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Wizards 2019 Summer League roster announced

Wizards 2019 Summer League roster announced

The Wizards finalized their Summer League squad Wednesday with the fourteen individuals that will represent the nation's capital in Las Vegas from July 5 to July 15 against the rest of the NBA's young talent.

Both of the Wizards' 2019 Draft selections (Rui Hachimura and Admiral Schofield) will be suiting up for Summer League Head Coach Robert Pack alongside 2018 first round draft choice Troy Brown Jr.

Wizards' Summer League 2019 Schedule:

Saturday, July 6: New Orleans (10:00 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (ESPN)

Monday, July 8: Brooklyn (5:30 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (NBATV)

Tuesday, July 9: Los Angeles Clippers (11:30 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (NBATV)

Thursday, July 11: Atlanta (6:30 P.M. ET) at Thomas & Mack (ESPN2)

The entire Summer League Roster can be found below.

Noah Allen, G/F, 6-7, 215, 02/01/95, Hawaii  

Armoni Brooks, G, 6-3, 185, 06/05/98, Houston

Elijah Brown, G, 6-4, 200, 02/19/95, Oregon

Troy Brown, Jr., G/F, 6-7, 215, 07/28/99, Oregon

Troy Caupain, G, 6-4, 210, 11/29/95, Cincinnati

Corey Davis, G, 6-1, 190, 06/04/97, Houston 

Rui Hachimura, F, 6-8, 230, 02/08/98, Gonzaga

Garrison Mathews, G, 6-7, 204, 10/24/96, Lipscomb

Anzejs Pasecniks, C, 7-1, 229, 12/20/95, Latvia

Tarik Phillip, G, 6-3, 185, 08/10/93, West Virginia

Justin Robinson, G, 6-2, 195, 10/12/97, Virginia Tech 

Issuf Sanon, G, 6-4, 185, 10/30/99, Ukraine 

Admiral Schofield, F, 6-6, 241, 03/30/97, Tennessee

Jeff Withey, C, 7-0, 230, 03/07/90, Kansas

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PHOTOS: First look at NBA courts in Disney bubble

PHOTOS: First look at NBA courts in Disney bubble

It's no secret the NBA's restart in Orlando presents a significant logistical challenge for everyone involved, and on Thursday, we got a glimpse into some of the setup going on in the bubble.

The NBA posted photos of teams' practice courts being laid down in their respective resorts and it's definitely a sight to behold. 

Everything about the 2019-20 season is unique so starting a sentence with, "When have you ever seen something like 'X' before" has become a broken record. 

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But, like, seriously. When have you ever seen that many courts laid down side-to-side like that? Especially given the fact that they're all these high-quality, clean NBA courts that most of us have never played on in our lives. 

There's just some crazy stuff going on down in that Orlando bubble. Hopefully, it all results in safely conducted games and an NBA champion crowned at the end of it, of course with no asterisk necessary. 

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Bradley Beal does not think 2020 NBA champion should have asterisk

Bradley Beal does not think 2020 NBA champion should have asterisk

No matter which team wins the NBA title this year, even if it is a team many expected to like the Lakers or Bucks, it is going to feel different. The cornavirus pandemic led to widespread changes to the process of crowning a champ from a shortened regular season, to an adjusted playoff format to a Disney World bubble that will remove home court advantage from the postseason.

Though all the teams are playing by the same rules, some have argued the champion will not be legitimate in the context of NBA history. Shaquille O'Neal is among the most prominent voices to say the NBA title will carry with it an asterisk.

Current NBA players, though, seem to feel differently and you can count Wizards guard Bradley Beal in that group.

"It's kind of like a whole new ballgame. It's almost like anybody can win," Beal said. "I think that's why a lot of people are like 'it's gotta be an asterisk next to whoever wins.' But I think it just makes it that much tougher."

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Beal elaborated to say that the time off - roughly 4 1/2 months between games - will put every team in the same spot health-wise. The injuries that would have otherwise affected outcomes towards the end of the regular season and the originally scheduled playoffs have healed.

"I think it makes it an even playing field in a way. It gets guys back healthy for teams who didn't have that during the year. It gives guys times to really rest and get ready to jump back into it," Beal said.

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Beal also pointed to the hot and cold streaks teams and players were on. The way everyone was playing in March now doesn't apply, again starting everyone back at the same spot.

The asterisk debate may continue to gain steam in the coming months as the NBA attempts to complete their season amid the pandemic. But don't expect it to carry on forever. The figurative asterisk usually only sticks to the teams that cheat.

People said the 1999 Spurs would have an asterisk because they won during a lockout year, but you rarely hear anyone mention that now when discussing Tim Duncan's legacy. It seems more likely than not that Beal's opinion will prevail over time.

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