The Washington Wizards were knocked out of the Las Vegas Summer League Tournament Saturday evening in an 88-85 loss to the still-undefeated Chicago Bulls.
The game was a back-and-forth affair. There nine ties and 13 lead changes in the game, but the Bulls even though the lead changed hands often, Chicago led for most of the game and pulled out to a ten point lead in the fourth quarter before Washington mounted a late charge to make it close. Unfortunately for the Wizards, Eddie’s last three fell just short as their trip to Vegas came to a close.
Jarell Eddie - After struggling to find his rhythm from outside for most of his time in Summer League, Eddie was dialed in on Saturday night, connecting on five of his seven three-point attempts. He also chipped in with six rebounds and four assists.
Nate Wolters - He delivered his best performance in Las Vegas, finishing with 16 points on 10 shots, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and only 1 turnover. He also had the best plus/minus of anyone on the team, with a +14 in just under 32 minutes of action.
The Bench - For those of you doing math at home, Washington was -17 in the 8 minutes where Nate Wolters was on the bench. Washington has struggled to get good point guard play for most of Summer League as Wolters has battled through an ankle injury, and their struggles to get production with him off the court cost them against the Bulls.
Kelly Oubre - It was easily Oubre’s worst performance in Las Vegas. He went 4-15 from the field and committed four fouls. The most unfortunate part of Oubre’s struggles was that everyone else in the starting lineup shot the ball quite well, but it just didn’t translate to Oubre, who once again, tried to do too much at times which led to bad misses and blocked shots.
The not great, but not terrible either
Aaron White - He had a surprisingly nice performance, nailing three of his six three-point attempts and playing some solid defense on Bobby Portis at times. He was also more active on the glass than he’s been throughout Summer League, snagging 8 boards. He still has a ways to go, but he took a nice step in the right direction.