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2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 10.1 2.3 43.8 1.7 0.8

Top Leaky Black News

  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Available Sunday

    Black (abdomen) is available for Sunday's game against the Thunder.

    Black will return to action following a one-game absence. He's not a regular part of Charlotte's rotation, so his presence shouldn't have a major impact on fantasy hoops.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Iffy for Sunday

    Black (abdomen) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Thunder.

    Black was unable to play Friday against the Magic and remains day-to-day. Black typically plays limited minutes for Charlotte with an average of 15.0 minutes over his last 10 appearances.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Officially ruled out

    Black (abdomen) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Magic.

    Black was a late addition to the injury report and will ultimately be sidelined due to an abdominal strain. The Hornets are getting Miles Bridges (wrist) back after a one-game absence, so Black's absence shouldn't have a major impact.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Added to injury report

    Black is questionable for Friday's game against the Magic due to an abdominal strain.

    Black was a late addition to Charlotte's injury report, and it's unclear whether he'll be able to suit up against Orlando. However, since Miles Bridges (wrist) has been cleared to play, it's unlikely Black will be part of the rotation if he's available.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Sets season high in blocks in loss

    Black registered four points (2-2 FG), two blocks, one rebound and one assist in 15 minutes during Wednesday's 89-86 loss to the Trail Blazers.

    Despite not playing in an NBA game since Feb. 9, the 24-year-old was able to make the most of his return, recording a season high in blocks while going perfect from the field. Black has appeared in 23 contests this season, averaging 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 10.1 minutes while shooting 46.3 percent. With the Hornets already looking toward next season, Black is a candidate to receive more playing time if Miles Bridges (wrist) is sidelined any longer.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Returns to Charlotte

    Black was transferred Saturday from the G League's Greensboro Swarm to the Hornets.

    Black and fellow two-way player Amari Bailey have both returned to the NBA after stints in the G League. However, neither player is likely to factor into Charlotte's rotation Saturday versus the Nets.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Rejoins parent club

    Charlotte recalled Black from the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Saturday.

    The Hornets will be shorthanded Sunday versus Toronto, as Cody Martin (ankle) and Seth Curry (ankle) will be sidelined along with LaMelo Ball (ankle) and Mark Williams (back). Black could see some rare rotation minutes as a result.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Moves to bench Saturday

    Black is not starting in Saturday's game against the Grizzlies, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports.

    Black started each of the Hornets' last three games but struggled to make an impact, averaging 3.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists across 23.0 minutes per game in those outings. Tre Mann will take his place in the starting unit, featuring alongside Cody Martin, Brandon Miller, Miles Bridges and Nick Richards.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Quiet in first start

    Black logged two points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes during Monday's 124-118 loss to the Lakers.

    This was the first start of Black's career, but he failed to make the most of it. The Hornets are expected to be sellers at the trade deadline, and they are dealing with injuries across the roster, so Black may get more opportunities going forward.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Will start Monday

    Black will make his first career start against the Lakers on Monday, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports.

    The Hornets continue to shuffle their starting lineup while dealing with numerous injuries. Black hasn't played more than 20 minutes in a game this season and has scored in double figures just once.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Steps in, knocks down shots

    Black chipped in 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-3 3Pt), two assists and one rebound across 18 minutes during Friday's 126-106 loss to the Thunder.

    Black has compiled just 130 minutes of action across 18 appearances for the Hornets this season, but the rookie two-way player proved to be a key rotation cog Friday. A five-year collegiate player at North Carolina, Black shot 32.6 percent on 2.6 three-pointers per game in his final campaign, so a larger sample size is needed to determine if he can emerge as a capable perimeter shooter at the NBA level.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Sticks in rotation Saturday

    Black closed Saturday's 134-122 loss to the Jazz with three points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) over seven minutes.

    Black played seven minutes in the loss, seeing action for the fourth straight game. Despite cracking the rotation a few times recently, Black has struggled to have any tangible impact, especially in terms of fantasy numbers. Simply put, there is no reason to consider him a viable fantasy asset.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Back in NBA

    The Hornets recalled Black from the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Saturday.

    Black was briefly transferred to the G League on Saturday to practice with the Swarm before heading back to the NBA. However, he is unlikely to receive significant playing time for Charlotte.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Returns to G League

    The Hornets transferred Black to the Greensboro Swarm of the G League on Saturday.

    Black hasn't played for the Hornets since Nov. 28. The rookie forward should see extended playing time in the G League to aid with his development.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Headed back to NBA

    The Hornets transferred Black from the Greensboro Swarm of the G League on Thursday.

    Black is averaging 1.3 points in 4.3 minutes across his previous four NBA appearances this season. He is unlikely to make a significant impact on Charlotte's rotation.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Transferred to NBA club

    Charlotte transferred Black from the G League's Greensboro Swarm to the NBA club Friday.

    Black continues to bounce back and forth between the G League and NBA club, which isn't surprising given he's operating under a two-way contract. He's made four NBA appearances this season, averaging 1.3 points and 4.3 minutes per game.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Set to make preseason debut

    Black (ankle) is available for Thursday's preseason game versus the Celtics.

    Black will make his preseason debut Thursday after missing the previous three contests with an ankle injury. Black will split time between the NBA and G League this season.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Could play Thursday

    Black (ankle) implied Thursday morning that he could play in the team's preseason finale against the Celtics, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports.

    Black has missed the last three exhibition games due to an ankle sprain but will likely have a chance for a tune-up ahead of the regular season. He went undrafted in June but joined the Hornets on a two-way deal in mid-July.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Out again Sunday

    Black (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's preseason game against Oklahoma City.

    Black remains out with an ankle sprain that will sideline him for a third consecutive preseason contest. His next opportunity to suit up is Thursday against Boston.

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  • Hornets' Leaky Black: Sidelined due to ankle issue

    Black won't travel with the team for their upcoming two-game road trip due to an ankle injury.

    It's unclear when Black sustained his ankle injury, and the severity of the issue isn't yet known. However, he'll be unavailable for the Hornets' first two preseason games. His next opportunity to suit up will be Sunday against the Thunder.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Concord, NC
Age: 24
School: N. Carolina
Experience: R