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Wall, McGee sit out Summer League finale

The Wizards held John Wall and JaVale McGee out of the team's Summer League finale against the Knicks on Sturady. A team spokesman said the players were just being rested, after playing four times in six days, including two in two nights.

The two players likely had nothing left to prove after starring through the team's first four games, all wins. Wall averaged 23.5 points -- second in the Vegas Summer League through Friday's games -- and 7.8 assists, which led the league. McGee averaged 19.5 points -- which was seventh among all players -- and 9.3 rebounds, which was fourth. McGee also shot 69 percent from the field, while Wall was near the top of the league in both steals (good) and turnovers (bad).

The Wizards have never finished undefeated in the Vegas League, but regardless of Saturday's result, Wall has already made his opening statement.

"He has speed, he has the athletic ability, he sees the floor," New Orleans Hornets Coach Monty Williams said. "If he works at it, he's certainly got a chance to be not just average or good -- he's got a chance to be great. You can't say that about a lot of young guys. It's all on him, but he's got all the tools."

"You can definitely see why he went No. 1," agreed Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan. "The stuff that he do at the point guard position, with his explosiveness and really handling the ball out in transition, he's one of a kind. And I think once he get more comfortable playing in this league, he's really gonna be something special."

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 17, 2010; 3:57 PM ET
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Very quickly-Congratulations Monty Williams or as I knew him in eight grade-Tavares, on the head coaching gig. I've followed your career from Potomac to Notre Dame to San Antoinio to ass't coaching gigs and now the big cheese @ New Orleans-good luck to ya' man!
Oh, and helllo Taraji Henson, who I was in 10th grade biology with, still a cutie.
As far as Wall and McGee, good move, they have nothing else to prove and we need to look for depth anyways.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | July 17, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

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