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Hornets' Kemba Walker: Leads Hornets to win
Walker scored a game-high 31 points (8-25 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 11-13 FT) while adding nine assists, eight rebounds, a steal and a block in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 108-107 win over the Pistons.
He fell just a bit short of his third career triple-double, with his last coming back in April 2014. The 31 points was also Walker's best total since he exploded for 103 combined points over back-to-back games in mid-November, but he's topped 20 in each of his last three contests, and the streaky volume shooter appears to be heating up again.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Ruled out Wednesday
Kidd-Gilchrist has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Pistons for personal reasons.
The circumstances behind Kidd-Gilchrist's absence is unknown at this time, so he should be considered questionable for the Hornets' next game, Friday against the Knicks. His absence could open up some more time for rookie Miles Bridges. More information on Kidd-Gilchrist's status should come out folowing Wednesday's game.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Devonte' Graham: Inactive Wednesday
Graham will be inactive Wednesday against the Pistons, Rod Boone of The Athletic reports.
Graham was mistakenly listed as active for Wednesday's game per an earlier report. In fact he won't play, with his next opportunity to see run coming Friday against the Knicks.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Dwayne Bacon: Will be available
Bacon will be active for Wednesday's game against Detroit, Rod Boone of The Athletic reports.
The Hornets stated earlier in the day that Bacon would not be available, but they've since reversed course and will now hold Devonte' Graham out instead. Bacon has been a DNP in three of the last five games is not expected to be a factor.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Dwayne Bacon: Recalled, inactive Wednesday
Bacon was recalled from the G League but is inactive for Wednesday's contest against the Pistons, Rod Boone of The Athletic reports.
It's possible Bacon is being kept around for Friday's matchup against the Knicks. He's appeared in 15 games for the Hornets this season, averaging 5.5 points and 1.7 boards across 12.5 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Devonte' Graham: Recalled, active Wednesday
Graham was recalled from the G League and is active for Wednesday's contest against the Pistons, Rod Boone of The Athletic reports.
Graham has gotten spot run with the Hornets this season. In 11 appearances, he's averaged 2.4 points and 1.2 assists in 8.3 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Devonte' Graham: Reports to G League
The Hornets assigned Graham on Wednesday to the G League's Greensboro Swarm.
The rookie second-round pick will be joined in Greensboro by Dwayne Bacon, with both players scheduled to play in the Swarm's game Wednesday at 1 p.m. EST against the Wisconsin Herd. Since the duo is local, both Graham and Bacon could be recalled from Greensboro and suit up later in the evening for the Hornets' home game against the Pistons.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Dwayne Bacon: Joins G League squad
The Hornets assigned Bacon to the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Wednesday.
The second-year forward will be joined in Greensboro by Devonte' Graham, with both players scheduled to play in the Swarm's game Wednesday at 1 p.m. EST against the Wisconsin Herd. Since the duo is local, both Bacon and Graham could be recalled from Greensboro and suit up later in the evening for the Hornets' home game against the Pistons.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Cody Zeller: Steal production on rise
Zeller submitted 12 points (5-5 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block across 26 minutes Sunday in the Hornets' 119-107 win over the Knicks.
Valued mainly by fantasy managers in deeper formats for his solid floor in terms of rebounding and field-goal percentage, Zeller has supplemented his usual dependability in those areas with an uptick in thefts. Zeller has scooped up at least two steals in his last three contests, boosting his average to 0.8 per game on the season. While not a significant output, there's still value in a center that can merely avoid putting up consistent zeroes in a given category.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Tony Parker: Another big game off bench
Parker tallied 16 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 17 minutes Sunday in the Hornets' 119-107 win over the Knicks.
Starting point guard Kemba Walker (31 minutes) played a little less than usual with the Hornets owning a 19-point lead entering the final quarter, affording Parker some extra time to direct the offense. Parker carved up the weak New York defense for his fourth double-digit scoring effort in five games, a span during which he's also chipped in 4.8 assists, two boards and one steal per contest. So long as Walker is healthy, Parker's fantasy upside will be capped, but the veteran could have some usefulness in deeper formats this week. The Hornets aren't exactly facing a murderer's row of opposing defenses during their three-game slate -- home contests against the Pistons, Knicks and Lakers -- so Parker has a good shot at maintaining his hot scoring run.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Jeremy Lamb: Strong run rages on
Lamb tallied 19 points (8-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and one steal across 28 minutes Sunday in the Hornets' 119-107 win over the Knicks.
Lamb fell back to earth with a seven-point outing in the Hornets' previous contest Friday against the Nuggets, but he bounced back quickly with another impressive showing in the comfortable win over New York. The wing has now hit double figures in the scoring column in all but three of the Hornets' 26 contests this season, propping up his average at a career-high 15.1 points per game. Lamb is also sitting on personal-best marks in rebounds (5.6 per game), three-pointers (1.5) and steals (1.3) while delivering strong percentages from the floor and free-throw line, making him worthy of holding in just about every format.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kemba Walker: Bounces back in Sunday's win
Walker registered 25 points (8-20 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six assists, six rebounds and four steals across 31 minutes Sunday in the Hornets' 119-107 win over the Knicks.
The Hornets held a 21-point edge heading into the fourth quarter, so Walker saw a few minutes less than he usually does. The depressed playing time didn't prevent Walker from delivering useful numbers across the board, including his best scoring total since Nov. 23. Walker had slumped to an average of 18.9 points on 35.1 percent shooting from the field over the prior seven contests, so Sunday's performance could get him trending in the right direction as the Hornets prepare for a three-game week.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Dwayne Bacon: Not available Sunday
Bacon isn't with the team for Sunday's game against the Knicks due to travel difficulties.
Bacon was recalled for the G League prior to Sunday's contest, but because of poor weather, he wasn't able to join the Hornets in time for their upcoming matchup. He should be available off the bench for Wednesday against Detroit.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Dwayne Bacon: Back from G League
Bacon was recalled from the G League on Sunday, Rod Boone of The Athletic reports.
Bacon is back with the Hornets ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Knicks after posting 22 points and nine rebounds in Saturday's win over the Delaware Blue Coats.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Dwayne Bacon: Heads down to G League
Bacon is headed back to the G League prior Saturday, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
This move is unsurprising as Bacon has split time between the NBA and G League all season. He didn't play in last night's tilt with the Nuggets, and failed to score in his last appearance, Wednesday against Minnesota, attempting one shot in two minutes of run.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Marvin Williams: Still dealing with soreness
Williams acknowledged after Friday's game that he's still experiencing soreness in his shoulder, but he doesn't intend to miss any additional time, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Williams was held out of Wednesday's loss to Minnesota, but he returned Friday night against Denver and played 33 minutes, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The veteran said he was "pretty sore" after the game, but he's practicing Saturday and should be considered available going forward.... See More ... See Less