OUTJulyan Stone
G/SF CHA
1 month ago

Stone was diagnosed Monday with a Grade 2 left hamstring strain and will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.

EDGE Analysis

Stone sustained the injury during Sunday's practice and didn't make the trip with the Hornets to Milwaukee in advance of Monday's game against the Bucks. Prior to winning a roster spot with the Hornets in training camp, the 28-year-old last appeared in the NBA during the 2013-14 campaign, but due to the team's extensive backcourt injuries, he was able to log 19 total minutes in Charlotte's first two contests. With Stone and Michael Carter-Williams (knee) on the shelf for the foreseeable future, rookies Malik Monk and Marcus Paige are now the only healthy point guards on the roster behind starter Kemba Walker.

OUTJulyan Stone
G/SF CHA
1 month ago

Stone (hamstring) is expected to be available for Wednesday's season opener against the Pistons, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stone practiced in full Tuesday and was seen at shootaround Wednesday morning, so all signs are pointing to him suiting up against the Pistons. Stone isn't expected to see strong rotational minutes throughout most of the year. But, with starters Nicolas Batum (elbow) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) out Wednesday, Stone may be in line for significant run. It's risky, but he could make for a DFS flier.

OUTJulyan Stone
G/SF CHA
1 month ago

Stone (hamstring) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stone is seemingly progressing well from some hamstring soreness that plagued him throughout the preseason. He should still be considered questionable for Wednesday's season opener, however. That said, he's unlikely to be a part of the team's rotation and can seemingly be avoided in nearly every fantasy format.

OUTJulyan Stone
G/SF CHA
1 month ago

Stone (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's preseason finale against the Mavericks, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be Stone's third straight absence due to right hamstring soreness, and there still is no timetable for a potential return. Even if Stone is healthy for the start of the regular season, he is expected to play a minor role as a reserve for Charlotte this year.

OUTJulyan Stone
G/SF CHA
1 month ago

Stone (hamstring) has been ruled out for Wednesday's preseason matchup against the Celtics.

EDGE Analysis

Stone will be missing a second consecutive game with right hamstring soreness, though it appears to be just a minor injury and he should be good to go once the regular season is here. That said, Stone isn't expected to have a sizable role early on this season, so barring a number of injuries, he'll be off the fantasy radar.

OUTJulyan Stone
G/SF CHA
1 month ago

Stone is dealing with right hamstring soreness and has been ruled out for Monday's preseason matchup with the Heat.

EDGE Analysis

Stone is not expected to be a part of the regular rotation once the regular season approaches, but Monday's absence is still a tough blow for him considering he'll have one less opportunity to try and impress the coaching staff. He'll look to return for Wednesday's matchup with the Celtics, though he can be tentatively be considered questionable for now.

OUTJulyan Stone
G/SF CHA
2 months ago

Stone (groin) went scoreless (0-2 3Pt), with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover across 16 minutes during Monday's preseason opener against the Celtics.

EDGE Analysis

Stone had been dealing with a minor groin injury over the last week, but played 16 minutes Monday and appears to be over any lingering soreness. While Stone wasn't able to get on the board offensively, he was still solid elsewhere, contributing handful of ancillary stats off the bench. Stone could see decent minutes during the preseason, but he's not expected to get much playing time once the regular season begins.

OUTJulyan Stone
G/SF CHA
2 months ago

Stone is dealing with a minor groin injury, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stone's injury isn't expected to be overly serious, but with training camp starting in just a few days, he could be held out for the first few practices or take part in just limited portions. The Hornets are already set to be without Michael Carter-Williams (knee) for the start of camp, so they'll be missing a few reserve guards. Still, even when healthy, Stone will likely struggle to see enough minutes to be a fantasy relevant option.

OUTJulyan Stone
G/SF CHA
3 months ago

Stone was granted his release from Venice on Monday and remains on track to sign a two-year deal with the Hornets, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The only thing holding Stone back from officially signing a contract with Charlotte was the clearance he needed from FIBA, so it's only a matter of time before the 28-year-old puts pen to paper. He last played in the NBA with the Raptors back in 2014 and will likely find himself at the end of the Hornets' bench this coming season.

OUTJulyan Stone
G/SF CHA
3 months ago

Stone is expected to sign a two-year contract with the Hornets, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stone is currently awaiting FIBA clearance in order for the deal to become official, but it's expected to be two years at a minimum salary. Look for Stone to battle for spot during training camp, but there's not guarantee he makes the official regular-season roster when all is said and done. The 6-foot-6 wing last saw NBA action in the 2013-14 season with Toronto, but has since struggled to make a significant impact anywhere else and most recently was cut by the Pacers prior to this past season. If Stone does in fact make the team, he'll likely be stuck in a minor bench role and wouldn't be a fantasy contributor.