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Charlotte Hornets guard Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) won't suit up for Friday's meeting with Washington. With LaMelo Ball (ankle) limited to just three games this season, Smith has started 11 times. Outside of his rough shooting percentages, he's played well, averaging 10.0 points, 6.5 assists, and 1.9 steals. However, without Ball and Smith on the floor, Theo Maledon, who had 11 points, eight assists, and three steals on Monday versus Boston, is expected to remain in the starting lineup. Maledon also had five turnovers and went 4-for-13 from the field, something fantasy managers should consider.
Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (ankle) remains out ahead of Friday's meeting with Washington. Ball has played only three games this season because of a sprained left ankle, opening the door for Terry Rozier and Kelly Oubre Jr. to lead the team in scoring. With Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) also sitting, Theo Maledon is expected to get another spot-start. Maledon had 11 points, eight assists, and three steals on Monday against Boston. However, he shot a rough 4-for-13 from the field and had five turnovers.
Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (illness) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Boston Celtics. This comes as a surprise considering Rozier was listed as probable coming into this game. It appears Rozier doesn't feel well enough to suit up, which leaves the Hornets extremely shorthanded. Theo Maledon is the only healthy guard on this roster right now. Fantasy managers should expect Maledon to big play minutes, which gives him decent streaming appeal for Monday's slate.
Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier turned in his worst performance of the season as he failed to reach double-digit points for the first time this year. He shot 3-for-14 from the floor and failed to hit a single three out of his six attempts. The 28-year-old also put up seven rebounds, five assists, one steal, and two turnovers. As of right now, his field goal percentage is at its lowest mark since his sophomore season. This has limited his upside in category leagues, but his sheer volume has kept him near the top half of points leagues.
Charlotte Hornets guard Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Washington Wizards. The 24-year-old has played well while filling for LaMelo Ball (ankle), averaging 10.0 points, 6.5 assists, and 1.9 steals in 11 starts this season. However, he's dealing with an ankle issue of his own and has missed the last four games. If Smith can't play, Terry Rozier will likely be the primary ball-handler and log plenty of minutes. Gordon Hayward, P.J. Washington, and Kelly Oubre Jr. should also be on the court for a significant portion of the contest.