Washington Wizards 2013 Player Profile: Garrett Temple

By John Raffel
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Garrett Temple, slowly but surely, is making his presence known in the NBA. He’s figuring on being very well known this season with the Washington Wizards.

Temple had 5.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 22.7 minutes per outing in 51 games. The Wizards took a chance on him last Christmas Day with a free agent contract. He had 36 starts and scored 10 or more points in nine games. He had a four-game streak with 10 points or more. But the Wizards are looking for Temple’s offensive numbers to go up.

Washington needed some help with their injury situation and Temple made the most of his opportunity. His shooting was a 41 percent from the field last season but the Wizards want to see him take the ball to the basket more often, He attempted only 1.2 free throws per 36 minutes. His jump shooting is something Temple has been focusing on during the offseason.

His shooting got better the latter part of last season and the Wizards are hoping he’ll prove to be effective from off the bench. He teams up well with John Wall to create decent production. What the Wizards also like about Temple is his defensive skills and ability to play both guard positions. If his offensive output improves, Temple is likely to emerge as one of the most productive players on the team.

He can score points from off the bench and at times can be an effective impact player for the Wizards who are looking to have depth with the likes of Temple on the team.


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