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3J Swishington: The PJ Washington Jr. Thread

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Re: 3J Swishington: The PJ Washington Jr. Thread 

Post#201 » by Liver_Pooty » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:06 pm

PJ has a fractured finger.
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Re: 3J Swishington: The PJ Washington Jr. Thread 

Post#202 » by amcoolio » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:57 pm

Front office was like "You guys are winning too many games"

Here comes the 10 game losing streak to get us better ping pong balls
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Post#203 » by tondi123 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:22 pm

Is there any ETA on his return?
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Post#204 » by Liver_Pooty » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:43 pm

Looks like a little after Christmas. Honestly his foot could probably use a little rest as well.
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Post#205 » by euphorbus » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:00 pm

We are getting a little thin up front. This would be a good time for a 10-day signing.
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Post#206 » by MasterIchiro » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:47 pm

MKG to the rescue. Gulp.
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Post#207 » by LofJ » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:35 pm

Jalen McDaniels should get some run.
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Re: 3J Swishington: The PJ Washington Jr. Thread 

Post#208 » by Hornet Mania » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:34 pm

I'm just glad it isn't the foot, when I saw the headline on FB "PJ Washington Out With Injury" I assumed the worst. It will be tough without him but it is what it is.
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Post#209 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:18 pm

euphorbus wrote:We are getting a little thin up front. This would be a good time for a 10-day signing.

we still need to see what Jalen McDaniels or Robert Franks can give us.
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Post#210 » by DY_nasty » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:40 pm

jalen is not nba ready physically
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Post#211 » by fatlever » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:36 am

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Post#212 » by Rich4114 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:19 pm

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Post#213 » by 316Hornets » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:15 am

The more I analyze PJ stats, the more I think he was the steal of the draft. He's 32nd in the league with 37 dunks. He's shooting 40.6% from deep. And he is playing solid defense.

The biggest concern I have is 90% of his shots are assisted. This means he isn't great at creating his own shot and is probably more of a system player. It also means he probably will never be a superstar, but a solid starter is better than what we've gotten from the draft in years so no complaints here.
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Post#214 » by Chapelchilla » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:20 pm

316Hornets wrote:The more I analyze PJ stats, the more I think he was the steal of the draft. He's 32nd in the league with 37 dunks. He's shooting 40.6% from deep. And he is playing solid defense.

The biggest concern I have is 90% of his shots are assisted. This means he isn't great at creating his own shot and is probably more of a system player. It also means he probably will never be a superstar, but a solid starter is better than what we've gotten from the draft in years so no complaints here.


He is also playing on a pretty decent passing team with 2 point guard types in his usual rotation so that is likely a factor too
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Post#215 » by -Ian- » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:31 pm

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PJ Washington, Hornets

No rookie had a more triumphant introduction to the big show this season than Washington. The no. 12 pick stormed out of the gates with a 27-point barrage in his NBA debut, going 7-for-11 from 3-point range—an NBA record for most long-range makes by a rookie in his first game, getting him nearly one-fifth of the way to matching the number of triples he hit in two years at Kentucky after just one pro game.

The 21-year-old has since blown past his collegiate 3-point total. He’s also contributing on the glass as a complementary playmaker, and as a versatile defender capable of taking assignments up and down the positional spectrum. Washington spends the bulk of his time guarding power forwards, according to NBA Advanced Stats’ matchup data—stretch bigs like Lauri Markkanen and Jaren Jackson Jr., more traditional types like Julius Randle—but has also done plenty of work at every other spot in the lineup, whether it’s bodying up opposing centers (Myles Turner, Andre Drummond) or hanging with guards off switches on the perimeter (Garrett Temple, Luke Kennard).

It’s not easy for a rookie, even a polished one, to be a positive contributor to an NBA defense straight out of the draft. Washington has pulled it off, though: Charlotte allows 7.2 fewer points per 100 possessions in his minutes, giving up fewer offensive rebounds and committing fouls less frequently.

“I was like, jeez, man, it’s like this dude has been doing this for a long time,” veteran Marvin Williams, who reached a buyout agreement with the Hornets before joining up with the league-leading Bucks, told James Herbert of CBS Sports in December. “It’s kind of scary, honestly. … You only have to tell him something one time, he’s going to pick it up right now. And that’s even if you have to tell him.”

Washington’s malleability allows coach James Borrego to think boldly as he envisions what the most competitive version of his Hornets might eventually look like. With Williams, who had been averaging just under 20 minutes a game at power forward and center, now out of the picture, Borrego recently said he might take a longer look at how Washington and 2018 no. 12 pick Miles Bridges work as a super small-ball combo. The 6-foot-7, 230-pound Washington would slide up to the 5, with the 6-foot-6, 225-pound Bridges (who’s quietly on something of a tear in the past couple of weeks) stepping in at the 4. Perhaps every experiment is viable and any rotational configuration is permissible in a post-Rockets world, though it’s worth noting that such lineups have gotten drilled by 12.2 points per 100 possessions in limited usage. Whether the two lottery selections fit together in the frontcourt remains to be seen. What’s clear, though, is that Charlotte believes in Washington enough to give him every opportunity to make it work.

Washington’s touch has come and gone lately; he’s shot just 43.9 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from 3-point range, and 56.4 percent from the free throw line in 19 games since returning from a two-week absence with a fractured finger. (The vaunted rookie wall might be a factor, too. Washington told Roderick Boone of The Athletic that, once he finishes his Rising Stars duties, “I’m not doing nothing until practice [next Tuesday].”) Even as he scuffles, though, he still shows something in nearly every game—his footwork and hands as he rolls to the rim, his poise when attacking a closeout, his commitment to working over smaller defenders in the post when he draws a mismatch. He never seems to be in a hurry; he always seems to be moving with the rhythm of the game rather than frantically trying to catch up to it.

Again: That’s rare for a rookie. Then again, it sounds like Washington is a rare rookie.

“I mean, you can quote me right now,” Williams said in December. “There’s no way that he’s not going to be in the final running for Rookie of the Year.”
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Re: 3J Swishington: The PJ Washington Jr. Thread 

Post#216 » by euphorbus » Fri Apr 3, 2020 4:36 am

With this extended time off, it would be nice to see Washington rehabilitate his foot. He has not been able to elevate as well as he did two years ago, and can barely dunk the ball. A recovery, needless to say, would help on both ends of the court.

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