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2021-22 Season Review: Mason Plumlee

When the Charlotte Hornets traded for Mason Plumlee last offseason, it was largely applauded as a steal. They gave up the 57th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft (Balsa Koprivica) for Plumlee and the 37th pick (JT Thor). In theory, this was a great move. They moved up in the draft while simultaneously finding a short-term answer to their center issues.
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Mason Plumlee Takes on Key Front Court Role for Hornets

The offseason addition of Mason Plumlee provided the Charlotte Hornets with an experienced veteran center who could facilitate, crash the boards and as he did so often, serve as a lob threat for young point guard LaMelo Ball. Over the course of 73 starts, Plumlee averaged 6.5 points on 64.1%...
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Fills it up in Monday's win

Plumlee produced five points (2-3 FG, 1-3 FT), 11 rebounds, eight assists, four blocks and one steal in 28 minutes during Monday's 134-116 win over the Thunder. Plumlee managed just five points but made up for it with a fantastic across-the-board showing Monday. These are the kinds of performances fantasy managers love to see from Plumlee, and the reason he can be a sneaky streaming option, even in competitive formats. Unfortunately, his numbers typically fluctuate from one game to the next, prohibiting him from crossing the threshold from streamer to must-roster.
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Kind of dominates

Plumlee produced seven points (3-3 FG, 1-4 FT), 15 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 115-101 loss to the Celtics. He also had three turnovers. Plumlee was perfect from the field, racked up 15-plus rebounds for the fourth time this season and tacked on strong...
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Free-throw struggles continue

Plumlee recorded five points (2-4 FG, 1-7 FT), seven rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes during Sunday's 127-126 overtime loss to the Pistons. Plumlee's abysmal 26 percent conversion rate from the charity stripe has turned into a serious handicap for the Hornets, and his 1-for-7 performance in Sunday's loss sent his percentage even lower. Although Plumlee is an effective rebounder, the points he leaves on the table at the free-throw line could have been the difference in several of Charlotte's narrow losses.
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Mason Plumlee has NBA season’s most surprising ankle-breaker

The “ankle-breaking” basketball moves — usually crossovers — are always fun to watch, but they’re typically from guards and forwards- not centers. Well, Charlotte Hornets big man Mason Plumlee pulled out a shocking ankle-breaking, soul-crushing move on the Toronto Raptors’ Khem Birch on Friday night. And Plumlee finished the play with a powerful jam.
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Jettisoned from rotation

Plumlee had two points (0-1 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and two assists across 14 minutes during Thursday's 111-107 double-overtime loss to the Heat. Despite having arguably his best game of the season on Tuesday, Plumlee was the albatross in the room Thursday, with Miami being too fast and space-oriented for the big man to be successfully utilized. Montrezl Harrell and P.J. Washington each logged over 40 minutes and have better rest-of-season outlooks than Plumlee.
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Almost triple-doubles in OT loss

Plumlee finished Tuesday's 126-120 overtime loss to the Timberwolves with 14 points (4-6 FG, 6-8 FT), 17 rebounds and nine assists across 36 minutes. Plumlee came up just one dime shy of his first triple-double on the season, but the nine assists still represented a season high, and he matched his season-high 17 boards. It also marked his first time scoring in double figures since Jan. 30, and 14 points is his highest total since Dec. 27. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect performances like this often, but Plumlee can occasionally stuff the stat sheet and flirt with triple-doubles.
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Snares 11 rebounds

Plumlee posted three points (1-2 FG, 1-4 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists and one steal over 27 minutes during Wednesday's 121-109 loss to the Bulls. Plumlee has been solid this year, but he has never truly been incorporated into Charlotte's offense. The stage is set for Charlotte to supplement Plumlee with another big, or capitalize on upgrading the frontcourt in a bigger deal. Regardless of any speculation, the Hornets next take the court Friday in Detroit.
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: High-energy performance in loss

Plumlee logged eight points (4-6 FG), 11 rebounds, five assists and three steals in 32 minutes before fouling out of Friday's 102-101 loss to the Cavaliers. Plumlee struggled to contain Jarrett Allen, who finished with 29 points and 22 rebounds, but he was able to provide some high-energy moments that propelled the Hornets back from a double-digit deficit. The veteran center grabbed double-digit rebounds for a second consecutive game, and he also tied his season high with three steals -- a mark he's reached just twice during the campaign. Plumlee's lack of scoring obviously decreases his overall fantasy potential, but his ability to impact the game in many ways can make him valuable in certain situations.
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Ties season high with 17 boards

Plumlee amassed five points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT), 17 rebounds, two assists and one steal across 30 minutes during Wednesday's 113-107 loss to Boston. Plumlee continues to be a beast on the glass, grabbing 17 rebounds for the second time over the last three games. His offensive production remains limited, but he can certainly be valuable for fantasy managers in search of rebounding help. Over his last 10 games, the veteran big man has averaged 7.7 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 27.0 minutes.
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Grabs season-high 17 boards

Plumlee closed with eight points (3-4 FG, 2-2 FT), 17 rebounds, six assists and one steal over 38 minutes during Friday's 117-114 victory over the Lakers. Plumlee was a beast on the boards and efficient from the field, but he fell one field goal shy of notching his fifth double-double. The big man also displayed his playmaking ability by dishing out six-plus assists for just the fourth time this season. Over his last eight games, Plumlee has averaged 7.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 27.0 minutes.
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WATCH: Mason Plumlee comes up way short on free throw attempt vs. Celtics

There are missed free throws, and there are missed free throws like the one attempted by Charlotte Hornets center Mason Plumlee against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. The 31-year-old big man failed to even hit the net during a trip to the line at TD Garden, continuing his league-worst woes from the charity stripe this season.
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Bland contributions

Plumlee provided six points (3-4 FG, 0-2 FT) and 10 rebounds across 28 minutes during Wednesday's 111-102 win over the Celtics. Plumlee is locked in as the starting center in Charlotte and continues to receive steady playing time. However, his productivity has dwindled, with averages of 5.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 0.9 combined steals-plus-blocks across January all marking monthly lows. Also, Plumlee -- a career 56.3 percent free-throw shooter -- is connecting at an embarrassing 35.9 rate on 2.2 attempts per game this season. That makes him a liability in crunch time on a playoff contender. Fantasy managers can likely find better assets on the wire, even in deeper leagues.
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Limited by foul trouble in win

Plumlee recorded four points (2-3 FG, 0-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and two steals across 17 minutes during Saturday's 114-106 win over the Bucks. Plumlee recorded four fouls in his first four minutes, resulting in a disappointing night despite the win. He remains the starting center for the Hornets but has P.J. Washington breathing down his neck for playing time. Although the starting role is his, Plumlee has been unable to carve out a fantasy-worthy role and is best left for those in deeper formats.
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Point God Plumlee

Plumlee recorded eight points (4-4 FG), seven rebounds, seven assists and two blocks across 27 minutes during Monday's 124-121 loss to the Wizards. Plumlee dished out seven dimes -- a season high -- without turning the ball over. Additionally, Plumlee logged a solid plus-4 during his time on the floor. That being said, Plumlee has graded as a negative net contributor for the Hornets thus far, especially struggling in offensive efficiency. Nonetheless, Plumlee likely warrants a roster spot in a majority of standard leagues.
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Booms in win

Plumlee produced 15 points (7-7 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 29 minutes during Monday's 123-99 win over the Rockets. Plumlee was perfect from the field and flirted with a double-double in the blowout win. For the season, Plumlee has been a replacement-level starter but remains a fringe fantasy asset due to his starting role in a high-tempo offense.
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Mason Plumlee (rib) now probable Wednesday for Hornets

Charlotte Hornets forward/center Mason Plumlee (rib contusion) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. Plumlee was previously listed as questionable. It looks like the big man will be able to play on Wednesday for the first time since November 24. He started the first 20 games of the season for Charlotte before the injury.
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Hornets' Mason Plumlee: Good to go Wednesday

Plumlee (ribs) is available for Wednesday's game against the Spurs. Plumlee was originally considered questionable for Wednesday before being upgraded to probable, so it's no surprise he's active in San Antonio. He missed the past nine games due to a combination of a calf injury, bruised ribs and the COVID-19 protocols, but he's now back in action for Charlotte.
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