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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
28-23 7-3 L1
25-26 6-4 L2
24-26 7-3 W6
20-31 5-5 W1
15-36 4-6 W2

2022 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 32.4 15.1 44.3 4.5 2.4

Top P.J. Washington News

  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Sees strong second half in victory

    Washington contributed 27 points (11-19 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's 122-117 win over the Heat.

    Washington tallied 17 of his 27 points in the second half while finishing three points shy of reaching the 30-point mark for the first time this season. Washington has scored 25 or more points in seven games this season.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Piles up defensive stats in loss

    Washington finished with nine points (4-12 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four steals, two rebounds, two assists and one block across 33 minutes in Tuesday's 128-97 loss to the Suns.

    Just when he looked to be establishing some rhythm on the offensive end with 16 consecutive double-digit scoring performances, Washington posted 12 points on 5-for-19 shooting from the field and 0-for-8 shooting from three-point range between the two games of the Hornets' back-to-back set to kick off the week. Washington was able to salvage his night to some extent with his production in the defensive categories, but the poor shooting game was another reminder of the consistency issues that have plagued him during the first four seasons of his career. The 24-year-old remains a much more palatable option for fantasy managers who are punting either the field-goal percentage or free-throw percentage categories and don't have to worry about his occasional bouts of inefficiency.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Falls flat in loss

    Washington registered three points (1-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal over 27 minutes during Monday's 120-102 loss to the Jazz.

    Washington was ice cold during the loss to Utah and snapped a 16-game double-digit scoring streak. During that stretch, he posted 17.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals across 33.8 minutes. Monday's performance can likely be chalked up to an off night, which Washington has been susceptible to this season. The fourth-year forward is averaging a career-high 15.1 points per game, but he's scored 20-plus points 13 times and fewer than 10 points eight times.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Produces in multiple areas Saturday

    Washington finished with 23 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, six assists and one steal in 37 minutes during Saturday's 122-118 win over the Hawks.

    With LaMelo Ball (ankle/hand) sitting out Saturday, Washington, Terry Rozier (34 points) and Mason Plumlee (25 points) seemed to be the biggest beneficiaries, with all three players attempting at least 14 field goals. Though Ball's potential absence for additional games beyond Saturday could provide a mild short-term boost for Washington's fantasy outlook, expect some inconsistency and inefficiency from the fourth-year big man, who is shooting 44.6 percent from the field for the season.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Sniffs double-double

    Washington had 16 points (7-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 0-5 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks across 37 minutes in Wednesday's 112-117 road win over the Rockets.

    Washington ended just two rebounds shy of recording what would've been his second double-double of the season -- and first one since Nov. 18 -- but aside from that, he also delivered value as an all-around threat who contributed on both ends of the court. That versatility is quite valuable, and Washington remains a capable performer in all formats. He's averaging 15.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals per game in nine January appearances.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Subdued effort Thursday

    Washington totaled 11 points (4-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist and one block over 35 minutes during Thursday's 124-114 loss to the Raptors.

    Washington wasn't terrible in the loss but was certainly not at his best. After a rough opening to the season, Washington has been able to slowly turn things around, putting up top-45 value in standard formats over the past month. He now sits as the 91st-ranked player in 12-cat leagues, right around where he was being drafted. No one is really coming for his minutes, so he should be locked into a similar role for the rest of the season.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Strong run continues in victory

    Washington had 23 points (9-14 FG, 5-10 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 28 minutes during Friday's 138-109 win over Milwaukee.

    Washington kept things moving in the right direction Friday, helping the Hornets to an improbable victory. After a slow start to the season, Washington is inside the top 40 over the past two weeks, thanks primarily to an increase in his efficiency. While this could be viewed as a sell-high opportunity, managers may simply want to wait things out to see if he can maintain solid production moving forward.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Struggles from field Saturday

    Washington registered 12 points (5-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal across 33 minutes during Saturday's 123-106 loss to the Nets.

    Washington needed 13 shots to score 12 points, and he didn't deliver strong numbers in other fantasy categories to salvage his fantasy day. Washington has failed to reach the 15-point mark in nine of his last 12 contests, and he's averaging 13.3 points while shooting 42.1 percent from the field in that span.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Posts another 20-point outing

    Washington closed Thursday's 121-113 win over Oklahoma City with 25 points (10-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 31 minutes.

    Washington finished second on the team in scoring, finishing as one of two players to score at least 25 points en route to posting his fifth straight game in double figures. Washington has scored 20 or more points in three of his last four contests.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Improved performance again Monday

    Washington contributed 22 points (9-13 FG, 4-5 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist and three blocks over 33 minutes during Monday's 124-113 loss to Portland.

    Washington put together another encouraging performance Monday, continuing to turn things around after what had been a rough stretch over the previous two weeks. He has now scored at least 20 points in two straight games and, more importantly, has shot at least 60 percent from the floor in both. Prior to his recent stretch, he had failed to shoot better than 40 percent in seven of nine games. If he was dropped in your fantasy league, adding him is not the worst idea given he does have a proven ability to put up consistent top-100 production.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Bounces back in victory

    Washington posted 24 points (8-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-7 FT), five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals in 31 minutes during Friday's 134-130 victory over the Lakers.

    After failing to impress for three straight games, Washington put together one of his better stat lines of the season. Without Anthony Davis (foot) in the lineup, the Lakers showed vulnerabilities inside, and Washington took advantage. While his performance Friday was undeniably great, Washington remains highly inconsistent. Over his previous five appearances, he averaged 8.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 31.6 minutes per game while shooting 25.9 percent from the field.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Inefficient in Sunday's return

    Washington finished Sunday's 119-115 loss to Denver with 10 points (4-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 31 minutes.

    Washington returned to the lineup after missing the previous game due to personal reasons but was unable to find his rhythm on the offensive end. Poor efficiency is something that has plagued him for the majority of the season, dragging his value outside the top 100. Thankfully, he has been a steady source of peripheral numbers, somewhat salvaging what has been an underwhelming season thus far.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Should play Sunday

    Washington (personal) is not listed on the injury report and should be available to play Sunday against the Nuggets.

    Washington missed Friday's game against the Hawks due to personal reasons, but it seems he's ready to resume his duties as a starter when Charlotte faces Denver on Sunday. He's averaging a career-high 15.0 points per game in 2022-23.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Ruled out Friday

    Washington will miss Friday's game against Atlanta due to personal reasons.

    Washington's absence comes as a surprise, given he was not on the injury report prior to being ruled out. Fantasy managers can turn to Jalen McDaniels and Kai Jones as streaming options as they are likely to pick up his vacated minutes. Although no further information regarding the expected duration of Washington's absence has been released, his next opportunity to play will come Sunday in Denver.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Not on injury report

    Washington (eye) isn't on the injury report for Friday's game against New York.

    Washington exited Wednesday's game against the Nets due to a right eye injury that he sustained in the fourth quarter, but the issue won't impact his availability two days later. Over his last five appearances, he's averaged 15.0 points, 4.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 32.2 minutes per game.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Doubtful to return Wednesday

    Washington is doubtful to return to Wednesday's game against Brooklyn due to a right eye injury.

    Washington was hit in the right eye during the fourth quarter of Wednesday's matchup and likely won't return. It's unclear at the moment if Washington will be held out for Friday's game against New York. The Kentucky product posted 12 points (5-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-4 FT), seven assists, five rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes before exiting.

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  • Hornets' P.J. Washington: Bounces back Monday

    Washington recorded 26 points (11-21 FG, 4-10 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in 34 minutes during Monday's 119-117 loss to the Clippers.

    The fourth-year forward stumbled to zero points in 33 minutes on 0-for-13 shooting against the Bucks on Saturday, but Washington shook off that awful performance and scored 20-plus for the fourth time in the last nine games. Over that stretch, he's averaging 18.1 points, 5.0 boards, 3.1 assists, 2.7 threes and 1.0 steals as he takes on a bigger role for a Hornets squad that's seen little of LaMelo Ball (ankle) or Gordon Hayward (shoulder) this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Louisville, KY
Age: 24
School: Kentucky
Experience: 3