Dwight Anderson, one of the Bullets' three second-round draft choices, probably will not be invited to training camp, according to General Manager Bob Ferry. Anderson, a 6-foot-3 guard from Southern California, was the 41st pick overall in the draft.
"We had Dwight in this summer, and, in short, he just wasn't that impressive," Ferry said. "I'd say right now that it's very questionable if we bring him back."
With training camp set to start Oct. 1, Ferry also said:
It is very doubtful the Bullets would keep all their point guards -- Frank Johnson, John Lucas and Kevin Porter.
There is no need for a rookie camp this season because of offseason workouts and summer-league games. It is possible only three rookies will be invited to training camp.
One of them will be guard Bryan Warrick from St. Joseph's, the Bullets' first selection in the college draft and 25th overall. Ferry said he and coaches Gene Shue and Bernie Bickerstaff have been pleased with Warrick, who has not yet signed a contract. Ferry said Warrick's development and the signing of Nate Davis, who played in Europe last season, give the team an abundance of guards.
The Bullets' other second-round draft choice, 6-10 Mike Gibson, from South Carolina-Spartanburg, originally decided to play in Europe this year, but apparently has changed his mind and wants to come to camp.
"He's got talent," Ferry said, "but we get into a numbers problem with him, and Europe might be the best place for him right now."
Ferry expects Warrick, Davis, recently signed Steve Lingenfelter and maybe one or two other new players to come to training camp.
"We had something like 50 kids in this summer, and after working with some of them for six weeks, we know who has a chance to make the team and who doesn't," Ferry said.
The only unsigned veteran is Carlos Terry, who has been bothered by a knee injury the past two seasons and hasn't been offered a contract yet.
"Probably this week we'll get together with Carlos and decide what's best for him and for the team," Ferry said.
The most competition in camp is expected to be among the point guards. Johnson, entering his second season, has a clear advantage over Lucas and Porter.
"It's a tough management problem," Ferry said, "because on paper you have three similar-type players and only one of them (Johnson) with no clouds over him. Kevin is coming back after his injury and Lucas has that other problem. So really, you don't know if you have either."
Porter missed all of last season with a torn Achilles' tendon, but played competitively over the summer and is expected to be near 100 percent by the time camp opens.
"K.P. has worked out with us this summer and he'll be like every other returning veteran when camp opens," said Ferry. "The thing with him, though, is that he not only has to fit in physically, but chemistry-wise, too."
Lucas' problems last season -- a number of missed games and practices -- centered around an admitted problem with cocaine. He went through an extensive rehabilitation program this summer and said he feels better than ever and is looking forward to a big season.