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March 17, 2019, 4:41 pmFrank Kaminsky - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
Frank Kaminsky logged 30 minutes on Sunday afternoon but shot 3-of-10 from the field, saving his 13-point day with a 7-of-9 mark at the charity stripe.
The Hornets couldn't get anything going offensively in this one, and Kaminsky was no exception. Bismack Biyombo started but only posted two points, six rebounds and a block in his 17 minutes. Willy Hernangomez, meanwhile, received a DNP-CD.
March 15, 2019, 5:41 pmCody Zeller - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller (left knee strain) will not play on Friday vs. the Wizards while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (left knee soreness) is available.
Frank Kaminsky remains the prime beneficiary although Willy Hernangomez, who started the last game Zeller missed, could be a nice play in DFS.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
March 8, 2019, 10:16 pmMarvin Williams - F - Charlotte Hornets
Marvin Williams was on fire in Friday’s one-point win over the Wizards, hitting 10-of-16 shots en route to a season-high 30 points, adding seven treys, seven rebounds, two blocks and a steal.
Williams has been a top-75 play this week and with top-60 value in 9-cat over the last two months, he should be picked up if someone in your league got impatient and dropped him. Frank Kaminsky had four points (no 3s) and nine rebounds and looks to have cooled off after a few hot games.
March 8, 2019, 6:28 pmBismack Biyombo - C - Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo (left knee sprain) will not play on Friday vs. the Wizards despite his probable tag.
Biyombo’s absence means more time for Frank Kaminsky (who has been playing well over his last three games). Dwayne Bacon should also be active but isn’t a good option even for a punt play.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
March 6, 2019, 9:54 pmFrank Kaminsky - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
Frank Kaminsky exploded for 20 points off the bench in an 84-91 loss to the Heat on Wednesday.
He was on fire, going 8-for-11 from the field (four 3s) while adding three rebounds and one block to the box score. Kaminsky has been impressing lately, this being his third straight game to score in double figures. He's been a hot pickup recently and is worth riding until his production falls off.
March 3, 2019, 4:04 pmFrank Kaminsky - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
Frank Kaminsky was back in the rotation again on Sunday afternoon, logging a season-high 28 minutes and producing 18 points, seven rebounds and two 3-pointers.
Kaminsky wanted a buyout, the Hornets wouldn't give it to him, and now they're using him after shelving him pretty much all season. This sort of workload would give him solid appeal in deep leagues. We'd like to see it last for a week but this deep into the season, if you want to get proactive there are certainly worse moves to make.
March 1, 2019, 10:05 pmFrank Kaminsky - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
Frank Kaminsky logged 24 minutes on Friday scoring 15 points to go along with seven rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in a win against the Nets.
The last we heard from Kaminsky was regarding a potential buyout being unlikely. So, naturally, he plays 24 minutes and has a great game. If he does keep the playing time, he'll have some deep-league upside, but that's a big "if."
February 28, 2019, 4:58 pmFrank Kaminsky - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
According to Marc J. Spears of ESPN, the Hornets remain disinterested in buying out Frank Kaminsky.
The last thing we heard was that Charlotte was concerned about Bismack Biyombo's knees and wanted to keep the disgruntled Kaminsky around as emergency depth up front. He's only appeared in five games since the start of January and is in the midst of the worst season in his four-year career. Players need to be bought out by Friday in order to be playoff-eligible with their new teams, though it looks like Kaminsky will be stuck in Charlotte for the rest of the season.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
February 21, 2019, 12:16 pmFrank Kaminsky - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, buyout talks between Frank Kaminsky and the Hornets have stalled.
Kaminsky is frustrated with his station in Charlotte, as he's racked up 30 DNPs this season. It was assumed that he'd be bought out with the team looking to move him at the deadline, but they may have changed their tune given some concerns about Bismack Biyombo's knee. With the buyout market fairly picked-over, Kaminsky would be one of the more interesting players left if the sides can work out an agreement. Deveney adds that multiple teams offered players and picks for Kaminsky at the deadline but the Hornets rejected all offers. Whatever happens, Kaminsky isn't a fantasy option.
Source: Sporting News
February 11, 2019, 9:26 pmFrank Kaminsky - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
Frank Kaminsky only played four minutes in Monday's loss to the Pacers.
There were reports that the Hornets would consider buying Kaminsky out since he was unhappy with his playing time, but there haven't been any follow-ups there. He did play ahead of Willy Hernangomez tonight but that's not necessarily a great indicator for his outlook going forward. Kaminsky is not a fantasy factor.
February 7, 2019, 3:31 pmFrank Kaminsky - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets were unable to trade Frank Kaminsky and might buy him out, per Sean Deveney of Sporting News.
Kaminsky offers a stretch four skillset so someone would surely take a flier here. The fourth-year forward has really stagnated, if not regressed this year and will almost have to improve his stock on another team considering he's not in Charlotte's rotation.
Source: Sean Deveney on Twitter
February 7, 2019, 12:34 pmFrank Kaminsky - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets are "pushing hard" to move Frank Kaminsky by Thursday's trade deadline.
Kaminsky has fallen out of the rotation this year and a change of scenery could do him some good, though having a big who can shoot threes as emergency depth isn't the worst thing in the world for a team pushing to earn a playoff berth. We'll see if the Hornets find any takers for the fourth-year forward, who has taken a big step back this season.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
February 7, 2019, 10:44 amFrank Kaminsky - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
Per ESPN, the Hornets might deal Frank Kaminsky at the deadline.
Kaminsky might be one of the guys on the move if ever the Hornets do trade for Marc Gasol. Gasol has been strongly linked to the Hornets for the past day already and it appears they might be close to getting this done. The Hornets can try attaching Kaminsky's contract to a player like Biyombo in order to make the deal work. With Biyombo having a player option worth $17 million, the Hornets would need to attach a draft pick on their package in order to make both sides happy. Kaminsky is only worth a look in deep leagues and shouldn't be on any standard rosters.
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