P.J. Hairston (elbow) will not start Sunday's game against the Lakers, according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.
Hairston will presumably be available off the bench Sunday after being listed as probable for the game, but it remains to be seen how many minutes he will see in a reserve role. Jeremy Lin will start at shooting guard, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will start at small forward, in Sunday's game.
P.J. Hairston (elbow) is probable for Sunday's game against the Lakers.
Hairston apparently suffered a left elbow injury during Friday's loss to Portland and was limited to just 14 minutes of action. However, he appears to be on the mend and is expected to take the floor Sunday.
P.J. Hairston was limited to five points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), two rebounds, and two steals across 33 minutes in Monday's 129-128 double-overtime win over the Kings.
Hairston saw more than 30 minutes for the second consecutive game, but he was unable to build on the career-high 20 points he tallied Saturday against the Knicks. Instead, Hairston was more willing to defer to fellow backcourt members Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin, who combined to attempt 44 shots. Both players will retain more primacy than Hairston in the Charlotte Hornets ' offensive game plan so long as they're healthy, and once Nicolas Batum (toe) and Jeremy Lamb (toe) return from their respective injuries, shot opportunities may be even more difficult to come by for the second-year wing.
P.J. Hairston scored 20 points (7-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding 10 rebounds and two steals in 34 minutes during Saturday's win over the Knicks.
It's the first double-double of the season for the second-year forward, and the 20 points were also a career high for Hairston. He hasn't been seeing that much court time on a typical night, but given all the injuries in the Charlotte frontcourt he could become an interesting pickup if his minutes continue trending up.
P.J. Hairston recorded 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt), two rebounds, and two steals across 22 minutes in Wednesday's 109-95 loss to the Thunder.
Hairston has crossed the 20-minute threshold with more regularity in January, but he usually finds himself as no better than a third option on offense since he frequently shares the court with Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum. Wednesday's game marked just the sixth time all season Hairston has attempted 10 or more shots.
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