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The Young Wizards are Balling Out in Summer League

July 10, 2018

By: Eyasu Delesa

Before you say it, let me get it out of the way.

Yes, I know this is only summer league.

Yes, I know a lot of the guys across these rosters won't end up on an NBA team.

That does not change the fact that the Washington Wizards have had a few of the standout players so far in this year's NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Second year players Devin Robinson and Thomas Bryant, along with rookie Troy Brown have led the way for the young Wizards team. 

Robinson, a lanky and versatile scorer, seems to be able to do it all offensively. He's averaging 20 PPG in the summer league, good for 7th across all teams and leading the team.  Robinson basically had his own dunk highlight reel from one summer league game and he's also shot at a great percentage. 

Rookie Troy Brown Jr. is proving he can fill up a stat sheet. The rook is averaging an impressive 19 PPG along with 8 rebounds. Brown seems very poised for an 18-year-old. He's also shown the ability to step out and hit the three, something many scouts believed he had to solidify to make a splash in the league.

Thomas Bryant, who the Wizards claimed off waivers after he was released by the Lakers, has been bullying in the post, averaging 16 PPG along with 12 rebounds. The 12 rebounds per game are good for 5th across the league. The Lakers might be second thinking their decision to waive Bryant.

So yes, it's just summer league, but it'd be naive to deny the bright spots the young talent has shown. 

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