The player who is the most difficult to gauge going into the 2017-18 season for the Wizards is Chris McCullough, who spent most of his sophomore season in D-League and only appeared in two NBA games after he was acquired from the Brooklyn Nets.
McCullough can be easily forgotten because he was a throw-in for the trade that brought Washington bench scoring in Bojan Bogdanovic.
There was no expectation that he'd be an immediate contributor. The Wizards' plan was to develop him and see what they have for the following season. A first-round pick in 2015, the third and fourth years of his contract are team options.
The skinny: 2.3 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 50% FG shooting; 14.3% threes; 16 appearances.
Best game: Nov. 14. It came when he was still a member of the Brooklyn Nets, making 6 of 9 shots for a season-high 13 points, three rebounds and two blocks in just 12 minutes (also a season-high) in a 32-point loss vs. the L.A. Clippers.
Weak spots: He has to get physically stronger and develop three-point range, which is where he's going to make his living if he sticks in the NBA. McCullough only has attempted 41 in his career, making 14 (34%).
Fixes: McCullough has to work on his shot which is the easiest area to improve quickly. With his length (6-9, 7-3 wingspan) he can get looks.
Next step: He'll be at Las Vegas summer league next month with a chance to play significantly. In past years it was Otto Porter and then Kelly Oubre as the feature players on the summer league teams. Who is it this year? Sheldon Mac, Daniel Ochefu or McCullough? He can establish himself here before going into training camp in September. And the Wizards also hold the option on his contract so there's pressure on him to show progress.
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