Charlotte Hornets: Predicting each players stats for the 2019-20 season

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PJ Washington

25. 170. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 4.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists. PJ Washington. F/C. player

PJ Washington had an awesome sophomore season at Kentucky, and was able to improve his stock enough to be picked 12th overall by the Charlotte Hornets during June’s 2019 NBA Draft. A foot injury kept him out of Summer League, but the talented Wildcat should get an opportunity at some point as a rookie.

Washington has legit NBA skills in his ability to stretch the floor, rebound and make plays for others. He could spent some time in the G-League early into the season, but depending on how the season goes, Washington could get extended minutes as the season goes along.

The biggest thing with him right now is health. He’s dealt with this foot issue since the college season, so hopefully he can be fully recovered before training camp, which begins next month. He’s not the flashiest player, but his style will translate nicely into the NBA.

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Washington may be the power forward of the future for the Hornets, depending on where they like Miles Bridges position wise moving forward. Getting him experience early into his career would be a smart decision, especially for a team that will likely struggle. Losing hurts, but you can learn along the way.