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P.J. Hairston | Guard

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/24/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: North Carolina

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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. Nov 28 - 10:47 PM

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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.
Nov 28 - 4:50 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.
Nov 28 - 1:05 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.
Nov 26 - 9:35 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.
Nov 26 - 6:21 PM

P.J. Hairston is expected to play on Wednesday despite a sprained ankle.

He started a game recently but was disappointing, so we're not expecting much from him tonight, either, despite the absence of Gary Neal (shoulder).
Nov 26 - 11:24 AM

P.J. Hairston (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

Hairston could see some extended run with Gary Neal (shoulder) listed as doubtful, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out for Wednesday's game. However, Hairston is averaging just 6.0 points and 1.5 three-pointers as a starter, so there's not much to like here.
Nov 25 - 4:36 PM

P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

For some reason they upgraded him to questionable, but they're pulling him out 90 minutes before the game. Hairston was losing ground in his brief opportunity, so he's unlikely to be a key contributor. Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson are low-end plays tonight.
Nov 24 - 5:28 PM

P.J. Hairston (ankle) is now listed as questionable on Monday to face the Clippers.

He's been limited in practice and it would be a surprise to see him on the court. It will likely be Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal getting most of the minutes on the wing next to Lance Stephenson. Hairston can be left on the wire in just about all leagues.
Nov 24 - 5:06 PM

P.J. Hairston (ankle) won't play on Sunday and is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

Hairston was gaining some momentum with the Hornets' short on healthy swingmen, but the rookie went down himself on Monday and needs a few more days to recuperate. He could return Wednesday vs. the Trail Blazers, but would still face significant competition from Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson.
Nov 22 - 2:11 PM

P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

This will be Hairston's second consecutive missed game, but he really wasn't doing much when he was healthy. Gerald Henderson will likely draw another start on Friday with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) also sidelined, and he'll look to bounce-back from a scoreless performance vs. the Pacers on Wednesday. Hairston doesn't offer enough upside to be worth a stash, and he can be cut in most leagues.

P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against Indiana.

He was doubtful leading up to the game, and the fact that he was ruled out so early doesn't bode well for his status. Consider Hairston day-to-day for now, while Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will also sit this game out. Gerald Henderson will likely see big minutes and is worth a look for owners in need of short term value. Hairston can be dropped in almost all leagues.
Nov 19 - 12:06 PM

P.J. Hairston (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

Hairston left the arena in a walking boot after Monday's loss to the Mavericks, so it's looking unlikely that he'll be able to play on Wednesday. With Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) already declared out for Wednesday, Gerald Henderson makes for a solid short-term add as he'll get plenty of run against the Pacers.

P.J. Hairston (ankle) left the arena on Monday with his foot in a walking boot.

He was ruled out fairly quickly from his ankle sprain, so it would appear he's going to miss some time. Gerald Henderson had a nice game tonight and is worth a look as a short-term guy. Although, his upside isn't very high. He finished with six points and two 3-pointers in 10 minutes.
Nov 17 - 10:09 PM

P.J. Hairston suffered a sprained right ankle on Monday and will not return.

The Hornets are awfully thin on the wing now with Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out. Hairston would have played quite a bit off the bench, but now it'll be Gerald Henderson likely getting all the minutes he can handle. Hendo is still only a short-term guy in deep leagues.
Nov 17 - 8:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Gerald Henderson
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Marvin Williams
2Cody Zeller
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell