Media Day for the Washington Wizards fell right on the heeds of Training Camp ending on Thursday afternoon. It was a bit of a frenzied whirlwind, as expected, and more coverage is to come. The lessons taught and the whirlwind of basketball don’t end, of course. The first preseason game is on Friday, and the smell of popcorn is in the air.
There wasn’t much basketball action, however, for the media to witness during Thursday’s session. After team owner Ted Leonsis spoke, the display of players was pretty much relegated to some individual shooting drills. Then Flip Saunders gave rookie Shelvin Mack the DC Hard Hat for a day of work well done. Mack’s teammates congratulated him by pounding him on the head once he donned the hat.
So, in lieu of footage from today, let’s look back at a couple quick training camp videos shot by TAI’s Adam McGinnis and John Converse Townsend.
McGinnis’ highlights of John Wall from Training Camp Day 3.
As Wall puts it best, “You know I’m nice.” He was talking about his abilities on the sticks in the NBA 2K video game franchise, but it certainly applies to the real basketball court as well, as it evident.
Townsend brings us a two-minute clip of full court 5-on-5 action from Day 6.
Wanna see Chris Singleton confidently hit a three-pointer and hold his follow-through? It’s in there. Also look for
Singleton [Correction: Trevor Booker] swatting a Mardy Collins lay-up attempt off the backboard.