Player News - Hornets

Date: Team: Pos:

Undrafted G Aaron Harrison started for the Hornets on Sunday and had 16 points (6-of-10 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), four rebounds, eight assists and one steal.

Hornets assistant coach Patrick Ewing said after Saturday's game that Harrison "took a step back ... he has to share the ball." He heard the message loud and clear, leading his team in assists while committing three turnovers in 29 minutes. He's not a fantasy option even if he does make Charlotte's roster.
Jul 5 - 5:03 PM

Troy Daniels came out firing on Sunday with a game-high 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including a 6-of-9 mark from downtown.

The Hornets guard added six boards, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes, a nice bounce-back effort after shooting 4-of-12 on Saturday. He'll earn a guaranteed $947k to provide some backcourt depth and 3-point shooting for Charlotte next season.
Jul 5 - 5:03 PM

Frank Kaminsky had another strong Summer League effort on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes of action.

He didn't force anything offensively and even knocked down two of his three 3-point attempts. The Hornets put a lot of faith in Kaminsky on draft day, reportedly turning down a bevy of future first-round picks to keep him, and he could get enough playing time to warrant fantasy owners' attention.
Jul 5 - 5:00 PM

P.J. Hairston made 3-of-11 from the field on Saturday for 13 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and four turnovers.

He missed all five attempts from beyond the arc and really was forcing his shot throughout the game. Hairston's poor shot selection will continue to cost him playing time.
Jul 4 - 4:56 PM

Frank Kaminsky filled the stat sheet against the Thunder on Saturday, scoring 19 points with 12 rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers on 7-of-19 from the field.

He did fold down the stretch and missed his final five shots from the field, but he was very effective on the offensive side. Kaminsky's defense wasn't as bad as expected, but he didn't really have to guard any high-caliber players in this loss. The Hornets are going to give him every chance to succeed this season.
Jul 4 - 4:54 PM

Mo Williams could be used in a sign-and-trade deal.

The Hornets aren't going to be bringing Mo back. The Grizzlies have some interest in Mo and maybe they can somehow work a three-way deal with the Clippers and Hornets. The Cavs are also interested in Williams.
Jul 3 - 5:41 PM

The Hornets would like Troy Daniels to become a more well-rounded player.

"I’d like to see a total all-around game," Clifford said of Daniels. "He can really shoot and he’s learned how to find space to get his shots off. He’s worked really hard this summer at playing off the second dribble. Now I want to see it all; him knowing the defense, all of what we’re doing. He’ll get plenty of opportunities [in Orlando] in pick-and-rolls and catch-and-shoot." Daniels will be fighting for playing time with the likes of Nicolas Batum, P.J. Hairston and Jeremy Lamb, so it'll be difficult for him to earn enough minutes to be a difference maker in fantasy hoops. He won't be worth drafting in standard leagues.
Jul 3 - 10:50 AM

The Grizzlies and Mo Williams have been in contact regarding a contract.

There are some reports that Williams is getting close to a three- or four-year deal with Memphis. The Cavs were reportedly close on Mo, but it sounds like the Grizzlies have a decent chance.
Jul 1 - 2:43 PM

Hornets assistant coach Patrick Ewing said that Frank Kaminsky looked "rusty" at his first summer league practice.

The Hornets turned down some pretty lucrative offers for the ninth pick in the draft including four first-round picks from the Celtics, so they will obviously face a lot of scrutiny if the Wisconsin product doesn't work out. It's obviously way too early to make any conclusions on Kaminsky, but Frank the Tank has plenty of pressure on his shoulders heading into the season.
Jul 1 - 11:59 AM

Free agent G Troy Daniels will join the Hornets' Summer League team in Orlando.

Daniels will make a guaranteed $947k next season. Mo Williams' probable departure in free agency bodes well for Daniels, but he'll still need to show substantial improvement to earn more than a handful of minutes for coach Steve Clifford.
Jun 30 - 8:37 PM

The Hornets reportedly will not extend a qualifying offer to Jeff Taylor, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Taylor owns career-averages of just 6.1 points and not much else on 40.9 percent shooting from the field, so there's not a lot to like here from a fantasy perspective. He may be able to land a minimum-level deal with another team, but he can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Jun 30 - 5:21 PM

Mo Williams reportedly anticipates a meeting with the Cavs, and the team is "very interested" in bringing him back to Cleveland.

Williams will be an unrestricted free agent, and with the Cavs said to be looking for a scoring point guard to come off the bench behind Kyrie Irving, Williams fits the bill. It'll be interesting to see where he lands as a free agent, but his value wouldn't be great in Cleveland.
Jun 30 - 4:07 PM

Jeremy Lamb is excited for a fresh start with the Hornets.

It gives me an opportunity to try to get a role and just play," he said. "I’m going to make the most of it. I’m just going to work hard and try my best to put myself in a position to play and have a role on this team." Lamb will have to prove himself after showing very little on a consistent basis during his tenure in OKC.
Jun 29 - 10:12 AM

The Hornets are expected to run a lot of their offense through Nicolas Batum.

"I know my role is going to be different and I like that," Batum said. "I know I can do a lot of things on the court; I’m a very versatile player. So me and Kemba [Walker] can do great things together." He's coming off a massive letdown in 2014-15, but we've seen Batum show the potential of being a top-10 guy.
Jun 27 - 7:58 PM

Coach Steve Clifford said he will try Frank Kaminsky at power forward and center.

That's a scary thought for their defense. The Hornets really needed help from deep as one of the worst teams in the history from beyond the arc last season, so chances are that issue explains Clifford's thinking. Based on some of the reported trade offers for Frank the Tank, the Hornets have high hopes for him.
Jun 26 - 4:10 PM


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