Charlotte Hornets

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  • Miles Bridges
    SF, 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

  • PJ Washington
    PF, 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

  • Tony Parker
    PG, 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

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier has reached an agreement on a fully-guaranteed, three-year, $58 million contract with the Hornets.

    Rozier looks like Charlotte's starting point guard for the foreseeable future. That's a lot of money for a guy who has exhibited serious efficiency issues and is coming off a terrible season, and the Hornets appear to be reeling after losing Kemba Walker. Rozier is going to have plenty of opportunity to rack up numbers on a bad Hornets squad but your appetite for him as a fantasy prospect will depend entirely on his efficiency.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Jeremy Lamb
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Jeremy Lamb is emerging as a serious free-agent target for the Indiana Pacers according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

    Lamb's free agent possibilities has been one of the few to remain a mystery in the lead up to the official start of free agency. If he is to sign with the Pacers he is could find himself in a similar role he played in Charlotte as a starting SG while Oladipo is out, and as a 6th man when he would return.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Terry Rozier will agree to a three-year, $58 million contract and be sent to the Hornets via sign-and-trade, per Shams Charania.

    That's quite a check for Rozier, who is coming off a frustrating season where his production suffered. The Hornets are likely to plug Scary Terry in as their starter as they embark on a painful rebuild. From a fantasy perspective, there are concerns about the damage Rozier can do to percentages when he's given a ton of usage, but the counting stats should certainly be there. Hopefully he's more good Scary than bad Scary for Charlotte.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    The Celtics, Nets and Hornets have engaged in exploratory talks on a three-team sign-and-trade deal that would send Kyrie Irving to Brooklyn, Kemba Walker to Boston and Terry Rozier to Charlotte.

    The Celtics want to create a full mid-level exception to help them add other players in free agency but it would likely cost them a first-round pick in the process. With two of the transactions here just about set in stone, it's now about recuperating additional assets, whether they be picks or cap space, if at all possible. If this does happen it would be a highly complicated transaction.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Quinn Cook
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype is reporting that Quinn Cook is attracting early interest from the Wizards, Sixers, Suns, Heat, Hornets, Nets and Mavs.

    The Warriors have the right to match any offer that comes Cook's way. That's a very lengthy list of teams, some with huge holes at point guard and others in the market for depth signings. Cook doesn't figure to be a fantasy factor but we'll wait for the dust to settle to declare anything officially.

    Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    The Spurs are showing interest in Frank Kaminsky according to Jabari Young of The Athletic.

    Kaminsky's run in Charlotte was underwhelming, but the Spurs could prove to be a solid fit for the floor-spacing big man. His low-risk high-reward potential could lead to more names being floated around seeking his services.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports that the Celtics are expected to renounce Terry Rozier, who is drawing interest from the Knicks, Hornets and Suns.

    Boston will need to let Rozier go to make room for Kemba Walker's max contract commitment. Rozier and the Knicks are said to have mutual interest, and while the Suns are also interested in bigger-name PGs they've been linked to him for some time now as well. It looks as though Rozier could end up with a starting job somewhere next season. The teams won't be any good, but he'll be starting.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Frank Kaminsky was not given a qualifying offer from the Hornets and will be an unrestricted free agent.

    The Hornets went back and forth on the decision but ultimately decided to let Kaminsky go. He was out of the rotation for much of last season and will look to land elsewhere as a bench big that can put up points while spacing the floor a bit. Kaminsky can be a worthwhile buy-low gamble for someone.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Kemba Walker has informed the Hornets of his intention to sign with the Celtics when free agency opens, per Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.

    Walker and the Hornets are reportedly far apart in contract talks, and unless they get close to a supermax offer it looks like whatever extra they can offer won't be enough to entice Walker away from more appealing basketball situations elsewhere. If (or when) Kemba leaves, the Hornets will have lots of minutes and shots to distribute among their new-look roster, which should yield some new fantasy value. It will be a gutting development for the franchise, however. Shams Charania is reporting that Walker will be getting a four-year deal worth $141 million from Boston. Adrian Wojnarowski adds that Walker plans to be in Boston on Sunday to finalize the deal.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Darren Wolfson is reporting that the Clippers, Nets, Bucks, Raptors, Warriors, Lakers, Bulls, Hornets and Blazers all have "some level of interest" in Taj Gibson.

    Not all of those teams figure to be in serious pursuit of Gibson, but there will clearly be a competitive market for his services. All of those teams have need for a hard-nosed rebounder and solid veteran, though at this point you'd imagine that teams close to title contention will capture Gibson's attention more easily than rebuilding ones. His days as a standard-league fantasy asset are likely over but Gibson still has some real-life utility and won't break the bank to sign.

    Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Shams Charania is reporting that with Kemba Walker "poised to sign elsewhere," the Hornets have begun targeting other point guards.

    Shams mentions Rozier specifically and there will certainly be a big opportunity for him in Charlotte assuming Kemba does leave. The Knicks have been reported as the main suitors for Rozier so far but as expected, there will be some competition for his services.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Kemba Walker and the Hornets are far apart in contract talks, with Stephen A. Smith saying that the team offered him about $160 million, well short of the $221 million he could earn on a supermax contract.

    Consider the source on that one. Adrian Wojnarowski chimed in that Walker has left Charlotte in his rearview, though it certainly sounds like he's trying to force the Hornets into opening up the wallets a bit more. The most Walker could earn in Boston is $149 million, however, so if money is really the deciding factor then Charlotte remains in the driver's seat. It's been rumored that Kemba will make his decision quickly on Sunday, so we'll see what he ends up landing on.

    Source: NBC Sports