Hachimura is resting for Saturday's summer league contest against the Knicks. Hachimura will get the day off, and he'll only have the possibility to play again if the Wizards win. The summer league playoff format is single elimination.
Hachimura compiled 25 points (9-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and two steals across 32 minutes during the Wizards' 76-71 win over the Hawks in a Las Vegas Summer League game Thursday. The ninth overall pick comfortably paced all scorers for the night courtesy of his jaw-dropping efficiency. Hachimura has been excellent throughout his summer league stint, with Thursday's production pushing his averages to 19.3 points (50.0 percent shooting), 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks across 31.7 minutes over three games.
Hachimura finished with 14 points (6-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two blocks and an assist across 33 minutes in the Wizards' 84-79 win over the Pelicans in the Las Vegas Summer League on Saturday. This year's No. 9 pick looked impressive against the Pelicans, despite his average shooting night. He also made an impact on defense with five boards and two blocks. The Gonzaga product demonstrated his natural scoring abilities in this game, and he will likely hear his number called frequently on offense this season.
Hachimura will participate in summer league with the Wizards, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports. As expected, the ninth overall pick in the 2019 draft will get some summer run. He spent three years at Gonzaga, and he averaged 19.7 points and 6.5 rebounds last season.
Hachimura was drafted by the Wizards with the ninth pick in the NBA Draft. Hachimura is the first Japanese-born player ever drafted in the NBA. He saw his numbers jump significantly each of his three years at Gonzaga, and concluded his Junior season with an average of 19.7 points (59.1 FG%, 41.7 3PT%, 73.9 FT%) and 6.5 rebounds per game. The WCC Player of the Year will presumably to have a significant role in the Wizards' rotation right away.
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