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

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Post#81 » by Braggins » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:40 pm

LofJ wrote: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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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#82 » by _tijo_ » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:45 pm

Two guys at 6-4, 6-5, and three guys at 6-7, 6-8? But Kemba's only 6-0...

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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#83 » by KingCat » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:14 pm

I see his basement as DJ White, his floor as Marv/Tolliver and his ceiling as A modern day David West. Not a very exciting prospect. The last time there was this little buzz or excitement around a prospect was the Henderson pick back in 09
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Post#84 » by Braggins » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:19 pm

KingCat wrote:I see his basement as DJ White, his floor as Marv/Tolliver and his ceiling as A modern day David West. Not a very exciting prospect. The last time there was this little buzz or excitement around a prospect was the Henderson pick back in 09

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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#85 » by amcoolio » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:22 pm

KingCat wrote:I see his basement as DJ White, his floor as Marv/Tolliver and his ceiling as A modern day David West. Not a very exciting prospect. The last time there was this little buzz or excitement around a prospect was the Henderson pick back in 09


DJ White was possibly the worst defender in the NBA, chunky, and didn't shoot 3's. Washington is athletic, long, and has a motor. Was a good and vocal defender this past season and also hit the 3 really well with a nice stroke. Very lazy comparison.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#86 » by KingCat » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:36 pm

amcoolio wrote:
KingCat wrote:I see his basement as DJ White, his floor as Marv/Tolliver and his ceiling as A modern day David West. Not a very exciting prospect. The last time there was this little buzz or excitement around a prospect was the Henderson pick back in 09


DJ White was possibly the worst defender in the NBA, chunky, and didn't shoot 3's. Washington is athletic, long, and has a motor. Was a good and vocal defender this past season and also hit the 3 really well with a nice stroke. Very lazy comparison.


You realize basement means worse possible outcome right? There is a possibility he can’t expand his range to three, there is a possibility he can’t defend against NBA athletes so yes there is a small possibility he ends up as a DJ White. Just like there is a small possibility he ends up as a David West.
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Post#87 » by TheKingofSting » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:00 pm

I give the pick an A- and I'm a tough judge. I love the Luol Deng comparison who was a pretty damn good player until the view of him around the league changed when the Lakers gave him that albatross contract and ironically was given to him by Mitch Kupchak. I'd take the Miami Deng type of production with the #12 pick all day. He sure killed us all of the time back then!
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Post#90 » by DY_nasty » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:36 am

i like this pick a lot now.

im very ok with this.
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Post#91 » by KingCat » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:49 am

I just had an epiphany. I would be a lot happier with this pick if we did not pick Miles last year. I think PJ is a better prospect than Miles, and I like his wingpsan and his skill set alot more than Miles. I just think Miles is just too stubby and doesn't have the horizontal speed or skill to make up for it to be a success wing in the modern NBA.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#92 » by Liver_Pooty » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:04 am

KingCat wrote:I just had an epiphany. I would be a lot happier with this pick if we did not pick Miles last year. I think PJ is a better prospect than Miles, and I like his wingpsan and his skill set alot more than Miles. I just think Miles is just too stubby and doesn't have the horizontal speed or skill to make up for it to be a success wing in the modern NBA.


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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#93 » by BigSlam » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:21 am

Liver_Pooty wrote:
KingCat wrote:I just had an epiphany. I would be a lot happier with this pick if we did not pick Miles last year. I think PJ is a better prospect than Miles, and I like his wingpsan and his skill set alot more than Miles. I just think Miles is just too stubby and doesn't have the horizontal speed or skill to make up for it to be a success wing in the modern NBA.


One can play the 3. The other the 4.

Yup.

That's like saying I would have liked the Bridges pick had we not made the Monk pick the year prior.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#94 » by Braggins » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:21 am

KingCat wrote:I just had an epiphany. I would be a lot happier with this pick if we did not pick Miles last year. I think PJ is a better prospect than Miles, and I like his wingpsan and his skill set alot more than Miles. I just think Miles is just too stubby and doesn't have the horizontal speed or skill to make up for it to be a success wing in the modern NBA.

Miles was my 2nd choice for our pick last year and PJ was my 2nd choice of who was available this year. I'm not sure who I think is the better prospect if you compare them head to head, but I'm pleased with both and don't think there will be any issue with them playing together.

I'm guessing in a year or two we'll be seeing lots of lineups with Miles at PF and PJ at center. They actually fit together very nicely in that context imo.

The front offices hands were tied with the mess left over from the Cho/Clifford era that it was always going to take a couple years to restructure the team around Borrego's play style without wasting a bunch of future assets. The roster will probably still be a bit mismatched for this next season.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#95 » by LofJ » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:37 am

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KingCat wrote:I just had an epiphany. I would be a lot happier with this pick if we did not pick Miles last year. I think PJ is a better prospect than Miles, and I like his wingpsan and his skill set alot more than Miles. I just think Miles is just too stubby and doesn't have the horizontal speed or skill to make up for it to be a success wing in the modern NBA.

Miles was my 2nd choice for our pick last year and PJ was my 2nd choice of who was available this year. I'm not sure who I think is the better prospect if you compare them head to head, but I'm pleased with both and don't think there will be any issue with them playing together.

I'm guessing in a year or two we'll be seeing lots of lineups with Miles at PF and PJ at center. They actually fit together very nicely in that context imo.

The front offices hands were tied with the mess left over from the Cho/Clifford era that it was always going to take a couple years to restructure the team around Borrego's play style without wasting a bunch of future assets. The roster will probably still be a bit mismatched for this next season.


It will take another two years for this to fully be Mitch and Borrego's team.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#96 » by bravor » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:56 am

Curious to see if he is nba ready and if his two way profile is a reality. Obviously Hornets FO decided to pick him players who don't s**on the defensive end, so it's hard for me to complain.
Since there is no Clarke, i still hope some undersized pf/c will be signed here (Harrell, Birch, ..).

hopefully this means that if there is no kemba, the team will tank good enough to lock some good potential stars (and at the very least all star) in the Atlanta way and keep developing the role players around him/them. And if Kemba stays, the only question is how much and who you can find for Hornets' expirings and for a good return
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Post#97 » by BobsBuddy » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:37 am

:o Welcome to Charlotte PJ..Hope you aren't like the last PJ we had. I think he's probably in jail somewhere by now.

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Post#98 » by euphorbus » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:52 am

I'm just glad we landed a talented player who knows how to play basketball. I do not really care how fast he runs the 50 yard dash or how many basketballs he can spin at one time. Nor do I think it really matters to the future of the Hornets what positions he can play. It does matter that PJ is accomplished at nearly every facet of the game--shooting, rebounding, blocks. He averaged 1.8 assists in 29 minutes per game, which bodes well for the future.
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Post#99 » by fatlever » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:35 pm

Certainly we have the record for the most PJ's who have played for an organization. This makes three.

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Re: Welcome to Charlotte: PJ Washington 

Post#100 » by LofJ » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:40 pm

His actual first name is Paul. It's a good combo with Washington, not sure why he goes by PJ.
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