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PJ Hairston

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PJ Hairston

I know a lot of people think Hairston will be a steal, but I'm not so sure. I just wouldn't want this guy on my team. Perhaps he is more talented than guys like Melvin Ejim or Russ Smith but give me those guys over this clown any day. Ovbiously I don't know PJ personally but the fact that UNC didn't want to have him around speaks volumes. I highly doubt he's changed at all. His body language was horrible last year and his off the court issues aren't just red flags; they are very serious. Being involved with felons isn't just a pot arrest.

I think teams are starting to value character a lot more these days, and with good reason. Look at a guy like Draymond Green. Teammates love him and he gives everything's he got when he's out there. Now look at a guys like OJ Mayo, Michael Beasley, etc. They have much more talent than Hairston and their attitudes and laziness prevents them from helping their teams. I wouldn't want Hairston representing my team, but that's just me. Some may bring up Lance Stephenson, but PJ just seems lazy to me and lacks the fire that Lance has. He'll probably get picked in the first round, but that's unfortunate.


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Sorry but your dead wrong,

Sorry but your dead wrong, yes PJ made mistakes and he has a history but I don't think you can say someone seems lazy when you don't even know them personally. The fact of the matter is PJ has lotto talent, if he can keep his nose clean then he will be a productive player as he dominated at times in the d league. He deserves to be a late first rounder based on talent and potential. Don't lump the some with the whole and expect his career to turn out like the others you said. Give him a chance before you obliterate him.

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And he also said that he's

And he also said that he's changed. If he's still available in the late 2nd round, then I'd really like my team to take a chance on him.

Look at players like JR Smith and Latrell Spreewell. Similar players but New York and G.S. apparently liked them enough to keep signing them. The same can be said for Hairston, I think.

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He got suspended because

He got suspended because someone rented him a car at the end of the day. You don't know the facts. He had been very remorseful and stayed out of trouble for over a year now. I don't know where this terrible body language thing is coming from (other than getting mad at himself for missing some open looks). It sounds like someone who just read his unfair profile here. Any UNC fan will tell you his sophomore year he was the first one on the floor and played with a ton of heart. His teammates loved playing with him.

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I admit that I was probably

I admit that I was probably too strong with my choice of words. I think I just meant that I'm still a bit more worried about his character than other people because I don't think it's that hard to pretend you are remorseful (not saying he's pretending necessarily). I think he is very talented and if he truly has changed then he should be a good player. I just won't be convinced until he's in the league and has to make smart decisions day in and day out. I feel bad about sounding so judgemental. I'll admit I did sour on him a but after reading his profile (I have seen him play live). Is the profile really that wrong about his work ethic? I just assumed that they knew something I didn't.

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remorse

I did NOT neg the original post, but I can't help myself neg this "remorseful post" of yourself. You don't like PJ, we get it, but here you sound much softer and I believe the only reason for it is to stop the negs raining on ya. My opinion - you should stick to your point, not begging for "+"s. On the topic - I have PJ going 21st to OKC, he is no doubt high risk-high reward prospect and if coached right and more importantly - mentored, so he matures, then I'll be no surprised if Hairston fit in a James Harden role for the Thunder.

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Hairston doesn't

Hairston doesn't have the handle or passing ability of Harden but does shoot it very well and has range that surpasses Harden because of his strength. Also think he can be a better defensive player than Harden. He very well could fill the 6th man role for OKC but he won't give the OKC the same exact skills. But Hairston and Reggie Jackson on a 2nd unit together is very intriguing.

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Hairston

I think he would be better as a starter since Durant and Westbrook would get him plenty of open looks and doesn't have a great handle like you mentioned. I like Jackson and Lamb off the bench.

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I would take him.

I think the fact that he wasnt able to play at NC this year, but still went to the D-League and worked his tail off to get better shows he isnt lazy, it shows he has a desire to be in the NBA. A lot of players in his situation would of just went across seas or faded away where you dont hear of him ever again.

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I've always liked him

He came to UNC in the shadow of McAdoo and was clearly the best player and pro prospect on that team.

I honestly don't care about the NCAA violation. He didn't steal, rob, rape or deal drugs.

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It's not like

It's not like you are drafting him in the 15-30 range to come in and be a team leader. So to me the character flaws that have plagued him I think aren't a big deal around a locker room with stable leadership. I hope he gets drafted late 1st round and goes somewhere like OKC , Charlotte , or SA. All 3 of those teams could use a guy with his scoring ability. The guy is built like an ox for a SG has solid length and above average athleticism. His ability to finish at the rim is better than many posters think.

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