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The Charlotte Hornets announced that F Gordon Hayward has officially been ruled out for Thursday night's Play-In Tournament game against Atlanta. (Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon Hayward sat our the final four games of the regular season and will miss at least the first Play-In Tournament game dealing with soreness in his left foot. Hayward aggrevated the foot in his first game back from a nearly two month absence. The Butler product has only appeared in one game since February 2 and only three since January 21. If he could remain healthy, he could be a game changer for the Hornets as they try and advance from the Play-In Tournament. However, he only played 17 minutes in his return to the court on April 2, so don't expect much from him right off the bat for fantasy purposes.

Category: Injury Updates

Kelly Oubre Jr. recorded 18 points (6-10 FG, 4-8 3PT, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 23 minutes in Friday's win over the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Oubre Jr. continues to be a nice scoring boost off the bench for the Hornets. However, the Kansas product's minutes have been slim recently which has capped his scoring ceiling. The 26-year-old will look to stay productive when the Hornets host the Wizards on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps

Terry Rozier recorded 15 points (7-14 FG, 1-6 3PT), four rebounds, eight assists in 30 minutes in Friday's win over the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Rozier continues to struggle from deep shooting less than 30% in his last six games. The Louisville product is a streaky shooter so managers have to wait for the good shooting days to see him score in the high 20's. The 28-year-old will look to find his shooting touch when the Hornets host the Wizards on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps

Miles Bridges recorded 20 points (8-12 FG, 3-6 3PT, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, one assist, and one block in 29 minutes in Friday's win over the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Bridges has now scored in double figures in 23 consecutive games with 14 of those games in 20 plus points. The Michigan State product's breakout season should continue as the Hornets need him to deliver in the play-in tournament. The 24-year-old will look to keep the good times rolling when the Hornets host the Wizards on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps

LaMelo Ball recorded 24 points (8-16 FG, 5-9 3PT, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, nine assists, and four turnovers in 29 minutes in Friday's win over the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Ball delivered yet another all-around performance that helped propel his squad to the win. The All-Star point guard is averaging 20.2 points, 10.4 assists, and 5.0 rebounds in his last five games. The 20-year-old will look to keep the good times rolling when the Hornets host the Wizards on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps

Montrezl Harrell scored 14 points (6-6 FG, 2-3 FT) to go along with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks on Thursday against the Magic.

Fantasy Impact: Harrell made the most of the 20 minutes he played on the court before he was ejected after getting in an altercation with Robin Lopez and Admiral Schofield.

Category: Game Recaps

According to Shams Charania on Twitter, Isaiah Thomas inks a rest of season deal with the Hornets. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After bouncing around on several 10-day contracts and signing several with the Hornets, the team reached an agreement with the veteran on a rest of season deal. Since signing with the team he's averaged 10 points and assumed a leadership role. Hornets are 7-2 since signing Thomas.

Category: Transactions

PJ Washington totaled 21 points (8-14 FG, 5-9 3PT) and three rebounds in the Hornets’ 129-108 win over the Mavericks on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Washington scored 21.0 points in the Hornets’ win over the Mavericks on Saturday putting up his first 20.0-point game since the team’s game against the Thunder on January 21st. This kind of upside keeps him in the fantasy picture. Even though his production is very volatile, the risk could be worth it given his price-point and growing role on the team.

Category: Game Recaps

Mason Plumlee scored 12 points (5-7 FG), grabbed 10 rebounds, and tallied four assists in 22 minutes of Charlotte's 116-106 win over the Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: The big man struggled with fouls on Wednesday, but he was still able to put up a solid night despite playing just 22 minutes. Although he is not much of a fantasy option due to very limited upside, the big man will have to continue to produce if the Hornets want to make a playoff run.

Category: Game Recaps

According to the NBA Injury Report, James Bouknight (neck) will not play Monday against the Thunder. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Bouknight will miss his eighth consecutive game on Monday with a neck injury. His ailment dates back to a February 17th game against the TWolves and has yet to suit up since. His minimal bench minutes will shift to Montrezl Harrell.

Category: Injury Updates

Jalen McDaniels will suit up for Friday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. (Source: per Hornets PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The third-year forward will be available for Friday, but don’t expect too much fantasy production from the third-year forward since he’s only projected 15 minutes of playing time.

Category: Injury Updates

Nick Richards is available to play Wednesday against the Cavaliers. (Source: Charlotte Hornets PR)

Fantasy Impact: Richards has been upgraded from questionable earlier in the day to available. The 2nd-year center is only averaging 8.4 minutes per game this year across 41 games, however he may play a minor role off the bench with Jalen McDaniels sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates

Cody Martin (back) will be available to play in Monday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. (Source: Hornets PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martin has been dealing with back soreness that has persisted since the All-Star break, but it now appears that it is getting well enough to play through it. He will suit up Monday, and he should resume to play a sizeable depth role on the team.

Category: Injury Updates

Ish Smith traded to Washington

Thu, Feb 10th 2:27pm EST
By Ari Koslow

Charlotte is acquiring Washington center Montrezl Harrell for Vernon Carey and Ish Smith. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harrell had been linked to a number of teams ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, so this comes as no surprise. It will be worth watching to see if Harrell remains in his sixth-man role or if he replaces Mason Plumlee in the starting lineup. Smith and Carey still likely won't carry too much fantasy basketball value with the Wizards.

Category: Transactions