3 Wizards Summer League Players who Disappointed

Johnny Davis #5 of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Johnny Davis #5 of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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Washington Wizards, Isaiah Todd.
Washington Wizards, Isaiah Todd.Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports /

Wizards who Disappointed in Summer League: No. 2 – Isaiah Todd

Naturally, Isaiah Todd threw in one game during summer league where his on-court talent was impossible to not notice. He’s very gifted and when everything is working perfectly it’s clear how good he can be.

consistency was the main issue with Todd, although that isn’t and shouldn’t be surprising. What was specifically disappointing was the variance in his approach and mindset from game to game.

The former 31st overall pick was never going to crack the rotation this year but it was still hard to not be disappointed by what we saw from him over the five-game stretch. It was quite clear how much the talented forward still has to grow before he can be in an NBA rotation let alone get anywhere near reaching his potential.

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Todd averaged 9 points and 3.4 rebounds. He shot just 34.7 percent overall, including 30.3 percent from behind the arc. He did little in terms of getting others involved or impacting the game consistently on the defensive end of the floor.

On a team that didn’t have much of a top-scoring option and instead did it by committee, it was a bit disappointing to see Todd so far off from being able to be that guy just in summer league alone.

More concerning, his choices and play far too often broke the team’s rhythm and feel, making him a liability to the offensive success of the entire group.

Isaiah Todd remains a long-term, high-upside player. Once Johnny Davis and even Vernon Carey Jr. were missing time for the Summer League group, though, it was disappointing to see Todd not make more of an impact or at the very least play a bit smarter.

The Wizards need to really buckle in on his growth and game this upcoming season. He’s far from his potential, and almost just as far from being capable of a significant role in the rotation. Luckily for everyone involved, the upside remains sky high.