased role.

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  • Hornets' Kelly Oubre: Starting Sunday

    Oubre will start Sunday's game against Atlanta, Rod Boone of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    With several regulars in COVID-19 protocols, Oubre will move into the lineup at one guard spot alongside Ish Smith. Oubre has been playing well off the bench of late (22.8 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 3.8 3PM/G), so he makes for a solid streaming option for the week ahead, as Charlotte will likely be without LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier for all three of its games.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Set to start Sunday

    Smith will start Sunday's game against Atlanta, Rod Boone of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    With several key players, including LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier, currently in COVID-19 protocols, Smith will move into the lineup at point guard, and he'll be joined in the backcourt by Kelly Oubre. Ball and Rozier are expected to miss multiple games, so Smith could be a lower-end streaming option. However, the Hornets are entering a three-game week, so his upside is pretty limited.

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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' Cody Martin: Not on injury report

    Martin (illness) isn't on the injury report for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

    Martin missed the last two games with a non-COVID illness, but he practiced Friday and will return to game action against Atlanta. Across his last three appearances, he's averaged 6.7 points and 4.0 assists in 23.7 minutes per game.

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  • Hornets' Arnoldas Kulboka: Scores 22 points in win

    Kulboka registered 22 points (6-12 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes during Friday's 105-96 win over the Austin Spurs.

    Kulboka was lights out from three once again en route to his third 20-plus point performance of the season. Through 10 games with Greensboro, the 23-year-old is averaging 12.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 115.8
(1st)
116.3
(30th)

Injuries

Player Injury
L. Ball PG LaMelo Ball PG Covid-19
T. Rozier SG Terry Rozier SG Covid-19
M. Plumlee C Mason Plumlee C Covid-19
I. Smith PG Ish Smith PG Covid-19
J. McDaniels PF Jalen McDaniels PF Covid-19

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