What G-League veteran Chris Chiozza brings to the team
Chris Chiozza entered the 2018 draft after playing point guard for the University of Florida. Chiozza played four years at Florida, bouncing back and forth from the starting lineup for three years before finally becoming a full-time starter during his senior year.
Chiozza was fairly average as a college player. He never really had anything about his game that stood out and elevated him above the competition. His senior season saw him elevate his game with a bigger role. He shot a better percentage from three and was a far better facilitator.
However, this wasn’t enough for him to be one of the 60 men selected in the draft and he went undrafted. He signed on with the Wizards in September and stayed about a month before he was relegated to the G-League where he has been ever since.
Chiozza had played very well for the Capital City Go-Go. He’s started every game he’s played with them as their primary point guard and has proved his worth in professional basketball. He’s averaging just about 13 points per game on 43% shooting from the field and more importantly 41.5% from three. He’s also dishing out nearly 7 assists per game and stealing the ball almost 2 times per game.
If Chiozza were to impress in his evaluation time with the Vipers, he could come up and see spot duty before Harden, Paul, and Rivers. Even more so, if his three-point shooting really impresses, he may be able to get some meaningful minutes for the Houston Rockets. But, for now, it just appears Chiozza is an intriguing body to get to the minimum.