Rick Bonnell: PJ Washington was once the Hornets’ top asset. What’s gone wrong?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — P.J. Washington has regressed this season. You can say his role has changed and defenses are more conscious of his presence, and you would be right. But Washington, the Charlotte Hornets’ starting power forward, isn’t as good as he was as a rookie. It’s noticeable. He is shooting worse from both the field and 3-point range. His rebounding is up slightly, but he isn’t as dynamic with the ball as he was last season. All this came to a head of late, with Washington making seven of his last 30 shots from the field. Granted, he missed two games with a sprained foot, but what’s off…

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