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  • Dez Wells was one of the notable names not called during Thursday’s NBA draft, but the Washington Wizards scooped up the former Maryland standout for their summer league team, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Wells, 23, was considered a borderline second-round pick and worked out for the Wizards on June 11. […]... read more...
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  • For the last few weeks, Justin Anderson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, like so many aspiring NBA players, have been traveling the country, showcasing their talents at workout after workout after workout. And for most of those sessions, six or seven according to Anderson, the two players have challenged one another. The matchup raises the stakes because […]... read more...
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  • Toure’ Murry and Damion James are expected to play for the Washington Wizards in the upcoming Las Vegas summer league, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Both players are familiar faces for the Wizards; James was with the team for training camp and preseason last year, and Murry joined Washington on a 10-day […]... read more...
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  • R.J. Hunter knew his NCAA tournament heroics, highlighted by a deep game-winning three-pointer in Georgia State’s memorable upset over Baylor, had lifted his fame to unforeseen heights in this country. He just didn’t expect the popularity to transcend international borders. “That’s how I knew March Madness put me on the map,” Hunter recalled after participating in ... read more...
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  • There are two things you should know about Kevon Looney. First, his first name is not pronounced like “Kevin.” It’s pronounced “Kev-on,” just like it’s spelled. Second, and more prevalent to his impending NBA career, he played point guard at Hamilton High School in Milwaukee even as he grew from 6 feet 4 into a rangy 6 feet 9. […]... read more...
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  • A year after sitting idle during the first round of the NBA draft, the Washington Wizards are scheduled to jump back into the fray in an unfamiliar spot. For the first time since 2008, their only first-round selection will not be in the lottery – at least as of Thursday afternoon, one week before the event […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards were slated to pick 19th in Thursday’s NBA draft but they elected not to. Instead, the Wizards traded the pick and two future second-round selections to the Atlanta Hawks for their 15th pick, Kansas swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. Oubre, however, wasn’t aware of the trade after Atlanta selected him as he strolled on to the stage […]... read more...
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  • A couple hours after trading up to land Kelly Oubre Jr., an intriguing one-and-done talent out of Kansas, in the first round, the Washington Wizards went a different route by selecting Iowa forward Aaron White with the 49th pick in Thursday’s draft. The 6-foot-9 White was a four-year player at Iowa and will celebrate his 23rd […]... read more...
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  • As the Washington Wizards begin their offseason schedule and preparations for the June 25 draft and free agency, we conclude our end-of-season profiles today with center Marcin Gortat: The small-ball offense the Washington Wizards unexpectedly unleashed in the playoffs benefited several players. John Wall had more space to penetrate defenses and more shooting threats to ... read more...
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  • Washington Wizards guard Garrett Temple has exercised the player option on his contract for next season, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The decision is not a surprise; Temple said he expected to opt in last month. Temple, 29, will make $1.1 million next season, a bump in pay from the $981,084 […]... read more...
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  • A few names have been connected with the Washington Wizards on the hundreds of mocks circulating cyberspace in the lead up to Thursday’s NBA draft. But the Wizards are not slated to pick until No. 19.  Plenty of unanticipated developments can arise – and probably will arise – that could alter their course before they’re […]... read more...
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  • As reported here a week ago, Paul Pierce has officially opted out of his contract with the Washington Wizards and will become a free agent for the second straight year on July 1. [Pierce will opt out of contract with Wizards, could return to D.C. under new deal] Wizards General Manager Ernie Grunfeld confirmed Pierce’s […]... read more...
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  • Former Dallas Mavericks point guard Rodrigues Beaubois has committed to play for the Washington Wizards at the Las Vegas Summer League, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. A native of the French territory of Guadeloupe located in the Caribbean, Beaubois, 27, has spent the last two seasons playing in Europe after a […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards used their second-round pick, 49th overall, in Thursday’s NBA draft to select Iowa forward Aaron White. An accomplished four-year player in the Big 10, White is a versatile power forward who can step behind the three-point line and space the floor with his shooting ability. White, however, may begin his professional basketball career […... read more...
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  • Paul Pierce has until the end of June to decide whether he will exercise his $5.5 million player option and return for a second season with the Washington Wizards. Pierce candidly revealed he wasn’t sure about his basketball future minutes after he heaved a last-gasp three-pointer to extend the Wizards’ season a tick of a […]... read more...
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  • Ask 10 people which new pieces the Washington Wizards will acquire in Thursday’s draft and there might be 10 different answers. The Wizards own the 19th and 49th picks, and a consensus is impossible when selecting that late. Plenty can happen over the first 18 selections – from players sliding to unexpected reaches to blockbuster trades. Teams provide some hints […... read more...
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  • After evaluating a few back-court and power forward options they could select with the No. 19 pick in the upcoming draft in previous workouts, the Washington Wizards will shift their attention to the wing Friday when projected first-round picks Virginia guard Justin Anderson and Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – considered two of the draft’s top […]... read more...
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  • Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce has decided to play next season but is expected to bypass his $5.5 million player option, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The decision, which is due by the end of the month, would make Pierce a free agent for the second straight year. Opting out opens […]... read more...
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  • An assortment of individuals – scouts, coaches, executives – will have an impact, to varying degrees, on what the Washington Wizards will do with their 19th and 49th picks in Thursday’s NBA draft. But the onus – and criticism or accolades years from now — will ultimately fall on General Manager Ernie Grunfeld. This will […]... read more...
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  • A few names have been connected with the Washington Wizards on the hundreds of mocks circulating cyberspace in the lead up to Thursday’s NBA draft. But the Wizards are not slated to pick until No. 19.  Plenty of unanticipated developments can arise – and probably will arise – that could alter their course before they’re […]... read more...
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