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Kelly Oubre Jr. (shoulder) is listed as questionable to play in Friday's game against the Chicago Bulls. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: A shoulder injury has left Oubre sidelined for multiple consecutive games at this point, and he may have to miss another game because of it on Friday. He's considered questionable to play for right now, and fantasy managers can expect JT Thor to get more work if Oubre is unavailable to play on Friday.

Category: Injury Updates

Terry Rozier (foot) won't play in Friday's contest against the Chicago Bulls. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Friday will mark the fourth-straight game that Rozier has missed because of foot discomfort. The team is taking his recovery day-to-day for the time being, but no return seems imminent for him. Dennis Smith Jr. (toe) and Theo Maledon are both set to get more work in Rozier's absence against Chicago.

Category: Injury Updates

Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Chicago Bulls. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Hayward has been out for a few games while managing a shoulder injury, and he's now considered doubtful for Friday's game. He seems set to miss that game, and the exact timetable for his return is unclear. Kelly Oubre Jr. (shoulder) will be in line for more work if the veteran is out against the Bulls.

Category: Injury Updates

Dennis Smith Jr. (toe) is questionable for Friday's game against the Chicago Bulls. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Smith missed Charlotte's last game because of a toe injury that he's dealing with, and he's at risk of missing another game on Friday because of it. It's not thought to be a serious issue, but it could be enough for him to miss another game or two. If that's the case, Theo Maledon will be primed to get more work in the guard's absence.

Category: Injury Updates

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

PJ Washington scored a career-high 43 points (16-24 FG, 5-9 3P, 6-7 FT) to go along with six rebounds and five assists in the Hornets' 137-134 win over the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: Washington had a huge night against Oklahoma City. Charlotte was down late but stormed back thanks to a massive fourth-quarter performance by Washington who scored 22 of his 43 points in that period. He has been playing solid basketball as of late and he’ll look to keep it up against the Bulls on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps

Mark Williams (thumb) is likely to play in Friday's game against the Dallas Mavericks. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Williams has been out for a few games while nursing an injured thumb, and he's now expected to make his return to the court for Friday's game. He should play and likely won't be limited against the Mavericks, and his presence will mean less work for Nick Richards moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates

Nick Richards signed a 3-year, $15 million extension with the Hornets on Wednesday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Richards has been averaging 7.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, and just over a block in 18 minutes of play per game, all of which are career highs. As of now, he's a "break glass in case of emergency" type of play, but he can be solid when given the minutes. Monday against the Pacers, for example, in 26 minutes of play he scored 14 points to go along with 17 rebounds, an assist, and two blocks, a solid night by all accounts.

Category: Transactions

James Bouknight (ankle) will be inactive for Charlotte's matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. (Source: Charlotte Hornets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: An ankle injury will leave Bouknight sidelined for Sunday's game. He's considered day-to-day for right now, and his next chance to suit up will come on Tuesday against the Cavaliers. He doesn't get much work even when healthy, so his absence won't have a major impact on the team's rotation against Cleveland.

Category: Injury Updates

Cody Martin (knee) will be sidelined for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Lingering knee soreness has left Martin sidelined for over a month at this point, and he will remain out for Sunday's game. It's unclear when the team expects him to be healthy enough to make his return, and Dennis Smith Jr. will continue to get more work until then.

Category: Injury Updates

LaMelo Ball will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a right-ankle fracture on Monday. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ball has been dealing with various ankle injuries that have left him sidelined for most of the year so far, and he has now suffered a right-ankle fracture that will knock him out for the remainder of the season. It's unclear exactly how severe of a fracture it is, but the early presumption is that he should be good to go before next season. Fantasy managers can expect Terry Rozier and Dennis Smith Jr. to both get a big increase in usage and fantasy value while Ball remains out for the rest of the season.

Kai Jones (ankle) will be active for Wednesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: An ankle injury left Jones with a 'doubtful' tag for Wednesday night's game, but the team as decided that he will be well enough to play against the Spurs. He likely won't be limited, but he won't get enough work to be relevant for fantasy purposes.

Category: Injury Updates

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

The Charlotte Hornets and restricted free agent forward Miles Bridges are gathering traction in talks on a new deal and optimism exists that an agreement could come in the relative near future. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bridges pleaded no contest last month to a felony domestic violence charge in relation to the mother of his children. It sounds like a new deal is close between the two sides. When that is agreed upon, Bridges could face some other type of discipline by the NBA before he can make his return to the court.

Category: Rumors