The Wizards begin their 2019 NBA Summer League campaign on Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans. Three of the players on the team are recent draft picks. Here’s what they should do set the right stage for Summer League:
Brown should show his ability to make plays as a point guard and as a wing. During his high school days, Brown played as a point guard in high school and could spend some time there. Sure,Isaiah Thomas and Ish Smith are the primary options, but Brown could still find some time nevertheless.
The Wizards’ first round draft pick will impress with his ability to score right away. But can Hachimura make some inroads on his defense from the beginning If so, Wizards fans will be more enthusiastic about his arrival over some other players like Cam Reddish.
Hachimura may be the most NBA-ready of all the Wizards’ players after a successful four-year career at Tennessee. However, Schofield is also probably a player with a low ceiling since he is older than the average rookie. If Schofield can be among the Wizards’ top two or three performers throughout Summer League, that would be very good.
Washington’s second round pick from last year is back for his second go-round with the Summer League team. He averaged for Olympija in Slovenia, He only averaged 4.0 points per game in the Slovenian league and not much better in the FIBA Europe Champions League last year and was rather foul prone, so will he be a better fit in the NBA’s freer style of play?