Kaminsky appeared in 47 games with the Hornets in 2018-19, averaging 8.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He finished the 2018-19 season strong, averaging 12.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 21 games in March and April. The 25-year-old center tallied 20 or more points four different times, including a season-high 24 points against the Pistons on April 7. He also recorded a double-double on his April 4 birthday last season, finishing with 22 points and 13 rebounds in a win over the Toronto Raptors. Playing a constantly-evolving role for the Hornets, Kaminsky averaged 26.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per 100 possessions, a clear indication of how effective he can be when given a heavy workload. While his playing time dipped a bit in his fourth year in the league, he did post a career-best 19.3 points per 36 minutes, which was boosted largely by more volume from distance. A career 34.4 percent shooter from outside, Kaminsky attempted a career-high 6.6 threes per game in 2018, sinking 2.4 per contest. He also showed improvements as a rebounder last year, hauling down 11.7 percent of available rebounds in 2018 , representing another career high. Despite the strong finish, his Hornets finished just shy of the East's final playoff berth with a record of 39-43.2017
Kaminsky served as Charlotte's sixth-man in his first two seasons at the NBA level and did a good job in that role in 2017-18. The former No. 9 overall selection (2015) has been exceedingly durable over the course of his first three NBA campaigns, missing just 11 games during his first three years in the league. He was healthy once again (79 games) in 2017-18. Kaminsky's points (11.1), rebounds (3.6) and assists (1.6) totals held steady while he displayed a much-improved shooting touch. Kaminsky has always had a nice touch from the outside, but his stroke looked better than ever last season and the numbers backed that up -- he posted career-best marks from the field (42.9 percent), three-point land (38 percent) and free-throw line (79.9 percent). Kaminsky was especially impressive in games in which he was given a larger role. In the four games in which Kaminsky played 30 or more minutes, he averaged 17.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists.2016
Kaminsky missed the first two games of his second NBA season due to a sprained foot suffered in the preseason, but it didn't take long for the seven-footer to return to form. In his first game back Oct. 29, Kaminsky tallied 11 points, four rebounds and three assists over 24 minutes off the bench against Boston. He went on to average 11.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in November, starting the last four games of the month. He gained that role despite dealing with both illness and a minor ankle injury over that span. Kaminsky pressed forward at a similar pace but really started to heat up in February. He started nine of 11 games that month and put up averages of 18.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists. That run saw a new career high of 27 points in a Feb. 15 loss to Toronto. His momentum slowed a bit when Kaminsky suffered an AC joint injury in his shoulder that forced him to miss five games in March. He returned March 13 and averaged 12.2 points over the season's final 16 games. Through 75 games (16 starts), Kaminsky finished third on the team in scoring (15.1 ppg), fifth in rebounding (6.2 rpg) and fourth in three-pointers made (116). The Hornets ultimately missed the postseason, finishing with a record of 36-46.2015
After a prestigious career at Wisconsin that ended with a Wooden Award and All-American nod, Kaminsky was drafted in the first round (ninth overall) by the Charlotte Hornets. While he had to share time at the center position with the likes of Al Jefferson and Spencer Hawes, Kaminsky still appeared in 81 of a possible 82 games as a rookie. Only Kemba Walker and Marviin Williams matched that games-played total among Charlotte teammates. Kaminsky didn't score in his NBA debut Oct. 28 against Miami, but he chipped in five points two nights later against the Hawks. The best game of his rookie season came Dec. 23 against the Celtics, when Kaminsky scored 23 points (9-20 FG) and collected seven rebounds in a loss to Boston. He finished the regular season with averages of 7.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. The seven-footer was ahead of his time with respect to outside shooting, as he was fifth on the team with 68 three-pointers made at a success rate of 33.7 percent. The Hornets finished the season with a 48-34 record, locking down the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference. They were eliminated by the Heat in a seven-game series, during which Kaminsky averaged 7.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists.
June 25, 2015Drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft.
July 2, 2015Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Charlotte Hornets, including team options for 2017-18 and 2018-19 that were both exercised.
July 17, 2019Signed a two-year deal as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns.