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So nice they named him twice: The PJ Washington Jr. Thread

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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#61 » by Liver_Pooty » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:08 am

Hes going to be Paul Millsap in 3 years. I think thats a steal at 12.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#62 » by BigSlam » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:09 am

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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

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Post#64 » by LofJ » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:55 am

I'm pretty sure Washington didn't work out with anyone because of the injury he had at the end of the season.
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Post#65 » by gundysmullet » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:35 am

JMAC3 wrote:Love the pick, was my number 1 guy to be honest. Great fit next to Miles, have our forwards of the future. Just need to get a shooting guard now.


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I honestly think that Bacon can be the shooting guard. I like the PJ Washington pick, I think “safe with a lot of upside” was an apt description.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#66 » by KingCat » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:29 am

Just heard an analysis call him a poor mans Pascal Siakam wtf. Every young wing is getting Siakam comparison now :lol:
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#67 » by W_HAMILTON » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:56 am

amcoolio wrote:Washington, Bacon, Miles, and Kemba are good fits next to the inevitable Whiteside trade we are about to make


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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#68 » by BigSlam » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:38 pm

KingCat wrote:Just heard an analysis call him a poor mans Pascal Siakam wtf. Every young wing is getting Siakam comparison now :lol:

I’ve noticed that over the past few months as well.

I guess Siakam is the “in” thing these days. Every man and his dog is being compared to him.


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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#69 » by LofJ » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:40 pm

Washington dominated Grant Williams in their head to head this year. There's definitely a lot to like about him.

I've also seen draft guys say he's better suited to play the 3 than the 4. And PJ himself said he can do a lot more on the wing that he didn't get to show at Kentucky.
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Post#70 » by LofJ » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:12 pm

This is a great article on PJ:

https://www.thestepien.com/2019/03/15/case-pj-washington/

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Post#71 » by Najee12 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:18 pm

KingCat wrote:Just heard an analysis call him a poor mans Pascal Siakam wtf. Every young wing is getting Siakam comparison now :lol:


Personally, I see P.J. Washington more in the mode of David West. West was not very tall for a power forward, but West also had a very long wingspan (7-foot-4) and good bulk.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#72 » by amcoolio » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:26 pm

Washington also improved a ton from his freshman year to sophomore year...he added a 3 point shot and got way better at defense. He's a quick learner. He has the personality and length to be a monster player. Excited to see what he can do in SL and next season.
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Post#73 » by SWedd523 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:30 pm

Najee12 wrote:
KingCat wrote:Just heard an analysis call him a poor mans Pascal Siakam wtf. Every young wing is getting Siakam comparison now :lol:


Personally, I see P.J. Washington more in the mode of David West. West was not very tall for a power forward, but West also had a very long wingspan (7-foot-4) and good bulk.

I think David West is both fair and interesting.
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Post#74 » by Braggins » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:43 pm

I like the Paul Milsap comparison someone made last night.

I think if you are more than slightly disappointed/underwhelmed with PJ then your expectations were probably too high for this draft to begin with.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#75 » by BigSlam » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:50 pm

Najee12 wrote:Personally, I see P.J. Washington more in the mode of David West. West was not very tall for a power forward, but West also had a very long wingspan (7-foot-4) and good bulk.

And West played angry while being both productive AND physically imposing.


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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#76 » by BigSlam » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:53 pm

Braggins wrote:I think if you are more than slightly disappointed/underwhelmed with PJ then your expectations were probably too high for this draft to begin with.

Such a good point.

Picking 12th isn’t like picking top 3 or even top 5.

Expectations need to be relative to drafting position and if we got a well rounded 7+ year productive pro at 12 that’s pretty solid.


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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#77 » by BlackOutBuzz » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:00 pm

Admittedly he wasn't one I spent a ton of time on, though most reviews seem positive. Most interesting is there seems to be a split between his role being as a lanky, Paul George-esque wing vs. a Millsap-ian big.

Already a different NBA though than when the likes of West and Landry came up. As the line between 3 and 4 continues to blur - and lineups continue to get smaller - I guess it makes sense though. It's certainly fun to think about he and Miles switching at the forward spots.

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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#78 » by Braggins » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:01 pm

BigSlam wrote:
Braggins wrote:I think if you are more than slightly disappointed/underwhelmed with PJ then your expectations were probably too high for this draft to begin with.

Such a good point.

Picking 12th isn’t like picking top 3 or even top 5.

Expectations need to be relative to drafting position and if we got a well rounded 7+ year productive pro at 12 that’s pretty solid.


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This draft specifically was also especially volatile with lots of very flawed prospects and we still came out at 12 with a guy that multiple reputable draft experts view as one of the steals of the draft.

Sekou Doumbouya is the only player that was available that I would say clearly has a higher ceiling thank PJ, but its probably not even by that much, if any, and PJ's floor is arguably higher than anyone in the draft not named Zion or Jah.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#79 » by powerforward » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:28 pm

have been looking at his aau stuff and he looks like he has some handles- I do see him as more of a 4/5 but I wonder if he can develop perimeter skills (his passing looks like a plus). I like Miles and him together
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#80 » by LofJ » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:34 pm

PJ can play the 3, 4, or 5 depending on who he's sharing the floor with. Today's NBA is all about guys like him with positional versatility.

Heck, all 3 of the guys we drafted have positional versatility. I'm starting to think that Mitch understands the modern game more than we give him credit for.
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