Glen Rice searches for shooting stroke in D-League

Glen Rice searches for shooting stroke in D-League
March 14, 2014, 4:00 pm
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The second tour of the D-League for rookie Glen Rice is six games old and has produced mixed results for the Wizards' 6-6 shooting guard. The Iowa Energy have lost five of those games and his stroke still needs work.

Rice, who initially was sent to Iowa in January to rehabilitate his surgically repaired right wrist, was re-assigned Feb. 26 after the Wizards acquired Drew Gooden on his first 10-day contract and Al Harrington returned from knee surgery. 

With injuries to Nene (left knee) and Kevin Seraphin (right knee), the Wizards needed size in the post more than Rice, who only appeared in 11 games and made one start. He averaged fewer than three points, two rebounds and shot less than 30% overall and from three-point range. 

Rice has averaged 18.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in nine total D-League games. His best outing in his latest visit was 22 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks vs. the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

But even against competition that's significantly smaller and not as long as what Rice faces in the NBA, he isn't shooting well in these six games. He is 29 of 66 overall for 44% including just 10 of 30 from three-point range, 30%. 

Rice is expected to play Friday at the Santa Cruz Warriors. The game can be seen on the D-League's YouTube channel at 10 p.m. ET.

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