Frank Kaminsky
Frank Kaminsky
25-Year-Old CenterC
Charlotte Hornets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
For the second season in a row, and his third year in the league, Kaminsky was given a sixth-man role with Charlotte. He saw about three fewer minutes per game, resulting in lower counting stats essentially across the board, but was able to become a more efficient player. The Wisconsin product set career-highs in field-goal percentage (42.9), three-point percentage (38.0) and free-throw percentage (79.9). While he only posted 11.1 points, 3.6 boards and 1.6 assists per contest on the year, he was impressive when given extra run, able to average 17.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the four games that he was given 30-plus minutes. Considering his ability to play both power forward and center given his height and three-point shooting, Kaminsky shouldn't have issues garnering sixth-man run again this season. Assuming that’s the case, he'll likely once again be on the fringes of Fantasy relevance in standard formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $5.34 million contract with the Hornets in July of 2015. Hornets exercised $2.85 million team option for 2017-18 in October of 2016. Hornets exercised $3.63 million team option for 2018-19 in October of 2017.
DNP-CD in opener
CCharlotte Hornets
October 17, 2018
Kaminsky did not play in Wednesday's loss to the Bucks.
Kaminsky averaged 23.2 minutes and appeared in 79 games a season ago, so it was a bit of a surprise to see him glued to the bench for the entirety of what was a close game. The Hornets started Cody Zeller (21 minutes) at center and went with Willy Hernangomez (12) as the backup, but they spent much of the game going small with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or Marvin Williams serving as the nominal five. While Kaminsky also has experience playing power forward in the past, new coach James Borrego made it clear he views Kaminsky as a center, so for now he looks to be on the outside of the rotation looking in.
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Depth Chart Status
#3 Center
#4 Power Forward
Charlotte Hornets Center Depth Chart
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Kaminsky had a rough rookie season, but he showed some serious progression in 2016-17. His averages of 11.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game were all significant increases from his rookie year, and he demonstrated tangible improvement as the season went on. In the months of February and March, Kaminsky averaged 15.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks per game across 22 contests. That was easily the best stretch of his professional career, though it remains to be seen if he can maintain that over the course of a season. Kaminsky's role is a bit of an unknown, as the addition of Dwight Howard brings another minute-eater to the frontcourt. With both Howard and Cody Zeller in the fold, Kaminsky projects as the No. 3 center, which means he'll likely see more time at power forward than he has in the past. That said, even at power forward, he'd be backing up Marvin Williams, so it seems highly unlikely he'll surpass the 26.1 minutes he averaged a season ago. It very well may take an injury to make the Wisconsin product a serious threat in Fantasy leagues, and he'll have to improve his scoring efficiency, regardless.
Kaminsky didn't have a spectacular rookie season, but he was a valuable bench contributor for a 48-win team. The former college star appeared in 81 games, averaging 7.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 41 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from long distance. Raising that shooting efficiency will be Kaminsky's top priority as he enters Year 2. He ranked fifth among all rookies with 68 made three-pointers last season, but conceivably has room to improve after shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc over his final two years at Wisconsin. Cody Zeller and Marvin Williams are expected to start at center and power forward, respectively, leaving Kaminsky, Spencer Hawes and Roy Hibbert as the top bench options in the frontcourt. Kaminsky is versatile enough to see time at both positions, though his three-point skills and lack of rim protection may primarily limit him to duties at power forward. Nonetheless, Kaminsky should be headed for a bump in overall playing time, though it's unlikely to be overly substantial, especially with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist back as another small-ball option at power forward.
Kaminsky, the Hornets' ninth overall pick, averaged 18.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.5 blocks in 34 minutes per game during 39 games as a senior at Wisconsin. He shot 55 percent from the field, 42 percent from deep, and 78 percent from the charity stripe. During five summer league games, Kaminsky contributed 15.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.0 block in 33 minutes per game, shooting 44 percent from the field and 39 percent from distance. The former Badger forward will have plenty of veterans to battle for minutes, and it's unclear how he will fare defending NBA fours, but the Hornets turned down several first-round picks in favor of drafting Kaminsky.
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Matches season-high 24 points in finale
CCharlotte Hornets
April 10, 2018
Kaminsky totaled 24 points (10-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one block across 27 minutes during a 119-93 win over the Pacers on Tuesday.
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Scores 21 points off bench
CCharlotte Hornets
April 6, 2018
Kaminsky scored 21 points (8-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2) to go along with four rebounds and one assist across 26 minutes during Friday's 137-100 win over the Magic.
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Adds 16 points off bench
CCharlotte Hornets
March 28, 2018
Kaminsky tallied 16 points (7-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and five rebounds across 18 minutes during a 118-105 loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
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Solid contributions off bench Saturday
CCharlotte Hornets
March 24, 2018
Kaminsky accounted for nine points (3-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists and five rebounds across 24 minutes in Saturday's 102-98 win over the Mavericks.
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Scores 21 off bench Tuesday
CCharlotte Hornets
March 14, 2018
Kaminsky scored 21 points (9-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding two rebounds and a steal in 28 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 119-115 loss to the Pelicans.
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