Washington Wizards: 3 things to look for in fourth Summer League game

Bilal Coulibaly of the Washington Wizards (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The second-to-last game of the Summer League for the Washington Wizards is upon us. Ending a great run of games with the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 14th, a game that will definitely be a must-see game around the league.

However, as with most games, there is plenty to look for in terms of development from the young players on the roster. This includes small things like positioning and making the right play as well as larger aspects of the game like rebounding, shooting, and just being aggressive on either side of the ball.

Numerous players on the team have already blown away expectations, proving they may be ready for a spot in the rotation already. However, there is always room to grow in the NBA. Now, let’s kick off this list.

Bilal Coulibaly continuing to pass the rock to his Washington Wizards teammates

One of the biggest surprises of the Summer League so far for the Washington Wizards has been how developed the ball handling and passing has been for the 18-year-old rookie out of France. He has been excellent at finding teammates, especially in transition.

This has overall been a major issue for the Wiz as they have struggled to find open players in the paint and in the corner. While Coulibaly has definitely curbed the issue, he hasn’t been able to completely fix the issue.

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It will be interesting to see if he can keep it up in his final game before the preseason in a few months. Another possibility is that he decides to be ultra-aggressive at getting to the rim, generating good looks for himself. I doubt anybody would mind if he went down that path instead.

However, it may be better for his development at this point in the game to focus more on his ability to make the right play. His scoring opportunities will come, but many young players overlook developing their knowledge of the game early on and it costs them later in their careers, making this imperative for the young wing.