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  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have been informed that, "The agenda is youth and development."

    The article adds that both players will have a chance to compete for minutes but the Hornets' top priority will be to develop their younger players which bodes well for Dwayne Bacon, Miles Bridges, Devonte Graham, P.J. Washington and Willy Hernangomez. Miles was already putting up near top-100 value to close the season at around 25 minutes per game while the rest of the players could all produce fantasy value if given the minutes so they should at least be put on the watch list to see how the preseason plays out.

    Source: Charlotte Observer

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Coach James Borrego said that the Hornets' young guys are going to get an opportunity this year more than ever, whether it comes at the NBA level or G-League.

    The entire article is worth the read as Borrego dives into a multitude of topics and what he expects from this season. With the Hornets entering a transition year after losing Kemba Walker, it seems the team will be committed to youth and development. That is a promising outlook for players like Malik Monk, Dwayne Bacon, P.J Washington and Willy Hernangomez.

    Source: Charlotte Observer

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    James Borrego said he wants PJ Washington to play a heavy dose of minutes for the Hornets in the 2019-20 season.

    Borrego specifically said, "We need PJ to play some valuable, heavy minutes this season." What that ultimately will translate to playing behind Miles Bridges and Marvin Williams is anyone's guess, but it is encouraging for Washington's outlook.

    Source: Charlotte Observer

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    P.J. Washington says he's been cleared from a left foot injury that prevented him from playing in Summer League.

    Washington suffered the injury in college and the Hornets were extra cautious in keeping him out of Summer League. He says that he was held out of basketball activity for about two weeks, and considering he was first ruled out at the very beginning of July we're not considering him a risk to miss further time heading into camp. Charlotte tends to take it slow with their rookies, so Washington is a weak draft candidate in redraft formats.

    Source: Charlotte Observer

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Hornets' first-rounder P.J. Washington has been ruled out of Summer League because of a sore left foot.

    The Hornets are being cautious with Washington after he also suffered a left foot injury in college. He was First-Team All-SEC and led Kentucky in scoring last season, so it's disappointing that we won't see one of Charlotte's core pieces take the floor before training camp. It has already been said that Washington will be spending some time in the G-League this year, however, so redraft players should temper their expectations. It's expected that he'll be ready for training camp.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    GM Mitch Kupchak stated that all of the Hornets rookies, including PJ Washington, would be spending time in the G-League this upcoming season.

    "So getting that extra G League seasoning is on the docket for this year’s second-rounders and, yes, even Washington." said Kupchak. He also went on to cite how much the G-League contributed to the development of Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon last season, even stating that Bacon would request to be sent down to the G-League because he got more playing time. It looks as though it'll be at least a season before the Hornets' young players start contributing to the team and fantasy owners.

    Source: The Athletic