Player News - Hornets

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Cody Zeller (shoulder) is questionable for Friday's game against the Wizards.

If Zeller is unable to play on Friday, he will have missed eight out of the Hornets' last nine games and can safely be dropped in most fantasy formats. We'll update his status after Friday's shootaround, but Marvin Williams stands to benefit the most if Zeller is unable to play.
Mar 26 - 1:56 PM

Mo Williams (knee) was unable to practice on Thursday, and is questionable for Friday's game against the Wizards.

With Williams dealing with some soreness in his left knee, Kemba Walker could be in line for all the minutes he can handle against the Wizards. Williams is worth holding onto for now, but fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to hit the drop button if he ends up missing games.
Mar 26 - 1:52 PM

Al Jefferson (knee) is probable for Friday's game against the Wizards.

Jefferson had some fluid removed from his balky knee earlier in the week, but was still able to post a double-double in Wednesday's loss to the Nets. He missed practice on Thursday, but fantasy owners should make sure Big Al is in their lineups as it sounds like he'll be ready to play on Friday.
Mar 26 - 1:48 PM

Mo Williams hit just 2-of-10 shots for nine points, four rebounds and six assists on Wednesday.

Mo-Will has hit just 6-of-26 shots over his last two games, both of which have featured Kemba Walker as the starter. He will probably get hot again, but was a much more reliable play when Walker was hobbled. Start him at your own risk.
Mar 25 - 11:26 PM

Gerald Henderson hit 10-of-19 shots for 23 points, one rebound, two assists and two steals in Wednesday's loss.

He's scored in double figures in five straight games and his 23 points were the most he's scored since Feb. 5, when he had 27. He's scoring again, but not doing a lot else right now to help his owners on most nights.
Mar 25 - 11:24 PM

Al Jefferson hit 11-of-19 shots for 23 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Nets.

The Hornets needed this game to stay in the playoffs and are now a 1/2 game out, in a four-way battle with Boston, Indy and Brooklyn for the No. 8 seed in the East. Props to Big Al for getting his knee drained and playing through the injury, and here's to hoping he can keep it going for another couple weeks.
Mar 25 - 11:20 PM

Al Jefferson recently had fluid drained from his sore knee which "offered some relief," and he's expected to play vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

Big Al won't have a minute-limit and he's doing what he can to help the Hornets claw their way into the playoffs, but his knee injury has taken a toll on his fantasy value. Over the past two weeks he's averaging only 13.0 points on 42.9 percent shooting with 6.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks. Most owners will have to ride him anyway, in the hopes that his recent knee draining will lead to offensive improvement.
Mar 25 - 5:20 PM

Cody Zeller (shoulder) will not be able to play vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

His shoulder is clearly an issue, and he probably rushed his return to action the first time. Consider him day-to-day moving forward, and we will update his status once we know more. With fantasy playoffs in progress, Zeller's owners should move on. Marvin Williams will benefit the most with Zeller in street clothes, and he is worth a look for anyone needing 3-pointers.
Mar 25 - 11:18 AM

Al Jefferson (knee) will play vs. the Nets on Wednesday, but head coach Steve Clifford expect his knee to be an issue for the rest of the season.

It's frustrating to see Big Al continue to fight off injuries, but the good news is that he will likely continue to keep playing as long as the Hornets stay in the hunt for a playoff berth. Go ahead and plug Jefferson into all lineups, but keep a close eye on the injury report moving forward.
Mar 25 - 11:16 AM

Kemba Walker scored 29 points on 11-of-24 from the field against the Bulls during a 98-86 loss on Monday, adding two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He had his best stretch this season when he was on the court while Al Jefferson (knee) was out and Jefferson suffered some knee soreness tonight. Regardless, Walker has played 34 minutes in each of his last two games and looks ready to be unleashed as a scorer again.
Mar 23 - 11:34 PM

Bismack Biyombo played 19 minutes with one points, five boards and two blocks against the Bulls on Monday.

Al Jefferson (knee) had some knee soreness, which is his second knee issue this month. The Hornets are not going to tank because they traded for Mo Williams, so it's hard to add Biyombo on the wire unless Jefferson is ruled out. Bizzy Bee doesn't have a big upside anyway.
Mar 23 - 11:28 PM

Mo Williams played 34 minutes against the Bulls on Monday, making 4-of-16 from the field for 15 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

As much as the shooting line stinks, Mo's usage, minutes and other stats are solid here. Plus, if Al Jefferson (knee) needs to miss time, there should be more shots for Williams. He's a hold in standard leagues even though he's coming off the bench.
Mar 23 - 11:21 PM

Al Jefferson was dealing with a sore right knee on Monday and did not return.

He only played six minutes in the second half after landing awkwardly on his right leg. Jefferson tends to miss more games than most, so he could be out for Wednesday against the Nets. He also had an issue with his right knee earlier this month. Although, he was on the bench and didn't go to the locker room, so it's not a serious injury. Unless you really need blocks, Bismack Biyombo is not a great speculative add. Big Al finished with three points, five boards, one assist and two blocks in 20 minutes on 1-of-7 from the field.
Mar 23 - 10:20 PM

Cody Zeller (shoulder) will not play against the Bulls on Monday.

It'll be his second straight game out and Marvin Williams will get another start. Zeller hasn't been able to shake this injury since Mar. 9. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Bismack Biyombo will also benefit sans Zeller.
Mar 23 - 7:09 PM

Mo Williams torched his former team for 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting on Sunday, helping the Hornets earn a 109-98 win in Minnesota.

Kemba Walker's return has dented Williams' value and moved him to the bench, but he's still a reliable source of points, 3-pointers and assists. To wit, he drained four shots beyond the arc tonight while chipping in four rebounds, four assists and a rare block.
Mar 22 - 9:39 PM

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