Restricted free agent forward P.J. Washington has agreed on a new three-year, $48 million contract with the Hornets. (Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter)
After landing his new deal to remain a Hornet, Washington should begin the 2023-24 campaign leading their frontcourt. The veteran forward finished as a top-100 fantasy player last season, averaging 15.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.9 steals, 1.1 blocks, and 2.0 three-pointers in 32.6 minutes per game. However, the Hornets will return key players Mark Williams, Gordon Hayward, and Miles Bridges. They also spent the No.2 overall pick on Alabama's Brandon Miller, who should see significant playing time. So, while Washington will continue to be a fantasy-relevant asset, less opportunity could lead to a dip in production this season.