Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will undergo surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.
Insight: He is out indefinitely, but the recovery time for this surgery usually is 6-8 weeks, meaning Walker will not return until the middle of March, at the earliest. Brian Roberts will likely start, with Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal seeing a bump in value as well.
Description: The Charlotte front office is pushing for point guard Kemba Walker to undergo surgery on his ailing knee.
Insight: Walker will undergo an MRI on Monday. He has been dealing with a cyst in his knee since high school, but it is not known if that is the source of this problem. If Walker elects surgery, he will miss about six weeks.
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson came off the bench again Saturday and had an incredible seven blocks.
Insight: Charlotte has been easing Jefferson back into the lineup by limiting his minutes off the bench. Jefferson had nine points, six rebounds in addition to the seven blocks versus the Knicks. There is a decent chance Jefferson is ready to start in Charlotte's next game on Wednesday.
Description: Backup point guard Brian Roberts led the Hornets in scoring with 17 points in the, 76-71, victory over the Knicks.
Insight: This game lacked star power with both Kemba Walker and Carmelo Anthony out of the lineup, hence the low score. Roberts was 5-of-9 from the field, hitting one 3-pointer and all six foul shots. Roberts will return to the bench once Walker returns.
Description: Backup point guard Brian Roberts should get a second consecutive start with Kemba Walker expected to miss Monday's game.
Insight: Roberts played 40 minutes Saturday, but only managed six points, two rebounds and four assists. He did hoist up 12 shots, so there is some hope that he could significantly improve his point total.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker did not play against the Pacers on Saturday and after missing Sunday's practice is expected to miss Monday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: The Charlotte Obsever reports Walker is dealing with soreness due to a cyst in his knee. It is not supposed to be serious, but this will be his second consecutive absence. Brian Roberts will start at point guard, but didn't do much with 40 minutes on Saturday.
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson missed the morning shootaround due to the flu and should be considered questionable for Friday night against the Pacers, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Henderson racked up 31 points against Toronto last Thursday, but since then gave fantasy owners just nine and 11 points in his last two contests.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker didn't shoot well but did finished with 28 points in the loss to the Spurs.
Insight: Walker was 9-of-24 from the field. He was able to lead the team in scoring because of his 9-for-10 shooting night at the free-throw line. Walker also had three blocks, three assists and a rebound.
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson has practiced, with contact, for two days and should be ready for action Wednesday against San Antonio
Insight: Stephenson has missed the last 14 games due to a pelvic sprain. He wasn't playing very well to start the season (10.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 4.8 apg), but his return will certainly cost Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal playing time.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker scored a team-high 28 points during Saturday's victory against the Knicks.
Insight: He went 8-of-13 from the field, 8-of-9 from the line, and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. It was an efficient shooting day for Walker, who also had seven boards, one assist, one steal, and two turnovers.
Description: Bobcats power forward Cody Zeller is questionable for Thursday's game versus Toronto with a strained right shoulder.
Insight: This news come out of nowhere, but if Zeller is unable to go, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would be the main benefactors, with Kidd-Gilchrist having slightly more value. We will update Zeller's status once it is known before tipoff.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker produced a team-high 31 points during Wednesday's victory against the Pelicans.
Insight: Walker went 12-of-24 from the floor and 6-of-8 from the line. He also had four assists, four rebounds, one 3-pointer, one steal, and two turnovers. Walker will continue to have solid numbers, especially during the absence of Al Jefferson.
Description: Bobcats power forward Cody Zeller was perfect from the field and the foul line on Monday against the Celtics.
Insight: Zeller was 8-for-8 from the field and 4-for-4 at the line as he scored 20 points. He also added seven rebounds, a block and an assist. It was by far Zeller's biggest night of the season, and it will be extremely hard for him to repeat it.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker scored over 30 points for the second straight game to lead the Hornets to a victory over the Celtics on Monday.
Insight: Walker shot 12-of-26, hitting two 3-pointers and all seven free throws to score 33 points. He also had five rebounds, five assists and a block. In the last two games, Walker is averaging 31.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, and 5.5 apg.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker played very well during Saturday's victory against the Magic.
Insight: He went 10-of-21 from the field, 6-of-7 from the line, and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc for 30 points. Walker also had seven rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block, and three turnovers. He is a top-50 player.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker continued his hot scoring streak on Monday versus the Bucks.
Insight: Walker scored 42 points on Saturday, and dropped 28 more points on Monday. However, he didn't shoot particularly well, going 7-for-22 and 25 percent from the 3-point line. His 12-for-12 free-throw shooting certainly helped. With the way Walker contributes assists, steals and blocks, four assists, two steals and four blocks on Monday, he a very good fantasy start when he can score like he is right now.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker dropped 42 points in a losing effort on Saturday.
Insight: Walker had it going on, shooting 15-of-31 from the field. Al Jefferson was the only other Hornet who scored in double figures. He also was the only other Hornet to take more than eight shots. Walker also had seven assists, three rebounds and a block to go with his season-high 42 points.
Walker didn't do much else besides score, but he had good percentages. He was 9-of-18 from the field, 1-for-4 from the 3-point line and 8-for-10 at the free-throw line. Walker also had four assists, two steals and a rebound.
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will not play on Saturday or Monday due to his hip injury.
Insight: Stephenson has missed the last five games due to his injury, and Charlotte has gone 4-1, so the team probably won't rush him back. Stephenson is no longer a must-own player in shallow leagues.
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson is out Saturday with a sprained pelvis.
Insight: There is a chance he could play next week. Gerald Henderson should continue see more playing time, but even as a starter is averaging just 9.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.3 apg). Stephenson (10.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 4.8 apg) has also been the subject of trade rumors.
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson is out indefinitely with a sprained pelvis.
Insight: Gerald Henderson should continue see more playing time. Stephenson (10.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 4.8 apg) has also been the subject of trade rumors, including one that would send him back to Indiana, as he hasn't fit in very well with his teammates or this offense.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker led the team with 27 points on Tuesday.
Insight: Walker didn't do much else besides score, but he had good percentages. He was 9-of-18 from the field, 1-for-4 from the 3-point line and 8-for-10 at the free-throw line. Walker also had four assists, two steals and a rebound.
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson shot 10-of-13 on his way to 22 points on Monday.
Insight: Jefferson was efficient in his 26 minutes and added seven rebounds, two assists and a steal. Jefferson is having a good season, shooting 48.4 percent from the field and averaging 19.2 ppg and 8.3 rpg.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker played very well during Friday's win against Philadelphia.
Insight: He was 13-of-23 from the floor for a team-high 30 points. Walker also contributed five assists, four boards, three 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers. He should be in all owners' starting lineups.
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson recorded a double-double in the, 111-106, loss to the Suns on Wednesday.
Insight: Jefferson scored 28 points and hauled in 10 rebounds. He did a little bit of everything as he also had two assists, two steals and a block. Jefferson and Kemba Walker both took at least 20 shots, and Walker finished just a point shy of Jefferson with 27. Jefferson finished 13-of-22 from the field.
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist came off the bench and led the Hornets with 15 points on Saturday.
Insight: It was a lackluster performance from Charlotte as only one player shot higher than 40 percent in the game. Brian Robert was 5-of-7 with 15 points. Kidd-Gilchrist and Lance Stephenson were both 5-of-13 from the field. Kidd-Gilchrist also had five rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will return from his foot injury on Wednesday against the Celtics unless he suffers a setback.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist missed 12 straight games due to a stress reaction. His return means Gerald Henderson and P.J. Hairston will become fantasy irrelevant. If for some reason Kidd-Gilchrist is available, he should be added in standard leagues.
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson was unstoppable at times against the Knicks on Friday.
Insight: Jefferson looked good spinning out of double teams on certain plays, scoring 16 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, but he also struggled down the stretch, shooting 8-of-21 overall. Regardless, Jefferson is a must-start in fantasy due to his threat to score a double-double every night.
Description: Hornets guard Gary Neal (injured his left shoulder) has missed four straight games and is questionable for Friday's game against New York, UPDATE: He will play on Friday versus the Knicks.
Insight: Neal hasn't played since Nov. 23. He is scoring 12.3 ppg with 2.8 rpg and 1.5 apg this season playing behind Lance Stephenson.
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson had perhaps his best game of the season on Wednesday.
Insight: Stephenson scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Coach Steve Clifford may be gaining more confidence in Stephenson as he played 40 minutes on Wednesday, the most he had played in a game in nearly a month.
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson had one of his worst games of the season on Saturday against the Hawks.
Insight: Jefferson scored 11 points and grabbed just three rebounds, both of which are his second-worst totals for a single game this season. Jefferson came into the game averaging 20.9 ppg and 7.6 rpg in November.
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson shot 50 percent from the floor in Friday's loss to the Warriors.
Insight: Jefferson made 8-of-16 shots to score 18 points. He also grabbed five rebounds and had three assists and two blocks. That's a pretty good night overall, but Jefferson's season averages are higher than that.
Description: Hornets G/F P.J. Hairston played 21 minutes off the bench Wednesday, but also sprained a thumb and is is questionable for Friday's game against Golden State
Insight: The rookie hasn't produced much this season (5.1 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 0.8 apg), but also hasn't seem a lot of minutes. The injury comes at a bad time as he could have gotten more playing time due to all the current injuries on the Hornets roster.
Description: Charlotte G/F Jeff Taylor will be eligible to return on Jan. 5 against Boston.
Insight: Taylor is serving a 24-game suspension for his involvement in a domestic violence case. In his first two seasons he was not fantasy worthy and was buried too deep on the depth chart to be of value in 2014-15 as well.
Description: Hornets guard Gary Neal injured his left shoulder Monday night and is questionable for Wednesday versus Portland.
Insight: This comes at a bad time as he'd been getting 30 minutes a night due to the injuries to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and P.J. Hairston. Neal has played solidly off the bench, scoring 12.3 ppg with 2.8 rpg and 1.5 apg.
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson scored 28 points on Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.
Insight: That is the most points Jefferson has scored since Nov. 7. He shot 55 percent from the field and made all four of his free-throw attempts. Jefferson also had eight rebounds, two assists, a block and steal.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker scored a team-high 19 points during Friday's win over the Suns.
Insight: He was 8-of-16 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line, while also chipping in five rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block, and three turnovers. Walker is averaging 15.9 ppg, 4.6 apg, and 4.3 rpg. He needs to get his assist numbers up.
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson scored 22 points against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.
Insight: That's actually below his own standards as Jefferson is averaging 23.9 ppg in seven games this month. But what really disappointed Jefferson owners on Tuesday was his two rebounds. That's, by far, a season-low.
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson finished a rebound shy of another double-double on Friday.
Insight: Jefferson played 41 minutes due to the game against the Hawks going into double overtime, but the center failed to get the 10th rebound. He still had 34 points with nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal.
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson put up an interesting line in his debut for Charlotte Wednesday.
Insight: Stephenson didn't shoot very weel (3-of-12), but did pull down 13 rebounds and dished out eight assists in an overtime win. He's dealing with a groin issue, but it shouldn't keep him from playing.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker hit the game-winning jumper, in overtime, against Milwaukee.
Insight: Charlotte trailed all night, but forced overtime, and Walker put the Hornets in front for good with 5.1 seconds remaining in the extra session. He had a poor shooting night (9-for-26), but did have 26 points, three 3-pointers, six rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block. Solid start to the season for Walker.
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will play in the season opener against the Bucks.
Insight: Stephenson has been dealing with a couple injuries throughout preseason, but he is ready to go on Wednesday. It will likely going to take some time for him to adjust to a new system, but Stephenson has the chance to be a real star.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is coming off a solid 2013-14 campaign.
Insight: He averaged 17.7 ppg, 6.1 apg, 4.2 rpg, and 1.5 three-pointers per game. Walker will have a great chance to improve upon those numbers this season, and owners need to start him with confidence as the season gets underway.
Description: Hornets SG Lance Stephenson is an intriguing player heading into the season.
Insight: Entering his first season with Charlotte, Stephenson should be able to at least duplicate his numbers from last season (13.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg, and 0.7 spg). As a result, he will provide both the Hornets and fantasy owners with a solid all-around season.
Description: Hornets SG Lance Stephenson is dealing with a groin injury that is slowing his preseason, but he's probable for the opener.
Insight: Stephenson broke out for the Pacers in 2013-14, averaging 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game though he' sometimes out of control. It will be interesting to see how he, PG Kemba Walker and SF Gerald Henderson get along.
Description: Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker is dealing with a sore knee after a collision with Elfrid Payton.
Insight: Walker doesn't have anything serious going on here and might play if this were the regular season. He averaged 17.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.1 assist last season, but some of his numbers could take a hit with the addition of Lance Stephenson to the Charlotte starting lineup.
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson (torn plantar fascia) will not compete for a Team USA spot, instead opting to rest the foot for next season.
Insight: Jefferson averaged 21.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg and 2.1 apg last season and that's top-tier fantasy value and we wouldn't want anything to slow his recovery. Team USA still has plenty of talent in the middle.
Description: The Hornets have signed Lance Stephenson to a three-year, $27 million contract.
Insight: The third year is a team option. Stephenson broke out for the Pacers in 2013-14, averaging 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game, though he played out of control at times and rubbed some people the wrong way with his on-court antics. He'll replace Gerald Henderson (14 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.6 apg) in the starting lineup.
Description: Marvin Williams has agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets.
Insight: Williams played 66 games with the Jazz in 2013-14, starting 50, and he averaged 9.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 threes. He'll fill minutes at power forward and small forward but won't be a good fantasy option.
Description: Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker had 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Heat, but Miami still finished off the sweep.
Insight: Charlotte hung tough without Al Jefferson and even had a two-point lead at halftime, but Miami pulled away in the third quarter. Walker averaged 19.5 points on .473 shooting, 6.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 threes and 2.0 steals in his first career playoff series.
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson (torn plantar fascia) has been downgraded to doubtful for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Monday against Miami.
Insight: He couldn't do anything at the morning shootaround, according to coach Steve Clifford. Jefferson was a fantasy stud all season averaging 21.8 ppg and 10.8 rpg. He's averaged 18.7 ppg and 9.3 rpg in three playoff games.
Description: According to Charlotte coach Steve Clifford, center Al Jefferson (torn plantar fascia) will be a game-time call Monday in Game 4. SOURCE: Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer
Insight: Don't believe a word Clifford says. Big Al is playing on Monday. But how effective will he be? Well that's up for debate. Jefferson has certainly looked hobbled against the Heat (18.7 ppg on 49.1 percent shooting) but with the Bobcats' season on the line, we're sure he'll give it his best effort.
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson (foot) is questionable for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Miami.
Insight: Jefferson has been dealing with a plantar fascia injury which will likely be with him throughout the playoffs. He averaged 21.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg during the regular season and 18 ppg and 11.5 rpg in the playoffs.
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson (foot) returned to Wednesday's game against the Heat in the second quarter.
Insight: Jefferson had a pain-killing injection prior to the game for his plantar fascia injury but had to go to the locker room with two minutes left in the first quarter. Coach Steve Clifford told Rachel Nichols of Turner Sports during a sideline interview that Jefferson said he felt his foot tear a little more, but the center will attempt to play through the pain.
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson (foot) participated in pre-game warmups and is expected to play Wednesday in Game 2 against the Heat. SOURCE: Michael Wallace, ESPN
Insight: He's been assured that playing on his strained plantar fascia won't make the injury worse, though it's still going to be very painful. The Bobcats will try to avoid a 2-0 deficit against Miami.
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson says he'll be active for Wednesday's Game 2 against Miami. SOURCE: Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer
Insight: He's been assured that playing on his strained plantar fascia won't make the injury worse, though it's still going to be very painful. Big Al logged 35 minutes in the opener on Sunday and will probably see a similar workload in Game 2.
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson strained his left plantar fascia Sunday in a Game 1 loss to Miami. SOURCE: Bobcats on PR
Insight: He played through the injury and finished with 18 points on 9-of-17 shooting. The Bobcats are going to have their work cut out for them if Jefferson is hobbled throughout this first round series.
Description: Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker had an eventful afternoon Sunday against the Heat.
Insight: In his first ever playoff game, Walker finished with 20 points, five rebounds and six assists in 38 minutes. Unfortunately, he shot a dismal 6-of-15 from the floor (40 percent) while committing six turnovers. The Bobcats, now in their 11th year in existence, have still never won a playoff game (0-5 all-time).
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson muscled his way to 29 points and 12 rebounds Saturday against Philadelphia.
Insight: The wins give Charlotte its first .500 season since 2010. Jefferson has been the most dominant center in professional hoops since the All-Star break, leading all NBA big men with 25.0 ppg in 27 second half appearances.
Description: A sore groin will keep Charlotte guard Kemba Walker out for the second night in a row Saturday against Philadelphia. SOURCE: Bobcats on Twitter
Insight: Expect Luke Ridnour (4.8 ppg) to get another start at point guard. Walker (17.8 ppg, 6.1 apg) should be fine for when the Bobcats open the playoffs next week. If seeding doesn't change, Charlotte will face Indiana in the first round.
Description: Bobcats PF Cody Zeller had his first-career double-double Saturday against the Cavaliers.
Insight: With Josh McRoberts nursing an ankle sprain, Zeller played a career-high 37 minutes and had 12 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and one block. The Bobcats selected Zeller fourth overall in the 2013 NBA Draft but he has played just 17.3 mpg this season.
Description: Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (back) will play Saturday, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist had a hard fall Friday night and bruised his back, but the 20-year-old won't have to miss any time. MKG has averaged 24.5 minutes, 7.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks this season.
Description: Charlotte forward Josh McRoberts suffered a sprained left ankle Monday and will miss Wednesday's game, the team announced.
Insight: This will be his second absence of the season. He has started 73 games for Charlotte and averaged 8.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.3 threes, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. Cody Zeller will start in his place.
Description: Bobcats guard Gary Neal wasn't available Wednesday and isn't expected to play Friday versus Orlando.
Insight: Coach Steve Clifford previously said he was expected to miss the next 2-to-3 games with knee and ankle soreness. Chris Douglas-Roberts put up 16 points, five rebounds and a pair of assists Wednesday night and has fantasy value with a heavy workload.
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson went berserk Wednesday in a win over Brooklyn.
Insight: Jefferson torched the Nets for 35 points on 15-of-27 shooting. He also had 15 rebounds, giving him four double-doubles in his last five games. The 29-year-old has completely resurrected his career in Charlotte and could be headed for his first All-NBA selection.
Description: Bobcats guard Gary Neal won't be in the lineup Wednesday against Brooklyn. SOURCE: Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer
Insight: He's expected to miss the next 2-to-3 games with knee and ankle soreness. Neal has played well since joining Charlotte at the trade deadline (11.5 ppg, 45 percent shooting in 23.4 mpg). Chris Douglas-Roberts (6.0 ppg) should see more time in Neal's absence.
Description: Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson scored 23 points with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and two threes Saturday against Portland.
Insight: Did Henderson work on his 3-point shot while he was for five games with a calf injury? Since he's returned to the lineup, he has made 9-of-18 (.500) from 3-point range in six games. He made just 22 treys in his first 59 games.
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson had 25 points and 16 rebounds in 38 minutes Friday against the Timberwolves.
Insight: The Bobcats won again, giving them five wins in the last six games and bringing them within two games of .500. Jefferson has been a big part of the resurrection of the francise with his 21.4 ppg and 10.4 rpg. He has put up 26.1 ppg and 10.3 rpg in 13 games since the All-Star break.
Description: Bobcats guard Gary Neal didn't play Wednesday due to "an internal team matter," but should be back in the mix for Friday against Minnesota.
Insight: Neal has limited value with Gerald Henderson back from a five-game absence. He's averaging 11.9 ppg in seven contests with Charlotte, but most of that work was done getting a healthy workload. He'll be lucky to see 20 minutes as a backup to Henderson.
Description: Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson (calf) participated in shootaround and is expected to play Wednesday against the Wizards, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Henderson (14.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.6 apg) missed the last five games with a strained calf. Chris Douglas-Roberts has averaged 29.9 minutes, 12.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 threes and 1.8 steals over the last five games while Gary Neal has put up 11.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 threes per game in that same timeframe, but both will have their minutes cut with Henderson back.
Description: Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson (calf) thinks he'll be ready to play Wednesday against Washington, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Henderson (14.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.6 apg) missed the last five games with a strained calf, but he practiced Tuesday. Chris Douglas-Roberts has averaged 29.9 minutes, 12.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 threes and 1.8 steals over the last five games while Gary Neal has put up 11.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 threes per game in that same timeframe, but both will have their minutes cut when Henderson returns.
Description: The Pacers had no answer for Al Jefferson (34 points, eight rebounds) Wednesday in a 109-87 Bobcats victory.
Insight: Neither did the Heat Monday night in South Beach (38 points, 19 rebounds). Big Al is on a serious tear right now, averaging 29.3 ppg over his last four contests. Among centers, only DeMarcus Cousins is averaging more points this season (22.3 ppg for Cousins, 21.2 ppg for Jefferson).
Description: Charlotte shooting guard Gerald Henderson will miss at least the next three games with a right calf strain, according to the Bobcats on Twitter.
Insight: Henderson will be reevaluated after that. Gary Neal started Monday and had 10 points, five assists and two threes in 33 minutes, while Chris Douglas-Roberts played 24 minutes and had 12 points.
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson threw up 38 points and 19 rebounds Monday against the Heat.
Insight: You won't hear much about Jefferson because LeBron James had a career-high 61 points in Miami's 17-point win over the Bobcats, but Charlotte's center was masterful. Big Al has been an absolute stud over his last 23 games, averaging 26 ppg and 11.1 rpg in that span.
Description: The Bobcats waived guard Ben Gordon on Sunday. SOURCE: John Schuhmann, NBA.com
Insight: If Gordon had been released one day earlier, he would have been eligible to play in the postseason. Now he must either sign with a non-playoff team or wait until July when free agency begins. Gordon is only averaging 5.2 ppg and won't be a fantasy option even if he gets signed before the end of the season.
Description: Bobcats guards Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour will play Friday night against the Spurs, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Neal was traded from Milwaukee to Charlotte along with Luke Ridnour at the trade deadline and didn't play a minute in his first two games with the Bobcats. Neal and Ridnour will probably cancel each other out fantasy-wise.
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson exploded for 33 points and ten rebounds Friday in a win over New Orleans.
Insight: He also had two blocked shots. The 30 shots Jefferson attempted were his second-most of the season. Jefferson seems to be the Bobcats' only source of offense right now. He's an obvious must-start and should be for the duration of this season.
Description: Charlotte swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts needed six stitches above his eye Friday against the Pelicans. SOURCE: Bobcats PR on Twitter
Insight: He's already back out there so fantasy owners have no need to panic. Not that you'd be playing Douglas-Roberts (4.5 ppg) anyway. Right now he's owned in fewer than one percent of fantasy leagues.
Description: Charlotte forward Josh McRoberts contributed 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three threes over 33 minutes Tuesday against the Pistons.
Insight: At the start of the season it seemed like McRoberts was simply keeping the starting power forward spot warm for rookie Cody Zeller, but he has started 53 games for the Bobcats and averaged 30 minutes, 8.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.4 threes and 0.8 steals.
Description: In his last 17 games, Bobcats PF/C Al Jefferson has scored 20+ points 15 times and 30+ points eight times while averaging 26.4 points, 11.4 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks per game in that span.
Insight: Jefferson made 15-of-28 from the field for 32 points with 12 rebounds, seven assists and one steal Tuesday at Detroit. His efforts have Charlotte in possession of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 24-30 record.
Description: Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (left Achilles) played 38 minutes Wednesday at Brooklyn and had 16 points despite making just 6-of-17 from the field.
Insight: Walker's Achilles tightened up late in Tuesday's victory over Dallas and he was a game-time decision Wednesday, but the 38 minutes he played are a sign he's fine, especially with the All-Star break ahead.
Description: Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (left Achilles) will play Wednesday against the Nets. SOURCE: Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer
Insight: Walker's Achilles tightened up late in Tuesday's victory over Dallas. Coach Steve Clifford said the injury is a byproduct of the left ankle sprain that cost Walker seven games earlier this season.
Description: Al Jefferson led the Bobcats with 30 points and eight boards Tuesday in a win over Dallas.
Insight: Jefferson did all of that in just 34 minutes. He also contributed two blocked shots and a pair of assists. Jefferson (20.3 ppg, 10.5 rpg) has been excellent all season, though he hasn't gotten much recognition for it because he plays in Charlotte.
Description: Charlotte guard Kemba Walker left Tuesday's game against Dallas with tightness in his Achilles and won't return, according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press.
Insight: Walker had a rough night offensively, going 2-of-9 from the field for seven points, but he added nine rebounds, nine assists and two blocks in 32 minutes. The Bobcats play the Nets near Walker's hometown of the Bronx Wednesday.
Description: Bobcats guards Gerald Henderson scored 23 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out four assists and hit two threes Saturday against San Antonio.
Insight: Henderson rarely takes 3-pointers. In fact, he hadn't hit more than one in a game since Dec. 30. However, he gets to the foul line often and has averaged 15+ points for the third straight season. He also rebounds well for a shooting guard with 4.3 per game.
Description: Charlotte guard Kemba Walker dealt with cramps Tuesday versus Golden State but the injury isn't expected to impact his status for Saturday's game against the Spurs.
Insight: Walker scored just seven points Tuesday in his return from a sprained ankle. If Walker (18.4 ppg, 5.1 apg) is limited at all on Saturday, backup Ramon Sessions (10.6 ppg, 3.6 apg) would see an increase in playing time.
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson made 12-of-22 from the field and had 30 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 39 minutes Tuesday at Golden State.
Insight: Jefferson bounced back after scoring 10 points his last time out and has averaged 26.8 points, 12 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks in his last 13 games. His marriage with Charlotte has been a rousing success for fantasy owners.
Description: Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker will start Tuesday if he gets through pre-game warmups without his ankle flaring up, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Walker was aiming to return Friday at Los Angles but suffered a setback with his sprained ankle and missed two more games. Coach Steve Clifford said Walker won't have a minutes restriction if he's active Tuesday against the Warriors.
Description: Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (ankle) practiced Monday and was a full participant in Tuesday's shootaround, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Walker was aiming to return Friday at Los Angles but suffered a setback with his sprained ankle and missed two more games. He is averaging 18.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 5.0 apg this season and is a must start.