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Hornets' Kai Jones: Slated for sizable minutes Tuesday
Head coach Steve Clifford indicated Tuesday that Jones will play some "four" and "five" during Tuesday's game versus the Raptors, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Given how shorthanded the Hornets will be, likely without all five of their regular starters, the coaching staff will need to get creative with some of the lineups on the floor. It appears that will include Jones playing some with Nick Richards also on the floor, though Clifford also noted that JT Thor should see some expanded run.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Likely to be rested Friday
Jones could be in line to be rested for Friday's game against the Bulls, per Sam Perley of Hornets.com.
While it's worth noting that Jones is not on the Hornets' official injury report, earlier in the week, coach Steve Clifford revealed that he plans to rotate his three centers for the rest of the regular season. Nick Richards got the day off Sunday against Dallas, and Mark Williams sat out Tuesday against OKC, so in all likelihood, it will be Jones' turn to sit Friday night against Chicago.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Records double-double off bench
Jones racked up 12 points (5-5 FG, 2-3 FT), 14 rebounds and one assist over 22 minutes during Tuesday's 137-134 win over the Thunder.
With Mark Williams (rest) out, Jones operated as the backup to Nick Richards, but Jones played just four fewer minutes than Richards and provided similar production. Jones' 12 points and 14 rebounds were both season highs, but the second-year big man also committed three turnovers, something that's been an issue for Jones early in his career.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Operates as primary backup
Jones finished Thursday's 115-96 loss to the Pelicans with four points (2-3 FG), four rebounds and one block over 20 minutes.
With Mark Williams (thumb) sidelined, Jones continues to operate as the primary backup center behind Nick Richards. Jones hasn't scored well in the role over the past six games (4.8 PPG), but he's providing deep-league fantasy managers with some rebounds (5.3) and defensive numbers (2.0 combined blocks-plus-steals) in his 18.3 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Makes impact as backup center
Jones provided six points (2-5 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three blocks and one steal across 18 minutes during Saturday's 119-111 loss to Utah.
Jones' 18 minutes marked his most playing time since Dec. 9. The absence of Mark Williams (thumb) opened up a spot in the rotation for Jones, who stepped in as the Hornets' backup center while Nick Richards moved into the starting five. While the 22-year-old delivered strong numbers in the rebounds and blocks categories during his limited time on the court, Jones will likely fall back out of the rotation sooner rather than later, unless Williams' injury is more significant than the Hornets are letting on.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Recalled from G League
Jones will join the Hornets and will be available for Saturday's game against the Heat.
Jones has split time between the NBA and G League and will provide the Hornets with extra frontcourt depth Saturday. He has not appeared in an NBA game since Jan 24.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Leading scorer to pace offense
Jones posted 18 points (7-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal over 32 minutes during Wednesday's 110-100 loss to the Cleveland Charge.
Jones led the team in scoring while finishing with a near perfect shooting mark in Wednesday's loss. Jones has averaged 15.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals over 13 regular-season games.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Sent to G League
The Hornets assigned Jones to the Greensboro Swarm of the G League on Wednesday.
Jones will be available for Wednesday's game versus the Charge. The second-year big man is averaging 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 8.8 minutes across 27 NBA appearances this season, but he should garner a larger role in the G League.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Set to return against Spurs
Jones (ankle) is available for Wednesday's game versus San Antonio, Schuyler Callihan of SI.com reports.
Jones will return from a 10-game absence Wednesday after being upgraded from doubtful to available with a left ankle sprain. The second-year big man averaged 1.6 points and 0.6 rebounds in 4.0 minutes across his previous five appearances.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Unlikely to play Wednesday
Jones (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.
Jones is doubtful with a left ankle sprain for a second straight contest. His expected absence shouldn't impact head coach Steve Clifford's rotation.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Ruled out
Jones (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup against the Hawks.
As expected, Jones won't play after initially being listed as doubtful with a left ankle sprain. He's not a regular part of Charlotte's rotation, so his absence shouldn't impact head coach Steve Clifford's rotation.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Doubtful Monday
Jones is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Hawks with a left ankle sprain.
Even with Mason Plumlee no longer around in Charlotte, Jones hasn't been able to get into the rotation over the past two games, so his availability -- or lack thereof -- in Monday's contest won't have much of an impact in fantasy basketball.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Perfect from field in double-double
Jones finished with 12 points (6-6 FG), 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 25 minutes during Friday's 138-137 win over Fort Wayne.
Jones shot a perfect mark from the field while leading the team in rebounds and blocks en route to a double-double. Jones has averaged 15.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.3 assists over his last 10 games.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Called up to NBA
Jones has been recalled from Greensboro to join the Hornets on Saturday.
Jones is fresh off a pair of double-doubles with the Swarm and has earned a temporary spot in Charlotte. With Mason Plumlee traded at the deadline, Jones figures to be the third center on the depth chart behind Mark Williams and Nick Richards.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Posts double-double as starter
Jones notched 19 points (9-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and one block over 27 minutes during Wednesday's 128-119 loss to Salt Lake City.
Jones finished third on the team in points while leading the Swarm in rebounds and blocks en route to a double-double showing. Jones has averaged 15.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.3 assists over his last 10 games.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Perfect from field in double-double
Jones notched 21 points (7-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, five blocks, two steals and one assist in 25 minutes during Friday's 123-107 win over Grand Rapids.
Jones was perfect from the field en route to posting a team-high-tying point total while leading the team in blocks and finishing one board shy of a double-double. Jones has averaged 16.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 assists over his last nine games.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Back to G League
Charlotte assigned Jones to the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Tuesday.
Jones and James Bouknight were both assigned to the G League on Tuesday and will presumably see extended playing time while in Greensboro. Across seven appearances with the Swarm, Jones is averaging 16.4 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 29.2 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Recalled to NBA club
Charlotte recalled Jones from the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Sunday.
The Hornets elevated Jones and Theo Maledon for Sunday's matchup against the Heat. Jones is averaging 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 8.8 minutes across 27 NBA appearances this season, so his availability shouldn't impact Charlotte's rotation.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' Kai Jones: Notches double-double in loss
Jones finished with 10 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 13 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and one steal over 31 minutes during Friday's 115-112 loss to Wisconsin.
Jones posted a team-high-tying rebound mark while leading the team in blocks during a double-double effort. Jones has averaged 17.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.8 assists and 1.7 steals over his last six outings.... See More ... See Less
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