Wizards Player Profiles: Garrett Temple

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January 4, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards shooting guard Garrett Temple (17) dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Mehic: Garrett Temple has bounced around the league quite a bit, but much like Cartier Martin, Temple may have found himself a home in the nation’s capital.

When Washington acquired Temple from the D-League, I honestly didn’t know what to think. He was billed as a defensive minded guard, who could play both spots in the backcourt. The Wizards had gone through a string of guards, which included Jannero Pargo, Shelvin Mack and Shaun Livingston, but Temple fit right in with the club’s system. Washington had been solid from a defensive standpoint, and Temple didn’t need much time to adjust. He doesn’t have the prettiest game or the most flashy statistics, but Temple managed to stay ready and productive.

As Umair mentioned, Temple will likely return with the team next season. If Washington adds to their depth this offseason, I honestly don’t think Temple will be much of a contributor next season. Even so, Temple will always remain ready when called upon. If anything, Temple is a good locker room guy worth keeping around.

Grade: C

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