The Wizards have been scraping the barrel looking for some sort of offensive firepower after injuries to Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, and most recently Gary Neal have diminished their depth at the wing position. The absence of this trio of go-to scorers have led to the Wizards relying on historic feats such as John Wall’s career-high of 19 assists and Garrett Temple morphing into a MonStar to win their last two games. With injury timelines indefinite, and a December-January schedule jam-packed, there’s no question the Wizards will struggle to sustain any type of stamina and, consequently, any type of consistency.
Enter Jarrel Eddie from the D-League, a 6-foot-7 wingman, just signed by the Wizards to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract as a means to fill some of that void on offense. At the expense of this acquisition, Ryan Hollins has been waived.
According to Yahoo!’s Shams Charania, Eddie has been averaging 14.1 points per game in 11 games this season with the Austin Spurs, and shooting 52 percent from 3-point range on 5.6 three-point attempts per game. Seemingly, Eddie has an adequate combination of size, length and a solid shooting range to make him a decent enough temporary plugin for the Wizards while players work their way back from injuries.
Here is more stuff you might want to know about Jarrel Eddie:
He’s a Hokie!
Eddie played all four years at Virginia Tech and averaged 13.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in his senior year.
His NBA timeline is a bit shabby.
Jun 26, 2014 – Went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft making him an Unrestricted FA.
Sep 29, 2014 – Signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
Oct 21, 2014 – Atlanta Hawks placed the contract of Jarell Eddie on waivers.
Oct 23, 2014 – Boston Celtics made a successful waiver claim for the contract of Jarell Eddie.
Oct 25, 2014 – Boston Celtics placed the contract of Jarell Eddie on waivers.
Mar 5, 2015 – Signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
Sep 14, 2015 – Signed a multi-year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
Oct 23, 2015 – Golden State Warriors placed the contract of Jarell Eddie on waivers.
Eddie’s NBA resume is only comprised of preseason stats. Here they are #FWIW:
In 5 total preseason games playing for Atlanta and Golden State, he averaged:
11.9 MPG; 3.4 points PPG; 0.8 APG; 0.8 RPG; 3-15 from 3PT.
His D-League career is not so shabby.
Eddie had a D-League career average of 13.1 points per game. He made 159 of 342 three-point shots (47%), and won the 2015 NBA D-League 3-Point Contest. He also shot 89% from the free throw line.
Jarrel Eddie did a pre-draft workout for the Wizards in 2014 and also played with Otto Porter on the Wizards’ 2014 Summer League team.
Eddie played a total of 69 minutes over 6 games for the Wizards during the 2014 Summer League campaign. He made 4 of 16 three pointers and shot 7-for-22 overall from the field for a total of 31 points. He also grabbed 9 rebounds, had 1 assist, 2 steals, and 5 turnovers.
Eddie was a 2015 Summer League Champion with the San Antonio Spurs.
In 7 games during the championship run, Eddie averaged 12 points per game and made 20 of 43 three-point shots (47%).
Jarrel Eddie loves the kids.
— Austin Spurs (@austin_spurs) December 16, 2015
Jarrel Eddie loves his girlfriend, too.
— Nekolle Turner (@nekolle) June 7, 2015
Jarrel Eddie is likely a very happy football fan.
I don't tweet a lot but that don't mean I'm not a #Panthers fan. I've been down with Carolina since Kerry Collins.
— Jarell Eddie (@J_Ed31) November 19, 2013