James Bouknight

James Bouknight

23-Year-Old GuardG
 Free Agent    
Free Agent
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for James Bouknight in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a two-year, $8.52 million contract with the Hornets in August of 2021. Hornets exercised $4.57 million team option for 2023-24 in October of 2022. Hornets declined $6.06 million team option for 2024-25 in October of 2023. Waived by the Hornets in February of 2024.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Bouknight found success as a scorer during his first season with the Huskies, which happened to be the final year UConn was in the American conference. After a late start to the season, Bouknight came on strong to work his way into the starting lineup. While he finished with 13.0 PPG, that was bumped up to 15.8 PPG in his 16 starts, including a 23-point effort against Cincinnati. While this landed Bouknight on the AAC All-Freshman squad, he had bigger aspirations heading into his sophomore year. Unfortunately, the pandemic and an elbow injury limited Bouknight to just 15 games, but the Huskies were a different team with him on the floor. He ended up averaging 18.7 points and 5.7 rebounds, which included a 40-point effort Dec. 2 against Creighton. Despite limited action, Bouknight still finished as a first-team All Big East selection.

Let go by Charlotte
GFree Agent
February 8, 2024
The Hornets will waive Bouknight on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Bouknight will part ways with Charlotte after a lackluster three seasons with the franchise. The No. 11 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft is averaging 3.6 points in 5.8 minutes across 14 appearances in 2023-24. If Bouknight clears waivers, another team could take a flyer on the 23-year-old guard.
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How does James Bouknight compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
  • True Shooting %
    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
  • Free Throw Rate
    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
  • Offensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available offensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Defensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Total Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Assist %
    An estimate of the percentage of teammate field goals a player assisted while they were on the floor.
  • Steal %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent possessions that end with a steal by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Block %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent two-point field goal attempts blocked by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Turnover %
    An estimate of turnovers committed per 100 plays.
  • Usage %
    An estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player while they were on the floor.
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True Shooting %
59.7%
 
Effective Field Goal %
59.8%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
73.2%
 
Free Throw Rate
4.9%
 
Offensive Rebound %
1.3%
 
Defensive Rebound %
11.5%
 
Total Rebound %
6.2%
 
Assist %
12.2%
 
Steal %
0.5%
 
Block %
1.2%
 
Turnover %
4.0%
 
Usage %
23.9%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
5.3
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.9
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Officially a free agent
GFree Agent
February 13, 2024
Bouknight cleared waivers without being picked up Sunday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Bouknight can be signed by any team seeking to give him an opportunity. The 11th overall pick in the 2021 Draft, Bouknight logged just 81 total minutes across 14 appearances this season, and he topped out with averages of 5.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 15.1 minutes per game last season.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
After a sub-par rookie season, Bouknight comes into 2022-23 with something to prove. Taken with the 11th overall pick in the 2021 draft, he was arguably the most disappointing of all the lottery picks. With a new head coach now leading the way, perhaps Bouknight can get off to a fresh start, although based on what we saw last season, managers will want to wait and see before even considering him as a viable fantasy commodity.
One of the top scorers in college basketball a year ago, Bouknight joins a Hornets team that hopes he can provide instant-offense off the bench. The UConn product has the body of a true two-guard, so he'll likely compete with Kelly Oubre and Cody Martin for minutes behind entrenched starter Terry Rozier. As a relatively inefficient scorer at UConn last season, Bouknight will have to prove he can shoot the ball more efficiently -- especially from three. But he should benefit from increased spacing and more talent around him at the NBA level. Even so, Bouknight profiles as a more effective real-life player than fantasy asset, as he doesn't project to provide much outside of points and threes.
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Back in rotation Monday
GCharlotte Hornets
January 30, 2024
Bouknight supplied zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) in two minutes during Monday's 113-92 loss to the Knicks.
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Gets run Saturday
GCharlotte Hornets
December 16, 2023
Bouknight chipped in nine points (3-5 FG, 3-5 3Pt) and one rebound over seven minutes during Saturday's 135-82 loss to the 76ers.
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Makes season debut in garbage time
GCharlotte Hornets
November 29, 2023
Bouknight (knee) played the final 4:51 of Tuesday's 115-91 loss to the Knicks, finishing with five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and one rebound.
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Good to go
GCharlotte Hornets
November 28, 2023
Bouknight (knee) is available for Tuesday's matchup against the Knicks.
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Probable for Tuesday
GCharlotte Hornets
Knee
November 27, 2023
Bouknight (knee) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.
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