Where and when: The Washington Wizards take on the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Vegas Summer League Tournament action at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, July 15, at 8:00 p.m ET.
What happens now that we're in the tournament stage?
The Wizards were seeded 20th out of 24 teams in the Vegas Summer League tournament, and as such will face the 13th seeded Jazz Wednesday evening. The winner goes on to face the Vegas Summer League's leading scorer Seth Curry and the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday. The loser plays a consolation game on Friday.
Storylines to watch
Can Kelly Oubre keep drawing contact?
Kelly Oubre has struggled with his jumper through Summer League, but the rest of his game has been impressive. He's averaging 8 rebounds per game and 2 steals per game and only averaging 2.3 turnovers per game despite carrying a significant load on the offensive end.
If he continues to struggle shooting, he'll need to keep relying on his ability to get to the line and make shots to balance things out. He's averaging 7.6 free throw attempts per game, but he's only shooting 56.5 percent at the line so far in Vegas. The good news is, he shot 71 percent from the stripe in college, so his struggles are probably an aberration, but could cost the Wizards if the trend continues against the Jazz.
Can Aaron White earn his starting spot back?
White came off the bench against Dallas after a rough outing on Sunday against the D-League Select. White responded with his best performance of the Summer League -- a 4 point, 7 rebound performance -- against the Mavericks.
The question is: Will that be enough to get White back into the lineup? Keep in mind the Mavericks were one of three teams to go winless in the preliminary stage of the Summer League, so his bounceback may be just as much about lucking into a soft landing spot as it was about responding to a poor outing. We should have a better idea after White faces Trey Lyles, Jack Cooley and the rest of Utah's defense, who have done a better job of contesting two point shots than any other team in this year's Summer League.