The Washington Wizards have playing time to offer their rookies, but they have not done much to earn it. 22-year old forward Chris Singleton has gotten the most work out of the Wizards’ rookies so far this year. He has played in 27 games (12 starts) for the Wizards so far this year and he is averaging 18.9 minutes, 3.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game. But, he is only shooting 39.3% from the floor and that just isn’t going to cut if from a forward. 21-year old Jan Vesely has not backed up his talk on draft day. He has played in 20 games (5 starts) for the Wizards so far this year and he is averaging 14.7 minutes, 2.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game. 22-year old guard Shelvin Mack has played in 25 games (0 starts) for the Wizards so far this year and he is averaging 11.1 minutes, 3.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. The Wizards have the minutes to give Singleton, Vesely and Mack…..but they need to step up and earn them.
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