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  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier (left knee) will not play in Wednesday's preseason finale vs. the Pistons.

    Rozier is dealing with some tendinitis that will force him to miss the last game of the preseason. It is likely that the Hornets are being extra cautious as the regular season is around the corner. Expect Rozier to start at point guard once the real games start. Devonte' Graham and Malik Monk are two guys to look at for DFS lineups on Wednesday with Graham having the higher upside.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • 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.

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk (toe) returned to a full practice on Sunday and is expected to play on Monday.

    Monk sat out the second half of Friday's game and has been dealing with a toe injury since early October, but the Hornets don't believe it's a serious injury. With Nic Batum already ruled out, Monk will have a chance at extra minutes and is looking to carve out a real rotation role for the first time in his young career. Consider him a deep-league 3-point specialist to start.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • 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

  • 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 (right toe) is available Wednesday as the Hornets take on the Heat.

    Monk missed the first game of the preseason but will be able to take the court in tonight's matchup. He is someone to keep an eye on as he has underwhelmed in his first two years in the league. At this time, he's not worth drafting outside of very deep leagues. He's definitely worth adding to your watch list at the start of the season as he will be given opportunity on the Hornets talent-depleted roster.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk returned to a full practice on Tuesday after recently missing time with a toe injury.

    The Hornets are committed to developing their young guys this year, and Monk will be given a chance to grow after an underwhelming first two seasons. Monk turns just 21 in February and could climb into value with more minutes and improved efficiency.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk (right toe soreness) has been ruled out against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Monk’s injury is not considered serious but is something he’s been dealing with for almost a week now. He will be given a legit chance this season after underwhelming in 17.9 minutes per game last year, scoring 8.9 points and 1.5 triples but shooting only 38.7 percent from the field. With increased minutes and efficiency, he might be on the radar as a three-point specialist in standard leagues. Joe Chealey (right ankle sprain) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (illness) will also be held out of Sunday’s contest.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk (sore right toe) and Joe Chealey (sprained right ankle) were held out of Thursday's practice while Cody Martin (sprained right ankle) participated in the majority of practice.

    Monk is heading into a season in which he needs to prove that he was worth a lottery pick back in 2017. The Hornets are in desperate need of talented players after they lost All-Star Kemba Walker in the offseason. There is no guarantee that Monk plays himself into fantasy value but he will have plenty of opportunity if he is healthy. Chealey and Martin are not on the fantasy radar at this time but could carve out a role on this team that is completely without top-end talent.

    Source: 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

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    According to Rick Bonnell, Hornets guard Malik Monk added "20 pounds of muscle" in the offseason.

    Monk should be in the mix for reserve guard minutes this season. Bonnell believes that adding bulk was his way of showing commitment to the Hornets' defensive goals. Monk could be worthwhile as a late-round flier in deeper leagues.

    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

  • 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