Player News - Hornets

Date: Team: Pos:

D.J. White has signed a deal to play for Torino in Italy.

White is 29 years old and hasn't played in the NBA since a stint with the Hornets during the 2013-14 season. His NBA career is likely over.
Source: Sportando
Jul 23 - 10:32 AM

Cody Zeller (sore right knee) was withheld from participating in a scrimmage with the US Select Team earlier this week, although the injury is not believed to be serious.

A sore knee is nothing to be concerned about, as Zeller has plenty of time to get himself ready for the 2016-17 season. Zeller will likely split minutes with Roy Hibbert at the center-spot this upcoming season, meaning his value in standard leagues will be non-existent.
Jul 20 - 11:40 AM

The Hornets and free agent PF Christian Wood have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal.

The second year is a team option. Wood is coming off a strong stint with the 76ers' Summer League team, where he averaged 13.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in just 18.7 minutes per game. Charlotte already has Marvin Williams, Cody Zeller, Frank Kaminsky, Spencer Hawes and Roy Hibbert in the frontcourt, leaving Wood with a negligible role.
Jul 13 - 10:02 PM

Christian Wood scored 17 points with six rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one 3-pointer in just 15 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday.

He loves Summer League. Wood was one making a push to get in the rotation last summer, but it didn't come to fruition out of the gate. He's a year older and was more careful with the ball this week. The second-year UNLV forward is buried on the depth chart, so the deck is still stacked against him.
Jul 7 - 11:06 PM

The Hornets are officially signing Brian Roberts for the veteran's minimum on Thursday.

He'll be the third-string point guard on the roster and will possess zero fantasy value.
Jul 7 - 5:57 PM

The Hornets will sign Brian Roberts to a minimum contract.

He played 30 games with the Hornets before he was traded to the Blazers at the deadline. Roberts will be the third point guard on the roster.
Jul 6 - 4:18 PM

Christian Wood's play at summer league has drawn praise from the coaching staff.

"Christian is playing great," said Sixers assistant coach Billy Lange. "He's confident right now. And he feels like he belongs out here in a different place than maybe he would have a year ago." Wood has added 12 pounds of muscle and is playing with a "sense of urgency," something he'll need to continue to do if he has dreams of sticking in the NBA.
Jul 6 - 1:02 PM

Sam Thompson has reconstructed his jumper.

"I did a lot of work on my jumpshot. I completely deconstructed it and put it back together again, so I’m more confident in my shot right now," he said. "I’ve been working on putting the ball on the floor and getting to my spots, too – just working on being a better offensive player." He'll look to show off his new jumper in summer league where he's trying to make an impression with the Hornets.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 6 - 12:50 PM

Jeff Taylor is expected to re-sign with Real Madrid.

Taylor, formerly of the Hornets, is carving out a career overseas after falling off of the NBA radar.
Source: Sportando
Jul 6 - 12:17 PM

Christian Wood scored 20 points with five rebounds, five fouls and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes against the Celtics on Monday.

He's going to be fighting for a roster spot, but it's not going to be easy with Joel Embiid (foot) set to make his debut in October. Wood has talent and he should fare well in Summer League, but he's not a fantasy target.
Jul 4 - 9:36 PM

Roy Hibbert has agreed to terms with the Hornets on a one-year, $5 million contract.

The Hornets have their Al Jefferson replacement. Hibbert's 23.2 minutes per game are his lowest average since his rookie season. His blocks per game were also his worst since his rookie season while he saw a major drop in usage. Hibbert is still just 29 years old, so maybe he can get it turned around. Maybe assistant coach Patrick Ewing can get him going again. He's not a great fantasy option, of course.
Jul 4 - 8:01 PM

The Hornets are looking to trade Spencer Hawes.

The Hornets are looking to move him to make room for Roy Hibbert or Zaza Pachulia. Hawes is still only 28 years old, but his playing time dropped to 18.2 minutes per game. He won't be a fantasy target in most situations.
Jul 4 - 4:50 PM

Ramon Sessions has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $12.5 million deal with the Hornets.

The Hornets lost Jeremy Lin and Courtney Lee in free agency, so Sessions' arrival gives them some veteran depth to support Kemba Walker at PG. Milwaukee will likely add another guard to fill out the rotation, but as things stand Sessions get around 18-24 minutes in a reserve role for the Hornets. He's only worth owners' attention in deep fantasy leagues.
Jul 4 - 2:21 PM

Christian Wood is playing with the 76ers in summer league.

Despite Philly not extending a qualifying contract offer, Wood will try to re-prove himself with the same franchise that gave him his first NBA opportunity.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 4 - 11:17 AM

Aaron Harrison scored 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting during Sunday's summer league win over the Pacers, adding five boards, six assists, one 3-pointer, one block and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

Harrison forced up some really bad shots, which is often an issue for him. He wasn't much of a factor at all during his rookie year, but with Jeremy Lin gone to Brooklyn, he could potentially earn limited minutes as Charlotte's backup point guard during his sophomore campaign. Still, he's extremely unlikely to be a worthwhile asset in almost any league next year.
Jul 3 - 3:18 PM


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