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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...

Wizards What If? What If You Could Trade Anything About the Team?
July 1st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** The great Tom Ziller posted a story recently about a wish that NBA teams could have the ability to trade for everything. Given the recent history in this offseason of teams trying to trade for coaches, why stop there? Below are a number of options that the Wizards could make in...

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...

Washington Wizards lost $13 million in 2013
June 30th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** In a story filed by Zach Lowe of Grantland, the Wizards will lose $13 million once "luxury-tax distribution and revenue-sharing payments are finalized." The cost of that loss could be offset by the Ted Leonsis' ownership stake in the Verizon Center, but the organization is not benefiting from the revenue sharing...

Wizards Bring in First Three Options into Summer League
June 30th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Wizards did not walk away from the draft with a new player but are hoping to score some deals in the NBA Summer League. First signed onto the league was UNLV's Khem Birch. Birch did work out with the Wizards in a pre-draft workout, so he's familiar...

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...

Martell Webster Out 3-5 Months Following Back Surgery
June 27th, 2014 at 3:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's just being reported that Martell Webster had surgery today to treated a herniated disk and will be out 3-5 months. It appears Webster injured his back while working out in the Verizon Center last week. This will be the third back surgery that Webster has had and he...

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...

Checking in on the Wizards Draft Options: James McAdoo
June 17th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
NBADraft.net is one of the many participants in mock drafts and this year they are picking the Wizards will pick up James McAdoo. ***PHOTO1*** McAdoo is a 6'9" Junior Power Forward from University of North Carolina.At 230 pounds, he's considerably bigger than other prospect, DeAndre Daniels, but the scouting report lists a...

Checking in on the Wizards Draft Options:DeAndre Daniels
June 15th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Draft Express released their mock draft for this year and they have the Washington Wizards selecting DeAndre Daniels with the 46th pick. Daniels is a junior from the University of Connecticut. He's a Small Forward at 6'8" and 196 lbs who registered a 7'2" wingspan at the combine this year. Daniels is a...

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...

A Revisiting of the Bullets 1984 Draft
June 9th, 2014 at 6:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the 6th pick in the 1984, the Washington Bullets select..Melvin Turpin. Yes, Melvin Turpin. There will be so much revisionist history following the monday night premier of "The 84 Draft" on NBA TV, so try to take the repainting of the landscape with a grain of salt. The infamous move of Sam...

Why the Washington Wizards Need a D League Team
June 6th, 2014 at 12:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** In the recent weeks following the regular season, two NBA teams struck deals to operate single affiliation D League teams. The Memphis Grizzlies acquired the Iowa Energy and the Orlando Magic went monogamous with the Erie BayHawks, become the 15th and 16th team, respectively, to have one-on-one affiliations with the...

Former Wizards Coach Hires Himself to Coach Timberwolves
June 5th, 2014 at 1:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** Former Washington Wizards Head Coach and current Timberwolves President Flip Saunders hired himself to be the new coach of the Twolves. After a speculative period that almost saw the Timberwolves trade for Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger (a flip disciple) and entertaining former coaches as Lionel Hollins and Vinny Del Negro,...

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...

Randy Wittman Resigns with Washington Wizards for 3-yr Extension
June 3rd, 2014 at 5:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** Randy Wittman and the Washington Wizards have agreed to terms for a three-year extension for the head coach. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal has reportedly been a three-year deal worth $3 million a season. The third year is rumored to be a team option. A press conference is scheduled for...

Washington Wizards Add Assistant Don Newman to Coaching Staff
July 10th, 2012 at 1:49 PM
The Washington Post's Gene Wang reported that head coach Randy Wittman added new assistant Don Newman to the Wizards' bench on Monday, bringing on a coach with championship experience and an impressive resume. Newman is set to become Wittman's top assistant. Since June of 2004, Newman worked as an assistant for...

Washington Wizards Trade Rashard Lewis to New Orleans Hornets for Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza
June 21st, 2012 at 6:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** Ernie Grunfeld accomplished one of his offseason goals for the Washington Wizards in head-scratching fashion. On June 20, the team swapped Rashard Lewis and his $22 million dollar salary along with the 46th pick of the 2012 NBA Draft to the New Orleans Hornets for veterans Emeka Okafor and Trevor...