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Wizards vs. Timberwolves preview: Washington tries to avoid going winless in Summer League on Friday afternoon

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Game Info

When: Friday, July 14 at 4:30 p.m. ET
Where: Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada
TV and streaming: NBA TV and ESPN 3

What to Watch for

Can the Wizards find some sort of victory?

Wins and losses aren’t a great way to evaluate the success or failure of a team at Summer League. The name of the game is development, and sometimes that means taking it on the chin in games that don't matter.

If that's was at the heart of Washington's struggles at Summer League, it would be easier to live with the losing, but it goes a lot deeper. The prospects that factor the most in the Wizards' future haven't shown many encouraging moments.

Daniel Ochefu has been solid but quiet. Sheldon Mac has had flashes but hasn't taken a demonstrable step forward from last season. The rest (Chris McCullough, Michael Young, and Devin Robinson) are so far away from contributing that it's hard to even know that to get excited about.

More than anything else it would just be nice to see the Wizards' youngsters show some more promising signs in this one. That would mean a lot more than a meaningless win in a consolation game.

Most Likely Wizards Killer (YES WE’RE STILL DOING THIS FOR A CONSOLATION GAME IN SUMMER LEAGUE): Perry Ellis

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Fun oddity: Ellis shooting from better from beyond the arc than he is inside it during Summer League. We’ll see if that changes in this one.