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Charlotte Hornets select PJ Hairston with the #26 pick


After selecting Shabazz Napier at 24, the Charlotte Hornets trade him away for the Miami Heat's #26 pick and two second rounders.

they use that #26 pick to select elite shooter PJ Hairston.

What are your thoughts on this pick?


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    @JPlowright_NBA
    Jul 04 2014 02:57 PM

    I would put Noel above Wiggins, he is going to get LOADS of playing time in a fast paced offense with lots of scoring opportunities. 

     

    In other news, I think PJ will tear up summer league. He will be playing alongside Vonleh/Zeller which will get him open looks, he is used to the NBA 3 point line and he is used to playing against grown men

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    Mike Kidd-Trilchrist
    Jul 04 2014 10:33 PM

    bovada has Hairston and Vonleh as even odds to win ROY the last time I looked.

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    InProblematique
    Jul 04 2014 11:27 PM

    bovada has Hairston and Vonleh as even odds to win ROY the last time I looked.

    Makes sense. Hairston was the most complete SG in the draft this year. Stauskas was a pure shooter/playmaker, Young is the project pick with size, Harris is a jack-of-all trades with very good defense, Smart (who I consider a SG, not a PG) brings the mental drive to win, ability to drive in the lane and finish, and great defense. Hairston has all of that in one package, with the exception of Nik's playmaking abilities. Otherwise, he brings a winning attitude, great defense, ability to take the ball on the floor and drive down the lane and finish against contact, he's a shooter, and he has great size at SG, and can almost definitely be shifted to SF.

     

    I think everyone knows that P.J. was likely a top 10 talent who got knocked down by all the drama. Not even remotely worried about that, especially since it looks like at least some of his family deciding to move here from Greensboro...westbrook08 mentioned that Peej's dad owns a BBQ restaurant and plans on opening up a location on Tryon, though he didn't know if his dad was going to run two locations, or close up his Greensboro restaurant and move down here...wouldn't be surprised if it's the latter.

     

    He said he's grown out of the group of people that made things bad for him at UNC, and he hasn't been in a lick of trouble since the UNC fiasco. I've been saying it over and over, but I think he's the steal of the draft.

     

    I can't wait to see him (and Vonleh/Cody for that matter) to play in summer league. Hairston already has a leg up to tear it apart, having competed against guys around or above the caliber of many players that will be in SL, and he's already used to NBA range and shot clock pace.

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    InProblematique
    Jul 04 2014 11:28 PM

    I would put Noel above Wiggins, he is going to get LOADS of playing time in a fast paced offense with lots of scoring opportunities.

     

    In other news, I think PJ will tear up summer league. He will be playing alongside Vonleh/Zeller which will get him open looks, he is used to the NBA 3 point line and he is used to playing against grown men

    Maybe, but Noel can't really...you know...score.

    Saw someone posted on the Hornets reddit page that PJ was a passenger in the car when Josh Gordon (WR Browns) was arrested. He said that he has family that works at one of the news stations. If true, the most concerning thing would be that 'Fats' Thomas the same guy that was renting Pj those cars bailed Josh Gordon out of jail. Hopefully this isn't true and he is done interacting with Thomas. Just thought I would pass that along

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    InProblematique
    Jul 05 2014 11:58 PM

    I feel like someone would have reported him being in the car by now, if he was.

    I split the PJ/YMCA/punch discussion off to it's own topic over here  -->  http://hornetsplanet...ca-altercation/

     

     

    sigh

    I feel like someone would have reported him being in the car by now, if he was.

     

    The rumor was partially true, Gordon was driving Pj's car so he was definitely hanging out with Gordon and probably 'Fats' Thomas

     

    http://www.wralsport...rrest/13791003/

    Well it doesn't seem the hornets are interviewing him for obvious reasons, but there is a video of PJ praticing today on hornets.com.  Decent three point shooting.  Also shows him having a conversation with Ewing at the end, wonder what that was about.

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    InProblematique
    Jul 08 2014 03:17 PM

    Well it doesn't seem the hornets are interviewing him for obvious reasons, but there is a video of PJ praticing today on hornets.com.  Decent three point shooting.  Also shows him having a conversation with Ewing at the end, wonder what that was about.

    fistbump too. Hopefully we've let him know that we're taking a chance on him, and his leash is rather short. I'm sure Ewing, as a guy who's been there (fierce competitor on the floor) is helping P.J. to just understand that things are going to get heated, he just can't let it get under his skin. I think we're really, really lucky to have Pat around for at least another year. He really is a solid coach, and I hope he gets the chance to get a head coaching job somewhere soon. He deserves it.

    fistbump too. Hopefully we've let him know that we're taking a chance on him, and his leash is rather short. I'm sure Ewing, as a guy who's been there (fierce competitor on the floor) is helping P.J. to just understand that things are going to get heated, he just can't let it get under his skin. I think we're really, really lucky to have Pat around for at least another year. He really is a solid coach, and I hope he gets the chance to get a head coaching job somewhere soon. He deserves it.

     

     

    you got all that from a conversation in the background of another video without sound?  

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    InProblematique
    Jul 08 2014 05:04 PM

    you got all that from a conversation in the background of another video without sound?  

    It's called conjecture/hypothesizing, as I'm sure you knew before posting that to try to make me look stupid. I obviously don't know what they're talking about, but I can only guess that Ewing, who is famous for his intensity on the court (along with the rest of the Knicks in the 90s) has talked to P.J. about heat of the moment on-court stuff.

     

    Maybe he hasn't, but it's a logical assumption. 

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    Mike Kidd-Trilchrist
    Jul 08 2014 10:42 PM

    I can't wait to see how punishment is handled.

    I can't wait to see how punishment is handled.

     

     

     

    Well, considering this is the NBA and not the ridiculously ran NCAA it will likely be handled well. With the current charge as a misdemeanor, I imagine the Hornets will likely deal with it internally as much as possible (ie. not letting it be a distraction) all the while letting this be a stern direct lesson for Hairston coming from the front office (surely even Jordan) and maybe sending him for counseling and getting a hold on him with some of the other team leaders and staff.

     

    The biggest initial concerns are for Hairston with regards to $ (his contract and the lawsuit he'll surely face). Although this is clearly not good by any means for him or the team at the moment it doesn't have to completely lead down the wrong road for his career and the team IF everyone gets to work taking care of the clear issues he's having right now.... having said that and I'm hoping for the best, he's just as likely to go on some GTA style crime spree considering I've laid out the better options.... :facepalm:

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    Mike Kidd-Trilchrist
    Jul 09 2014 10:31 PM

    Well, considering this is the NBA and not the ridiculously ran NCAA it will likely be handled well. With the current charge as a misdemeanor, I imagine the Hornets will likely deal with it internally as much as possible (ie. not letting it be a distraction) all the while letting this be a stern direct lesson for Hairston coming from the front office (surely even Jordan) and maybe sending him for counseling and getting a hold on him with some of the other team leaders and staff.

     

    The biggest initial concerns are for Hairston with regards to $ (his contract and the lawsuit he'll surely face). Although this is clearly not good by any means for him or the team at the moment it doesn't have to completely lead down the wrong road for his career and the team IF everyone gets to work taking care of the clear issues he's having right now.... having said that and I'm hoping for the best, he's just as likely to go on some GTA style crime spree considering I've laid out the better options.... :facepalm:

     

    He should probably be suspended for SL but with it still an open case if not then I uinderstand the wait and see approach.

    Until a video shows up with him clearly being at fault (and I doubt it exists if we haven't already seen it), he will only be guilty of making a poor decisions and not found guilty of any crime.  Therefore, I doubt there will be any NBA mandated discipline, but the guys in the locker room will hopefully sit him down and teach him how to start acting like a responsible contributing member of the team and not an over-paid, self-centered young adult.

     

    PJ has a lot of potential, potential to do well on the court and potential to screw things up off the court, it boils down to which potential he decides to focus on.

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    CarolinaKat
    Jul 11 2014 03:55 PM

    I think we should start a poll on what team PJ punches a player first.....I'm going with New York, They been assholes since the 80's

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    Mike Kidd-Trilchrist
    Jul 15 2014 10:25 PM

    Hopefully he does punch a Knick!