After the Washington Wizards declined to pick up Chris Singleton’s fourth-year option prior to this past season, the former first-round draft pick became a lame duck of sorts, stuck at the end of the bench on a team loaded at his preferred position of small forward.
As Singleton prepares to enter free agency, here are three numbers from his 2013-14 season.:
Percent of mid-range shots (7-for-23) for Singleton. The Wizards hoped to fine-tune the third-year player’s stroke from outside the paint in their push to mold him into a stretch power forward, but he struggled to find consistency and open looks out of the high post, partly because of his in-between size at 6-foot-9 and partly because of his desire to play small forward.
Singleton’s season high in points, scored in 25 minutes during Washington’s Feb. 27 triple-overtime victory against Toronto. He also added nine rebounds during a marathon contest in which the Wizards had to dig deep into their lineup with Nene and Kevin Seraphin sidelined by injuries.
Games played by Singleton, with 15 appearances coming at the tail end of games decided by 10 or more points. After starting 51 games as a rookie and 11 games in 2012-13, a preseason injury, along with the selection of Otto Porter in the 2013 NBA Draft and emergence of Trevor Ariza, pushed Singleton completely out of the rotation in what was likely his last season as a Wizard.