Washington, who has spent his entire career with Charlotte, was traded to Dallas. He returned a strong package for the Hornets as the Mavs sent Grant Williams, Seth Curry, and a first-round pick, per Shams Charania.
Washington was the Hornets first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He was taken 12th overall. A Louisville native, Washington is set to help a Mavs team hoping to contend for a trip to the NBA Finals.
Washington should be able to do just that. He is averaging 13.6 points per game, the second most of his career. He’s also shooting 44.6% from the field and 32.4% from deep. His three-point shooting and size are exactly what will make him a perfect fit alongside Luka Dončić and Kyrie Irving.
Washington has started 17 games for the Hornets and has appeared in 44. It appears to be a good time for Charlotte to part ways, especially considering he’s averaging the second-fewest minutes per game throughout his five-year career.
The former Wildcats forward has the shooting, size, and skill set to help take the Mavs to the next level. His fit in Dallas will be a good one. He has two years left on his contract, a deal that will go down in value year-over-year over those years, making it an even sweeter deal for Dallas.