Devin Robinson appeared in just one regular season game for the Washington Wizards in 2017-18. That should change after his performance in NBA Summer League.
Forward Devin Robinson remains on the Washington Wizards‘ roster as a two-way contract option and with that, he’s shown that his time spent in the G League hasn’t gone to waste. After a season of averaging 13.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists through 44 games, Robinson has shown his growth with a strong showing in 2018 NBA Summer League.
The Wizards have posted a record of 1-3 so far, but Robinson has been one of the best players on the court. He’s averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists for Washington’s Summer League squad in Las Vegas.
In his most recent outing against the Los Angeles Clippers, he put up 26 points and 11 rebounds on 9-of-13 shooting, including two made 3-pointers.
His athleticism has been on display since the Wizards’ first game. On the opening day of Summer League, he made waves with his ability to finish at the rim on one end and protect the rim at the other.
Robinson produces as a leader
Wins have been difficult to come by for the Washington Wizards, but that hasn’t stopped Devin Robinson from producing. In the Wizards’ opening game of Summer League, he recorded 14 points and five rebounds on 4-of-11 shooting. It was probably the worst shooting game of the four he’s appeared in, but he shook off the rust afterward.
He had 24 points, three assists, three steals and two blocks on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor against the San Antonio Spurs last Sunday in the team’s second game.
Robinson put up 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday in their lone victory, 87-75, and third game of the tournament. Their final game of Summer League came against the Los Angeles Clippers, but that shouldn’t be the end of the road for Robinson.
Alongside recent 2018 NBA Draft pick Troy Brown Jr., Robinson looked solid at the small forward position. The duo has put up 20+ points twice in the four games they appeared in the starting lineup. At 6’8″, Robinson showed off his progression shooting and attacking the rim. He’s 30-for-52 from the field (58 percent) through his four appearances in Las Vegas.
There’s some room for Robinson in the frontcourt despite the recent addition of Jeff Green and Dwight Howard. Robinson’s ability to play the wing as well as the interior will come in handy if he continues to develop. He’s certainly giving the Washington front office a lot to think about. They have Kelly Oubre Jr., Otto Porter Jr. and Markieff Morris at the forward position as well.
Unseen hours should continue to pay dividends for the second-year forward. The Washington Wizards are a solid team, but they’re a team that lacks bench depth and scoring.
Ranking fourth overall in scoring among Las Vegas Summer League players, it’s likely Robinson will get some recognition for his performance. Despite the final results, his rim-rocking dunks and scoring ability stand out the most when the Washington Wizards come to mind this summer.