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PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:43 pm
by lakeshow22
Not only is PJ Hairston the biggest sleeper in the draft, I think he should be a lottery pick. He is 1 of the best 2 guards in the draft and 1 of the best scorers in the entire draft class. He will dominate the D league and his stock will only go up. I'm not sure how his off the court issues will effect his draft stock come June, but it could play a part of him not going in the lottery. If somehow he slips to the end of the 1st round look out.

How good is he? Potential and Upside? Comparison? I see a lot of Wesley Matthews in him, maybe not quite the defender Mathews is but Hairston will be a better scorer.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:55 pm
by Fischella
He is a terrific shooter and he is strong, crazy strong.
He needs to improve his handles and shot selection, but I dont know about comparison, I think he will be way better than Matthews, and probably he is the 2nd best SG prospect in my eyes.
Better scorer than Jordan Adams, better athlete also, bigger and more explosive than Gary Harris, just more confident and aggresive than LaVine, better pure shooter than all of them.
I'm pretty high on Hairston.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:10 am
by doordoor123
Fischella wrote:He is a terrific shooter and he is strong, crazy strong.
He needs to improve his handles and shot selection, but I dont know about comparison, I think he will be way better than Matthews, and probably he is the 2nd best SG prospect in my eyes.
Better scorer than Jordan Adams, better athlete also, bigger and more explosive than Gary Harris, just more confident and aggresive than LaVine, better pure shooter than all of them.
I'm pretty high on Hairston.


It's okay, I'm pretty high in general. :burger:

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:08 am
by Ruzious
I'm a Hairston fan, but let's be real. If not for having a beautiful 3 point shot, he wouldn't be a prospect. He doesn't excel at anything else - which is okay since shooting is kind of important. But it's a stretch to label him lottery worthy. He probably will put up gaudy numbers in the D League, but that means very little. Glen Rice Jr did the same last year, and he's nowhere near ready to play in the NBA.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:48 pm
by KEMBAtheMETEOR
I would pick him with a top 20 pick for sure. I wouldn't pick him in front of guys like Lavine or Harris, but I do like him as a prospect. If he can keep his off-court issues in check, he has a chance to go in the late lottery.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:34 am
by DarkKnight
He's head and shoulders better than Gary Harris - he did as much in 24 minutes per game last season as Gary does in 32. Best shooter in the draft, extremely strong with the ball, finishes through contact with both hands, underrated athlete, can guard 2-3 and even played the 4 for long stretches last season. Extremely tough and tenacious defender. Natural scorer. Good size for position.

Roy Williams had him every day in practice for most of the last 4 months and said he's NEVER had a wing player so dominant. That includes Paul Pierce, Harrison Barnes, Wayne Ellington, etc etc. 2 games into the d-league and he's been unstoppable. Some team is going to get an absolute STEAL with him.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:55 am
by Brauer
He just scored 40

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:13 pm
by doordoor123
Brauer wrote:He just scored 40


Yep. He's going to be beyond a lottery. He might even be in the top 10. Depends on if he can keep it up until the end of the season.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:35 pm
by Ayt
40 points is a great night, but you do have to use context. Pierre Jackson is averaging 31 in the NBDL. A guy like Devin Ebanks is averaging 25.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:44 pm
by brackdan70
pretty rough day yesterday 1-9.

will be interesting to see how he progresses through the rest of the D-Leaugue season. I don't think he climbs into the top 15...but first rounder for sure IMO

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:50 am
by Upperclass
Slow. So slow. He's in no way going top10 or lottery. He will be slotted where other slow footed, poorhandling/playmaking, but sweet-shooting guards go. In the 20-30 range.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:42 am
by BarnesTheSavior
Responded with 45 tonight.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:18 pm
by Ca
I see Voshon Lenard

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Sat Feb 1, 2014 8:38 pm
by DarkKnight
He's consistently getting to the rim and is the best through-contact finisher to come along in a while, for a perimeter guy. Throw in unlimited range, great charge-taking skills (always drew them at UNC and doing it int he d-league too) and his generally solid D and you've got a tremendous package.

It's sad, because if he'd played the full year at UNC he'd probably be a NPOY candidate and a sure-fire lottery guy. As it in, someone is going to get an absolute steal.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Sun Feb 2, 2014 4:37 am
by TheSuzerain
Well with his D-League performances, we know he can fill it up in an empty gym.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Wed Feb 5, 2014 11:27 pm
by SBM
I would not even touch him in the 1st rd, really does not look like NBA starter material. He is another guy that is 8th man and beyond material at best. Really doesn't grade out well against NBA starters.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Thu Feb 6, 2014 12:25 am
by noobcake
PJ Hairston needs a regiment. Spending a year in the D-League not playing defense and chucking shots as the first option will damage his development.

Are NBA teams allowed to contact him right now?

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Fri Feb 7, 2014 9:46 am
by Valen007
PJ Hairston seems in great shape and a good shooter. Looks like he was having some discipline problems but most likely it has come to an end now, probably going to do everything to be on par with his teammates.

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 11:47 pm
by OrlChamps2030
PJ can really shoot the ball and is built like a tank. Where do you guys think he winds up?

Re: PJ Hairston is a Lottery Pick

Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 1:20 am
by Sonrisen
Zmill wrote:PJ can really shoot the ball and is built like a tank. Where do you guys think he winds up?


Charlotte