P.J. Washington

#25 PF / Charlotte Hornets / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-7 Weight: 236 lb Age: 21 College: Kentucky

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    Hornets' PJ Washington: Sees 32 minutes in preseason finale

    P.J. Washington amassed 12 points (4-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, and four assists in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 116-110 loss to the Pistons.Washington drew another start and paced the team in minutes while making solid contributions across multiple categories. Still, he finished the contest with two turnovers and five fouls, so it wasn't a perfect performance for the rookie forward. Washington is one of the more talented young prospects on the team, and so he should be expected to receive ample opportunities this year.

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    Hornets' PJ Washington: Puts up 10 points in start

    P.J. Washington turned in 10 points (3-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists, four steals and two blocks across 32 minutes during the Charlotte Hornets' 100-87 preseason loss to the 76ers on Friday.As his final line indicates, Washington wasn't very involved on the offensive end, but he made good use of the attempts he put up. The 2019 first-round pick logged a team-high amount of minutes as the starting power forward, but he's likely to have just a modest allotment of playing time to open the season with Miles Bridges, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist all slotting in ahead of him on the depth chart.

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    Hornets' PJ Washington: Enters starting lineup

    P.J. Washington will start Friday's preseason game against the 76ers.Washington will have another opportunity to earn a place in Charlotte's rotation during Friday's action. He put up 16 points and registered seven rebounds along with two assists, a steal and a block over 19 minutes during Sunday's exhibition against Boston.

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    Hornets' PJ Washington: All-around line in loss

    P.J. Washington amassed 16 points (6-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block across 19 minutes in Sunday's loss to Boston.Washington had an impressive debut Sunday, stuffing the stat sheet and missing just two of his nine total shots. Given that the Charlotte Hornets are facing a talent deficit, additional strong performances could vault Washington into a larger than expected role in the regular season.

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    Hornets' PJ Washington: Fully healthy entering camp

    P.J. Washington (foot) is fully healthy as training camp approaches, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.The swingman was held out of the Las Vegas Summer League in July while battling soreness in his foot, which stemmed from an injury he suffered back in March at Kentucky. The first-round pick clarified Monday night that he's medically cleared and anticipates being at full strength for the start of camp at the end of September. "I'm pretty much cleared to do everything," Washington said. "After summer league, it was about two weeks." The 6-7 Washington will likely spend time at both forward spots for the Charlotte Hornets this season, but GM Mitch Kupchak already implied after the draft that Washington could first get some seasoning with the team's G League affiliate in Greensboro. Chances are, Washington won't be an overly valuable fantasy asset in Year 1, though with Charlotte projected to be among the NBA's bottom-dwellers, he could see more opportunity later on, should the team shift toward a more youth-oriented rebuild.

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    Hornets' PJ Washington: Won't play in summer league

    P.J. Washington, due to a sore left foot, will not participate in summer league, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.The No. 12 pick in the 2019 Draft will play it safe, staying off an injured foot. It's unclear how serious the injury is, but there are no indications the situation will keep Washington out for training camp.

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    Hornets' PJ Washington: Drafted No. 12 by Hornets

    PJ Washington was selected with the 12th overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2019 NBA Draft.The Kentucky product made the All-SEC last season as a sophomore. In conference play, he averaged 16.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists. Washington -- at 6-foot-8, 230 pounds with a 7-foot-2 wingspan -- has an NBA-ready body and upside as a scorer. Shooting 42.3 percent from three last season on 78 attempts, he may be able to space the floor at the professional level.