First round pick Troy Brown, Jr. and the Washington Wizards take on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on Wednesday afternoon. Here is everything you need to know...
2018 SUMMER LEAGUE: WIZARDS VS. CLIPPERS
When: July 11, 4 p.m.
Where: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
Live stream: WatchESPN.com
G/F Troy Brown, Jr., Oregon, 6
C Thomas Bryant, Lakers, 13
G Sam Cassell, Jr., Halcones, 19
G Chris Chiozza, Florida, 33
F Carrick Felix, Melbourne United, 21
G Phil Goss, PAOK BC, 15
G Aaron Harrison, Mavericks, 42
C Alan Herndon, Wyoming, 40
G Tiwian Kendley, Morgan State, 35
C Doral Moore, Wake Forest, 24
F Ajdin Penava, Marshall, 17
F Devin Robinson, Wizards, 7
G Jalen Ross, KK Studen Mostar, 34
G Issuf Sanon, Olimpija Ljubjana, 44
G Philip Scrubb, Skyliners Frankfurt, 32
F Heng YiFeng, Guangzhou Long-Lions, 51
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What to watch: After three regular season games for the Wizards, it's playoff time and in the first round they have drawn an interesting matchup. With Brown, the 15th pick, plus Clippers guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (11th) and Jerome Robinson (13th), this game will feature three of the top 15 picks in last month's draft.
Like in the last three games when he faced off with Lonnie Walker IV and Zhaire Smith, this game will give Brown an opportunity to shine against players within his range in the draft. So far Brown has gotten the better of his fellow first rounders. If he outshines the Clippers' duo, it would be very impressive.
Robinson has been a revelation so far in the Summer League, throwing down vicious dunks and flashing a developing outside shot. He should have a good opportunity to keep it going today against a Clippers team that is guard-heavy.
Also, keep an eye out for Bryant and his ability to protect the rim. Both Gilgeous-Alexander and Robinson have proven pretty good at attacking the basket and Bryant will be tasked with stopping them from finishing.
It would also be interesting to see Sanon match up with Gilgeous-Alexander at some point. Though he is far away from Gilgeous-Alexander's skill level, it would be a good barometer for where he is at athletically at the Summer League level.
F Bogdan Bliznyuk, Eastern Washington, 27
C Angel Delgado, Seton Hall, 26
G Jawun Evans, Oklahoma St., 1
G Shai Gilgious-Alexander, Kentucky, 2
F Tyler Harris, Providence, 28
F Vince Hunter, UTEP, 37
F Grant Jerrett, Arizona, 46
F Jaylen Johnson, Louisville, 47
G Jordan Mathews, Gonzaga, 16
G David Michineau, France, 17
G Jerome Robinson, Boston College, 13
F Desi Rodriguez, Seton Hall, 19
G Sindarious Thornwell, South Carolina, 0
F Reggie Upshaw, Middle Tenn. State, 36
G Thomas Wimbush, Fairmont State, 18
What to watch: Gilgeous-Alexander has been very impressive so far in the Summer League with few who can stop him from getting to the rim. He is deft off the dribble, has a quick first step and long strides at 6-foot-6. He has been one of the standouts in a rookie class that has faired quite well overall in Vegas.
Robinson worked out for the Wizards and is a very confident player. He has a smooth stroke from three and can get hot if allowed to get into a rhythm. It would make sense if the Wizards had Brown guard him and if he does, it will be a good test of where he's at defensively. Hopefully we get to see Brown guard both Gilgeous-Alexander and Robinson at some point.
Thornwell is another name to watch. He was a second round pick last summer and has shown promise in his second year in the Summer League as a tough defender and aggressive offensive player.
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