P.J. Washington Stats
- Height / Weight
- 79 / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/23/1998 (25)
P.J. Washington Last 10 Games
P.J. Washington News
Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington enjoyed a great offensive game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. In the two-point preseason win, Washington finished with 31 points on 13-for-18 shooting including five threes. He also chipped in three rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block. He looked unstoppable while doing all of this damage in just 24 minutes on the court. The 25-year-old signed a new contract in August and looks to have a similar role that he's had in Charlotte over the last few years. He could be a solid value in later rounds of fantasy drafts this year.
Charlotte Hornets forward/center P.J. Washington has focused on becoming a better scorer this offseason. "I want to be consistent scoring on all three levels," Washington told Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer. "I want to feel comfortable shooting the three. I want to feel comfortable taking two dribbles and getting into my middie. I want to feel comfortable getting to the rim. So that's been my main focus this summer to be comfortable everywhere on the floor and not feel like I'm not good at something or I can't shoot this shot or I can't do that. It's just being comfortable in everything I do on the floor." Washington had his best offensive season in 2022-23, putting up 15.7 points per game. However, his three-point efficiency has dipped with every season and landed on 34.8 percent last season, showing that the Kentucky product still has some work to do. His overall efficiency wasn't great either last term at 44.4 percent.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, restricted free-agent forward/center P.J. Washington agreed to a three-year, $48 million contract to remain in Charlotte. The 25-year-old finished last season by averaging a career-high 15.7 points along with 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.1 blocks in 73 games. He has emerged as one of the Hornets' most reliable producers, and there is reason to believe he'll be even better during the 2023-24 campaign. While he should continue to see consistent minutes, his three-point shooting has regressed through the years, negatively impacting his category value.
Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington is still a restricted free agent right now and according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, he's hoping to get a contract that would pay him $20 million annually. The Hornets are currently unwilling to give the 24-year-old that type of money for the results that he's given them so far. During this contract stalemate, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly interested in a sign-and-trade type of deal, but they have yet to initiate any real conversations on that front.