PJ Washington Jr. has been traded for a first-round pick and two Charlotte natives in Seth Curry and Grant Williams

By Jeremy Grandison

February 8, 2024 (updated)

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade PJ Washington Jr. and two second-round draft picks to the Dallas Mavericks for Seth Curry, Grant Williams, and a 2027 first-round draft pick, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania. 

The former Kentucky Wildcat was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2019 draft. Washington spent four seasons with the Hornets, before signing a three-year, $48 million extension to stay in Charlotte prior to the 2023-24 season. 

The 25-year-old has become one of the valued floor-spacing forwards in the NBA, with the ability to provide roster versatility on both sides of the court. Washington is averaging 13.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 44 games this season. 

Charlotte Christian School graduate and former Duke Blue Devil Seth Curry with his father, Hornets legend Dell Curry in 2012. Photo: Don Juan Moore / AP

Charlotte native Seth Curry (the son of former Hornets legend Dell Curry and the brother of Steph Curry), who graduated from Charlotte Christian School, will return home. Curry is one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA, with a career 43.2% shooting percentage from behind the arc. Curry’s playing style is heavily predicated on off-ball movement, a much-needed dimension for this Hornets team. 

Another Charlotte native and Providence Day School graduate, Grant Williams, will also return to the Queen City. The fifth-year forward has experience playing deep in the postseason, making the Finals with the Boston Celtics in 2022. Williams signed a four-year, $53.3 million deal with the Celtics prior to the 2023-24 season, before being dealt to the Mavericks. 

Dallas will also send a 2027 first-round draft pick (top-two protected) to the Hornets, and will receive two second-rounders (2024 and 2028) in return. 


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The Hornets’ moves at the trade deadline have shown that the organization is committed to building around their young backcourt. Charlotte has targeted floor spacers with roster versatility that can play alongside Ball and Miller, without needing the ball to be effective.


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