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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...

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...

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...

Analyzing the Wizards Draft Pick: Cash Consideration
June 27th, 2014 at 8:07 AM
***PHOTO1*** Last night in the NBA Draft, the Washington Wizard selected Jordan Clarkson with the number 46 pick. Clarkson was quickly traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for cash consideration. This morning we analyze the assets cash consideration can bring to the Washington Wizards. Cash Consideration College: C.R.E.A.M. University Pros- Very experienced, has...

2014 Draft: the Washington Wizards Select…
June 26th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
  The ideas have been dissected and drafted, the prognosticators have all but used up their prognosticator juice for the year, now it's finally time to select. With the 46th pick, Wizards 101 selects- ***PHOTO1*** Sim Bhullar. Sim is a 7'5", 355lbs center from the New Mexico State Aggies. In 2 seasons for the Aggies,...

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 #46 Pick: Who Could It Be Now?
June 25th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** Wizards fans do not seem to be lamenting having a year without a lottery pick, but they shouldn't be too dismayed with the opportunity with a mid second-round pick. Danny Green, the sharpshooter and rising star for the San Antonio Spurs, was a #46 pick in 2009. Voshon Leonard who spent...

Washington Wizards What If? Redoing the 2013 Draft Part 1
June 23rd, 2014 at 10:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** Flashback: June 27th, 2013, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York. With the 3rd pick in the 2013 Draft, the Washington Wizards select... The answer was, of course, Small Forward out of Georgetown named Otto Porter. And really, Porter was not a bad choice, he suffered from an early hip injury that...

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...

Wizards Post Season Awards: the Most Improved Superstar
June 20th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** This year John Wall became the promise mostly fulfilled of a crossover star. He was already anoited by the pedigree of Universty of Kentucky and NBA bound after a year, but Wall made an All Star team, "won" the NBA Dunk Contest, was a couple of votes away from...

Wizards Post Season Awards: the Gritty Reboot
June 19th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Drew Gooden signed two 10-day contracts and then agreed to terms for the rest of the season with the Wizards after having one truely terrible year with the Milwaukee Bucks. In 2010, Gooden signed a 5-year $32 million contract and made it to 2013 before being released under the...

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...

Wizards Workout Prospective Draft Players. Who Will Go #46?
June 16th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** The Wizards brought in prospective players for a draft workout this week and while they are only sitting with one pick in the second round, there are some good options that could fall to them. Among them is Thanasis Antetokounmpo , the older brother of breakout phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo for the...