The Washington Wizards have concluded their NBA Summer League run with a 3-2 record. The 78-75 win over the Milwaukee Bucks marked their final game in the Summer League.
Now on to some Bullet Points.
- Jan Vesely appeared to roll his ankle in the beginning of the first quarter, and sat out the rest of the game. I assume it shouldn’t be serious.
- Bradley Beal scored nine of his 19 points in the first quarter. He did it with a array of layups, pull up jump shots, and three pointers. As @MrDCSports mentioned on twitter, his game mildly resembles Oklahoma City Thunders’ James Harden more so than Ray Allen.
- Steven Gray out of Gonzaga has flown under the radar, but has consistently shown his jump shot through Summer League play. He scored eight points in this afternoon’s game. Gray has pretty awesome hair, but his jump shot may even be better.
- Mack had a decent game scoring with eleven points, and he shot better than 50 percent from the floor, but there were times where he really looked bad. It seems as if his lack of athleticism holds back his jump shot as well as his penetration to the basket.
- Tobias Harris and John Henson. Wow. They combined for 44 points and 21 rebounds, and absolutely overwhelmed the Wizards big men. Henson showed his unique talents for his size by hitting difficult hook shots, as well as stepping out in front of the three point arc and knocking down a few jumpers.
- The Wizards took their only lead of the game in the fourth quarter after Beal provided a scoring spark. There have been times where Beal sets up his teammates such as Shelvin Mack, only to come up with a miss. His playmaking ability is far superior to anyone’s on the Wizards Summer League roster. I’m excited to see Beal play off the ball with a talent such as John Wall along side him. Needless to say, Wall will make Beal’s job a lot simpler.
The NBA Summer League tour is officially over for the Wizards. There were many things that stood out during their run, but Bradley Beal’s impact rose above all. I expect him to be a candidate for Summer League MVP.