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  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Fixing Devonte’ Graham’s mid-range game is a big part of this offseason, as the Hornets begin two weeks of group practice at Spectrum Center on Monday.

    Opponents constantly chased Graham off the 3-point line last year, forcing him to make decisions and shots in the mid-range where his shooting efficiency plummeted, making just 27% of his attempts 3-to-10 feet from the basket. James Borrego has identified the issue and Graham will be working on his mid-range shot, the floater and all-the-way-to-the-rim moves in the upcoming weeks. This is great news for one of the young stars of the league who looks poised to become even better next year.

    Source: Charlotte Observer

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham and the rest of the Hornets' young core will all attend the team's upcoming quarantined training camp.

    The Hornets fully embraced a rebuild this season so they'll be excited to get their promising young players back in the gym. Notably Dwayne Bacon and Willy Hernangomez will both be participating despite entering free agency this offseason. Neither player had a consistent role this year, though Hernangomez produced some intriguing rebounding numbers in his limited minutes. It's unlikely the team is sold on bringing back either of them, especially so with Bacon as the Hornets are developing a logjam at the guard position. Notably absent from the team's camp is their highest-paid player, Nicolas Batum. He was injured or out of the rotation for most of the season as the team fully leaned into their young players. Batum has a massive player option next season that he'll almost certainly accept, but there's little chance his playing time will improve.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets should have significant salary cap space this offseason for the first time in several years and they could leverage other teams’ needs to trim payroll by acquiring a quality veteran without giving up much in a trade or absorbing a contract in return for a draft pick.

    “Even though we’ll have cap room, I don’t feel free-agency is the answer for us at this time,” Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak said. “So that talent is going to have to come from the draft or a trade.” Big-time free agents aren’t looking at Charlotte as a destination even with all that cap room, while in the current economic climate, a few teams will be looking to shed salary. The window of opportunity might be open for Charlotte this offseason in their quest to surround Devonte’ Graham and Terry Rozier with even more talent.

    Source: Charlotte Observer

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham emerged as the biggest beneficiary of the departure of Kemba Walker, taking over the reins as the starting point guard and finishing the season ranked 55th in 8-cat and 77th 9-cat scoring formats.

    After averaging just 14.7 minutes per game in his rookie season in 2018-19, Graham got thrust into the spotlight in 2019-20, jumping to a playing time of 35.1 minutes per game. The 24-year-old sophomore saw an across-the-board improvement in his stats and became a solid source of threes and dimes for small-ball fantasy lineups. Graham shot just 38.2 percent from the field but ticked other boxes with averages of 18.2 PPG, 3.5 3PG, 7.5 APG and 1.0 SPG. If he can somehow rein in his poor shooting and allow the game to slow down for him, he should be someone to watch come 2020-21.

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier ranked inside the top-75 in both 8 and 9-cat fantasy leagues on a per game basis in 2019-20, his first season with the Hornets after four years with the Celtics.

    Rozier swapped places with longtime fan-favorite and Hornets legend, Kemba Walker. Rozier inked a sign-and-trade for three years, $56.7 million ($18.9 million annually) that included Walker going to the Celtics. Starting all 63 games he played this season, Rozier averaged 18.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.7 threes per game for an underwhelming Hornets squad (23-42). Fellow backcourt mate Devonte' Graham unexpectedly put up outstanding numbers from the outset, so that put a bit of a damper on Rozier's first season with the team, as the two finished with similar numbers and fantasy rankings. Look for the backcourt tandem of Graham and Rozier to stay together moving forward for the Hornets, at least for next season. They will likely inhibit each other's fantasy ceilings, however.

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham was spectacular on Wednesday night, finishing with 30 points (11-19 FG, 8-11 3PT), one rebounds, six assists and a steal to his name.

    Graham was firing on all cylinders sinking eight triples tonight. He clearly is a special young talent and can lead a team when needed.

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier was a late addition to the injury report and will ultimately miss Wednesday’s game against the Heat due to an illness.

    Rozier is coming off a night in which he got career-highs in field goals made, three-pointers made and points so it is unfortunate to have him miss time. Devonte’ Graham will be leaned on more heavily while Caleb Martin, Cody Martin and Jalen McDaniels will see additional opportunity. Joe Chealey, who has played in four games over his two-year career, could even see some minutes off the bench.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier (illness) is now listed as questionable to play in Wednesday's contest vs. the Heat.

    Rozier was previously listed as probable so this update doesn't bode well for his chances of suiting up on Wednesday. If Rozier does sit out, Devonte' Graham will be the primary beneficiary while Caleb Martin will look to build upon a solid showing in the team's last game. Continue to monitor for updates but plan alternate arrangements if Rozier is on your roster.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham scored 27 points on 9-of-26 shooting on Monday, adding 10 assists, four steals and four 3-pointers in 46 minutes.

    Graham left for the locker room early in the game but was able to return and finish out the double-overtime game. Graham's shooting fell back to earth, but he was still able to bludgeon his way to big counting stats. Graham's field goal percentage will be a problem, but he has 11 threes and 23 assists over the past three games and that production should keep him on standard-league rosters the rest of the season.

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham limped to the locker room on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Graham shot over 50 percent in the two games prior to Monday and hopefully an injury doesn't derail his recent hot streak. He did miss one game with left ankle soreness on February 25th.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham had a solid outing in a win over the Rockets on Saturday, recording 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and 5-of-5 at the lne.

    Graham made four 3-pointers, dished out six assists and swiped one steal to round out his line for the night. Given that he's played 32 minutes tonight, it's more than safe to say that he's past his ankle soreness and can be deployed in active lineups as normal.

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham scored a game-high 24 points to go along with seven assists and three triples in Thursday's loss to the Nuggets.

    Graham had a nice outing and fortunately didn't miss a boatload of shots here (8-of-15 from the floor) which has really been the bane of an otherwise impressive breakout season. If he gets hot down the stretch, he has a chance to win some people leagues with his volume scoring, triples and assists.

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte’ Graham (left ankle soreness) will start for Thursday’s matchup vs. the Nuggets.

    Graham will return to action after a one-game absence. He’s been very healthy throughout this season with only two missed games out of 62 opportunities. Jalen McDaniels will see his minutes evaporate as he filled in for Graham during Tuesday's game.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham (left ankle soreness) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game.

    Graham already missed Tuesday's game, pushing Cody Martin into the starting lineup. He has averaged 3.4 made triples this season on 36.6 percent shooting behind the arc. The 17.6 points and 7.5 assists per game don't hurt, either.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Cody Martin
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Cody Martin is expected to get the starting nod in place of Devonte' Graham (out) against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Cody's brother Caleb Martin is expected to see a minutes increase as well, while Joe Chealy steps in as the team's backup PG. Cody Martin has been providing top-150 value in both 9/8 cat leagues over his past four games and figures to continue on that trend with the spike in minutes. He's a guy to keep an eye on down the stretch run.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitetr