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Johnny O’Bryant to sign contract with Wizards, according to report

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There will be no shortage of competitors for the Wizards’ lone open roster spot.

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Johnny O’Bryant defends Ty Lawson in a game between the Bucks and Rockets.
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The Wizards have signed free agent power forward Johnny O’Bryant to a contract, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

O’Bryant was the 36th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft to the Milwaukee Bucks where he played for two seasons. He averaged 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in 100 total appearances for Milwaukee. He was waived by the Bucks right before the NBA Free Agency craze started in July.

The Wizards only have one open roster spot and appear set at the power forward position, so he is likely on a training camp deal and unlikely to make the opening day roster. After all, his career shooting percentage is below 40 percent and his shooting percentage from 0-5 feet last season was a very low 45.9 percent.

I’m not exactly sure why O’Bryant was signed in the first place. But for the man himself, this is still an opportunity for him to make an impression and hopefully get on an NBA roster at some point this season.