Washington Wizards: Johnny Davis is finally coming alive in the G-League

Johnny Davis of the Washington Wizards (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Johnny Davis of the Washington Wizards (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Johnny Davis has thus far been the laughingstock of the 2022 NBA draft. He was a top ten pick and has watched from the G-League as undrafted players from the same class as him have scored more points in a single game than he has for the entire season.

He has 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists for his career. Not ‘per game’ stats, career stats. This is incredibly disappointing for a player picked as high as he was this deep into the season. Especially considering the fact that he has been healthy all year too.

Despite his struggles on the year, Johnny Davis may be turning a new leaf.

Even with his egregious numbers, Davis has been a quality defensive player all season long. He is long and athletic, allowing him to stay in front of opposing players at all times. This was never the issue with his game. The true issue lay with his inability to do literally anything else at even an average rate.

Even in the G-League, his stats are subpar averaging 11.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists on the season in 14 games. Five of those games he came off the bench. His percentages aren’t pretty either, only hitting 40.8% of his field goal attempts.

However, in the last three games he has found a rhythm. he has caught fire from the field and is finally looking like a lottery pick, albeit for the Capital City Go-Go and not the Washington Wizards.


In those games Johnny Davis has put up the following box score stats:

19 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, and a block on 7/16 from the field.

17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals on 7/17 from the field.

25 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal on 10/15 from the field.

For those keeping track at home that’s 20.3 points, 5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.7 steals per game. He is also shooting 50% during this stretch and more impressively he is hitting 43.7% of his threes in these games.

While this may be a small sample size, these types of stretches could have a huge impact on the confidence of a young player, especially a player who was a top ten pick like Davis.

If he is finding his stride on offense in the G-League, it’s only a matter of time until he finds himself being given a chance with the Wizards and then we can see what he can do with a fresh start.

If Johnny Davis is truly hitting his stride on offense, he could very easily become an impact player for the Washington Wizards with his ability to defend. This short stretch could be the beginning of something good for the former Wisconsin Badger.

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