Charlotte Hornets: Evaluating the Roster’s Potential Future with the Team

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After drafting P.J. Washington and buying out Marvin Williams, the power forward position has become a little more set in stone for the Charlotte Hornets.

Jalen McDaniels

The Hornets used the second of their two 2nd round picks on Jalen McDaniels. He spent a lot of time this season over in Greensboro. He finally did start to get some playing time later on in the season, and played pretty well in the time that he got.

Rumor has it, as soon as he gets the ball with space in the corner, the scoreboard operator already puts the three points on the board. McDaniels is shooting 58% of his three-pointers from the corner and has connected on 43% of them.

His length and quickness help him be disruptive on the defensive end, though he does need to add some more strength to become more effective on defense. He plays hard as well. Although he may never be something really special, he does have the potential to become a very dependable player.

Outlook: Role Player/Fringe rotation player.

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P.J. Washington

P.J. Washington has performed very well this season after being drafted 12th overall from Kentucky. He burst onto the scene, setting the record for most made three-pointers in a debut with his seven triples against the Chicago Bulls in October.

On offense, he possesses a solid three-point shot on which he connects 37% of the time (which has shocked some people) and a very solid post-game (especially solid against smaller defenders), and although his midrange game is shaky, it is rarely used (Makes up about .036% of his Field Goal Attempts).

He has fairly solid length and is already a really capable defender in the NBA. P.J. looks like he will be really good for a very long time.

Outlook: Very Solid Starter/Low-End Starter or solid bench player.

Next up, we’ll take a look at what could be the spot that changes the most this offseason; the center position.