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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Johnny Davis, Washington Wizards.
Johnny Davis #1 of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Wizards who Disappointed in Summer League: No. 1 – Johnny Davis

With the tenth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards selected guard Johnny Davis out of Wisconsin. Among players that could have reasonably been taken at that spot, Davis possessed and still possesses one of the most translatable skillsets.

Many agree Davis will be a rotational contributor for years to come. That belief should not waiver because of his poor Summer League performance.

(Although, maybe he was someone worth avoiding in the NBA Draft if the Wizards were planning on running it back with Bradley Beal and Co.?)

Regardless, Davis is not the player he looked like in his brief Summer League appearance. That doesn’t make it any less disappointing for fans and the franchise.

Davis played in three games, seeing 24.8 minutes of on court action per game. He scored a grand total of 25 points in the Summer League (8.33 per game) behind some pretty awful shooting numbers. Davis shot 29.6 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from deep.

Somehow, his second and third games were improvements to his overall statistics after he had a brutal game to open play against the Detroit Pistons. While Jaden Ivey (Shortly), Isaiah Stewart, Jalen Duren and Isaiah Livers led the Pistons on a well balanced offensive showcase, Davis fell completely flat in opposition.

He shot 1-11 in that game, finishing with six points and five personal fouls. He was 0-7 in the second half, including 0-4 in the fourth quarter. By being selected in the NBA lottery, Davis has locked in expectations and hopes from the Wizards fan base.

He didn’t come close to inspiring the fans like he is going to be asked to moving forward. It was the most meaningless games, though, and when he has higher caliber talent around him it’s fair to assume Davis will play a more impactful and efficient game.

For now, we have a super disappointing Summer League performance to look at.

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