Schizophrenic Singleton turns sublime

Schizophrenic Singleton turns sublime
July 14, 2012, 3:34 pm
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LAS VEGAS -- Whatever the Wizards want to see out of Chris Singleton during the five-game summer league session, a split on-court personality isnt one of them. Thats what the second-year forward delivered performance-wise on Friday against the Hawks. At least the stronger version came last.Listless at times and ineffective often before halftime, Singleton came out for the second half with a heavy dose of aggression, tallying 17 of his 20 points after halftime. I see myself Shelvin and Jan as the leaders because weve been in the league. I just had to go out there and play more offensive minded, said Singleton, who gets another chance to make a better first half Saturday at 10pm ET against Houston.Versus Atlanta, he finished 7 of 13 from the field overall after missing his only two attempts in the first half. I just told him to take what they give you, Wizards summer league head coach Sam Cassell said. I had him playing the 4 some, I tried to create mismatches. Pick-and-pop, he wants to shoot the basketball. He should be putting the ball on the floor and trying to create some things. Second half, he picked-and-popped, and he made some easy shots, 15-foot jump shots.Singleton also led the Wizards with eight rebounds, four steals and five turnovers. The bulk of the miscues came early, the good numbers followed, including two blocks. Rookie Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 22 points.I was just being more aggressive, showing everyone what I worked on, said Singleton about his play after halftime before relieving the rough start for him and the team. It was tough out there, especially in the first half. Missed a lot of shots, lots of turnovers. There is stuff we can work on.The Wizards will need the good Singleton from the start on Saturday against the Rockets. Houston's small forward duo Chandler Parsons and first-round pick Terrence Jones combined for 33 points in a 93-81 win over Toronto on Friday. More from Day 1 of the Las Vegas Summer League...- Cassell praises Beal's unemotional debut- Wizards notebook: Point guards in training, Bizarro world Vesely- Wizards, Hawks instant analysis- ProBasketballTalk.com's recap of the young guns includes mentions of Beal, Singleton, Vesely