Fantasy NBA
Charlotte Hornets Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Kemba Walker, G4/15/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker had 17 points in the loss to the Raptors on Wednesday.
Insight: Walker was 6-for-15 from the field with four assists, three rebounds and three steals. It caps off an overall disappointing season for Walker, who averaged 17.3 ppg, 5.1 apg and 3.6 rpg. Charlotte also missed the playoffs.
Noah Vonleh, F4/12/2015 6:07:00 PM
Description: Hornets rookie power forward Noah Vonleh posted a double-double during Sunday's loss to the Pistons.
Insight: He had a career-high 16 points and 12 boards, and also managed one 3-pointer, one steal, and two turnovers. Look for Vonleh to make an impact next season.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF4/10/2015 3:26:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (sprained left ankle) will not play on Friday against Atlanta.
Insight: It will be the seventh game in a row that he's missed. Jeff Taylor will continue to start in his place, but has yet to be proven fantasy worthy.
Al Jefferson, C4/10/2015 3:23:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson (knee) is not expected to play Friday against Atlanta.
Insight: Bismack Biyombo will start at center. Jefferson has chronic knee issues and has already missed three games so this isn't a surprise.
Kemba Walker, G4/8/2015 9:25:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker was lone Charlotte starter to score in double-figures Wednesday night.
Insight: He did so in a loss versus Toronto, and finished with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, and one turnover. Walker shot 5-of-13 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line.
Gerald Henderson, G4/7/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson scored a team-high 29 points during Tuesday's loss to the Heat.
Insight: Henderson shot 11-of-18 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line. He also recorded three rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers, and zero turnovers. Henderson should be active everywhere.
Cody Zeller, F4/7/2015 6:34:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller will not play on Tuesday against the Heat according to Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Zeller has missed 10 games in a row now, so Marvin Williams will start once again. Zeller should probably be considered questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Raptors. Williams is a decent play for owners needing 3-pointers.
Al Jefferson, C4/7/2015 1:33:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson (knee) is not expected to play until Friday at the soonest, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: That means missing Tuesday and Wednesday. There is still a chance Jefferson misses the remainder of the season. Bismack Biyombo will start at center.
Kemba Walker, G4/4/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker scored a team-high 24 points during Saturday's win over the 76ers.
Insight: Walker went 11-of-21 from the fielf for 24 points, five boards, two assists, and two turnovers. He looks healthy and needs to be active everywhere.
Al Jefferson, C4/4/2015 6:40:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson (knee) will not play on Saturday.
Insight: There is a good chance Jefferson misses the remainder of the season. Bismack Biyombo will start at center.
Al Jefferson, C4/3/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Hornets coach Steve Clifford admitted after the game on Friday that Al Jefferson might be shut down for the rest of the season according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Jefferson is still dealing with knee issues, which prevented him from finishing Friday's game. With Charlotte fading from the playoff picture, it makes sense if the Hornets just shut him down. Fantasy owners should not count on anymore production from Jefferson this season.
Al Jefferson, C4/3/2015 8:41:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson will not return to Friday's game versus the Pacers due to knee soreness.
Insight: Jefferson is still deadling with the knee problems. His minutes have been down and now he won't play the rest of Friday's game. Bismack Biyombo will absorb most of Jefferson's minutes.
Jeff Taylor, GCold4/3/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Charlotte G/F Jeff Taylor should get another start for the injured Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but isn't fantasy worthy.
Insight: The youngster is averaging just 5.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg in 25 minutes over the past three games.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF4/3/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (sprained left ankle) will not play on Friday against Indiana.
Insight: It will be the fourth game in a row that he's missed. Youngster Jeff Taylor get the start in his place but has not been producing much for fantasy owners and should be ignored as he's averaging just 5.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg in 25 minutes over the past three games.
Gerald Henderson, G4/2/2015 9:23:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson led Charlotte with 12 points and also nearly led them with seven rebounds.
Insight: Based on those stats, one could guess it wasn't a great game for the Hornets, who lost to the Pacers, 93-74. Hernderson was 5-for-13 from the field with an assist and block in addition to the seven boards. Marvin Williams led Charlotte with eight rebounds.
Kemba Walker, G4/1/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker had 17 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in the lopsided victory over the Pistons on Wednesday.
Insight: Walker has found his stride since returning from his injury, averaging 17.2 ppg, 7.6 apg and 3.8 rpg in the last five games. He, however, has not shot well over that stretch as Walker is shooting just 36.6 percent in the last five.
Marvin Williams, F4/1/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Hornets forward Marvin Williams had 18 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in the, 102-78, victory over the Pistons on Wednesday.
Insight: Williams has been hot and cold through most of March and now early April, but he does have at least 10 points and four rebounds in each of the last three games. If owners need a little bit of everything, Williams can provide that.
Kemba Walker, G3/30/2015 9:22:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker posted a double-double during Monday's loss versus Boston.
Insight: He finished with 28 points and 12 dimes, along with three rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals, and zero turnovers. Owners should feel good about the fact that Walker looks healthy.
Al Jefferson, C3/30/2015 1:23:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson was limping through Saturday's game and it showed in his production.
Insight: Jefferson has an ailing knee, isn't 100 percent and likely won't be healthy for the remainder of the season, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. He could be in and out of the lineup the rest of the way and likely will sit in blowout games so his fantasy totals should take a hit. Update: Jefferson had his knee drained for the second time in a week.
Jeff Taylor, G3/30/2015 11:10:00 AM
Description: Charlotte G/F Jeff Taylor got the start Saturday for the injured Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but again didn't do anything to excite fantasy owners.
Insight: Taylor got the start in his place and played 27 minutes on Saturday. He scored nine points with a pair of rebounds and assists. Not really fantasy worthy, but coach Steve Clifford did praise his effort.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF3/30/2015 11:07:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (sprained left ankle) is expected to miss another week due to the injury.
Insight: Youngster Jeff Taylor got the start in his place and played 27 minutes on Saturday. He scored nine points with a pair of rebounds and assists. Not really fantasy worthy, but maybe he'll improve over the next several games.
Al Jefferson, C3/30/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson was limping through Saturday's game and it showed in his production.
Insight: Jefferson has an ailing knee, isn't 100 percent and likely won't be healthy for the remainder of the season, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. he could be in and out of the lineup the rest of the way and likely will sit in blowout games so his fantasy totals should take a hit.
Gerald Henderson, G3/28/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson shot 9-for-10 from the field in the, 115-100, victory over the Hawks' backups on Saturday.
Insight: Henderson finished with 20 points, five rebounds and four assists. He also shot 2-for-2 from the 3-point line. Henderson has averaged 16.4 ppg in the last five games.
Kemba Walker, G3/28/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker scored a game-high 21 points in the, 115-100, victory over the Hawks.
Insight: Atlanta was resting all their starters, so this was a very friendly matchup for Walker. He was 7-for-19 from the field with six assists and five rebounds. He also had just one turnover.
Al Jefferson, C3/28/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson will play on Saturday versus the Hawks.
Insight: Jefferson has an ailing knee, so he isn't 100 percent, but he is going against Hawks backups. He needs to be in lineups.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF3/28/2015 3:17:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left Friday's game with a left ankle sprain and is out for Saturday against the Hawks.
Insight: He had 11 points and eight rebounds before leaving. Gerald Henderson ended up playing 40 minutes Friday night and should see the biggest benefit without MKG on the floor.
Gerald Henderson, G3/28/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson played 40 minutes Friday night after Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went down with an ankle injury and figures to play just as much on Saturday night.
Insight: MKG is unlikely to be ready to go just 24 hours later, so figure Henderson for a full workload. He set a season mark with 14 rebounds Friday night along with 11 points, two assists, a steal and a block. Henderson could be worth a flier if MKG is sidelined.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF3/28/2015 10:57:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left Friday's game with a left ankle sprain and figures to be doubtful for Saturday against the Hawks.
Insight: He had 11 points and eight rebounds before leaving. gerald Henderson ended up playing 40 minutes Friday night and could see the biggest benefit in MKG can't run.
Al Jefferson, C3/27/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson scored a team-high 31 points during Friday's double-overtime loss against the Wizards.
Insight: He shot 14-of-24 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line. Jefferson also managed nine rebounds on the night as well.
Mo Williams, PG3/27/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams nearly posted a triple-double off the bench on Friday night.
Insight: He had 26 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, four 3-pointers, two steals, two blocks, and three turnovers. Williams needs to be active everywhere.
Mo Williams, PG3/27/2015 10:50:00 AM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams is questionable for Friday's game against Washington due to a sore left knee.
Insight: Williams missed Thursday's practice. He has continued to produce, despite the return of Kemba Walker, until the most recent game when he shot just 2-of-10 for nine points.
Al Jefferson, C3/27/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson is dealing with a sore right knee, but is probable for Friday's game against Washington.
Insight: He finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds on Wednesday, but did miss Thursday's practice. We suspect that was just extra rest and that he'll play Friday. he's averaging 17.0 ppg and 8.6 rpg this season which is down from last season's 21.8 ppg and 10.8 rpg.
Al Jefferson, C3/25/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson posted a double-double during Wednesday's loss against the Nets.
Insight: He finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds, along with two assists, two blocks, and two turnovers. Gerald Henderson also scored 23 points for Charlotte.
Cody Zeller, F3/25/2015 12:45:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller will not play on Wednesday against the Nets according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Zeller is still having problems with his shoulder. Zeller can be dropped in standard leagues. Marvin Williams is a viable replacement for Zeller, especially for owners needing 3-pointers.
Al Jefferson, C3/25/2015 12:42:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson will play on Wednesday against the Nets according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: It's not all good news, though as coach Steve Clifford also said he expects Jefferson's knee to be an issue the rest of the season. Fantasy owners will have to hope Charlotte stays in the playoff hunt in order to keep Jefferson in games.
Al Jefferson, C3/23/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson left with a sore right knee on Monday and did not return according to Roto World.
Insight: Jefferson played six minutes into the third quarter before landing on his right leg. Owners should consider Jefferson questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Nets.
Kemba Walker, G3/23/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker scored a game-high 29 points in the loss to the Bulls on Monday.
Insight: Walker shot 11-for-24 from the field, including 2-of-7 from the 3-point line. He, however, had just two assists, two rebounds and one block. Although the assist numbers are still down, it was nice to see Walker score. He is averaging 16.6 ppg, 3.4 apg and 2.8 rpg in the last five games. All those numbers are below his season averages.
Cody Zeller, F3/23/2015 7:38:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller will not suit up versus the Timberwolves on Monday.
Insight: Zeller also missed Sunday's game. Marvins Williams will once again start.
Al Jefferson, C3/22/2015 9:26:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson recorded a double-double in the victory over the Timberwolves on Sunday.
Insight: Jefferson had 18 points on 9-of-20 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds. He also had two steals and an assist. The double-double was Jefferson's first in the last seven games.
Mo Williams, PG3/22/2015 9:23:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams came off the bench and led Charlotte in scoring in the, 109-98, victory over the Timberwolves on Sunday.
Insight: Williams shot 10-of-16 from the field, including 4-for-8 from the 3-point line on his way to 24 points. He also had four rebounds, four assists and a block. Williams has been as consistent lately, but he is still averaging 15.2 ppg and 2.2 3-pointers in the last five games.
Cody Zeller, F3/22/2015 5:34:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller will not play on Sunday versus the Timberwolves according to the team's twitter page.
Insight: That means Marvin Williams will start. He is averaging 7.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 1.6 3-pointers per game as a starter this season. If owners need 3-pointers, he is your guy.
Al Jefferson, C3/18/2015 9:26:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson posted a team-high 21 points during Tuesday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: He shot 9-of-19 from the floor and 3-of-5 from the line, and also chipped in six rebounds, two assists, one block, and one turnover. Jefferson is averaging 17.2 ppg and 8.7 rpg on the season.
Kemba Walker, G3/17/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will keep coming off the bench on Tuesday according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Coach Steve Clifford described walker as rusty and his stat line would indicate that. In his first three games back from being out six weeks, Walker is averaging 7.0 ppg, 4.0 apg and 3.3 rpg. Those numbers should rise as Walker gets his groove back.
Al Jefferson, C3/16/2015 7:53:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson (knee) will start on Monday.
Insight: Get him back into all lineups immediately.
Al Jefferson, C3/16/2015 2:05:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson has been upgraded to probable for Monday against Utah, according to the team.
Insight: Jefferson has been pretty healthy for most of the season, but missed Friday's game. Bismack Biyombo would get the start if Jefferson can't go, but holds little fantasy value. Jefferson is averaging 17.2 ppg and 8.8 rpg this season.
Al Jefferson, C3/16/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson has been upgraded to questionable for Monday against Utah while dealing with his right knee sprain.
Insight: Jefferson has been pretty healthy for most of the season, but missed Friday's game. Bismack Biyombo would get the start if Jefferson can't go, but holds little fantasy value. Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could see more scoring opportunities.
Gerald Henderson, G3/13/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson scored a team-high 20 points during Friday's win versus Chicago.
Insight: He was 1-of-7 Hornets players to score in double-figures. Henderson went 5-of-13 from the field and 9-of-9 from the line, and also had seven rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, and one turnover.
Al Jefferson, C3/13/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson is doubtful for Friday's game against Chicago due to his right knee sprain.
Insight: Jefferson has been pretty healthy for most of the season, but he could miss a couple of days this time. Bismack Biyombo will get the start, but holds little fantasy value. Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could see more scoring opportunities.
Kemba Walker, G3/12/2015 10:14:00 AM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker came through his first game since Jan 23 without incident.
Insight: Walker played 16 minutes, scoring just six points on 2-of-9 shooting. His rusty shooting was to be expected, but he should see a few more minutes next time out.
Al Jefferson, C3/11/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson heard a pop in his right calf on Wednesday night.
Insight: This is terrible news, as Jefferson played just 24 minutes, and finished with nine points, six boards, one steal, and two blocks. If Jefferson is forced to miss time, Cody Zeller and Marvin Williams will see increased minutes.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF3/11/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played very well during Wednesday's loss versus Sacramento.
Insight: He shot 9-of-12 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line for 23 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks, and one turnover. Gerald Henderson chipped in 17 points, 11 dimes, and six boards, while Mo Williams recorded 20 points and eight assists.
Cody Zeller, F3/11/2015 1:03:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller will not play on Wednesday and is already considered questionable for Friday's game against the Bulls.
Insight: Zeller suffered a shoulder injury on Monday and he can't raise his arm above his head according to the Charlotte Observer. It sounds like Zeller could miss significant time.
Kemba Walker, G3/11/2015 12:58:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will come off the bench on Wednesday against the Kings.
Insight: Walker is probably going to play around nine minnutes, so owners can leave him on the bench for now. It's still nice to see Walker back out there, though.
Mo Williams, PG3/9/2015 9:17:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams led Charlotte with 19 points in the lopsided loss to the Wizards on Monday.
Insight: Charlotte lost, 95-69. Williams, however, had a poor day shooting, going 1-for-10 from behind the arc. He also had seven assists and a steal.
Cody Zeller, F3/9/2015 8:45:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller suffered a shoulder sprain on Monday and will not return versus the Hornets.
Insight: Without Zeller, Marvin Williams started for the Bobcats to start the second half. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist should also play more minutes without Zeller.
Mo Williams, PGHot3/8/2015 8:53:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams scored over 20 points again in the victory over the Pistons on Sunday.
Insight: Williams was 6-of-15 from the field with 21 points and nine assists. He averaged just 12.2 ppg in 41 games with the Timberwolves this season, but in nine games with the Hornets, Williams is averaging 21.7 ppg.
Al Jefferson, C3/8/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson led the team with 24 points and eight rebounds as Charlotte defeated Detroit, 108-101, on Sunday.
Insight: Jefferson was 10-for-14 from the field and 4-of-6 at the line. He also had three assists, three steals and a block. Jefferson is averaging 20.6 ppg and 10.6 rpg in the last five games.
Mo Williams, PGHot3/6/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams hit 4-of-8 3-pointers on Friday versus the Raptors.
Insight: Williams shot 50 percent overall as well on his way to 23 points. He also had seven assists, one rebound and one block. Williams has been on fire lately, averaging 22.2 ppg and 9.8 apg in the last five games.
Al Jefferson, C3/6/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson had 23 points and 13 rebounds in the, 103-94, victory over the Raptors on Friday.
Insight: Jefferson has 18 double-doubles this season. He was 11-of-21 from the field on Friday. Jefferson also had five assists, two blocks and a steal.
Kemba Walker, G3/6/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker (surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee) hopes to return Wednesday against Sacramento.
Insight: Walker was averaging 18.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.4 spg in 42 games before the knee injury. It appears that he will play alongside Mo Williams leaving Gerald Henderson owners out in the cold as he's obviously headed to a reserve role.
Mo Williams, PGHot3/6/2015 9:35:00 AM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams will stay in the starting lineup even after Kemba Walker returns, coach Steve Clifford told the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: That's huge news for Williams owners who have enjoyed great statistics since his move to the Hornets. He's averaged 21.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 8.9 apg in his last seven games.
Al Jefferson, C3/4/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson was tied for the team-high 19 points versus the Nets on Wednesday.
Insight: Jefferson shot 50 percent from the field and grabbed six rebounds with three steals and an assist. Jefferson is averaging 17.2 ppg and 8.9 rpg this season.
Marvin Williams, F3/4/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Hornets forward Marvin Williams had 18 points and seven rebounds in the, 115-91, victory over the Nets on Wednesday.
Insight: Williams was 5-of-8 from the field, including 4-for-5 at the 3-point line. He also had an assist and a block. Williams isn't fantasy relevant in standard leagues, however, averaging just 6.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 1.2 apg.
Al Jefferson, C3/3/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson posted a double-double during Tuesday's victory against the Lakers.
Insight: He finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds, along with one assist, three steals, one block, and zero turnovers. Jefferson is a top-50 option in standard leagues..
Mo Williams, PGHot3/3/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams was impressive yet again on Tuesday night.
Insight: He has arguably been the best trade deadline pickup. Williams recorded 20 points, 13 assists, three boards, two 3-pointers, one steal, and four turnovers. If for some reason Williams is on the wire, pick him up now.
Kemba Walker, G3/3/2015 2:24:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker (surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee) will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Walker was averaging 18.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.4 spg in 42 games before the knee injury. He's aiming for a March 16 return. Mo Williams has played great since coming to Charlotte and is averaging 23.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 7.0 apg in five Hornets games. It will be interesting to see how the two play at the same time.
Al Jefferson, C3/1/2015 8:25:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson recorded a double-double during Sunday's victory against the Magic.
Insight: He finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and one steal. Jefferson also shot 7-of-16 from the field, 1-of-3 from the line, and 1-of-1 from downtown.
Mo Williams, PG3/1/2015 8:23:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams has arguably been the biggest trade deadline acquisition in the league.
Insight: He has not scored under 17 points since arriving and has played at least 37 minutes in four of his five games with Charlotte. On Sunday, Williams helped defeat Orlando with 23 points, 11 dimes, two boards, four 3-pointers, and two turnovers. If he is available, pick Williams up ASAP.
Mo Williams, PG2/27/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams has been a major pickup for Charlotte.
Insight: He finished with 31 points, seven boards, four assists, six 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers in a loss Friday against the Celtics. Williams has amazingly been a top-30 option over the past two weeks.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF2/25/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist posted a double-double during Wednesday's victory over the Bulls.
Insight: He had a team-high 18 points and 12 boards, along with one assist and one steal. Kidd-Gilchrist is ranked outside the top 200 in standard leagues.
Mo Williams, PG2/22/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams has been a major pickup for Charlotte.
Insight: He finished with 31 points, seven boards, four assists, six 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers in a loss Friday against the Celtics. Williams has amazingly been a top-30 option over the past two weeks.
Mo Williams, PG2/21/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Charlotte guard Mo Williams had a successful team debut on Saturday night.
Insight: Williams started, played 38 minutes, and scored a team-high 24 points. He also had 12 assists, five 3-pointers, four rebounds, one steal, and five turnovers. Pretty good first impression.
Al Jefferson, C2/21/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson recorded a double-double during Saturday's loss to the Thunder.
Insight: He had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and shot 9-of-18 from the floor and 1-of-1 from the line. Jefferson will continue to be the focal point of Charlotte's offense with Kemba Walker sidelined.
Mo Williams, PG2/21/2015 6:29:00 PM
Description: Mo Williams will start at point guard on Saturday in his first game as a Hornet.
Insight: Brian Roberts will head back to the bench, with Williams getting the nod against the Thunder. He will have some value until Kemba Walker returns to the lineup.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF2/21/2015 10:31:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) went through a non-contact practice Wednesday and a full practice Thursday and is probable for Saturday's game against Oklahoma City
Insight: He should be good to go Saturday. MKG was averaging 13.8 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg over five games before the injury.
Kemba Walker, G2/19/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker (surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee) has set a target date of Mar. 16, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: The addition of Mo Williams shouldn't hurt Walker too much, as Mo is more likely to take Brian Roberts' minutes. Walker was averaging 18.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.4 spg in 42 games before the knee injury.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF2/19/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) went through a non-contact practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against Oklahoma City.
Insight: He'll go through a full practice Thursday and if he survives, should be good to go Saturday. MKG was averaging 13.8 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg over five games before the injury.
Gerald Henderson, G2/10/2015 9:21:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson scored a team-high 17 points on Tuesday night.
Insight: He went 5-of-13 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line. Henderson also had five assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, and one turnover. He is still ranked outside the top 150.
Al Jefferson, C2/10/2015 9:18:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson posted a double-double during Tuesday's loss to the Pistons.
Insight: He had 13 points and 10 baords, with four blocks as well. Jefferson remains a top-50 player in standard leagues.
Mo Williams, PG2/10/2015 5:31:00 PM
Description: Mo Williams and Troy Daniels will not play on Tuesday night.
Insight: Their flight will not arrive in time for the players to suit up. Williams will likely be the starting point guard until Kemba Walker returns from his knee injury.
Brian Roberts, G2/10/2015 1:45:00 PM
Description: Point guard Brian Roberts' fantasy value could take a big hit if rumors of the trade for Mo Williams from Minnesota are true.
Insight: Roberts has averaged 13.8 ppg over the past four games, but Williams' arrival should put him on the bench. If true, fantasy owners can dump Roberts.
Jeff Taylor, G2/10/2015 11:21:00 AM
Description: Charlotte G/F Jeff Taylor got the start Sunday for the injured Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but didn't do anything to excite fantasy owners.
Insight: Taylor scored six points and pulled down two rebounds in 22 minutes in his first start of the season. In 38 career starts he's yet to prove fantasy worthy. Keep looking.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF2/9/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss Tuesday's game against Detroit due to a strained right hamstring.
Insight: MKG was averaging 13.8 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg over five games before the injury. Jeff Taylor started at small forward Sunday, but didn't show much for fantasy owners. Gary Neal and Lance Stephenson might get a bigger piece of the pie Tuesday.
Lance Stephenson, G2/8/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson came off the bench and scored just eight points on Sunday versus the Pacers.
Insight: Stephenson was just 2-of-7 from the field with four assists, two rebounds and a steal. Stephenson has lost his starting role and likely his fantasy role for most owners. He is shooting just 37. 3 percent from the field and 58.6 from the line this season.
Al Jefferson, C2/8/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson scored 30 points versus the Pacers on Sunday, which is the most points he has scored in one game since the beginning of November.
Insight: Jefferson scored 34 points versus the Hawks on Nov. 7, which is a season-high. Jefferson also had 13 rebounds, two assists and a block on Sunday. He is averaging 17.1 ppg and 8.4 rpg this season.
Gerald Henderson, G2/7/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson did not shoot well from the field, but scored a team-high 17 points in a loss against the 76ers.
Insight: We was just 5-of-17 from the floor, but 5-of-6 from the line and 2-of-3 from downtown. Henderson also had nine assists, five rebounds, and one steal. He is worthy of a roster spot.
Lance Stephenson, G2/6/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson (left knee) is questionable for Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Stephenson has been a big disappointment this season averaging 9.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.9 apg. Gary Neal, Gerald Henderson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would all benefit from more minutes if Stephenson can't go.
Gerald Henderson, G2/5/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson scored a team-high 27 points during Thursday's victory against the Wizards.
Insight: He shot extremely well going, 10-of-15 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line. Henderson also had four rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks, and two turnovers.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF2/5/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is starting to take a bigger piece of the Charlotte offense with Kemba Walker sidelined.
Insight: MKG is averaging 13.8 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg over his last five games. We particularly like the 10.6 shots and 6.4 free-throw attempts per night. Don't overlook him if you need help at the small forward spot.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF2/2/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist only took six shots but still finished with a double-double.
Insight: Gilchrist did very well in several categories, registering 13 points, 13 rebounds and shot 67 percent from the field, but he also made just 50 percent at the line. Kidd-Gilchrist also had three assists and a steal.
Al Jefferson, C2/2/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson recorded his 13th double-double of the season on Monday.
Insight: Jefferson had 18 points and 12 rebounds with two steals and an assist. He was 9-of-19 from the field. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come. Jefferson's rebounding numbers are up as he has averaged 10.4 rpg over the last five games but his scoring is down to 16.0 ppg over the same stretch.
Marvin Williams, F2/2/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Charlotte forward Marvin Williams is expected to be cleared from his concussion in time to play Monday.
Insight: Williams might pass the concussion protocol in time to play against the Wizards, but he doesn't pass the fantasy-worthy test. He's averaging 6.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.2 apg.
Marvin Williams, F1/30/2015 3:41:00 PM
Description: Charlotte forward Marvin Williams is expected to be cleared from his concussion in time to play Saturday.
Insight: Williams might pass the concussion protocol, but he doesn't pass the fantasy-worthy test. He's averaging 6.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.2 apg.
Gerald Henderson, G1/28/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson led the team with 18 points.
Insight: Henderson was 6-for-17 in the loss to the Spurs on Wednesday. He didn't do much else but had three assists, two blocks, a steal and a rebound.
Brian Roberts, G1/26/2015 6:16:00 PM
Description: Backup point guard Brian Roberts is in line to start for the injured Kemba Walker.
Insight: Roberts is definitely worth a speculative add, as Walker will likely miss the next 6-8 weeks. In three starts this season, Roberts is averaging 13.0 ppg, 4.0 apg, and 1.7 rpg.
Kemba Walker, G1/26/2015 6:15:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will undergo surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.
Insight: He is out indefinitely, but the recovery time for this surgery usually is 6-8 weeks, meaning Walker will not return until the middle of March, at the earliest. Brian Roberts will likely start, with Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal seeing a bump in value as well.
Al Jefferson, C1/26/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson should return to the starting lineup with the injury to Bismack Biyombo.
Insight: Charlotte had been easing Jefferson back into the lineup by limiting his minutes off the bench. Usually a 20-10 guy, Jefferson is averaging 17.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg this season.
Bismack Biyombo, C1/26/2015 11:37:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Bismack Biyombo has suffered a bone bruise and will miss the next 10 days at which time he will be re-evaluated, according to the team's site.
Insight: Biyombo has no fantasy value, but his absence pushes Al Jefferson back into the starting lineup.
Kemba Walker, G1/25/2015 5:21:00 PM
Description: The Charlotte front office is pushing for point guard Kemba Walker to undergo surgery on his ailing knee.
Insight: Walker will undergo an MRI on Monday. He has been dealing with a cyst in his knee since high school, but it is not known if that is the source of this problem. If Walker elects surgery, he will miss about six weeks.
Marvin Williams, F1/24/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Team doctors have diagnosed Marvin Williams with a concussion according to the team's twitter page.
Insight: Williams will have to go through the concussion protocol. Luckily, the Hornets don't play again until Wednesday.
Al Jefferson, C1/24/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson came off the bench again Saturday and had an incredible seven blocks.
Insight: Charlotte has been easing Jefferson back into the lineup by limiting his minutes off the bench. Jefferson had nine points, six rebounds in addition to the seven blocks versus the Knicks. There is a decent chance Jefferson is ready to start in Charlotte's next game on Wednesday.
Brian Roberts, G1/24/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Backup point guard Brian Roberts led the Hornets in scoring with 17 points in the, 76-71, victory over the Knicks.
Insight: This game lacked star power with both Kemba Walker and Carmelo Anthony out of the lineup, hence the low score. Roberts was 5-of-9 from the field, hitting one 3-pointer and all six foul shots. Roberts will return to the bench once Walker returns.
Marvin Williams, F1/24/2015 8:16:00 PM
Description: Hornets forward Marvin Williams left Saturday's game with an apparent leg injury according to RotoWorld.
Insight: Williams was walking slowly and appeared to be limping to the locker room. Cody Zeller will get more minutes if Williams does not return.
Kemba Walker, G1/24/2015 5:14:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will not play versus the Knicks on Saturday.
Insight: Walker will rest his sore knee and by sitting on Saturday, he gets a full four days rest. Walker is averaging 19.2 ppg, 5.4 apg, 3.9 rpg, 1.6 3-pointers, 1.4 spg this season.
Al Jefferson, C1/23/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson recorded a double-double during Friday's loss to the Cavaliers.
Insight: He did so off the bench, and went for 22 points and 11 boards. Jefferson shot 10-of-16 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line, and also chipped in three blocks and one assist.
Bismack Biyombo, C1/21/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Bismack Biyombo posted a double-double during Wednesday's win against the Heat.
Insight: He had 12 points and 12 rebounds, along with two blocks, one steal, and two turnovers. Biyombo can be kept on the waiver wire for now.
Kemba Walker, G1/21/2015 12:16:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker participated in the team's shootaround and should play on Wednesday versus the Heat according to the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Walker has missed the last two games with a knee injury. He has been missed because Walker is averaging 19.2 ppg, 5.4 apg, 3.9 rpg, 1.6 3-pointers, 1.4 spg this season.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF1/19/2015 5:34:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 10 points on Monday.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist shot 5-of-10 from the field. There wasn't much fantasy value provided in this game, so Kidd-Gilchrist's 10 points, four rebounds and an assist was one of the better stat lines.
Gerald Henderson, G1/19/2015 5:26:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson had 17 points in the, 105-80, victory over the Timberwolves on Monday.
Insight: Henderson was 5-of-10 and hit three 3-pointers. He also had three rebounds and three assists.
Al Jefferson, C1/19/2015 1:02:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson has been cleared and is available to play Monday versus Minnesota.
Insight: Bismack Biyombo will still start, at least until Jefferson builds up his stamina after missing nine games. Jefferson will be on a 14-16 minute limit to start.
Brian Roberts, G1/18/2015 1:26:00 PM
Description: Backup point guard Brian Roberts should get a second consecutive start with Kemba Walker expected to miss Monday's game.
Insight: Roberts played 40 minutes Saturday, but only managed six points, two rebounds and four assists. He did hoist up 12 shots, so there is some hope that he could significantly improve his point total.
Kemba Walker, G1/18/2015 1:23:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker did not play against the Pacers on Saturday and after missing Sunday's practice is expected to miss Monday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: The Charlotte Obsever reports Walker is dealing with soreness due to a cyst in his knee. It is not supposed to be serious, but this will be his second consecutive absence. Brian Roberts will start at point guard, but didn't do much with 40 minutes on Saturday.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF1/17/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist grabbed 16 rebounds on Saturday night.
Insight: He also had nine points on 4-of-13 shooting from the field, along with three assists, one steal, and one turnover. Kidd-Gilchrist is still outside the top-200, but is improving.
Gerald Henderson, G1/17/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson scored a team-high 20 points during Saturday's overtime victory over the Pacers.
Insight: He went 6-of-19 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. Henderson also had four rebounds and four assists.
Gerald Henderson, G1/17/2015 2:29:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson will start on Saturday despite an illness.
Insight: Henderson didn't practice on Friday, so this is a bit of a surprise. Despite playing, Henderson is not a very good fantasy option.
Kemba Walker, G1/17/2015 11:31:00 AM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will not play against the Pacers on Saturday.
Insight: The Charlotte Obsever reports Walker is dealing with a soreness due to a cyst in his knee. It is not supposed to be serious. Brian Roberts will start at point guard for the Hornets.
Kemba Walker, G1/16/2015 1:23:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker missed the mnorning shootaround due to a sore knee and should be considered questionable for the game against the Pacers.
Insight: Walker (19.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 5.4 apg) has been pretty durable this season, but if he missed time Brian Roberts would be a viable option.
Gerald Henderson, G1/16/2015 1:17:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson missed the morning shootaround due to the flu and should be considered questionable for Friday night against the Pacers, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Henderson racked up 31 points against Toronto last Thursday, but since then gave fantasy owners just nine and 11 points in his last two contests.
Lance Stephenson, G1/14/2015 5:53:00 PM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson (hip) will play on Wednesday. UPDATE: He will play, but he is expected to be limited to 15 minutes.
Insight: He has been out since Dec. 17, so look for him to be eased back in. Stephenson is averaging 10.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, and 4.8 apg this season.
Kemba Walker, G1/13/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker didn't shoot well but did finished with 28 points in the loss to the Spurs.
Insight: Walker was 9-of-24 from the field. He was able to lead the team in scoring because of his 9-for-10 shooting night at the free-throw line. Walker also had three blocks, three assists and a rebound.
Lance Stephenson, G1/13/2015 1:48:00 PM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson has practiced, with contact, for two days and should be ready for action Wednesday against San Antonio
Insight: Stephenson has missed the last 14 games due to a pelvic sprain. He wasn't playing very well to start the season (10.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 4.8 apg), but his return will certainly cost Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal playing time.
Bismack Biyombo, C1/10/2015 3:29:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Bismack Biyombo posted a double-double on Saturday.
Insight: He had 14 points and 12 rebounds, while shooting 5-of-7 from the floor and 4-of-5 from the line. Biyombo will continue to have value with Al Jefferson sidelined.
Kemba Walker, G1/10/2015 3:28:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker scored a team-high 28 points during Saturday's victory against the Knicks.
Insight: He went 8-of-13 from the field, 8-of-9 from the line, and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. It was an efficient shooting day for Walker, who also had seven boards, one assist, one steal, and two turnovers.
Kemba Walker, G1/8/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker continued his strong season on Thursday night.
Insight: He went 12-of-25 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line for 29 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, one 3-pointer, and three steals. Walker is a top-40 option.
Gerald Henderson, G1/8/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson scored a season-high 31 points during Thursday's win against the Raptors.
Insight: Henderson has played well of late. He went 13-of-20 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line. He also had five rebounds, three assists, and two turnovers.
Cody Zeller, F1/8/2015 7:15:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller (shoulder) will not play on Thursday.
Insight: He was listed as questionable earlier on Thursday, and will not be able to suit up against Toronto. Marvin Williams will see an extended run.
Cody Zeller, F1/8/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller is questionable for Thursday's game versus Toronto with a strained right shoulder.
Insight: This news come out of nowhere, but if Zeller is unable to go, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would be the main benefactors, with Kidd-Gilchrist having slightly more value. We will update Zeller's status once it is known before tipoff.
Bismack Biyombo, C1/8/2015 1:18:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Bismack Biyombo will continue to start for injured Al Jefferson, but his fantasy value is limited to rebounds.
Insight: Biyombo is seeing 25 minutes per night since the injury, but is averaging just 3.6 points, 6.8 rebounds in those last five games and isn't a good fantasy option.
Gerald Henderson, G1/7/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson had a productive line Wednesday night.
Insight: He had 16 points, seven rebounds, six assists, one block, and two turnovers. Henderson is worth monitoring.
Kemba Walker, G1/7/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker produced a team-high 31 points during Wednesday's victory against the Pelicans.
Insight: Walker went 12-of-24 from the floor and 6-of-8 from the line. He also had four assists, four rebounds, one 3-pointer, one steal, and two turnovers. Walker will continue to have solid numbers, especially during the absence of Al Jefferson.
Lance Stephenson, G1/6/2015 3:24:00 PM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will not play Wednesday versus New Orleans.
Insight: Stephenson has missed the last 11 games due to his injury and the team has not offered a timetable for his return. Stephenson is no longer a must-own player in shallow leagues.
Cody Zeller, F1/5/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Hornets power forward Cody Zeller was perfect from the field and the foul line on Monday against the Celtics.
Insight: Zeller was 8-for-8 from the field and 4-for-4 at the line as he scored 20 points. He also added seven rebounds, a block and an assist. It was by far Zeller's biggest night of the season, and it will be extremely hard for him to repeat it.
Kemba Walker, G1/5/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker scored over 30 points for the second straight game to lead the Hornets to a victory over the Celtics on Monday.
Insight: Walker shot 12-of-26, hitting two 3-pointers and all seven free throws to score 33 points. He also had five rebounds, five assists and a block. In the last two games, Walker is averaging 31.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, and 5.5 apg.
Kemba Walker, G1/3/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker played very well during Saturday's victory against the Magic.
Insight: He went 10-of-21 from the field, 6-of-7 from the line, and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc for 30 points. Walker also had seven rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block, and three turnovers. He is a top-50 player.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF1/2/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist recorded a double-double versus the Cavaliers.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist had 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss on Friday. He shot 45.5 percent from the field.
Marvin Williams, F1/2/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Hornets forward Marvin Williams is questionable for Friday's game against Cleveland after taking three stitches to the head following a collision with Joey Dorsey Thursday.
Insight: Williams' absence would mean Cody Zeller would see more minutes, but still not likely enough to make Zeller fantasy worthy.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF1/1/2015 1:00:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had one of his better games during Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.
Insight: He went 6-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line for 16 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and three turnovers. Kidd-Gilchrist is still not a great option.
Kemba Walker, G12/29/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker continued his hot scoring streak on Monday versus the Bucks.
Insight: Walker scored 42 points on Saturday, and dropped 28 more points on Monday. However, he didn't shoot particularly well, going 7-for-22 and 25 percent from the 3-point line. His 12-for-12 free-throw shooting certainly helped. With the way Walker contributes assists, steals and blocks, four assists, two steals and four blocks on Monday, he a very good fantasy start when he can score like he is right now.
Al Jefferson, C12/29/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson left Monday's game with a groin injury according to RotoWorld.
Insight: It appeared Jefferson was feeling discomfort throughout the game, and he went to the locker room in the fourth quarter. Jefferson's status for Wednesday's game is very much in question.
Kemba Walker, G12/27/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker dropped 42 points in a losing effort on Saturday.
Insight: Walker had it going on, shooting 15-of-31 from the field. Al Jefferson was the only other Hornet who scored in double figures. He also was the only other Hornet to take more than eight shots. Walker also had seven assists, three rebounds and a block to go with his season-high 42 points. Walker didn't do much else besides score, but he had good percentages. He was 9-of-18 from the field, 1-for-4 from the 3-point line and 8-for-10 at the free-throw line. Walker also had four assists, two steals and a rebound.
Lance Stephenson, G12/27/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will not play on Saturday or Monday due to his hip injury.
Insight: Stephenson has missed the last five games due to his injury, and Charlotte has gone 4-1, so the team probably won't rush him back. Stephenson is no longer a must-own player in shallow leagues.
Lance Stephenson, G12/27/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson is out Saturday with a sprained pelvis.
Insight: There is a chance he could play next week. Gerald Henderson should continue see more playing time, but even as a starter is averaging just 9.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.3 apg). Stephenson (10.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 4.8 apg) has also been the subject of trade rumors.
Lance Stephenson, G12/25/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson is out indefinitely with a sprained pelvis.
Insight: Gerald Henderson should continue see more playing time. Stephenson (10.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 4.8 apg) has also been the subject of trade rumors, including one that would send him back to Indiana, as he hasn't fit in very well with his teammates or this offense.
Gerald Henderson, G12/23/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson shot 60 percent from the field on Tuesday.
Insight: Henderson scored 20 points behind strong shooting from the field and at the line, 7-for-8.
Kemba Walker, G12/23/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker led the team with 27 points on Tuesday.
Insight: Walker didn't do much else besides score, but he had good percentages. He was 9-of-18 from the field, 1-for-4 from the 3-point line and 8-for-10 at the free-throw line. Walker also had four assists, two steals and a rebound.
Al Jefferson, C12/22/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson shot 10-of-13 on his way to 22 points on Monday.
Insight: Jefferson was efficient in his 26 minutes and added seven rebounds, two assists and a steal. Jefferson is having a good season, shooting 48.4 percent from the field and averaging 19.2 ppg and 8.3 rpg.
Al Jefferson, C12/20/2014 9:15:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson posted a double-double during Saturday's victory against the Jazz.
Insight: He had 19 points and 10 rebounds. Jefferson continues to be one the top big men in fantasy basketball.
Kemba Walker, G12/19/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker played very well during Friday's win against Philadelphia.
Insight: He was 13-of-23 from the floor for a team-high 30 points. Walker also contributed five assists, four boards, three 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers. He should be in all owners' starting lineups.
Lance Stephenson, G12/18/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson is expected to miss the next two games with a sprained pelvis.
Insight: Gerald Henderson should see more playing time. Stephenson has also been the subject of trade rumors including one that would send him back to Indiana.
Al Jefferson, C12/17/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson recorded a double-double in the, 111-106, loss to the Suns on Wednesday.
Insight: Jefferson scored 28 points and hauled in 10 rebounds. He did a little bit of everything as he also had two assists, two steals and a block. Jefferson and Kemba Walker both took at least 20 shots, and Walker finished just a point shy of Jefferson with 27. Jefferson finished 13-of-22 from the field.
Kemba Walker, G12/15/2014 9:12:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker went 11-of-20 from the field during Monday's loss to the Cavaliers.
Insight: He finished with a team-high 24 points. Walker also had five assists, five rebounds, one 3-pointer, and three turnovers.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF12/13/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist came off the bench and led the Hornets with 15 points on Saturday.
Insight: It was a lackluster performance from Charlotte as only one player shot higher than 40 percent in the game. Brian Robert was 5-of-7 with 15 points. Kidd-Gilchrist and Lance Stephenson were both 5-of-13 from the field. Kidd-Gilchrist also had five rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Al Jefferson, C12/10/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson came up big during Wednesday's victory versus Boston.
Insight: He was 9-of-15 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the line for 23 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers. Solid line for Jefferson.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF12/10/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will return from his foot injury on Wednesday against the Celtics unless he suffers a setback.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist missed 12 straight games due to a stress reaction. His return means Gerald Henderson and P.J. Hairston will become fantasy irrelevant. If for some reason Kidd-Gilchrist is available, he should be added in standard leagues.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF12/8/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could return sometime this week, maybe Wednesday at the earliest, according to coach Steve Clifford.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 apg this season. gerald Henderson is getting the bulk of the playing time at small forward and putting up decent statistics.
Al Jefferson, C12/5/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson was unstoppable at times against the Knicks on Friday.
Insight: Jefferson looked good spinning out of double teams on certain plays, scoring 16 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, but he also struggled down the stretch, shooting 8-of-21 overall. Regardless, Jefferson is a must-start in fantasy due to his threat to score a double-double every night.
Kemba Walker, G12/5/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker scored the game-winning layup as time expired to beat the Knicks, 103-102, on Friday.
Insight: The last basket got Walker into double figures with 11 points. He was 4-for-15 in the game with four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block.
Gary Neal, G12/5/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Gary Neal (injured his left shoulder) has missed four straight games and is questionable for Friday's game against New York, UPDATE: He will play on Friday versus the Knicks.
Insight: Neal hasn't played since Nov. 23. He is scoring 12.3 ppg with 2.8 rpg and 1.5 apg this season playing behind Lance Stephenson.
Gary Neal, G12/5/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Hornets guard Gary Neal (injured his left shoulder) has missed four straight games and is questionable for Friday's game against New York,
Insight: Neal hasn't played since Nov. 23. He is scoring 12.3 ppg with 2.8 rpg and 1.5 apg this season playing behind Lance Stephenson.
Lance Stephenson, G12/3/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson had perhaps his best game of the season on Wednesday.
Insight: Stephenson scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Coach Steve Clifford may be gaining more confidence in Stephenson as he played 40 minutes on Wednesday, the most he had played in a game in nearly a month.
Al Jefferson, C11/29/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson had one of his worst games of the season on Saturday against the Hawks.
Insight: Jefferson scored 11 points and grabbed just three rebounds, both of which are his second-worst totals for a single game this season. Jefferson came into the game averaging 20.9 ppg and 7.6 rpg in November.
Al Jefferson, C11/28/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson shot 50 percent from the floor in Friday's loss to the Warriors.
Insight: Jefferson made 8-of-16 shots to score 18 points. He also grabbed five rebounds and had three assists and two blocks. That's a pretty good night overall, but Jefferson's season averages are higher than that.
Gary Neal, G11/28/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Gary Neal (injured his left shoulder Monday night) and has been downgraded to out for Friday versus the Warriors.
Insight: Neal had played solidly off the bench before the injury with 17 and 13 points in the previous two games, respectively and is scoring 12.3 ppg with 2.8 rpg and 1.5 apg this season.
Marvin Williams, F11/28/2014 2:01:00 PM
Description: Hornets forward Marvin Williams (shoulder) is doubtful for Friday against Golden State
Insight: Williams' absence would mean Cody Zeller would get the start at power forward, but his fantasy value is minimal.
P.J. Hairston, G11/28/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Hornets G/F P.J. Hairston played 21 minutes off the bench Wednesday, but also sprained a thumb and is is questionable for Friday's game against Golden State
Insight: The rookie hasn't produced much this season (5.1 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 0.8 apg), but also hasn't seem a lot of minutes. The injury comes at a bad time as he could have gotten more playing time due to all the current injuries on the Hornets roster.
Jeff Taylor, G11/28/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Charlotte G/F Jeff Taylor will be eligible to return on Jan. 5 against Boston.
Insight: Taylor is serving a 24-game suspension for his involvement in a domestic violence case. In his first two seasons he was not fantasy worthy and was buried too deep on the depth chart to be of value in 2014-15 as well.
Gary Neal, G11/28/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Hornets guard Gary Neal (injured his left shoulder Monday night) and is questionable for Friday versus the Warriors.
Insight: Neal had played solidly off the bench before the injury with 17 and 13 points in the previous two games, respectively and is scoring 12.3 ppg with 2.8 rpg and 1.5 apg this season.
Al Jefferson, C11/26/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson recorded a double-double on Wednesday.
Insight: He had 21 points and 14 rebounds, along with three assists and two blocks. Owners should be happy with that output.
Gary Neal, G11/25/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Hornets guard Gary Neal injured his left shoulder Monday night and is questionable for Wednesday versus Portland.
Insight: This comes at a bad time as he'd been getting 30 minutes a night due to the injuries to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and P.J. Hairston. Neal has played solidly off the bench, scoring 12.3 ppg with 2.8 rpg and 1.5 apg.
Al Jefferson, C11/24/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson scored a team-high 16 points in Monday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: Jefferson also had nine rebounds, two assists, and one block. Not a bad night, but owners should expect more.
Al Jefferson, C11/21/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson recorded his third double-double of the season in the loss to the Magic on Friday.
Insight: Jefferson scored 24 points with 11 rebounds. He shot 11-for-20 in the game and also had one assist.
Al Jefferson, C11/19/2014 9:23:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson scored 28 points on Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.
Insight: That is the most points Jefferson has scored since Nov. 7. He shot 55 percent from the field and made all four of his free-throw attempts. Jefferson also had eight rebounds, two assists, a block and steal.
Gerald Henderson, G11/17/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson scored 18 points in a loss against the Mavericks on Monday.
Insight: Henderson hit eight field goals, including one 3-pointer. He also had five rebounds and three assists.
Luke Ridnour, G11/17/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Orlando backup point guard Luke Ridnour is expected to return from a personal issue that cvaused him to miss Saturday's game.
Insight: Ridnour (5.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.1 apg) isn't fantasy worthy, but his return will take minutes back from Elfrid Payton and possibly Evan Fournier.
Gary Neal, G11/17/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Gary Neal will miss Monday's game against Dallas due to concussion symptoms.
Insight: There is no timetable for his return. Neal has played solidly off the bench, scoring 12.2 ppg with 3.3 rpg and 1.9 apg.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF11/17/2014 1:44:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss his third straight game Monday night with a stress reaction in his right foot, according to beat reporter Rick Bonnell.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 apg this season. P. J. Hairston is expected to start in his place.
Al Jefferson, C11/16/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson scored 19 points in the, 112-87, loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
Insight: Jefferson also grabbed six rebounds and an assist. He shot 8-for-14 from the field and 3-for-5 from the line.
Kemba Walker, G11/15/2014 9:13:00 AM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker scored a team-high 19 points during Friday's win over the Suns.
Insight: He was 8-of-16 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line, while also chipping in five rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block, and three turnovers. Walker is averaging 15.9 ppg, 4.6 apg, and 4.3 rpg. He needs to get his assist numbers up.
P.J. Hairston, G11/14/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Hornets G/F P.J. Hairston will start in place of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Friday night.
Insight: Hairston hasn't seen more than 16 minutes in a game and we are curious to see what he can do as a starter.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF11/14/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss a couple of game with a stress reaction in his right foot, according to beat reporter Rick Bonnell.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 apg this season. P. J. Hairston is expected to start in his place.
Marvin Williams, F11/13/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Hornets forward Marvin Williams (left knee tendinitis) is doubtful for Friday against the Suns.
Insight: Williams is not worth of pickup right now anyway. Leave him on the waiver wire.
Al Jefferson, C11/12/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson scored 22 points against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.
Insight: That's actually below his own standards as Jefferson is averaging 23.9 ppg in seven games this month. But what really disappointed Jefferson owners on Tuesday was his two rebounds. That's, by far, a season-low.
Al Jefferson, C11/7/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson finished a rebound shy of another double-double on Friday.
Insight: Jefferson played 41 minutes due to the game against the Hawks going into double overtime, but the center failed to get the 10th rebound. He still had 34 points with nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal.
Lance Stephenson, G11/7/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson hit a bank 3-point shot to win at the buzzer in double overtime against the Hawks. Charlotte won, 122-119.
Insight: It was the only 3-pointer for Stephenson on the night. He scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
Kemba Walker, G11/5/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker shot 5-for-6 from the field, including 2-for-2 from the 3-point line, and 6-for-6 from the free-throw line against the Heat on Wednesday.
Insight: The efficient night led to 18 points for Walker. He also had seven assists to just one turnover.
Al Jefferson, C11/5/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against the Heat on Wednesday.
Insight: This was Jefferson's second double-double of the season and first since opening night. He was 13-for-25 from the field and also had three blocks.
Al Jefferson, C11/4/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson scored a team-high 20 points in Tuesday's loss to the Pelicans.
Insight: He had five rebounds, two assists, and one steal as well. Owners would like to see the rebounding and block totals go up a bit.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF11/4/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is questionable for Tuesday's game against New Orleans due to bruised ribs
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 11.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 bpg through three games.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF11/1/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist posted a double-double on Saturday.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist had 11 points and 12 rebounds in a loss against the Grizzles on Saturday. He scored seven of his 11 points from the free-throw line.
Lance Stephenson, G10/30/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson put up an interesting line in his debut for Charlotte Wednesday.
Insight: Stephenson didn't shoot very weel (3-of-12), but did pull down 13 rebounds and dished out eight assists in an overtime win. He's dealing with a groin issue, but it shouldn't keep him from playing.
Al Jefferson, C10/29/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson posted a double-double in the season opener against the Bucks.
Insight: He had 14 points and 10 rebounds, while chipping in four blocks and two steals. Jefferson should be a double-double machine all season long.
Kemba Walker, G10/29/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker hit the game-winning jumper, in overtime, against Milwaukee.
Insight: Charlotte trailed all night, but forced overtime, and Walker put the Hornets in front for good with 5.1 seconds remaining in the extra session. He had a poor shooting night (9-for-26), but did have 26 points, three 3-pointers, six rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block. Solid start to the season for Walker.
Lance Stephenson, G10/29/2014 4:11:00 PM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will play in the season opener against the Bucks.
Insight: Stephenson has been dealing with a couple injuries throughout preseason, but he is ready to go on Wednesday. It will likely going to take some time for him to adjust to a new system, but Stephenson has the chance to be a real star.
Gerald Henderson, G10/27/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Hornets SF/SG Gerald Henderson will have a tough time reaching his averages from last season.
Insight: He averaged 14.0 ppg and 4.0 rpg, but now that Lance Stephenson is starting at shooting guard, Henderson will most likely see those numbers decline.
Kemba Walker, G10/27/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is coming off a solid 2013-14 campaign.
Insight: He averaged 17.7 ppg, 6.1 apg, 4.2 rpg, and 1.5 three-pointers per game. Walker will have a great chance to improve upon those numbers this season, and owners need to start him with confidence as the season gets underway.
Lance Stephenson, G10/27/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: Hornets SG Lance Stephenson is an intriguing player heading into the season.
Insight: Entering his first season with Charlotte, Stephenson should be able to at least duplicate his numbers from last season (13.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg, and 0.7 spg). As a result, he will provide both the Hornets and fantasy owners with a solid all-around season.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF10/27/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will not be a relevant fantasy player this season.
Insight: He averaged only 7.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, and 0.8 apg last season. Kidd-Gilchrist simply does not provide enough production to be considered a suitable fantasy asset.
Al Jefferson, C10/27/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson should be in line for another big season.
Insight: Jefferson averaged 21.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg and 2.1 apg last season and should have went in the first or second rounds of fantasy drafts, as he will be an anchor for teams in 2014-15.
Marvin Williams, F10/27/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Hornets forward Marvin Williams will open the season as Charlotte's starting power forward.
Insight: After averaging 9.1 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game, and 1.3 three-pointers per game last season, Williams should be left on waivers for the foreseeable future.
Kemba Walker, G10/24/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is dealing with a sore left foot as we near the start of the regular season opener.
Insight: Walker averaged 17.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.1 assist last season, but some of his numbers could take a hit with the addition of Lance Stephenson to the Charlotte starting lineup.
Noah Vonleh, F10/24/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: Hornets rookie power forward not expected to be ready for Wednesday's game against Milwaukee after offseason hernia surgery, according to a Charlotte Observer report.
Insight: Vonleh is buried on the depth chart, so this should not effect any fantasy lineups, or likely rosters, except in dynasty leagues.
Lance Stephenson, G10/24/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Hornets SG Lance Stephenson is dealing with a groin injury that is slowing his preseason, but he's probable for the opener.
Insight: Stephenson broke out for the Pacers in 2013-14, averaging 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game though he' sometimes out of control. It will be interesting to see how he, PG Kemba Walker and SF Gerald Henderson get along.
Gerald Henderson, G10/24/2014 1:29:00 PM
Description: Hornets SF/SG Gerald Henderson is dealing with a strained right hamstring and isn't ready to start full practices.
Insight: He'll probably miss the opener. Henderson (14.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg in 77 games in 2013-14) will have to give up some of his scoring and ball handling to newly-acquired Lance Stephenson.
Kemba Walker, G10/16/2014 2:28:00 PM
Description: Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker is dealing with a sore knee after a collision with Elfrid Payton.
Insight: Walker doesn't have anything serious going on here and might play if this were the regular season. He averaged 17.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.1 assist last season, but some of his numbers could take a hit with the addition of Lance Stephenson to the Charlotte starting lineup.
Al Jefferson, C7/28/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson (torn plantar fascia) will not compete for a Team USA spot, instead opting to rest the foot for next season.
Insight: Jefferson averaged 21.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg and 2.1 apg last season and that's top-tier fantasy value and we wouldn't want anything to slow his recovery. Team USA still has plenty of talent in the middle.
Lance Stephenson, G7/16/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: The Hornets have signed Lance Stephenson to a three-year, $27 million contract.
Insight: The third year is a team option. Stephenson broke out for the Pacers in 2013-14, averaging 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game, though he played out of control at times and rubbed some people the wrong way with his on-court antics. He'll replace Gerald Henderson (14 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.6 apg) in the starting lineup.
Brian Roberts, G7/13/2014 8:17:00 PM
Description: Brian Roberts has signed on with the Charlotte Hornets for two years and $5.5 million.
Insight: Roberts played the past two seasons with New Orleans, who was known as the Hornets prior to 2013-14. Now, he'll be backing up Kemba Walker on the Charlotte version of the team.
Marvin Williams, F7/13/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Marvin Williams has agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets.
Insight: Williams played 66 games with the Jazz in 2013-14, starting 50, and he averaged 9.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 threes. He'll fill minutes at power forward and small forward but won't be a good fantasy option.