With the offseason starting to come to a close, now is a good time to give the spotlight to the new, lesser-known Wizards. Today, the focus is on Trevor Booker.
I wasn’t very impressed with Booker in the Summer League. He seemed tentative to take shots and really wasn’t much of a bruiser like others had described him. Still, it was his first experience against pro players, and that can leave some (including second overall pick Evan Turner, who struggled in the Summer League) initially starstruck.
I’m willing to give Trevor the benefit of the doubt. I don’t expect too much out of him this season–maybe 10-15 minutes per game, as he figures out how his skills translate to the pros. Remember, he backs up Andray Blatche, Yi Jianlian, Josh Howard, and even Al Thornton.
Down the line, I’m hoping Booker can become an impact player, perhaps even a sixth-man threat like Paul Millsap. Here are some highlights of Booker at Clemson: