Washington Wizards: 3 Players to watch in the 2022 NBA 2K23 Summer League

Isaiah Todd #14 of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Isaiah Todd #14 of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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It’s that time of the year again! The 2022 NBA 2K23 Summer League is officially underway and the Washington Wizards will get things started on Saturday at 6 pm ET against the Detroit Pistons. For a lot of players, this will be their first real NBA game action and fans are anxious to see what the young guns bring to the table.

This past Tuesday, the Washington Wizards finally announced their roster for the 2022 NBA 2K23 Summer League in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at who will be playing on the team this year:

Surprisingly, last year’s 1st round pick will not be playing on the team. Corey Kispert, who the Wizards drafted with the 15th pick last season, has practiced with the team but he won’t be suiting up this summer. Kispert played in 77 out of 82 total games last season and started 36 times, so the coaching staff may feel he’s shown enough heading into next season.

It would have been nice to see Kispert get some live-game action with the rest of the squad but there’s still plenty of young talent to keep an eye on in Las Vegas.

So here are 3 players to watch when the Washington Wizards start playing in the 2022 NBA 2K23 Summer League!

Isaiah Todd, Washington Wizards.
Isaiah Todd #14 of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Summer League Wizards to Watch: No. 3 – Isaiah Todd

The Washington Wizards selected Isaiah Todd with the 31st pick in the 2nd round of the 2021 NBA Draft. In his rookie season, he spent most of his time with the Capital City Go-Go G-League affiliate team. Todd only played 74 total minutes for the Wizards last season. This summer, he should be out to prove that he deserves a spot in the rotation.

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Todd is the prototypical stretch big in today’s NBA. In his one-year stint with the G-League Ignite, he shot 36% from three on 3 attempts per game. Unfortunately, that percentage dropped all the way down to 28.6% with the Capital City Go-Go, but that’s mainly because he attempted a whopping 6.7 attempts per game. He needs to use Summer League as an opportunity to show that last year was an aberration and he can still shoot the ball at a high clip behind the arc.

Even though scoring is important, that shouldn’t be Todd’s main focus this Summer. Instead, he should worry about making winning plays. Attacking the glass, diving for loose balls, and playing great defense, are all things that the coaches want to see from their 2nd-year player. He needs to come out and play with energy from the opening tip until the final buzzard.

As long as he does that, then that’s all that matters. As a fan, it would be great to see Todd come out and put up big numbers but that may not be realistic. However, if he plays with 100% effort and grit, then I’m sure he’ll be close to averaging a double-double. He has all the tools to make a big impact, so now it’s up to him to show how much he’s progressed this Summer.