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A Deeper Look into the Marcin Gortat Contract
July 2nd, 2014 at 2:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** Marcin Gortat was the main target for the Wizards front office this free agency period, and Ernie got his man. Gortat's 5-years for $60 is steep, appears to all be guaranteed (but the terms themselves do not appear to have been released) and is given to a 30 yr old....

One Piece Down: Marcin Gortat Signs 5 Year Deal with the Wizards
July 1st, 2014 at 8:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** Marcin Gortat was the number one option for the Wizards this offseason and in the first day of free agency they locked him up. Securing a 5-year deal worth $60 million, the Polish Hammer will call Washington home for a while. News was broken by teammate John Wall via Twitter But...

Drew Gooden Expected to Re-Sign with the Wizards
July 1st, 2014 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Free Agency officially started at 12:01am today and although it's mostly been very quiet short of the Cleveland Cavaliers signing Kyrie Irving to a max contract. However, the Wizards are letting their intentions known publicly when Marc Spears of Yahoo reported that Drew Gooden is expected to be re-signed. Also, Coach Al...

Wizards to Make Offer to Kevin Seraphin, Decline Offer to Trevor Booker
June 29th, 2014 at 3:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Wizards continue their acquisition of capital by not picking up the option of Trevor Booker. Booker's season with the Wizards was productive and due to his play in 72 games he was eligible for a bump in his extension worth $4.7 million. There is still the possibility...

Wizards to Have Another Year of the Professor, Pick up Andre Miller’s Option.
June 28th, 2014 at 1:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the news that Martell Webster is out 3-5 months following back surgery it seemed Wizards fans were off to a bad weekend. However a last minute reprieve was granted when news that the Wizards were picking up the option of backup point guard Andre Miller. Miller was acquired via...

What the Pre-Draft Trades Mean for the Wizards
June 26th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
 ***PHOTO1***    One of the big question marks this off season was what the market would be for Free Agent Center Marcin Gortat. Last night two trades concluded that helped answer some of those questions. The Dallas Mavericks brought back Tyson Chandler along with Raymond Felton The Knicks, desperate for picks under the Phil...

Washington Wizards Post Season Awards: the Short Leash
June 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Ernie Grunfeld, the much maligned General Manager of the Washington Wizards, actually had a year he could hang his coat on. Although not entirely through the woods and not entirely earning the confidence of Wizards fans, Ernie got this year right. ***PHOTO1*** The writing is on the wall this off-season that Grunfeld...

Washington Wizards Post Season Awards: the Unlikely Cover Model
June 21st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Marcin Gortat was acquired in October from the Suns for Emeka Okafor. Concerns arose because Gortat suffered a knee injury the season before and was forced to sit for a long time, but once he came to the nations capital, he seemed to get on board. Sharing the front court...

Examining the Option of Trading for Kevin Love
June 14th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** At the great Canius Hoopus blog, Key Dae examines all the available trades for Kevin Love. Dae proposes Kevin Love to Washington for Bradley Beal, Nene and two future first round picks. Where it works: No longer an offensive weakness in the Power Forward position and outside of knuckle pushups, no more under-60...

Washington Wizards Free Agency Look Pt 3: the Iffys
June 11th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
  ***PHOTO1***   Kris Humphries Humphries had a promising start that was derailed by a personal evisceration by the media/Kanye West, Humphries was then traded to the tanking Boston Celtics in the deal that brought Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to the Nets. Humphries could use a new start in a place that...

Washington Wizards Free Agency Look Part 2
June 10th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
  In the second part of our look at Wizards Free Agency this offseason, we’re going to examine two players would be great fits, but the pieces don’t really align to sign them unless Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza do not sign at all. These two players are above the Mid-Level...

Trevor Booker Says He’s Fielding Free Agency Calls
June 10th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Trevor Booker returned to his high school to teach a summer basketball camp and discussed his future. In an interview with Matt Connolly for Goupstate.com, Booker said his first free agency, that "a lot of teams are calling right now that are interested". Booker averaged 7 PPG and 5 RPG and...

Washington Wizards Free Agency: Checking in, Part I
June 9th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** In the first part of our look at the free agency market, we’re going to establish what realistic players the Wizards could get this offseason. Primary signing goals are still to maintain Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza, but using the Mid-Level Exception, there are a couple of good signees that...

Marcin Gortat Takes to Twitter in Support of Caron Butler
June 4th, 2014 at 11:24 AM
***PHOTO1*** This morning Michael Lee of the Washington Post published a piece centered on last year's journey of Caron Butler and where he might go to next. That was followed by a response/endorsement from current Wizards Free Agent, Marcin Gortat:   Butler had a successful season off the bench for the Oklahoma City Thunder, providing...

Washington Wizards Quickly Sign Jannero Pargo
October 1st, 2012 at 8:10 PM
The last thing that the Washington Wizards needed was for their best player to go down with an injury before training camp, but that's exactly what happened to John Wall over the weekend.  After the sudden news that Wall would be shut down for at least eight weeks with a knee problem,...

Brian Cook Added to Training Camp Roster
September 19th, 2012 at 5:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** Forward Brian Cook became the fourth player to sign a non-guaranteed training camp deal with the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. He joins Steven Gray, Shavlik Randolph, and Earl Barron in the competitive group vying for the last roster spot on the team. Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers out of Illinois...

Will Maurice Evans Join the Washington Wizards’ Front Office?
September 17th, 2012 at 5:50 PM
As the 2012 NBA offseason winds down to a conclusion, the front office of the Washington Wizards has addressed most of its concerns in free agency. Almost all of the free agents attached to this team's roster have been accounted for with the exception of two players: Maurice Evans and...

Shavlik Randolph, Steven Gray, and Earl Barron Vying for Final Roster Spot in Training Camp
September 12th, 2012 at 4:36 PM
***PHOTO2*** Three NBA hopefuls are getting their shot at playing professional basketball with the Washington Wizards, who are seeking to fill their final roster spot after training camp. The Washington Post's Michael Lee has learned from inside sources that the Wizards have extended non-guaranteed training camp offers to Shavlik Randolph, Steven Gray, and...

Former Washington Wizard Andray Blatche Agrees to Deal with Brooklyn Nets
September 6th, 2012 at 3:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** After being amnestied by the Washington Wizards in July, Andray Blatche received little initial interest in his services from other NBA squads. Now he's reportedly getting his next NBA opportunity in the Big Apple. On Wednesday night, ESPN broke the news of an agreement between Blatche and New York's new NBA team,...

Brooklyn Nets Meet with Andray Blatche, Ex-Washington Wizard
September 2nd, 2012 at 8:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** ESPN reported of a meeting that occurred on Saturday between the Brooklyn Nets and free agent forward Andray Blatche, a recent departure from the Washington Wizards. The Nets are looking to add a 14th man to their roster and seem to be taking an interest in the former Wizard, who was...