LAS VEGAS -- After a sub-par offensive outing in the summer league opener in which they scored just 77 points, the Wizards turned in an even more disjointed performance in Sunday's 94-74 loss to the D-League Select team, usually the least competitive group here every year, at Cox Pavilion.
The Wizards went without a field goal for a 12-minute span between the first and second quarters, only had six total assists, 3-for-19 shooting from the starting backcourt and 6-for-25 shooting from rookie draft picks Kelly Oubre and Aaron White who started at the forward spots:
- There were five fewer turnovers for the Wizards than in Saturday's opener, but this result was a product of bad shooting that persisted for the second game in a row. They were 18-for-72 overall, or 25%. Lack of scorers because of injuries to Toure Murry (groin) and Dez Wells (thumb) doesn't help, either.
- The three-point line is a major adjustment for Oubre and White. Both combined to shoot 0-for-9 from deep. Including Game 1, they are 1-for-18. The extra distance from college will take time though Oubre insisted it's because of mechanics and rushing the attempts instead. White had a wide-open look without anyone running at him and he barely drew iron. Oubre delivered some bricks that never had a chance.
- Oubre's bread and butter will be hustle plays if he's able to crack the regular-season rotation. He was able to get his hands in the passing lane for a steal and a breakaway dunk. Even when he misses on drives to the basket, he collected his own rebound for putback opportunities because of his vertical quickness.
- After taking seven foul shots and only making three vs. the Phoenix Suns, Oubre went 8-for-10 and was more comfortable at the stripe. Despite shooting 5-for-17 from the field, his activity helped manufacture his 18 points.
- Hasheem Thabeet, a No. 2 pick overall pick in the 2009 draft, accomplished a rare feat of being ejected after getting two technical fouls in the second quarter. Thabeet spent all of last season in the D-League and has shown no signs of ever being able to get back to the NBA and stick. Thabeet lasted just nine minutes before being shown the door.