When Jaleel Roberts competed for the Wizards at Las Vegas summer league and in training camp a year ago, it was with an eye towards the future.
The 7-1 center, who the Wizards paid to attend a skills camp in 2015, played in Australia this past season and will be in Las Vegas for summer league again next month, several persons with knowledge of the situation told CSNmidatlantic.com. Roberts confirmed to CSN late Tuesday night that he'll return.
This time, however, he has a more realistic chance with about eight roster spots available. The only center currently under contract is Marcin Gortat when free agency opens July 1 and younger, more athletic bigs are preferred.
The Wizards will hold mini-camp leading up to the July 8-18 event in Las Vegas and will take a 12-man roster that so far includes Roberts, Kelly Oubre, Aaron White and Jarell Eddie.
All have played for the Wizards in Las Vegas previously. Eddie, who CSN confirmed would participate Tuesday, was with them two years ago. White is back in the area after spending a year in Germany and has worked out with him. White stopped by CSN studios to discuss summer league and his future.