Rod Boone: #Hornets announce PJ Washington underwent successful surgery to fix his fractured fifth finger on his right hand. Team didn't give an exact timetable given for his return. But a source said Washington is fine and will just need to get through his rehab.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Charlotte Hornets rookie F P.J. Washington is expected to be sidelined through Christmas with fractured finger, league sources tell ESPN. The Hornets play five games in that stretch. He's averaged 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds.
The Charlotte Hornets announced today that forward PJ Washington has suffered a fractured fifth finger on his right hand. The injury occurred during the fourth quarter of last night’s 83-73 win over the Chicago Bulls. Washington will be listed as out for tomorrow’s game against the Indiana Pacers and further updates on his status will be provided when available.
The foot injury that kept PJ Washington out of summer league shouldn’t be an issue for training camp, the Charlotte Hornets lottery pick said Monday night.
The Hornets chose forward-center Washington 12th overall in June, then shut him down for Las Vegas Summer league in July due to ongoing soreness from an injury he suffered in March playing for Kentucky. Washington said he was held out of basketball activity for about two weeks, but is cleared medically now, with training camp starting in late September. “I’m pretty much cleared to do everything,” Washington said, after throwing out the first pitch at a Charlotte Knights game. “After summer league, it was about two weeks.”
January 20, 2022 | 7:53 pm EST Update
Shams Charania: Forward Paul Millsap and the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to find the four-time All-Star a new team where he can have a greater contribution, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr on James Wiseman: “This has just not been an easy one to figure out. We’re still hopeful he’ll be cleared for contact soon, but there hasn’t been an opportunity for that to happen this week.”