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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
29-23 7-3 W1
25-26 6-4 L2
24-26 7-3 W6
20-31 5-5 W1
15-37 4-6 L1

Top Hornets News

  • Hornets' JT Thor: Used sparingly again Tuesday

    Thor recorded two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound over 10 minutes during Tuesday's 124-115 loss to the Bucks.

    While he has been able to carve out a regular spot in the rotation, Thor remains on the outside looking in when it comes to meaningful minutes. He has played more than 15 minutes only twice in the past three weeks, failing to score more than five points in any of those games. The Hornets are running a tight rotation at the moment, so while he figures to be out there in some capacity, he is not someone to consider, even in deeper formats.

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  • Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Improbable run continues

    Plumlee chipped in 14 points (7-12 FG, 0-2 FT), 14 rebounds, five assists and one block over 31 minutes during Tuesday's 124-115 loss to the Bucks.

    Plumlee cobbled together another strong performance despite the loss, racking up his 21st double-double of the season. He has been a top-75 player over the past month, proving to be arguably the waiver wire pickup of the year so far. Of course, the free throws remain an issue but anyone rostering him should be fully prepared for that. What happens beyond the trade deadline is a bit of a mystery, but until then, managers should continue to roll him out there with confidence.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Drops triple-double Tuesday

    Ball closed Tuesday's 124-115 loss to the Bucks with 27 points (10-26 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 10 rebounds, 11 assists, three blocks and three steals over 40 minutes.

    Ball put up the eighth triple-double of his career in the loss, adding six combined steals and blocks for good measure. Still working his way back from multiple ankle injuries, Ball's counting stats have continued to pick up steam of late. His efficiency remains a work in progress, especially over the past two months, during which time he is shooting under 35 percent from the field. Given his career numbers, this should start to level out assuming he can stay healthy.

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  • 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.

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  • Hornets' James Bouknight: Assigned to G League

    Charlotte assigned Bouknight to the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Tuesday.

    Bouknight and Kai Jones were both assigned to the G League on Tuesday and figure to see extended run during their stints with Greensboro. Across eight appearances with the Swarm, the 22-year-old is averaging 16.6 points while shooting 38.1 percent from the field an 35.7 percent from deep.

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  • Hornets' Cody Martin: Out Tuesday

    Martin (knee) will not play in Tuesday's game against Milwaukee.

    Martin has been sidelined since Jan. 16 with soreness in his left knee and will remain out for Tuesday's contest. His next opportunity to play will come Thursday in Chicago.

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  • Hornets' Terry Rozier: Leader from deep in 31-point game

    Rozier chipped in 31 points (11-19 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds, seven assists and one block across 37 minutes during Sunday's 122-117 win over the Heat.

    Rozier led all Hornets players in scoring and threes made while finishing three assists and four rebounds shy of a triple-double. Rozier has tallied at least 30 points, five rebounds and five assists in two games this season, having reached the 30-point mark in two of his last five games.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Sees strong second half in victory

    Washington contributed 27 points (11-19 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's 122-117 win over the Heat.

    Washington tallied 17 of his 27 points in the second half while finishing three points shy of reaching the 30-point mark for the first time this season. Washington has scored 25 or more points in seven games this season.

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  • Hornets' Gordon Hayward: Perfect in 20-point performance

    Hayward amassed 20 points (7-7 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds and two assists across 26 minutes during Sunday's 122-117 victory over the Heat.

    Hayward shot a perfect mark from the field, three-point range and the free-throw line in Sunday's win while finishing as one of three Hornets players to score 20 or more points. Hayward, who posted his highest point total since scoring 20 points Nov. 11, has scored at least 20 points on six occasions this year.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Balanced showing in winning effort

    Ball amassed 19 points (7-17 FG, 4-13 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists, one block and one steal across 36 minutes during Sunday's 122-117 victory over the Heat.

    Ball finished as one of five Hornets players in double figures in scoring Sunday, posting team-high-tying assist and rebound marks. Ball has tallied at least 15 points, five assists and five rebounds in 13 games this year, including in two straight.

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  • Hornets' Dennis Smith: Will play Sunday

    Smith (illness) is available for Sunday's matchup against the Heat.

    As expected, Smith will play Sunday after initially being listed as probable with an illness. The backup point guard has appeared in 13 straight games and has averaged 6.8 points, 4.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 23.3 minutes during that stretch.

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  • Hornets' Theo Maledon: Transferred to parent club

    Charlotte transferred Maledon to the NBA club from the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Sunday.

    The Hornets elevated Maledon and Kai Jones for Sunday's matchup against the Heat. Maledon is averaging 5.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 16.1 minutes per game across 36 NBA appearances (one start) this season. However, Charlotte is expected to be relatively healthy Sunday, so Maledon will presumably serve as a depth option.

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  • 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.

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  • Hornets' Dennis Smith: Likely to play Sunday

    Smith is probable for Sunday's meeting with Miami due to a non-COVID illness.

    Smith has received a probable designation due to an illness and will likely play Sunday. However, his status is worth keeping an eye on, considering his availability will be determined by how he feels prior to Sunday's 1:00 PM EST tipoff.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 112.3
(24th)
118.7
(28th)

Injuries

Player Injury
K. Oubre Jr. SG Kelly Oubre Jr. SG Hand
C. Martin SG Cody Martin SG Knee

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