Let’s go ahead and assign grades to the Wizards players on their loss last night. Why? Because we feel like it.
First up, the man himself, John Wall
Stats: 26 pts (9-16 FG, 2-7 3PT, 7-10 FT), 9 Ast, 3 Reb, 3 Blk, 1 Stl, 3 TO’s.
Give this man a full season without injury, these are the kind of numbers you expect. Wall went hard all 36 minutes, but clearly was a little gassed at the end. The Wiz are a missed Wall three-pointer away from being 1-0. Bad shot decision when he could have driven and drawn contact? Possibly.
Stats: 20 pts (7-16 FG, 2-7 3PT, 4-6 FT), 2 Ast, 1 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 TO)
Overall an okay night from Brad. Hit a couple three’s, but unfortunately not much else. The foul trouble plagued the ‘zards all night, Beal had 5 and only was able to play 27 min.
Otto Porter Jr.
Stats: 9 pts (3-7 FG, 0 3PT, 3-4 FT), 0 Ast, 11 Reb, 3 Stl, 3 Blk
I know, a little strange for a guy to get a D+ when he almost gets a double-double. Otto Porter needs to do…more. Multiple guys off the bench get more shots up than he did (Jeff Green put in a great case to try and earn the starting SF spot), he didn’t tally a single assist, didn’t shoot a single three, this was not a great game from OP. Both Heat forwards outplayed him.
Stats: 11 pts (3-8 FG, 2-3 3PT, 3-4 FT), 2 Ast, 5 Reb, 2 Blk, 3 TO’s
Kieff is always going to be a hit-or-miss player. Some nights he’ll be on, some he’ll be way off. Tonight he was pretty good. He is out there to be a bruiser, hit a few threes, but definitely needs to put up higher rebound numbers. The Wiz were DESTROYED on the boards last night (55 to 40). Including allowing 22 offensive rebounds to Miami. That can’t happen.
Stats: 3 pts (1-2 FG, 3-4 FT), 1 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk’s
Well, with Gortat gone, and Dwight hurt, here is a look at what Mahinmi does with a starting opportunity. Not good. Brooks only gave him 12 min as well. Mahinmi is definitely more fashioned to provide energy and physicality off the bench. He is not a starting center in this league.
Jeff Green: 17 pts (6-12 FG, 2-4 3PT, 3-3FT), 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 STL, 2 Blk’s
Great Debut for Green, this bench is definitely better than last year.
Jason Smith: 4 pts (2-3 FG), 6 Reb
Foul trouble, another guy that couldn’t stay on the floor tonight.
Kelly Oubre Jr: 9 pts (2-8 FG, 0-3 3PT, 5-6 FT), 6 Reb, 1 Blk
The mental side of the game still plagues Oubre. Picked up a stupid tech for taunting.
Austin Rivers: 9 pts (4-7 FG, 0-3 3PT, 1-2 FT), 2 Ast, 1 Blk
Not a bad debut, would have liked to see those assist numbers be higher.
Tomas Satoransky: 4 pts (1-2 FG, 2-2 FT), 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk
Oh look, Tomas outrebounded the Wizard’s starting center.
Jordan McRae: Did not register a minute
Troy Brown Jr: DNP
Thomas Bryant: DNP