While the free agency dust appears to have settled for the Washington Wizards, the team will now turn their attention to molding a group of youngsters that will hope to impact Washington in 2014. This process began with the announcement of the Wizards summer league roster that will be highlighted by Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. This week marks the beginning of a four-day mini-camp held at the Verizon Center that will lead up to the Las Vegas opener.
Porter Jr. and Rice Jr. are two big name players that will look to improve in their sophomore campaigns. Porter Jr., last year’s third overall pick, had an injury riddled rookie season that began in his third summer league when strained his right hamstring. This early setback prohibited him from making his NBA debut until December 6th and ultimately from receiving major playing time throughout the duration of the year. This summer league provides Porter with a glimmer of hope as he could potential see major playing time with Martell Webster out the first month of the season and Trevor Ariza still unsigned.
On the other hand, Rice Jr. spent much of his season bouncing back and forth between the Developmental League and the Washington bench.
The rest of the Wizards roster consists of F Charles Garcia (Bahrain); F Daniel Theis (Germany); G Kwame Vaughn (Italy); G Christian Kabongo (Idaho Stampede); G Maalik Wayns (Rio Grande Valley Vipers); G Frantz Massenat (Drexel); C Ian Chiles (Morgan State); SG Kim English (Missouri); C Khem Birch (UNLV) PG Deonte Burton (Nevada); C Daniel Miller (Georgia Tech); SF Jarrell Eddie (Virginia Tech); and F Jamil Wilson (Marquette).