July 13, 2019, 6:01 pmKennedy MeeksC, Charlotte Hornets
Kennedy Meeks put on a clinic dropping 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in only 16 minutes of actions in Saturday's 84-74 win over the Jazz.
Meeks took advantage to the starting playing limited minutes and showcased some of the talent he was known for at UNC. Meeks went undrafted in 2017 and has spent time in the G-League and playing for a Japanese B-League team. He would be considered a longshot to crack the roster.
July 13, 2019, 5:51 pmDwayne BaconSF, Charlotte Hornets
Dwayne Bacon scored 11 points and two rebounds in only 14 minutes of Saturday's win over the Jazz.
Bacon and Miles Bridges figure to have the largest impact heading into the regular season and both played only 14 minutes with Summer League coming to a close.
July 13, 2019, 5:45 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges scored eight points, five rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes of Saturday's win over the Jazz.
Bridges continues to stand out during Summer League and is showing how he will be one of the primary beneficiaries in Kemba Walker's absence.
July 10, 2019, 7:29 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Devonte' Graham finished Wednesday's loss with 14 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers.
Graham logged 47 games for the Hornets last season after being selected 34th overall in last year's draft. He's a name to know in deeper leagues with the Hornets opening up their point guard rotation this summer. Graham could very well be the primary backup behind Terry Rozier.
July 10, 2019, 7:27 pmIsaiah HicksPF, Charlotte Hornets
Isaiah Hicks led the Hornets in Wednesday's Summer League loss, scoring 15 points with eight rebounds and three steals.
Hicks only appeared in three games for the Knicks last season and was let go without any fanfare. He was once thought to be a player that the team was interested in developing, which seems like the kiss of death in New York. Hicks shouldn't have many issues landing in the G-League this year.
July 10, 2019, 10:35 amMarvin WilliamsPF, Charlotte Hornets
Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer believes that the player most likely to be traded between now and training camp is Marvin Williams.
Williams seems to be the most attractive of the three veterans on expiring contracts on the Hornets roster, with Bismack Biyombo and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist being the other two. He has a reasonable salary at $14 million for a player who, when healthy, could still be in any rotation in the NBA. The Hornets have definitely made Williams available, as coach James Borrego has said that he’s considering starting Miles Bridges at power forward. Keep an eye on the 14-year vet who could emerge as a valuable contributor if he lands on a different situation.
Source: Charlotte Observer
July 7, 2019, 5:37 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges had a great showing in Sunday's 96-106, Summer League loss to the Spurs, shooting 8-of-14 for 23 points with seven rebounds, three steals and four 3-pointers.
Bridges looks like a guy that will quickly climb fantasy rankings this summer. The Hornets are considering making Bridges their starting power forward and he was able to put up 9.6 points, 5.3 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.1 threes in 26.2 mpg while shooting 49.0 percent from the field after the All-Star break last season, good for easy top-100 value. As a young player with a versatile stat set on a team with eyes on the future, Bridges is someone that fantasy players will be watching very closely. Hopefully the hype train doesn't run out of control.
July 6, 2019, 9:29 pmTerry RozierPG, Charlotte Hornets
Terry Rozier is now officially a Hornet after the Celtics announced the sign-and-trade deal for Kemba Walker.
Rozier lands in an ideal situation for a nice bump in value with the Hornets. That said, he'll need to overcome stat set issues in order to become a true fantasy force in 2019-20, but the opportunity is definitely there.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
July 5, 2019, 10:58 pmDwayne BaconSF, Charlotte Hornets
Dwayne Bacon scored 25 points on 9-for-20 shooting with three three-pointers, three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in Friday night's 93-85 victory over the Warriors.
Bacon is a third-year NBA pro, so it's no surprise to see him light up the Warriors Summer League team. Look for him to switch with Malik Monk in the Hornets lineup as the summer progresses.
July 5, 2019, 10:53 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges contributed 13 points on 6-for-11 shooting, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in Friday night's win over the Warriors.
This will be a big summer for Bridges who recently hinted that he plans to be much improved in his second NBA season. Friday night's performance was a decent first step in that direction.
July 5, 2019, 10:49 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Devonte' Graham put up 21 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals with four made threes in Friday night's victory over the Warriors.
Graham also went 7-for-8 from the free throw line to cap off a very nice well-rounded line. Typically players with even a little bit of NBA experience fare well in Summer League and Graham is no exception.
July 4, 2019, 1:30 pmJustin HolidaySG, Memphis Grizzlies
Per Michael Scotto of The Athletic, Justin Holiday is considering interest from several teams including the Lakers, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Pacers, Wizards, Hornets and Cavs.
It is also being reported that the Grizzlies are willing to do a sign-and-trade with the 30-year-old wing. Holiday is seemingly in a holding pattern until Kawhi Leonard decides on his future, as three of the mentioned teams with interest aren't going to make a move until then. His market should heat up fairly soon.
Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter
July 3, 2019, 2:15 pmMiles BridgesSF, Charlotte Hornets
James Borrego said that he anticipates playing Miles Bridges mostly at power forward this season, and that the second-year player could even become the team's starter.
The Hornets are looking at a rebuild and it really wouldn't make sense to make Bridges come off the bench behind Marvin Williams, especially if they view power forward as his long-term fit. After the All-Star break, Bridges averaged 9.6 points, 5.3 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.1 threes in 26.2 mpg while shooting 49.0 percent from the field. That's a fun, versatile stat set, and Bridges delivered solid top-100 value down the stretch. He's shaping up as a quality fantasy option in the back half of drafts, though we'll see if Borrego sticks to the early plan.
Source: Charlotte Observer
July 3, 2019, 1:34 pmPJ WashingtonPF, Charlotte Hornets
Hornets' first-rounder P.J. Washington has been ruled out of Summer League because of a sore left foot.
The Hornets are being cautious with Washington after he also suffered a left foot injury in college. He was First-Team All-SEC and led Kentucky in scoring last season, so it's disappointing that we won't see one of Charlotte's core pieces take the floor before training camp. It has already been said that Washington will be spending some time in the G-League this year, however, so redraft players should temper their expectations. It's expected that he'll be ready for training camp.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 12:28 pmTony ParkerPG, Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets have waived PG Tony Parker, who announced his retirement a few weeks back, on Tuesday.
The 18-year NBA vet decided to hang it up a few weeks back. Parker won four rings and made six All-Star appearances during his illustrious career. While Parker, who joined the Spurs as a 19-year old kid, may very well be done, it is not out of the question to see him return for one last season in the right scenario. If it was his last season, we'll see him again when he gets inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter