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Wiz Kids Gab About NBA Summer League

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Updated: July 13, 2012

At 4 p.m. EDT this afternoon, the latest version of the “Wiz Kids” will kick off the very first game of the 2012 Las Vegas NBA Summer League against the Atlanta Hawks. Fresh off a four-day mini-camp in Washington from Monday through Thursday, the Wizards carry a roster of 14 players to Vegas. At the beginning of camp, head coach Randy Wittman indicated that they would likely trim the roster down from that number before flying west. They didn’t; the competition between Wizards fighting for a spot in Vegas and prospects fighting for their professional lives must have been that tough.

Bradley Beal, Shelvin Mack, Tomas Satoransky, Chris Singleton, and Jan Vesely — all summer league first-timers — will be the Wizards to watch. With the signing of Cartier Martin, the yet-to-be determined Andray Blatche amnesty situation, and the likelihood that Satoransky will continue to hone his game in Spain for a season or two, the Wizards currently have 13 players under contract for next season. With the potential departure of Blatche and the potential signing of James Singleton, that 13 number can stay the same or go up; the signing of a backup point guard like John Lucas III could put the Wizards closer to roster capacity (and we’re not even thinking about Roger Mason Jr. or Mo Evans). Unfilled team spots may not even be available for the rest of the summer league hopefuls — team president Ernie Grunfeld has a history of keeping his roster flexible for trades, etc.; every time I’ve seen him this week he’s been tirelessly working the phone, and I think we know why.

Below you’ll find video of the main cast of Wizards characters talking during mini-camp about the five summer league games that could significantly impact basketball lives, following by the final roster and the full slate of games.

Wizards 2012 Summer League Schedule

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV
Friday, July 13 Atlanta Hawks 4:00 p.m. CSN/NBATV
Saturday, July 14 Houston Rockets 10:00 p.m. NBATV
Sunday, July 15 NBA D-League 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17 Memphis Grizzlies 6:00 p.m. CSN/NBATV
Wed., July 18 Milwaukee Bucks 4:00 p.m. CSN/NBATV

Wizards 2012 Summer League Roster

No.

Date

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

College/Home Country

3

Bradley Beal

G

6-5

207

Florida/USA

40

Jeff Brooks

F

6-8

200

Penn State/USA

51

Earl Calloway

G

6-8

175

Indiana/USA

16

LaRon Dendy

C

6-9

230

Middle Tennessee State/USA

19

Steven Gray

G

6-5

205

Gonzaga/USA

30

Ravern Johnson

G

6-7

175

Mississippi State/USA

22

Shelvin Mack

G

6-3

215

Butler/USA

32

Shavlik Randolph

F

7-0

236

Duke/USA

14

Tomas Satoransky

G

6-7

200

Czech Republic

21

Mike Scott

F

6-7

190

Kent State/USA

9

Garett Siler

C

6-11

305

Augusta State/USA

31

Chris Singleton

F

6-9

230

Florida State/USA

34

Kim Tillie

C

6-11

230

Utah/France

24

Jan Vesely

F

6-11

240

Partizan Belgrade/C. Republic

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