D-Leaguers Beat D-League Calliber Squad

Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Monday, July 16, 2012

D-League 85, Wizards 78

Two minutes into the game and Sam Cassell had seen enough.  The Washington Wizards summer league coach called a timeout, his team down 9-0.  The unit on the floor included the #3 pick in the 2012 NBA draft  along with 3 second year NBA players.  The opponents consisted of players who couldn’t even make a roster in the NBA.

Finally after almost 3 minutes of not scoring, Chris Singleton and his terrible pink shoes posterized one of the D-League players and the Wizards were on the board.

It was a very sloppy game for both teams.  The Wizards made some big runs and lead at halftime, but by the time the final buzzer sounded the Wizards had lost to a bunch of non-NBA players.

The things that happen in a summer league game are not supposed to be taken too seriously.  It is almost like a pick-up game with a set offense.  Players have no chemistry, many of the players are below NBA caliber, and the intensity on the floor matches the silence of the arena.  But it is still frustrating to watch these experienced guys lose to some scrubs.

Brad Beal led the Wiz with 20 points but he struggled from behind the 3 point line, going 1 for 7.  Shelvin Mack had 5 turnovers.  Vesely had 8 fouls, which makes 21 in 3 games.  

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