Nick Richards Stats
- Height / Weight
- 84 / 245 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/29/1997 (25)
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Nick Richards News
Charlotte Hornets center Nick Richards (ankle) could be back in action Thursday against the Thunder, with the team upgrading him to questionable. At first, Richards was ruled out for the contest with a right ankle sprain, but it looks like he's made big strides in his recovery and could be back after sitting out two games. The 25-year-old is the backup big behind Mason Plumlee in Charlotte, and Richardson has had a fine campaign in limited minutes, averaging 9.0 points with 6.4 rebounds. He has recorded eight double-doubles for the season, with three of them coming this month.
Charlotte Hornets center Nick Richards missed the end of Friday's 134-130 win over the Lakers with a right ankle sprain. He was able to play 12 minutes in the contest, finishing with five points, three rebounds and one steal. The 25-year-old has done a very good job behind Mason Plumlee this season, averaging 9.0 points and 6.4 rebounds in 18.9 minutes. His status for the next game on Monday against Portland is currently unclear. Mark Williams and Kai Jones will hope to enter the rotation if Richards is absent.
Charlotte Hornets center Nick Richards has been getting praise from head coach Steve Clifford. The 24-year-old has reportedly looked good during training camp. Despite that, Richards is expected to remain the backup center heading into the season. Mason Plumlee should be the starter, but Richards could see a decent role behind him. Although, it's worth mentioning that P.J. Washington and Mark Williams will see playing time as well. Richards will have to battle if he wants consistent minutes in the rotation. However, he could end up carving out a role for himself and having some deep league value.
Charlotte Hornets center Nick Richards will make the first start of his NBA career Monday against the Bulls with Mason Plumlee (calf) sidelined. Richards has been utilized scarcely off the bench this season, averaging 3.5 points and 2.1 boards in just 9.1 minutes of action. But the seven-footer not only has shot 65.8 percent from the floor this season, he has working in his favor the fact that his first time among the starting five comes on his 24th birthday. He will draw a sizable defensive challenge in slowing Chicago's Nikola Vucevic, but Richards remains a last-minute DFS roll of the dice option that could have value in cash lineups.