January 14, 2019, 10:54 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker scored 33 points on 13-of-27 shooting with seven 3-pointers, four rebounds, five assists and two steals on Monday.
Walker is starting to pick it back up and we knew he would get it going eventually. He was on fire from deep, going 7-for-13 and it was only a matter of time until his shot got back on track.
January 14, 2019, 10:53 pmJeremy Lamb - G - Charlotte Hornets
Jeremy Lamb scored 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting with a 3-pointer, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block on Monday.
Lamb was the No. 2 scoring option after Kemba Walker and it showed, as he had more field goal attempts as the rest of the starters outside of Walker combined. Now that he's healthy he shouldn't be floating on any waiver wires as he should cruise to top-75 value.
January 14, 2019, 10:52 pmTony Parker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Tony Parker scored eight points on 4-of-12 shooting with three rebounds and four assists in his return to San Antonio on Monday.
Parker returned to San Antonio for the first time since leaving the team in the offseason and was greeted with a welcome applause from the crowd. His line was more forgettable than the sentimental feeling Spurs fans got from him returning, but that was expected.
January 14, 2019, 10:09 amJ.P. Macura - G - Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets have transferred J.P. Macura to the Greensboro Swarm.
Macura made his NBA debut back Saturday and played 14 minutes, scoring four points, two rebounds and two assists. Macura will go back to Greensboro where he's averaged 15.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists in 25.9 minutes per game.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
January 13, 2019, 12:51 amKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker scored 31 points on 11-of-24 shooting (3-of-12 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and six turnovers in Saturday's road loss to the Kings.
The Hornets got blown out in Portland the night before and they came to play in this one, but Kemba like his teammates ran out of gas. He hit the ground once and came up hobbling and at the end of the game he was getting his rib area checked by coaches. If an injury update hits soon, we won't be surprised, but for now just keep an eye on the blurbs.
January 13, 2019, 12:48 amNicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets
Nicolas Batum scored 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including three treys) with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks over 27 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
Batum had a nice size advantage against the smaller wings of Sacramento, but this game was about the Hornets stepping up following two blowout losses. They played with good energy, the Kings made the game loose and Batum knew he needed to be assertive in this one. Why he can't be this engaged every night is the money question, but for now he's just a late round guy with whatever upside you'd want to attribute to him turning the light bulb on. Marvin Williams also enjoyed the size advantage and ended up with two steals and three blocks to go with six points, eight boards, two assists and a trey in the loss.
January 13, 2019, 12:43 amBismack Biyombo - C - Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo scored four points on 2-of-3 shooting with 10 rebounds and three blocks over 25 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
Biyombo has been on the radar toward the bottom of the top-200 since taking the starting job, and has a nice advantage in 9-cat leagues for what it's worth. He's not going to be good but he can help you with some boards and blocks until Cody Zeller is back.
January 13, 2019, 12:41 amJeremy Lamb - G - Charlotte Hornets
Jeremy Lamb scored nine points on 3-of-8 shooting with six rebounds, three assists and one block over 26 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
Lamb had nowhere to go as the Kings had a number of defenders that matched up well with him. Additionally, the Kings had Kemba Walker relatively bottled up for the most part and that made Lamb have to work within tough situations much of the night. He's more answer than problem in Charlotte and he should bounce back any time now, so consider this a nice buy low moment.
January 13, 2019, 12:38 amMichael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets
Micheal Kidd-Gilchrist scored 11 points off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Kings, hitting 5-of-11 shots (including a three) with seven rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes.
Barring a bunch of injuries that force the Hornets to lean into MKG, these games are going to be far and few between. There's no real fantasy value in most formats unless he can do it again and again.
January 12, 2019, 2:56 pmTony Parker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Tony Parker (rest) will not play against the Kings on Saturday on the second night of a back-to-back.
This was expected as coach James Borrego hinted as much on Friday. He also said he expects Parker to be fresh for Monday's game against the Spurs. Devonte' Graham is dealing with an ankle injury but is likely to take over the backup point guard duties after playing in the last game. If not, Malik Monk could see some bonus minutes there.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
January 12, 2019, 12:41 amBismack Biyombo - C - Charlotte Hornets
Both Bismack Biyombo and Willy Hernangomez posted pedestrian outings on Friday in a blowout loss to the Blazers with neither big man standing out for the Hornets.
Biyombo started, logged 22 minutes and had just six points, eight boards, two assists and zero blocks to his name. Willy was almost equally disappointing with his seven points, eight rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes. Neither guy has shown enough of a spark to be worth owning in standard leagues and both big men are marginal holds in 18-team leagues or shallower.
January 12, 2019, 12:26 amJeremy Lamb - G - Charlotte Hornets
Jeremy Lamb showed little to no signs of his hamstring strain in Friday's 96-127 thrashing by the Blazers and was the only other Hornet outside of Kemba Walker to score in double figures with 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting, adding five rebounds, an assist and one steal.
Lamb is not ready to wow us just yet with his far better lines prior to the injury but he's getting there. A member of the Hoop-Ball Six, Lamb is in for a nice comeback and possibly even a strong post-All-Star run.
January 12, 2019, 12:21 amKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets were outmanned and outgunned by the Blazers on Friday but Kemba Walker played valiantly with 18 points on 5-of-19 shooting, three rebounds, three assists, four triples and a steal.
He's simply not going to be able to put a one-man show, especially not against a team like the Blazers. There will be better nights for Walker but we can chalk this one up to him trying to play hero but getting smothered in the process. Count on him to bring better lines down the road.
January 11, 2019, 10:48 pmTony Parker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Coach James Borrego said that Tony Parker might sit on Saturday vs. the Kings depending on how many minutes he plays on Friday and how Devonte’ Graham’s ankle holds up.
Borrego added that Parker would be fresh for Monday’s return to San Antonio which seems like a tip of the cap to us. That’s aside from the fact that the 36 y/o Parker has already sat a few back-to-backs. You’d have to be in a very deep league to be depending on Tony Parker so hopefully you can just file this update in your general info mental folder.
Source: Rod Boone on Twitter