Goodman vs. Drew: Washington Wizards Players Stand Out

Kevon RobinsonCorrespondent IAugust 22, 2011

This past Saturday, two of the most popular summer leagues created an all-star squad to play an exhibition game and give the fans a little eye-candy.  The Goodman team included Kevin Durant, John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, Gary Neal and rookie Josh Selby.  The Drew team included James Harden, Demar Derozan, JaVale McGee and Brandon Jennings.

The result was that the Goodman League defeated the Drew League 135-134, and the MVP ended up being Kevin Durant.

Now, we need to take a look at the few Washington Wizards involved in this game.

John Wall and JaVale McGee played in the game. Nick Young was scheduled to play, but never picked up his phone when the commissioner called him.  Many are thinking that he may be angry at the fact that he didn’t win MVP in the Drew League despite averaging 40 PPG.  People are coming to this assumption because of the tweet he sent out expressing his displeasure.

But of the players who did play, Wall looked a lot more faster, which is pretty hard to believe.  Wall finished with 28 points and, surprisingly, scored a lot of his points in the fourth quarter, even with Durant on his team.  His jumper wasn’t really put on display that much, and he still showed some moments where he was too fast for his own good, but it’s just an exhibition game.

McGee had to matchup with Demarcus Cousins, which should be an indication of how that went as far as individual battles are concerned.  McGee had some electric dunks and blocks in the game, but Cousins man-handled him on the defensive end.  There was actually a sequence where Cousins posted up McGee two possessions in a row and ended with a dunk on both.

Obviously, this game is just for fun, but the players were really going at each other at the end of the day.