Charlotte Hornets Alumni: Frank Kaminsky could shake things up in Orlando

Phoenix Suns Frank Kaminsky. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns Frank Kaminsky. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

During the NBA’s restart, Frank Kaminsky, who’s a former player of the Charlotte Hornets, will have the opportunity to make a strong impact on his team in Orlando.

The NBA is set to return in less than twenty days, and Charlotte Hornets fans are looking forward to basketball. The team did not make the cut to join twenty-two other teams in Orlando, Flordia, but they will be able to watch some of their former players play.

Many already know that Kemba Walker will be heading into the playoffs with the Boston Celtics, but Frank Kaminsky and the Phoenix Suns may have a chance. It will be tough for the Suns, but they are currently sitting in 13th place in the Western Conference.

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Kaminsky heads to Orlando as he’s ending his first season with his new team. He previously spent the first four seasons of his career with the Hornets before not being re-signed in 2019. As a Hornet, Kaminsky averaged 9.8 points and four rebounds per game.

Moreover, Kaminsky’s first season with the Suns was plagued with a knee injury. Before the NBA suspended the regular season, he only appeared 32 games while starting in thirteen of them.

As Kaminsky heads to Orlando to finish the regular season, he will finally see some court time. Because of his knee injury, Kaminsky has not played since December 28th. On May 21st, CBS Sports reported that Kaminsky was healed and ready to go.

Before his knee injury, Kaminsky averaged 11.0 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Suns. While many of his stats were not as great as last season, Kaminsky still managed to average a new career-high in rebounds per game.

Kaminsky mostly saw playing time as a starter this season because of Deandre Ayton’s early-season suspension. With Ayton likely starting and Kaminsky coming off the knee injury, fans could expect to see him coming off the bench.

In their first game back, the Suns are expected to play the Washington Wizards on July 31st. The Suns’ most recent game resulted in a 121-105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers before the NBA’s hiatus.

Even though Frank Kaminsky was out because of his injury, he should be one of the freshest players on his team due to the amount of rest he’s gotten. Could Charlotte Hornets fans see Kaminsky breakout in Orlando?

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