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NBA Summer League 2017 Wizards vs. Bulls: TV and live stream info, rosters and players to watch

NBA Summer League 2017 Wizards vs. Bulls: TV and live stream info, rosters and players to watch

The Washington Wizards continue their 2017 Summer League schedule in Las Vegas against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday evening.

Here is all you need to know: TV and live stream info tip-off time, plus three things to watch…

Where: Cox Pavilion
Tip-off: 6 p.m.
TV: CSN
Live stream: CSNmidatlantic.com

[RELATED: Wizards summer league games: Schedule, times and TV info]

WIZARDS

19 Jared Cunningham, G, Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings (China)

50 Ike Diogu, F, Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings (China)

64 Jasonn Hannibal, C, Victoria Roadrunners (2015-16, Mexico)

4 Danuel House, F, Washington Wizards

30 Kris Jenkins, F, Villanova

15 Marcus Keene, G, Central Michigan

9 Sheldon Mac, G, Washington Wizards

1 Chris McCullough, F, Washington Wizards

32 Daniel Ochefu, C, Washington Wizards

8 Kevin Pangos, G, Zalgiris Kuaunus (Lithuania)

81 Jaleel Roberts, C, Salt Lake City Stars (G-League)

40 Devin Robinson, F, Florida

21 Jalen Ross, G, Hartford

24 Rayshawn Simmons, G, BK Prostejov (Czech Republic)

18 Maalik Wayns, G, Maccabi Rishon LeZion (Israel)

34 Michael Young, F, Pittsburgh

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Cunningham continues to be the Wizards' best scorer, though Mac has shown some flashes. Watch out for Young, who so far has shot just 27.5 percent through two games but is someone the Wizards will likely continue giving heavy minutes to. He signed their first two-way contract, so the team is invested in his future. McCullough has been slow to get going offensively, but is leading the team with 8.0 rebounds per game.

[RELATED: Michael Young's personal connection to Wizards made his decision easy]

BULLS

15 Ryan Arcidiacono, G, Villanova

9 Antonio Blakeney, G, LSU

35 Amida Brimah, C, UConn.

32 Kris Dunn, G, Providence

7 Brady Heslip, G, Baylor

52 Nikola Jovanovic, C, USC

24 Lauri Markkanen, F, Arizona

22 Cameron Payne, G, Murray State

20 Dejan Todorovic, F, Spain

45 Denzel Valentine, G, Michigan State

25 Chris Walker, F, Florida

16 Paul Zipser, F, Germany

PLAYERS TO WATCH: As far as Summer League rosters go, the Bulls are pretty loaded. They have Markkanen, this year's seventh overall pick, plus Dunn who was last year's fifth pick. Both were acquired in the Jimmy Butler deal. Arcidiacono was teammates with both Ochefu and Jenkins of the Wizards in college at Villanova. And Valentine was pretty good as a rookie last season after going in the first round of the 2016 draft.

[RELATED: Wizards' Summer League roster includes some interesting backstories]

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 33 - Sneaker special... it's all about the kicks

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 33 - Sneaker special... it's all about the kicks

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast, we focused entirely on sneakers and how they intersect with the culture of basketball. Chase Hughes and Chris Miller were joined by CSN producers (and sneakerheads) Ajay Atayee and Terrence Stroder in studio.

The four of them brought on two expert guests on the phone. First was Cool Kicks sneaker store owner Daniel Habtemariam. Second was Michael Sykes, a blogger at SB Nation.

You can listen to the episode right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!

[RELATED: Keef and Dolph: an odd couple friendship within the Wizards' organization]

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Wizards 2017-18 roster outlook: Jason Smith's improvement as a shooter should help Wizards bench

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Wizards 2017-18 roster outlook: Jason Smith's improvement as a shooter should help Wizards bench

As part of CSN's preview for the 2017-18 season, we are looking at each player on the Wizards' roster. Today, we preview Jason Smith's season...

Player: Jason Smith

Position: Power forward/center

Age: 31

2016-17 stats: 74 G, 14.4 mpg, 5.7 ppg, 0.3 apg, 3.5 rpg, 0.3 spg, 0.7 bpg, 52.9 FG%, 47.4 3P%, 68.6 FT%, 58.5 eFG%, 110 ORtg, 108 DRtg

2017-18 storyline: Smith's first season in Washington didn't get off to a great start, much like the team as a whole. He was among several players struggling on the Wizards' bench early on, shooting just 36.7 percent from the field in 11.8 minutes a night through 16 games. Smith ultimately found his niche despite inconsistent minutes as a key player on the bench with Ian Mahinmi out most of the year due to injury.

Smith made his impact as an energy guy off the bench. At his best, he disrupted shots in the lane and spread the floor with an improving three-point shot. Smith hit two threes in October, November and December. From January on, Smith made 35 of them at a 46.7 percent clip. By March he was knocking down multiple threes per night on a regular basis.

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Smith's emergence as a three-point threat was unexpected, as it happened in his Age 30 season. But it wasn't just luck and it didn't happen overnight. For years Smith practice threes and he had already developed into a solid midrange shooter. It was last year that his range extended beyond the three-point line.

Whether the Wizards can count on Smith to hit threes at a high rate this season is unclear, but that versatility is what could help him remain in head coach Scott Brooks' rotation. If Mahinmi can stay healthy, that will likely mean less minutes for Smith. But if Smith can spread the floor, he can be a nice complement to Mahinmi or Marcin Gortat as a stretch-4.

For as much continuity as there will be in the Wizards' starting lineup, their bench has many new faces. That group also includes Mahinmi, who played only 31 games last year. Smith have a full season in Brooks' system will help him hit the ground running this season in a second unit that will require an adjustment period.

Potential to improve: Chemistry with other bigs, free throw shooting, rim protection.

MORE WIZARDS' ROSTER PREVIEWS:

Can John Wall take another step after earning All-NBA?

Is this the year Bradley Beal becomes an All-Star?

What is the next step in Otto Porter's development?

Markieff Morris can be an X-factor this season

Will Marcin Gortat's role change or be the same this year?

Will Kelly Oubre, Jr. make a big leap this season?

Can Ian Mahinmi make a bigger impact in his second season?

Will Tim Frazier be the solution at backup point guard?

Jodie Meeks could make big impact off bench

Mike Scott can add toughness to Wizards' bench

[RELATED: WHO WILL BE MOST-IMPROVED ON THE WIZARDS THIS YEAR?]

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