Vonleh’s rookie season was infected with the injury bug, as in late August he suffered a sports hernia that required surgery and sidelined him for nearly two months. As a result, he missed a lot of the team’s preseason workouts and played sparingly throughout the season. In all, he appeared in just 25 games and averaged 3.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 10 minutes.
Taylor started the season with a 24-game suspension following a domestic incident and then played in the D-League for a short stint before even officially joining the Hornets. At season’s end, Taylor had played in just 29 games and finished with averages of 4.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 15 minutes.
Stephenson was very disappointing in the first year of his new contract with the Hornets, playing in just 61 games and finishing with averages of 8.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 26 minutes. He also shot a dreadful 17 percent from behind the arc and fell completely out of the rotation at times towards the end of the season.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer re-affirmed that Minnesota will not trade Peterson despite his absence from this week's OTAs. "He's really got two choices. He can either play for us or he can not play. He's not going to play for anybody else, and that's just the way it's going to be," Zimmer told Fox Sports North.
Busch appeared to have a car capable of contending for the win for the second-consecutive week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but an untimely caution and necessary pit stop 20 laps from the finish would see the driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing finish 10th, kurtbusch.com reports.