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Hornets commerce P.J. Washington to Mavericks for Grant Williams

The Charlotte Hornets are buying and selling ahead P.J. Washington to the Dallas Mavericks for ahead Grant Williams, guard Seth Curry, and a first-round draft decide. Dallas is sending Charlotte a lightly-protected 2027 first-rounder.

The Mavericks had solely three draft belongings at their disposal — a 2027 first-round draft decide, a 2025 second-round draft decide (through Toronto), and a 2028 second-rounder (through Miami), per ESPN’s Bobby Marks.

Dallas can nonetheless commerce its 2025 first-rounder however provided that its 2024 first-rounder (top-10 protected) is conveyed to the New York Knicks. Dallas may even have its 2031 first-rounder beginning the night time of the draft.

Moreover, Washington is owed $16.8 million this season, $15.5 million in 2024-25, and $14.1 million in 2025-26. That is a part of the three-year, $46.5 million he signed with Charlotte this previous August.

His deal additionally consists of $1.5 million in complete incentives. He has a $500,000 unlikely bonus this season if he performs in 74 or extra video games and a couple of,400 minutes. His earlier deal was a four-year, $17.8 million rookie-scale contract.

Charlotte Hornets ahead P.J. Washington matched his profession excessive with 43 factors towards Utah Jazz

Washington, 25, made 17 begins in 43 video games this season with the Hornets. He averaged 13.6 factors, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 29.2 minutes per sport whereas capturing 44.6% from the sphere and 32.4% past the arc.

In Charlotte’s 134-122 loss to the Utah Jazz on Jan. 27, the ahead matched his profession excessive with 43 factors on 17-of-22 (77.3%) capturing from the ground and 7-of-9 (77.8%) from 3-point vary.

In the meantime, Grant Williams is owed $12.4 million this season, $13 million in 2024-25, $13.6 million in 2025-26, and $14.2 million in 2026-27. That is a part of the four-year, $53.34 million contract he signed with the Boston Celtics as a part of a sign-and-trade settlement with Dallas.

Williams, 25, made 33 begins in 47 video games performed with the Mavericks this season. He’s at the moment matching his profession highs in factors (8.1) and assists (1.7) per sport. To not point out, he’s averaging a career-high 26.4 minutes per sport whereas capturing 41.3% from the sphere.

Furthermore, Seth Curry is incomes $4 million this season and subsequent season. Nevertheless, his 2024-25 wage is non-guaranteed. That is a part of the two-year, $8 million contract he inked with Dallas final July.

Curry, 33, made simply three begins in 36 video games with the Mavs this season. The ten-year veteran averaged 4.3 factors, 1.4 rebounds, and 12.7 minutes in these video games. Plus, he’s capturing 37.2% from the ground and 36.3% from downtown.

The NBA commerce deadline has now formally handed. Every group had till 3 p.m. ET on Thursday to make offers. Trades are not permitted through the season.



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