Kelly Oubre Jr. and the Washington Wizards left Las Vegas on a hot streak. We look at the first round pick's best game and recap the Wizards' six games in the NBA summer league.
- The rookie forward scored 30 points in Friday night's 97-89 win over the Denver Nuggets in Washington's final game of the NBA summer league. Oubre struggled from the field and from angles for most of the six games, but not against the Nuggets, sinking 9 of 14 shot attempts including 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point arc. Granted, the summer league isn't loaded with NBA quality shot blockers, but the lefty once again showed he isn't afraid to attack the paint off the dribble. Oubre also had four rebounds, three assists and only one turnover in 33 minutes. Click here for a highlight package of the kid from New Orleans who grew up in Houston followed by a one-year stop with the Kansas Jayhawks.
- The 15th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft finished his first NBA summer league averaging a team-high 16.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.0 turnovers. However, even that final game surge couldn't make his shooting percentages look all that exciting. Oubre finished 38.4 percent from the field and 25 percent (8 of 32) on 3-pointers. He also took a team-best 40 free throws, shooting 67.5 percent.
- If the lengthy wing makes an impact this season, it's likely going to come as a defender or rebounder. His per minute rebounding numbers at Kansas were rather impressive. Same for grabbing 5.7 in just under 30 minutes per games. The athleticism is obvious. The next step is honing his instincts and perimeter shot.
- Scott Machado (10.5) and Jarrid Famous (10.2) were the only other summer leagues Wizards to average double figures. Machado, a true pass-first point guard and former Iona standout, also led the team with 3.8 assists and an 85.2 clip from the free throw. The rugged Famous grabbed 6.8 rebounds per game, second on the team behind Shawn Jones (7.8). Those three and wing Orlando Johnson impressed enough over the last two weeks to justify training camp invitations. Of course, the Wizards currently don't have any open slots on their 15-man roster.
- While his stat line didn't impress, Aaron White showed flashes of potential throughout the event. Washington's second-round pick averaged 3.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 17.5 minutes while shooting 30.8 percent from the field. While Oubre at least some positive moments from deep, White never found his range, missing all nine of his 3-point attempts. The 6-foot-8 forward showed he can make plays above the rim and rebound, but also that he needs seasoning before becoming an NBA regular. Combined with the roster scenario and what's been said/reported since draft night makes it rather apparent that the University of Iowa product will indeed spend his first professional season playing overseas. Also note that like Otto Porter in 2013, White's team-first style isn't always conducive for a quickly thrown together scenario like summer league.