Originally Posted by RamZs8906
Y'all been watching us play in the Summer League? Oubre is looking decent.
With the Wizards' track record, I'm still skeptical. They billed Oubre as a future 3 & D player, but his percentage from distance has been horrendous thus far. Rebounding numbers can be inflated in summer league, since they're glorified pick up games and there are simply more missed shots to go around, so it's difficult to put too much stock in his relative success on the glass.
The positive accounts of his work ethic following poor performances is a plus and will hopefully separate him from the team's previous "high potential, low skill/awareness" picks.
Still, if he's getting lost out there in a pickup game, it's going to take a long time before they can feel comfortable entrusting him with meaningful minutes.
If everyone came into summer league fresh, with no preconceived notions about who played where or was highly recruited out of high school, I don't know how many people would honestly consider him a real standout player.
He looks the part in terms of prototypical size and athleticism, but we're not casting for a sports movie. I'm just seeing it in terms of actual production yet, and I doubt we will this season - especially now that the best tutor/role model on the team has departed.