|2011 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 18th overall by Washington.|
|9th December, 2011||NBA||Signed four year, $7,145,050 rookie scale contract with Washington. Included team options for 2013/14 and 2014/15.|
|19th October, 2012||NBA||Washington exercised 2013/14 team option.|
|26th October, 2013||NBA||Washington declined 2014/15 team option.|
|5th September, 2014||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Indiana.|
|25th October, 2014||NBA||Waived by Indiana.|
|31st October, 2014||China||Signed a one year contract with Jiangsu Dragons.|
|16th December, 2014||China||Released by Jiangsu.|
|23rd January, 2015||D-League||Acquired by Oklahoma City Blue.|
|24th September, 2015||Russia||Signed a one year contract with Lokomotiv Kuban.|
|24th May, 2016||China||Signed a one season contract with Anhui.|
|1st July, 2016||Greece||Signed a two year contract with Panathinaikos (to join after completion of Chinese NBL season).|
|2008 - 2011||Florida State (NCAA)|
|June 2011 - June 2014||Washington Wizards (NBA)|
|September 2014 - October 2014||Indiana Pacers (NBA)|
|October 2014 - December 2014||Jiangsu Dragons (China)|
|January 2015 - June 2015||Oklahoma City Blue (D-League)|
|July 2015||Orlando Magic (Summer League)|
|September 2015 - May 2016||Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia)|
|May 2016 - August 2016||Anhui (China, NBL)|
|August 2016 - present||Panathinaikos (Greece)|
December 3, 2013
Washington will still need to consolidate this position during the season. The injuries to Porter, Beal and now Al Harrington are exposing a real lack of depth, particularly offensively. Backup point guard Eric Maynor has continued to struggle badly since his injury two years ago, shooting only 32% from the field, whie his backup Garrett Temple is similarly inefficient offensively but without any jump shot range and with more turnovers than assists on the season thus far. At the forward spots, Jan Vesely has finally shown some signs of life yet still provides almost nothing offensively, whilst Singleton and Trevor Booker have been mostly opportunity scorers in the NBA thus far. And the two players who can score off the bench, Harrington and Kevin Seraphin, are liabilities defensively and on the glass.
October 10, 2013
Chris Singleton and Jan Vesely, Washington Wizards
Drafted together in 2011, the two long, athletic defensive forwards were supposed to secure the front line indefinitely. In practice, both have disappointed. Singleton has been poor -- the intriguing improvements in his jump shot as a rookie disappeared as a sophomore -- and he has looked entirely overmatched offensively while only occasionally playing the caliber of defense he figures to base his career upon.
Meanwhile, Vesely has really disappointed, becoming so incapable of doing anything other than foul last season that he racked up multiple DNP-CD's only two years after being a top-10 pick. This top-10-pick status also further counts against Vesely, whose team option season calls for a $4,236,287 salary in a career in which he hasn't even so much as justified the minimum salary yet. Of the two, he figures to be the most threatened for this reason.
June 25, 2011
Pick 18: Chris Singleton's slide down the draft board is ended before it becomes embarrassing, as Washington stops the rot at #18. Washington earlier had a choice between Singleton and Jan Vesely, and now they've wound up with both. They're happy. They should be.
On his way to the podium, Singleton needs two goes at putting his hat on. Must Improve: Putting On Hats. In his interview with a now completely invisible Mark Jones, Singleton touts his ability to defend all spots 1 through 4. It's more likely to be 3 through 5, but Singleton and Vesely combine to be a hell of an imposing forward pairing. Add that to JaVale McGee, and it's a tough unit to score on. Singleton's offensive role is less apparent, and struggles when asked to create half court offense, but that shouldn't happen in the NBA. If the Wizards push the tempo, he'll find a niche offensively.
I don't think Washington needs Yi Jianlian any more.
June 23, 2011
March 15, 2011
They do it mainly with defense, and that defense is anchored by future lottery pick, Chris Singleton. Singleton is 6'9, very athletic and has long arms, the prototypical body type for a small forward/new era power forward if ever there was one. He combines the physical tools with timing, good hands and good defensive effort, and is one of the best defensive players in the nation. No, check that - he is the best, the single most disruptive individual force boasted by any team in the whole of college basketball. And while he pales offensively compared to defensively, Singleton still does enough on that end to lead FSU in scoring, averaging 13.8 points per game. (No one else scores in double figures, although Derwin Kitchen's 9.9ppg can probably get a mulligan.) Singleton has improved his free throw and three point strokes, tightened up his ball handling slightly, stopped throwing as many insanely bad passes, and developed a fledgling post game, something he never previously had. He is still not much of a ball handler or shooter, but his physical tools avail him easy looks anyway, and he is dynamite in transition.