The Washington Wizards close out their Summer League “regular season” tonight with a game against the Atlanta Hawks.
The Summer League action is starting to wind down out in Las Vegas. Tonight, the Washington Wizards will face off against the Atlanta Hawks in what will be their final Summer League game before the “playoffs” that will determine the Summer League champions.
At 1-2, the Wizards probably aren’t considered the class of the Summer League, but who cares? It’s the Summer League! The past five winners of the Las Vegas Summer League have been the Portland Trail Blazers (2018), the Los Angeles Lakers (2017), the Chicago Bulls (2016), the San Antonio Spurs (2015), and the Sacramento Kings (2014).
Looking at those results, it goes without saying that the Summer League championship is hardly a predictor of success. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth watching.
Through the first three games, we’ve already seen a lot from the new young faces joining the Wizards roster this season. Between Rui Hachimura, Admiral Schofield, Justin Robinson, Garrison Mathews, Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones, and Troy Brown Jr, a lot of this Summer League roster might actually be on the Wizards opening day roster.
If you haven’t been watching any of the Summer League matchups yet, tonight might be your last chance to tune in and see what these Wiz kids are all about.
Here are three things to watch for during the Summer League finale against the Atlanta Hawks.