2012 Wizards' Player Evaluation: Chris Singleton

April 18, 2012; Washington, D.C., USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Mike Dunleavy (17) fights for a loose ball with Washington Wizards forward Chris Singleton (31) at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

It is the end of the season, which marks the point where the Bullets Forever community get to weigh in on how well they think each Wizards player did over the course of the the abbreviated 2011-12 season. Each player is rated on the 1-10 scale. Next up: Chris Singleton

I don't think that was what we were expecting.....

When Chris Singleton was drafted by the Wizards in 2011, most were expecting a frenetic, tenacious defender who would serve as a capable sixth or seventh man off the bench. Ideally, Singleton was to develop into the "three and D" player that the Wizards had needed for years, maximizing his effort on the defensive end and creating havoc and then racing to the corner to drain a corner three in transition.

That isn't exactly what happened.

Singleton's first week demonstrated exactly what the Wizards expected to get out of the FSU player as he harassed his opponents, made some amazing defensive plays and worked as a sparkplug off the bench. Following that initial first week however, Singleton basically disappeared for much of the season. Much of this may have to due with referees not allowing Singleton to play with the same ferocity that he displayed at Florida State, but as the year progressed, some sort of of adjustment should have been made. Instead, Singleton became increasingly more passive and as a liability on the offensive end of the floor, he often left the Wizards playing four on five.

What the Wizards were then left with from their 2011 draft class were two small forwards who both proved need more player development than the organization possibly predicted. As such, Singleton may find himself as trade bait during this offseason, as the Wizards' glut of SF options and his lack of first year development may make him expendable.

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