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Hornets F Gordon Hayward (foot) has been diagnosed with a foot sprain and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Hayward suffered the injury in Friday night’s game vs. the Pacers. Now that he’s set to miss most of the remainder of the regular season, Miles Bridges has an amazing opportunity ahead. He should be the biggest beneficiary of this news, while more shots should also be available for Terry Rozier, Devonte’ Graham, and PJ Washington.
Charlotte Hornets SF Gordon Hayward scored 13 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3PT, 4-6 FT) with eight rebounds, six assists, and a turnover across 19 minutes during Friday's 114-97 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Hayward was productive in all three major statistical categories, grabbing eight boards and dishing six assists in the first half before suffering a sprained right foot. Miles Bridges filled in for Hayward in the second half and finished with 23 points, making him a valuable addition to your lineups in point and category formats. However, it is not known whether Hayward will be able to return for Sunday's road contest against the Boston Celtics. If he is unable to suit up, Bridges becomes a great value play in Sunday lineups.
Hornets F Gordon Hayward suffered a foot sprain in the 2nd quarter vs. the Pacers Friday night and will not return.
Hayward was having a fantastic game, putting up a line of 13 points, eight rebounds, and six assists in the first half. Miles Bridges got the start in the second half and would be a hot waiver wire pickup should Hayward miss any more time.
Charlotte Hornets SF Gordon Hayward scored 13 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) with four rebounds and an assist across 29 minutes during Thursday's 111-89 blowout against the Brooklyn Nets.
Hayward and Devonte' Graham led the Hornets in scoring with 13 points each in a game that saw the Nets jump out to a 32-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. Despite the overall sub-par performances from Charlotte players on Thursday, fantasy managers should continue rostering Hayward and rolling him into lineups when the Hornets play the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
Charlotte Hornets SF Gordon Hayward scored 26 points (9-19 FG, 3-3 3PT, 5-6 FT) with 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, and four turnovers across 39 minutes during Tuesday's 114-104 win over the Washington Wizards.
Hayward surged in most statistical categories against the Wizards on Tuesday, increasing his scoring output (+11) from his previous performance in an overtime loss to the Suns on Sunday. He also collected 11 rebounds and dished six dimes to elevate his production in category and point formats. Fantasy managers should continue rostering and rolling Hayward into starting lineups but don't expect a 20+ point double-double every night moving forward, as the 10th-year forward fluctuates with his production depending on the opponent and health of his teammates.