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Charlotte Hornets

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Brandon Miller has been listed as questionable ahead of Saturday's game against Minnesota. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Miller is looking to make his return after missing the Hornets last game. If he remains sidelined, Bryce McGowens would see another spot start. Nick Richards (concussion) is also listed as questionable.

Category: Injury Updates

The Hornets announced that LaMelo Ball will be re-evaluated in one week. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Ball suffered a right ankle strain last Sunday and missed Tuesday's game. Terry Rozier will continue to play point guard in his absence, while Brandon Miller will also see more playing time.

Category: Injury Updates

Mark Williams scored 12 points (5-12 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in the Hornets' 129-128 win over the Nets.

Fantasy Impact: Williams posted his second straight double-double and has four double-doubles in five games. He has also recorded three blocks in three of his past five games on the defensive end.

Category: Game Recaps

Terry Rozier scored 37 points (13-25 FG, 7-9 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go along with four rebounds, 13 assists and two steals in the Hornets' 129-128 win over the Nets.

Fantasy Impact: It was quite the overall performance from Rozier in a bounce back game. He was all over the court for Charlotte as both a scorer and passer, and scored the last four points of the game for Charlotte to lift them to the big win. Rozier will continue to see the ball in his hands more with LaMelo Ball (ankle) sidelined and that'll lead to some big games like what he showcased Thursday night.

Category: Game Recaps

Nick Richards has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Nets. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Richardson has been sidelined for close to two weeks now as he remains in concussion protocol. P.J. Washington should remain the backup center for Charlotte in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates

James Bouknight is set to make his season debut on Tuesday against the Knicks. (Source: Rod Boone on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bouknight said he is good to go as he makes his season debut after undergoing left knee surgery. He will likely be eased back early on.

Category: Injury Updates

Miles Bridges totaled 23 points (9-17 FG, 1-4 3PT, 4-6 FT), ten rebounds, two assists, and one block in the Hornets’ 130-117 loss to the Magic.

Fantasy Impact: Bridges double-doubled in the Hornets’ loss to the Magic, making this his third consecutive double-double performance. He has been sensational since his return and looks poised to continue his early season success against the Knicks. Bridges is a must-start fantasy asset in all season-long leagues and certainly in play in daily formats, given his upside and price point. With fellow teammate LaMelo Ball nursing an ankle injury, he could be called upon to do more to ensure the team remains competitive on the offensive side of the ball. Bridges has a usage rate of 21.2 percent, a plus-minus of -4.2, and is averaging 36.9 minutes, 21.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the floor and 37.5 percent from beyond the arc.

Category: Game Recaps

Gordon Hayward (hamstring) is listed as questionable to play in Friday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Hayward missed the team's last game because of a hamstring injury and is at risk of missing another on Friday. He's officially listed as questionable to play, and the team will want to make sure that he's fully healthy before the game to help avoid him suffering any setbacks in his recovery. Rookie Brandon Miller (ankle) and JT Thor will both see more minutes if the veteran is unable to play against Milwaukee.

Category: Injury Updates

P.J. Washington Jr. scored 32 points (12-23 FG, 6-11 3PT, 1-2 FT) to go along with six rebounds and one assist in the Hornets 111-105 loss to Miami.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice bounce back for Washington, especially from deep after shooting 1-for-16 from that range in his previous three games. It was a season-high in points for Washington as he showcased his upside when he is at his best despite the loss for Charlotte.

Category: Game Recaps

Cody Martin (knee) is still out for Tuesday's game against the Miami Heat. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Martin has yet to appear in a game this season because of a lingering knee injury that he's dealing with. He won't be available to play once again on Tuesday, and it sounds like it will be a few weeks at least before he begins to prepare for a return. Rookie Brandon Miller (ankle) will continue to get more work for however long the veteran remains out moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates

Bryce McGowens (ankle) is considered doubtful to play in Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: McGowens has a left-ankle sprain that may force him to miss Charlotte's season opener on Wednesday. He's listed as doubtful to play and will likely get ruled out prior to game time. He averaged 17 minutes per game played last year, so the team will have to look to someone like Theo Maledon to get more work if he's out against Atlanta.

Category: Injury Updates

Kai Jones waived by Hornets

Wed, Oct 11th 5:40pm EDT
By Leo Sells

Kai Jones has been waived by the Charlotte Hornets. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones was away from the team indefinitely because of some personal issues, and now Charlotte is simply just waiving him. They spent a first-round pick on him in 2021, and despite him showing some flashes of potential, it just wasn't working out. He will hit the open market if he goes unclaimed on waivers over the next couple of days, and his departure will mean more work for Mark Williams for the 2023 season.

Category: Transactions

Kelly Oubre Jr. is signing a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Sixers are bringing in Oubre from free agency on a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum. This is a good value for the team, as the 27-year old averaged over 20 points per game for the Hornets last year. He should continue to have fantasy value this year and may take minutes away from Tobias Harris and Danuel House Jr.

Category: Transactions

Dennis Smith Jr. has signed a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith was reportedly a priority for Brooklyn in free agency. He took advantage of his opportunity in Charlotte last season and should play a pivotal role in the Nets back court next year.

Category: Transactions

Svi Mykhailiuk scored a career-high 26 points (10-17 FG, 5-9 3P, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, and five assists in the Hornets' 128-108 loss to the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: While certainly a performance to be proud of, fantasy managers shouldn't put much stock into Mykhailiuk's career day. The Hornets are ravaged by injuries, missing nearly all of their starters save for Mark Williams. He's been playing well of late but once starters return he'll be back on the bench.

Category: Game Recaps

Theo Maledon scored a season-high 19 points against the Thunder on Tuesday night. He also added four rebounds, nine assists, and four blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Theo’s four blocks are a career-high, as noted by Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter. It was a great game for Maledon who was filling in for current starting point guard Dennis Smith Jr. Maledon doesn’t often get extended playing time but has shown he can be productive when he does. Smith Jr. could be back on Friday against Chicago, sending Theo back to the bench.

Category: Game Recaps

Reggie Jackson is finalizing a contract buyout with the Charlotte Hornets and plans to sign with the Denver Nuggets after he clears waivers. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Nuggets had a hole at backup point guard after trading Bones Hyland, a role that will be filled by Jackson behind Jamal Murray. He should be a nice veteran piece for Denver's second unit heading into the second half of the season. His fantasy value though will likely be minimal.

Category: Rumors

Mason Plumlee has been traded to the Clippers for Reggie Jackson. Jackson will likely be bought out by the Hornets. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Plumlee has been rock solid this season and should make a big impact on the Clippers as the season progresses. He has averaged 12.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per game and figures to slot into the starting lineup in Los Angeles.

Category: Transactions

Jalen McDaniels has been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team deal that also involves the Trail Blazers. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Matisse Thybulle was sent to Portland as a part of this deal. McDaniels has had a sizeable role in Charlotte this season, averaging over 26 minutes per game. It's unclear if this will remain the situation with the Sixers alongside PJ Tucker, Georges Niang, and Tobias Harris.

Category: Transactions