First round pick Troy Brown, Jr. and the Washington Wizards take on Dennis Smith, Jr. and the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on Friday night. Here is everything you need to know...
2018 SUMMER LEAGUE: WIZARDS VS. MAVERICKS
When: July 13, 6 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: This will be the Wizards' final game of the 2018 Summer League and their last chance to see Brown, Robinson and others before the two-month wait for training camp. It is the final time for many players to audition in live game action for G-League spots and training camp invites.
Brown and Robinson have been the two stars for the Wizards and will aim to finish strong. Brown is so far averaging 16.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. Robinson has been lighting it up with 21.5 points (58% FG), 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.
Sanon, the Wizards' second round pick, has yet to score a point through three games. Perhaps this is the time he breaks through. He definitely showed some promised in the Wizards' last game against the Clippers with more assertiveness off the dribble.
G Dennis Smith, Jr., Mavs, 1
F Johnathan Motley, Baylor, 6
F Dorian Finney-Smith, Mavs, 10
G Jalen Brunson, Villanova, 13
G Josh Adams, Wyoming, 14
F Jalen Jones, Texas A&M, 21
F Jacob Wiley, Eastern Wash., 24
G Phil Greene, St. John's, 35
F Kostas Antetokounmpo, Dayton, 37
F Duop Reath, LSU, 51
G Mitch Creek, Australia, 55
F Ray Spalding, Louisville, 56
What to watch: The big name for the Mavs is definitely Smith, who impressed in his rookie NBA season last year. He was the ninth overall pick last summer and has followed that up with a solid showing in Vegas of 12.0 points and 6.0 assists in 23.5 minutes per game.
The Mavs' 2018 first round pick Luka Doncic is not playing in the Summer League due to his workload in the Euro League this spring. But they do have one of their second round picks suiting up in Brunson. Brunson was the NCAA player of the year this past season for Villanova.
Antetokounmpo is of course the brother of NBA superstar Giannis, so keep an eye out for him. Also, Finney-Smith is an NBA veteran of two years and Spalding visited the Wizards for a workout.
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