Othyus Jeffers signed a 10 day contract with the Washington Wizards back on March 17th. After a very impressive 15 point, 8 rebound game against the Miami Heat and a 13 point, 4 rebound game against the Cavs, the Wizards signed Jeffers for the rest of the season.
On April 6th, the day of the signing, Jeffers busted out for another 13 point, 3 rebound game, proving to the fans, coaches, etc, why he was signed. A few days later Jeffers came up big for the Wizards in a 115-83 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Jeffers finished the game with 13 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist.
Jeffers wasn’t done yet, he had two more impressive games before the season ended. Those two games included an 8 point, 5 rebound game against the Boston Celtics and a 7 point, 7 rebound game against the Cleveland Cavs.
Jeffers finished the season averaging 5.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. Due to Jeffers’ amazing play for the Wizards, he will most likely play on their Summer League team, (if the Summer League isn’t cancelled) and then could possibly get a training camp invite. Jeffers is ‘a hard worker’, his coach Flip Saunders would tell the media after Jeffers’ big games. Any coach likes to see a hard worker and if Jeffers keeps up the hard work, he won’t be playing for the Iowa Energy or any other NBDL team again. The Wizards are looking for young players like Jeffers who can play alongside John Wall and JaVale McGee.
In my opinion, the Wizards will look to sign Jeffers this summer or go the route of Summer League, training camp, etc, like I said above.