One of the real highlights this season has been the emergence of Jordan Goodwin. His development is the first notable success story to come from the founding of the Capital City Go-Go.
The goal of team-controlled G League affiliates is to be able to use them as a direct development pipeline. For a team like the Wizards with a questionable draft record, this added opportunity to evaluate prospects is critical. Especially considering the team's salary cap situation, they have to find impact players on the margins to be successful.
So who is the next player to keep an eye on for a future potential breakout? In my opinion, the best way to find out is to watch them in person. I had seen Jordan Goodwin a half dozen times in college but it wasn't until I saw him play in person at a Go-Go game that I became pretty confident that he had the potential to be productive at the NBA level.
On December 9, the Bleav in Wizards podcast is hosting a fan gathering night at the Go-Go game against the Long Island Nets. It's an opportunity for our fan community to get together and experience the Wizards' developmental options first-hand. We will be hosting a live podcast after the game to discuss the players and what we saw on the court. We will also give other fans the opportunity to weigh in during the podcast.
There is a special link (click here) created for us for discounted tickets. Lower-level seats are just $10 or for $40 you can get unlimited beer and wine during the game. Plus, we will have some prize giveaways and special guests. I hope you'll consider joining us and seeing these players in action for yourselves.
Come see them live and let us know if you think any of them have the potential to be a development success story like Goodwin!
Here are the names to know:
Johnny Davis: 6-4, guard, 14.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals, .7 blocks, 40% from three (4 attempts)
Isaiah Todd: 6-9, forward, 10.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, .8 blocks, 33.3% from three (6 attempts)
Quenton Jackson: 6-5, guard/wing, 10.7 points, 3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, .9 steals, 31.3% from three (1.8 attempts)
Vernon Carey Jr.: 6-10, center, 20.3 points, 10 rebounds, 1 block, 60% from three (1.4 attempts)
Devon Dotson: 6-1, guard, 11.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1 steal, 1.5 turnovers, 13.3% from three (1.9 attempts)
Kris Dunn: 6-3, guard, 14.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2 steals, 3.1 turnovers, 36.8% from three (2.1 attempts)
Jaime Echenique: 6-10, center, 11.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, .7 blocks, 1.9 turnovers
Jordan Schakel: 6-6, wing, 14.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 30.8% from three (4.9 attempts)
Davion Mintz: 6-3, guard, 9.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 25% from three (.8 attempts)
Makur Maker: 6-10, center, 5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1 block, 2.2 turnovers, 25% from three (3.1 attempts)