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Miles Plumlee | Center/Forward | #18

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 249
College: Duke
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (26) / IND
Contract: view contract details

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Miles Plumlee has been traded to the Hawks.
The Hornets will also send Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick to Atlanta in exchange for Dwight Howard and the 31st pick. Plumlee has one of the worst contracts in the NBA with three years and about $40 million left on his deal, but he had to be included to make the numbers work -- Howard is owed $57 million over the next two seasons. Plumlee had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee back in May, but he's expected to be a full go for camp. With career averages of 5.1 points and 4.7 rebounds, expectations for him in Atlanta should be very low. Jun 20 - 9:31 PM

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Miles Plumlee underwent a successful arthroscopic "debridement" on his right knee on Tuesday.

Just when you thought his contract couldn't look any worse. Plumlee will have a timetable of 6-8 weeks, so he shouldn't be in danger of missing any time in 2017-18. He couldn't be any farther off the fantasy radar and will compete for the backup center role behind Cody Zeller.
May 2 - 11:20 PM

Miles Plumlee returned from a six-week absence on Wednesday, posting five points on 2-of-2 shooting with one rebound and two steals in 15 minutes.

Plumlee was cleared to play last Friday but coach Steve Clifford hasn't felt the need to use him. He was effective in his limited action tonight, but that was largely due to Cody Zeller's foul trouble, so it's unclear if he'll carve out a niche going forward. Don't expect any fantasy value.
Mar 29 - 11:54 PM

Miles Plumlee (calf) will be available to play on Friday against the Cavs.

Coach Steve Clifford said he might play in this game. In other words, Plumlee would probably only play if Frank Kaminsky or Cody Zeller are in foul trouble.
Mar 24 - 5:54 PM

Miles Plumlee (right calf strain) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

Plumlee has not played since Feb. 13 and remains without a timetable for his return. He should be left on waivers in all leagues.
Mar 21 - 2:02 PM

Miles Plumlee (calf) sat out again on Wednesday.

Plumlee recently did some on-court activities, but his return date is still up in the air. Even once he's fully healthy, he's a dubious fantasy option with Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky dominating the frontcourt rotation.
Mar 15 - 10:13 PM

Miles Plumlee (strained calf) participated in on-court activities on Tuesday but is still without a timetable for his return.

Plumlee has not played in over a month. He should be left on waivers. Cody Zeller will continue to start at center, with Christian Wood backing him up.
Mar 14 - 12:18 PM

Miles Plumlee (calf) and Johnny O'Bryant (ankle) will not play Monday vs. the Bulls.

Neither of these guys are regular parts of the rotation in Charlotte, so their absence will have zero consequence in fantasy hoops.
Mar 12 - 2:36 PM

Miles Plumlee (calf) remains out for Friday against the Pelicans.

The Hornets will have to get a lot out of Cody Zeller today and should call on Christian Wood a lot after he cashed in during garbage time on Friday. It's still a little surprising the Hornets traded for Plumlee.
Mar 11 - 5:09 PM

Miles Plumlee (calf) is still out for Friday against the Magic.

He was ruled out for at least two weeks back on Feb. 22, so he's getting somewhat close to having a new target date. With Frank Kaminsky (shoulder) and Johnny O'Bryant (ankle) also out, we'll likely see some Christian Wood as a backup five. It would take a lot of guts to use Wood in DFS or in very deep leagues.
Mar 9 - 3:07 PM

An MRI revealed Miles Plumlee (calf) has a second degree strain and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

The Hornets are razor thin at the five spot with Cody Zeller (quad) also doubtful, so this one really hurts. On the positive side, Frank Kaminsky has played very well at the center spot and looks to be locked in to big minutes, making him worth owning in standard leagues in the short term.
Feb 22 - 3:57 PM

Miles Plumlee (strained right calf) will not play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

Plumlee injured the calf during Monday's loss to the Sixers and was unable to return to the game. With both Plumlee and Cody Zeller (quad) sidelined, Frank Kaminsky will play all the minutes he can handle on Wednesday. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marvin Williams will also soak up a few additional minutes.
Feb 14 - 12:43 PM

Miles Plumlee will not return to Monday's game vs. the 76ers with a strained right calf.

For what it's worth, the game was nearly over when the big man left the game. He's averaging just 14.5 minutes per game since his move to Charlotte, so if he misses time that could mean a few more minutes for Frank Kaminsky. Plumlee finished with four points and three boards in nine minutes.
Feb 13 - 8:53 PM

Miles Plumlee played 18 minutes in his Charlotte debut on Saturday vs. the Jazz, scoring four points on 2-of-3 shooting with eight boards and two blocks.

The Hornets brought him in to be the backup center behind Cody Zeller (quad) because they want their second unit to be more athletic. Plumlee looked OK tonight, but his upside is low and he's not worth a look in standard leagues. Frank Kaminsky is the better add with Zeller still out.
Feb 5 - 1:30 AM

Miles Plumlee has been cleared to play in Utah on Saturday night.

He'll be backing up Frank Kaminsky in the world's worst matchup for a center, Rudy Gobert. We'll see how much he plays, but the Hornets do apparently like him. Still, we can't sign off on adding him unless you want to use him in a deep league until Cody Zeller (quad) gets back.
Feb 4 - 6:20 PM

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