Charlotte Hornets Roster Update: Dwayne Bacon assigned to G-League

Charlotte Hornets Dwayne Bacon. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Dwayne Bacon. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

With the Charlotte Hornets coming out of the All-Star break, the team did not wait long to make a slight roster move.

Heading into the second half of the season, the Charlotte Hornets should be expected to play a lot of their younger players. On Wednesday, the Hornets announced a roster move regarding one of their former starters.

According to Rod Boone of The Athletic, the Hornets have assigned Dwayne Bacon to the Greensboro Swarm. Bacon has not played on the Swarm since Marth 5th of last year.

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Since being drafted in 2017, Bacon has been a part of 29 transactions between the Hornets and Swarm. In 21 games with the Swarm, Bacon averaged 23.0 points and seven rebounds per game.

Bacon’s play with the Swarm helped him to earn minutes with the Hornets, but he has struggled to get consistent minutes as of late. In Bacon’s last ten games, he has only averaged 13.4 minutes and 0.8 points per game.

Moreover, Bacon has played in 39 games so far this season for the Hornets; he’s averaged 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. Since the start of January, Bacon has missed five games.

At the start of the season, Hornets fans had high hopes for Bacon after he started and scored 22 points in Charlotte’s first game against the Chicago Bulls.

So far this season, Bacon has started in 11 games for the Hornets. As a starter, he’s averaged 9.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Bacon ultimately lost his starting job to Devonte’ Graham, who’s having a career year.

The Hornets have a lot of talent, and Bacon has also lost playing time due to the emergence of Cody Martin and Caleb Martin. Both brothers have received more playing time than Bacon as of late.

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The Greensboro Swarm are set to play at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night, and it’s unclear if Bacon will be available for Thursday night’s road game against the Chicago Bulls.