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  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    The Charlotte Hornets have recalled Dwayne Bacon from the team's G-League affiliate on Monday.

    With Malik Monk's suspension reaching five games, a roster spot has been made open giving Bacon an opportunity to rejoin the club. In nine games with Greensboro, Bacon averaged 31.8 points and 8.6 rebounds, but do not expect it to translate to NBA production as he has had trouble cracking the rotation all year. In 39 appearances this season he has averaged only 5.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 34.8% from the field.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Still relegated to the G-League with seemingly no plan in place to call him back up, Dwayne Bacon questioned his place with the Hornets as an organization, stressing that he needed somebody to "believe in me".

    “Maybe I’m not meant for this organization or maybe they don’t want me. I don’t know,” Bacon said "… I just need a coaching staff that believes in me, believes I can play. It’s not that I don’t believe they think I can play (but) I don’t know what it is.” These comments come as the Hornets lost shooting guard Malik Monk to an indefinite suspension for violating the NBA's anti-drug program, yet don't appear to be interested in giving Bacon a look to help fill the void. He is set to hit free agency this July.

    Source: Charlotte Observer

  • Cody Martin
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Cody Martin got his first career start on Tuesday and responded with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting, five rebounds, one assist and a pair of threes in 35 minutes, but he also took a hard elbow to the nose.

    Martin was available to return to the game after the nose injury, but it's something worth keeping an eye on. His minutes are trending up, and the move to the starting lineup could get him into the standard league conversation. Outside of deep leagues, Martin's just a player to watch for now. Dwayne Bacon returned to the bench and posted just two points and one rebound in 11 minutes.

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    P.J. Washington (sprained right ankle) is considered probable for Tuesday's game against the Rockets after going through warmups.

    Washington looks ready to go and would presumably re-enter the starting rotation for this one. Marvin Williams, Dwayne Bacon and Willy Hernangomez will lose minutes if Washington can play.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon will start Monday's game against the Magic.

    Bacon has played fairly sparingly of late, but his value could be trending up if James Borrego sticks with him. He has averaged just 6.2 points per game this season.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwane Bacon will start in place of Devonte' Graham, who is out with illness, for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Bacon came into the year as one of the scoring options being talked about by coach James Borrego, but lost his job to Graham early on and has sputtered to remain fantasy-relevant since. He could crawl himself back to relevance in the second half if he can show some consistency.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham is being ruled out ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Knicks due to illness.

    Terry Rozier will move to PG and Dwayne Bacon will take the place of Gaham in the starting lineup. The Hornets next play on Thursday against the Wizards and we would assume Graham's status is up in the air right now for that one as well. Continue to check back in for more updates as the week progresses.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon played well in a loss to the Suns on Sunday with 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting.

    Bacon played 32 minutes and added five rebounds to the box score. Bacon is outside top-350 value on the season and can be left on all waiver wires.

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon was effective in 28 minutes off the bench on Thursday, producing 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting with two 3s, four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    This marks his second straight game to score in double figures after a multiple-game stretch of being barely in the rotation. He's worth a speculative add in 16-team leagues or better after tonight's encouraging performance.

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Nets due to a finger injury.

    Monk was previously listed as a game-time decision before this most recent news. With Monk joining Nicolas Batum as unavailable, Dwayne Bacon has a real chance to enter the rotation while Cody Martin and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could also see more minutes. Bacon makes for an intriguing low-cost DFS play.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk (finger discomfort) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup against the Nets.

    Monk could see additional opportunity in Wednesday's contest if he is able to play as the Hornets will be without Nicolas Batum (left hand). If Monk ends up sitting out, Dwayne Bacon, Cody Martin and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could all be intriguing low-cost DFS plays. Bacon has the most fantasy-friendly game out of the three.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum will not face the Nets on Wednesday due to discomfort in his left hand.

    Batum has been averaging 21.9 minutes per game but is averaging a career-low 3.3 field goal attempts per game. His usage so far this year is also a career-low (9.5). With Batum ruled out, Malik Monk (game-time decision) could see more minutes if he ends up playing. Dwayne Bacon would also see some minutes.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nic Batum went to the locker room in the second quarter of Monday's game with left hand discomfort and is questionable to return.

    Batum has been coming off the bench, so there may not be much of a change in their rotation with him out. Malik Monk and possibly Dwayne Bacon could see a few extra minutes. The game is a bit out of hand already, so there may not be much motivation to rush Batum back into this one.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon (right knee soreness) is probable to play against the Knicks on Saturday.

    Bacon missed the last two games after starting every game prior for 9.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.8 triples in 25.3 minutes on 34.2 percent shooting. He is nowhere near the standard league radar especially with it being reported that Devonte' Graham is expected to keep his spot in the starting lineup.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Due to right knee soreness, Dwayne Bacon is out for Friday's faceoff with the Pistons.

    This will be Bacon's second consecutive missed game. Devonte' Graham will have a larger role as a starter, as will PJ Washington and Malik Monk off the bench. Bacon had been probable for this one so owners should not have to wait much longer for his return.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter