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Wizards vs. Hawks preview: Washington continues play on Thursday evening

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There is one more game coming up!

NBA: Summer League-Washington Wizards at Brooklyn Nets Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Wizards will look to right the ship and get back to .500 in Las Vegas Summer League play as they take on the Hawks on Thursday evening in their final tuneup before knockout play. Like the Wizards, the Hawks also stumble into this matchup as they have an identical 1-2 record.

Game Info

When: Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

How to watch: ESPN 2

This load management stuff is getting out of control - Rui Hachimura, the Wizards 21-year-old rookie, sat out of Tuesday’s contest against the Clippers because... wait for it... rest. Now that Hachimura is refreshed, one can assume that he’ll be on the floor in their final matchup before knockout play, right?

On the flip side, I wouldn’t expect to see Troy Brown Jr. in this game as he was forced to leave Tuesday’s game after just seven minutes as he suffered a knee contusion. I can’t imagine a scenario where the sophomore wing who’s looked better laces em up on Thursday.

Another opportunity for Mo Wagner - Wagner has been solid but not great so far in Summer League but Thursday night is another opportunity for the second-year play to prove he belongs on the Wizards roster. Wagner was not shy against the Clippers as he chucked up 11 shots but only connected on three of them and went 1-5 from three-point range (13 points).

He was able to salvage that performance as he went six of seven from the charity stripe but even so, it would be nice to see a few more of those three-balls fall.

We’ll get our first look at De-Andre Hunter - D.C. locals saw how Hunter played on the college level but will now get their first look at the University of Virginia alumnus on the professional stage.