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P.J. Hairston | Guard

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/24/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: North Carolina
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P.J. Hairston suffered a sprained left ankle on Friday at practice and it does not appear to be serious.
He seems to be probable for Saturday to face the Nuggets. Hairston will be in the rotation for the Hornets now that they're without Kemba Walker. However, he's not going to have much fantasy value unless Lance Stephenson needs to miss time for whatever reason. Jan 30 - 3:05 PM

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P.J. Hairston had been fined $5,000 for violating the NBA's anti-flopping rules for the second time this season during Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.

The NBA may want to use Hairston's flop (video in the link below) as an example in future rules videos as the rookie got his money's worth with this one. Hairston won't face a suspension from the league for his flop, but he can still be safely left on waivers as he won't see enough minutes playing behind Lance Stephenson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

P.J. Hairston matched his career high with 15 points against the Knicks on Saturday with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

This actually wasn't a garbage-time special with only five points coming in the fourth quarter. Hairston is still not going to get too many minutes and can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Jan 10 - 3:57 PM

P.J. Hairston (illness) will play vs. the Knicks on Saturday.

He has had a limited role even with Lance Stephenson (hip) sidelined so there is no need to pick him up in almost any league.
Jan 10 - 10:49 AM

P.J. Hairston (illness) is questionable to play against the Knicks on Saturday.

He's only playing around 10 minutes per game since the Lance Stephenson (groin) injury, so Hairston isn't really a fantasy option, especially since he's made just 30.7 percent from the field on the season.
Jan 9 - 3:59 PM

P.J. Hairston (illness) will not suit up for Thursday's game against the Raptors.

He's barely a part of the Hornets' rotation, so this news doesn't have too much fantasy implications. Look for Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson to pick up most of his reserve minutes, with Henderson offering the most upside.

Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford said P.J. Hairston will suit up on Friday after being benched on Wednesday for missing practice.

Hairston's benching stemmed from an unexcused absence during Tuesday's practice, but it sounds like he may be out of the doghouse in time for Friday's game against Memphis. His return to the lineup will put a small dent in the fantasy value of Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson, while Hairston can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston will not play on Wednesday after an unexcused absence during Tuesday's practice.

The circumstances of Hairston's missed practice aren't clear but it's not surprising to see the Hornets penalize him with a DNP. He should be ready to go vs. the Grizzlies on Friday, and in his absence a few more minutes will be available for Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 05:26:00 PM

P.J. Hairston scored a career-high 15 points against the Hawks on Saturday with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

He played well off the bench but most of his damage was done in garbage time. The Hornets are dying for an outside shooter, but Hairston is not really the catch-and-shoot guy they need. He's not a fantasy option right now.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 01:55:00 AM

P.J. Hairston scored 15 points in 27 minutes off of the bench on Saturday to go with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

The game was a blowout from the start which explains why he got so many minutes, so owners shouldn't overreact to this stat line. Gary Neal (shoulder) is still without a timetable and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) is still sidelined, so owners in very deep leagues in need of 3-pointers can give Hairston a look.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 10:30:00 PM

P.J. Hairston returned to action on Friday with eight points, four rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes.

The Hornets needed some help on the wing, but Hairston forcing shots is going to make it tough for him to get consistent minutes. He's only an option in very deep leagues.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 10:47:00 PM

P.J. Hairston (thumb) will play on Friday against the Warriors.

He is not in the good graces of coach Steve Clifford and is unlikely to get minutes over 20 even with the Hornets a bit shorthanded. Hairston is not a great fantasy option.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 04:50:00 PM

P.J. Hairston (thumb) is expected to play Friday vs. the Warriors.

Hairston sprained his thumb during his last outing, but plugged-in beat reporter Rick Bonnell is speculating that he will give it a go tonight. He's seen some increased opportunity with Gary Neal (shoulder) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) both sidelined, but that hasn't translated statistically, and he's not worth using in most leagues.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 01:05:00 PM

Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston returned on Wednesday with three points, two rebounds and two turnovers in 21 minutes off the bench, but he sprained his thumb and left the arena with a brace.

The absence of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) and Gary Neal (shoulder) opened up more opportunities for Hairston and Gerald Henderson, but Hairston isn't worth fantasy attention unless you're desperate for 3-pointers. He's averaging 5.4 points, 1.3 triples, 1.4 rebounds and very little else in 14 minutes per game this season, while shooting 37.8 percent from the field. We're considering him day-to-day with his thumb injury.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 09:35:00 PM

P.J. Hairston (ankle) is active against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He is not expected to see major minutes, but he should definitely be in the rotation with Gary Neal (shoulder) out tonight. Hairston is not a fantasy option.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 06:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gerald Henderson
3Gary Neal
4P.J. Hairston
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell