The Hornets face big decisions this summer
October 15, 2019, 12:31 amFrank KaminskyPF, Phoenix Suns
Frank Kaminsky led the Suns in scoring with 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with two triples, six boards, three assists and a block in Monday's 102-107 loss to the Nuggets.
Kaminsky won't beat out Deandre Ayton (14 points, four rebounds, one assist and a block) but if the Suns are willing to play him at power forward, he might be a fringe standard-league guy.
October 12, 2019, 11:21 pmFrank KaminskyPF, Phoenix Suns
Frank Kaminsky scored 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists and a steal in Saturday's win over the Blazers.
With Deandre Ayton resting, Aron Baynes ended up getting the start at center and contributed a respectable 14 points. Kamisky, playing off the bench, ended up playing a team-high 29 minutes at both center and power forward and had a very nice fantasy game. He made four 3-pointers but the eight assists was the cherry on top. It will be worth monitoring if the Suns will prefer to play Kaminsky at power forward or center, as Dario Saric provides similar floor-spacing skills.
July 17, 2019, 7:25 pmFrank KaminskyPF, Phoenix Suns
The Suns have officially signed Frank Kaminsky to a two-year, $10 million deal.
Kaminsky officially joins the young roster that GM James Jones and the Suns are building. He will have some competition backing up Dario Saric as the team is also planning to sign Cheick Diallo. Kaminsky will have some stand-alone value as a deep threat but he doesn't provide much value beyond shooting.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
July 1, 2019, 4:43 pmFrank KaminskyPF, Phoenix Suns
Frank Kaminsky and the Suns have agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal.
Kaminsky will look to build his value back up in what looks like a fantasy-friendly environment, though playing time will be a major concern. Deandre Ayton and Aron Baynes will soak up all the center minutes, so Kaminsky will have to subsist on reserve minutes as a stretch four playing behind Mikal Bridges and Dario Saric. There's not much hope for standard-league value, but it's a low-cost gamble for the Suns on a guy who does have some talent.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 11:54 amFrank KaminskyPF, 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
June 29, 2019, 5:01 pmFrank KaminskyPF, 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
June 27, 2019, 1:38 pmFrank KaminskyPF, Charlotte Hornets
Per Rod Boone of The Athletic, the Hornets are not planning on extending the $4.5 million qualifying offer to Frank Kaminsky, which will make him an unrestricted free agent.
The Hornets don't have much cap space available to them, and their franchise player Kemba Walker is expected to be heavily pursued by multiple teams once free agency begins. Kaminsky was out of the rotation for most of the season but played decently after injuries forced him into playing time. There should be some interest for Kaminsky as a floor-spacing bench big, but he'll have to bide his time until the offers come in. He'll have minimal value next season unless he finds himself in a golden opportunity. The Hornets don't have much cap space and currently have a logjam on their frontline after last week's draft.
Source: Rod Boone on Twitter
June 15, 2019, 6:27 pmFrank KaminskyF/C, Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets have not yet made their decision on Frank Kaminsky's qualifying offer for next season.
If they extend an offer, worth $4.5 million, Kaminsky will be a restricted free agent. Despite his strong finish to the year, it would be a surprise if he returned to Charlotte. Kaminsky was out of the rotation entirely for the bulk of the season and even requested a trade at one point before injuries allowed him to get back into the mix. The Hornets might not want to spend $4.5 million on a player that's so low on the depth chart, especially with Kemba Walker's potential supermax contract putting them into the luxury tax.
Source: Charlotte Observer
April 11, 2019, 1:24 amFrank KaminskyF/C, Charlotte Hornets
Frank Kaminsky finished with nine points and one rebound on 2-of-6 shooting in 19 minutes in Wednesday's 122-114 loss to the Magic.
Kaminsky went 5-of-6 from the charity stripe and that's where he got most of his points tonight. This year was somewhat of a step back for Kaminsky as he played less minutes and averaged less points than he did last season. Kaminsky only attempted 6.3 shots per game which is a career-low for him and this was also the first season in which he didn't start in a single game. It was the worst season of Kaminksy's career in both real life and fantasy as he finished with the lowest ranking of his career, barely hanging onto top-300 value in 8/9-cat leagues. Hopefully he'll be able to bounce back next season and the whole team dynamic might be different based on whether or not Kemba Walker decides to stay or leave.
April 7, 2019, 8:47 pmFrank KaminskyF/C, Charlotte Hornets
Frank Kaminsky delivered 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting, five rebounds, a block and three 3-pointers in Sunday's win over the Pistons.
Kaminsky is rocking with top-120/100 value in 8/9-cat leagues over the last couple of weeks and should probably be rostered in all formats to finish the year. One can't help but wonder what might've happened had he been in the rotation all year, but at least he's helping fantasy owners presently.
April 5, 2019, 9:31 pmFrank KaminskyF/C, Charlotte Hornets
Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points to go with two 3s, 13 boards, two assists and a turnover in Friday's defeat of the visiting Raptors.
This was Kaminsky's second straight game scoring more than 20 points and he's hit double-digit scoring in five of his last six games. He's been a top-120 value over that stretch and could be worth using despite his relative inconsistency.
April 4, 2019, 12:06 amFrank KaminskyF/C, Charlotte Hornets
Frank Kaminsky was the complementary scoring option to Kemba Walker on Wednesday as he had 21 points and six rebounds on 6-of-13 shooting.
Kaminsky has been playing more as of late and can be labeled as a deeper league shooting specialist for the final stretch of the season. He outplayed Willy Hernangomez in this one as he had zero points, seven rebounds and three steals on 0-of-3 shooting.
March 30, 2019, 1:46 amFrank KaminskyF/C, Charlotte Hornets
Frank Kaminsky drew 16 minutes and went a perfect 3-for-3 from distance to post 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block on Friday.
Kaminsky's role and production have been up and down all season. The 3-and-D combination was nice tonight, but fantasy managers are fooling themselves if they're buying in to a player who doesn't even average 15 mpg on the season. Kaminsky can be helpful for certain builds, but remains a low-end fantasy option across most formats.
March 26, 2019, 10:05 pmFrank KaminskyF/C, Charlotte Hornets
Frank Kaminsky had a productive game off the bench against the Spurs, scoring 15 points with 10 rebounds and four triples in 32 minutes.
Kaminsky's shooting was key on a night where the Hornets lost Jeremy Lamb to injury, and helped the team win their fourth straight to stay in the thick of the playoff race. He's still mired in a bit of a messy situation with Willy Hernangomez and Bismack Biyombo, but he's fine to add if you're looking for threes from a frontcourt spot. Hernangomez had 10 points, four rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes while Biyombo had four rebounds and a steal in 13 minutes.