PJ Washington (73 games played): B
The 2023 NBA season was that of growth for PJ Washington. His 16 points and 5 rebounds per game give him the most productive season of his young career so far. Washington also scored a career-high 43 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Washington also had the most position stab slitty of his career, playing 95% of his minutes at power forward. This was also his most balanced season in terms of shot selection, with 56% of his shots coming from inside the arc. Though it was an inconsistent campaign, Washington’s growth earns him a solid grade of B.
Kelly Oubre Jr. (48 games played): B
Kelly Oubre had arguably the best season of his career. He scored a career-high 20.3 points per game on a respectable 53.4% true shooting. His jump in scoring is due in part to his improved shot selection. He shot over 58% of his shots from inside the arc, up from about 41% the prior season. His best stretch of the season came between February 24th and March 23rd. In those 13 games, he scored 20.5 points per game on 46% shooting from the field. Oubre has made it clear he wishes to stay in Charlotte, and management should prioritize bringing him back. Due to the growth we saw from Oubre, he easily earns a grade of B.