Washington accomplished his biggest goal by addressing the doubts about his ability to effectively run a team without looking for his own offense first. Washingtons aggressive and intelligent playmaking was evident throughout. Despite his teams lack of off-ball movement, Washington was able to set a good rhythm for his teams play on the offensive end. When the shots presented themselves Washington was able to convert from long range quite effectively as well as getting into the lane for the strong finish. Perhaps his strongest asset was his vocal assertiveness with his teammates. Washington pumped up his teams energy level with words of encouragement and got players into position whenever he could.
Defensive consistency and focus were Washingtons biggest weaknesses. Washington allowed far too many players to get into the lane against him for no reason other than a lack of aggressive ball pressure. Washington has the athleticism to play solid defense, so if he concentrates on improvement in this area hell be on his way to being a more complete player. Overall, Washington was a very solid performer during the week and may have moved himself into a position to get a much longer look from teams looking for depth in the backcourt. Summer League shouldnt be a question for Washington as far as getting invited is concerned, what happens from there is up to him.
Washington has a workout scheduled for June 22nd with Sacramento, four days after the pullout deadline, which tells us all we need to know about his plans regarding staying in the draft or not.