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  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon led the Hornets in scoring on Monday with 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go with three rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers.

    Nicolas Batum (sore right Achilles) sat this one out as well and Bacon should have ample opportunity to put up counting stats. The efficiency won't be this nice and Malik Monk (18 minutes, 10 points, two triples, two rebounds, an assist, two steals and two blocks) will also have a crack at guard minutes.

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier scored 10 points on 5-for-15 shooting to go along with two assists, one rebound and one steal in Friday's loss to the Sixers.

    It was an all-around clunker for Rozier, who was inefficient and unproductive. Fellow starting guard Dwayne Bacon was also inefficient (4-for-12) but at least went to the line 10 times and finished with 17 points, five rebounds, one assist and one three.

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (sore right Achilles) is listed as out to face the Sixers on Friday.

    With Batum out, P.J. Washington, Dwayne Bacon and Malik Monk will get some extra run. The added injury to Batum's uncertain role is making him a risky investment in drafts right now.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon scored 10 points with three rebounds in the Hornets’ 108-94 loss to the Heat on Wednesday.

    Dwayne Bacon started and shot 3-of-10 from the field and 0-of-2 from deep in 22 minutes for the Hornets on Wednesday. Bacon could play plenty minutes for a bad Hornets team this season. Bacon is someone to consider in mid to late rounds of drafts with the opportunity he has in Charlotte.

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nic Batum left the game with a sore right Achilles after only mustering two rebounds across 12 minutes on Wednesday night.

    With the Hornets already signaling that they are looking to develop youth this season, this is a less-than-ideal start for Batum. If this injury lingers, which is likely, expect Dwayne Bacon and Malik Monk to see a bump in playing time.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk is dealing with a minor toe injury, but it is not considered to be serious.

    Monk should be fine soon. His teammates Cody Martin and Joe Chealey are also day-to-day with ankle sprains. Monk only played 17 minutes per game last season and will have to compete with Dwayne Bacon for minutes.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Hornets coach James Borrego said that he doesn’t know who will replace Kemba Walker as the leading scorer of the team, but he considers Terry Rozier and Dwayne Bacon the top candidates to do so.

    Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb, the top two scorers of the Hornets last year, are gone and Borrego is committed to playing his young players. Bacon is likely to start at small forward and owners should keep an eye on him as a potential value-guy in the mid to late rounds of the drafts.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have been informed that, "The agenda is youth and development."

    The article adds that both players will have a chance to compete for minutes but the Hornets' top priority will be to develop their younger players which bodes well for Dwayne Bacon, Miles Bridges, Devonte Graham, P.J. Washington and Willy Hernangomez. Miles was already putting up near top-100 value to close the season at around 25 minutes per game while the rest of the players could all produce fantasy value if given the minutes so they should at least be put on the watch list to see how the preseason plays out.

    Source: Charlotte Observer

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Coach James Borrego said that the Hornets' young guys are going to get an opportunity this year more than ever, whether it comes at the NBA level or G-League.

    The entire article is worth the read as Borrego dives into a multitude of topics and what he expects from this season. With the Hornets entering a transition year after losing Kemba Walker, it seems the team will be committed to youth and development. That is a promising outlook for players like Malik Monk, Dwayne Bacon, P.J Washington and Willy Hernangomez.

    Source: Charlotte Observer

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, 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.

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, 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.

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    GM Mitch Kupchak stated that Malik Monk might play "a couple of games" in the Summer League.

    "He may just come and be a part of the team or he may come and play a couple of games. And Dwayne may just play a couple. That’s normally how it goes for the veterans" said Kupchak. It's interesting that both Monk and Dwayne Bacon might make appearances as their both entering their third years. Regardless, they'll likely only play two or three games before being shutdown as they might be rotation guys for the Hornets this season.

    Source: The Athletic

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    GM Mitch Kupchak stated that all of the Hornets rookies, including PJ Washington, would be spending time in the G-League this upcoming season.

    "So getting that extra G League seasoning is on the docket for this year’s second-rounders and, yes, even Washington." said Kupchak. He also went on to cite how much the G-League contributed to the development of Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon last season, even stating that Bacon would request to be sent down to the G-League because he got more playing time. It looks as though it'll be at least a season before the Hornets' young players start contributing to the team and fantasy owners.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Dwayne Bacon
    G/F, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon finished with 12 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover on 6-of-11 shooting in 34 minutes in a 122-114 loss to the Magic on Wednesday.

    Bacon had been playing big minutes to close the season, averaging 31.6 over the past week which could be a sign of things to come. Bacon starts in 12 games this season which doubles the six that he started in last season. Bacon was outside of the top-300 in 8/9-cat leagues but the potential and upside is there. With Kemba Walker's return in the air, the Hornets could look brand new next season which could be good for Bacon.