Posts Tagged ‘NBA Summer League

16
Jul
10

Wizards Win Third Consecutive Game

By Jesse Jones

The Washington Wizards truly looked like wizards on the court in the first quarter of last night’s 88-82 win over the Dallas Mavericks. The team got off to incredible start, as they grabbed a 15-0 lead early, and never looked back. The Mavs came close to taking the lead a few times, but they could not dig themselves out of an 18-point hole.

The Wizards were led by, who else, John Wall. Wall got his second straight double-double, scoring 21 points (13-15 from the line), and dished 10 assists. He was three rebounds away from getting a triple-double, with 7. JaVale McGee also came up big, scoring 18 points, and Cartier Martin, who played in 8 games for the Wiz last season after being called up from the D-League, was the top scorer of the night for the team, scoring 23 points total, and 15 in the first half. He also went 5-5 from three, and 8-10 from the line.

The Wizards are now 3-0 in the NBA Summer League, and will look for fourth straight win tonight against the New Orleans Hornets.

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12
Jul
10

Wall Scores 24 In Summer League Debut

By Jesse Jones

Yes, it is only the NBA Summer League, where much of the players on the court are playing for roster spots, but to score 24 points and record 8 assists is still impresive, especially if it is your first game.  Well, John Wall did exactly that last night in the Washington Wizards’ 84-79 win last night.

In the beginning of the game, Wall played a little sloppy turning the ball over and at one point getting blocked going for a layup, but as the game went on, Wall took control of the game, scoring at will and being very vocal, commanding the offense and defense.  Wall went 7-15 from the field, and went a very impressive 10-11 from the free throw line.  Three of Wall’s eight assists were alley-oops to JaVale McGee, and one was an alley-oop to Raymar Morgan.

McGee, who is entering his third season in the league, is the front runner to become the starting center for the Wizards.  In his two seasons, McGee took a lot of heat for being too soft for his size, and it appears that he has listened.  McGee looks bigger and played more physical, scoring 21 points and securing 13 rebounds, something we’ve been waiting for.

John Wall has brought a lot of hype to the DC area, and big expectations for the future.  Last night, albeit in a summer league game, Wall lived up to the hype.  And what’s even better about all the hype, Cox Pavillion was sold out last night.  Just saying.

12
Jul
09

Wizards Update

summer league

By Jesse Jones

Not that long ago I posted about the Wizards looking for a veteran big man that would play a few minutes a game to sign in free agency.  Now the team is looking at not just veteran big man, but some of the big men on their summer league team.  According to Mike Jones of the Washington Times, the Wizards are interested in three big men from their summer league team; Josh Heytvelt, John Edwards, and James Lang.

Josh Heytvelt is a 6-11 Foward/Center from Gonzaga.  He played all four seasons there, averaging around 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 block for the Bulldogs.
heytvelt

John Edwards is a 7 foot, 275 pound center who has played two seasons in the NBA, in 04/05 with the Pacers, and 05/06 with the Hawks.  For his career, he averages 1.5 points and 1 rebound.
john edwards

James Lang played in 11 games for the Wizards during the 06/07 season.  He’s a 6-10, 285 pound Center that has most recently played overseas in Turkey.
james lang

The Wizards feel that they need only one more player to put them to the top.  The only question left is, who?




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