Wizards Rumors & News

  • John Wall to attend Team USA camp

    ESPN.com "Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that USAB has wanted Wall in camp for weeks and merely wanted to make sure that the Wizards'..." July 25

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Wall was natural invite for USA Basketball and joins Chandler Parsons and DeMar DeRozan as additions to initial Team USA roster from January

  • Kevin Seraphin will be ready for camp despite surgery

    CSN Washington "Before Kevin Seraphin agreed to sign a $3.89 million qualifying offer from the Wizards, he had a minor procedure to clean out his troublesome right knee, CSNwashington.com had confirmed late Wednesday with a person with knowledge of the situation and a second person Thursday morning. Then FIBA..." July 24

  • Wizards hold 15th spot open for Al Harrington

    CSN Washington "As stated here previously, the Wizards aren't in any rush to fill their 15th and final roster spot because training camp still is almost two full months away. But it appears, based on what CSNwashington.com has learned since Las Vegas summer league, that it will be for Al Harrington's..." July 24

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Coupla contract bits: Third year of Kris Humphries' $13.3M Wiz deal fully unguaranteed; Heat gives Birdman two-year, fully guaranteed $10.4M

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Jan Vesely exits NBA historically quickly

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jan Vesely entered the NBA with a kiss. He’s now kissing the league goodbye. After being drafted No. 6 overall by the Wizards in 2011, Vesely has signed in Turkey (hat tip: Ben Standig of CSN Washington). Spending so little time in the NBA after being drafted so high is rare. Unless..." July 22

  • Wizards unveil new alternate uniforms

    CBSSports.com "The Washington Wizards unveiled a new, mostly navy blue alternate uniform on Tuesday, with an accompanying press release: The Washington Wizards announced today that the team will add an alternate uniform to their collection for wear during the 2014-15 season. The new jersey will be..." July 22

  • Clippers trying to trade for Sam Cassell, pry him out of Washington

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sam Cassell just got done coaching Glen Rice Jr., Otto Porter and the rest of the Wizards’ Summer League team. Before that he helped recruit Paul Pierce to Washington as a free agent. Now Cassell could be the one lured away. Doc Rivers is still trying to fill out his Clippers staff after..." July 21

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Clippers working on arrangement w/ Wizards to hire Sam Cassell for Doc Rivers' coaching staff, but no deal in place yet, sources tell Yahoo.

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    By my count, including Temple who'll be re-signed, that's 13 of the max 15 roster spots spoken for #WizardsTalk #NBA

  • Seraphin shares an agent with LeBron James, visits Cleveland

    CSN Washington "Here are a list of things that have taken place this week: The Wizards re-signed power forward Drew Gooden The Wizards traded for C/PF DeJuan Blair The Wizards came to terms with free agent big man Kris Humphries Kevin Seraphin went to visit Cleveland These items may have no relation at..." July 18

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Kevin Seraphin has signed $3.8M qualifying offer with Wizards, league source tells Yahoo.

  • Wizards hire Kevin Durant’s old high school assistant coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "Flip Saunders, when he was coaching the Wizards, hired his son Ryan Saunders to his coaching staff. When Randy Wittman replaced Flip, Ryan remained on Washington’s payroll – until Flip became the Timberwolves’ coach and hired his son in Minnesota. That left the Wizards with a..." July 17

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    DeJuan Blair's deal with Washington will be three-years, $6M -- with a team option on third year, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Rejuvenated Al Harrington intends to play 2014-15 season

    CSN Washington "Only a week or two ago, the future of Al Harrington, who spent his first and only season with the Wizards ailing because of a right knee and left shoulder that required surgeries, seemed to be in coaching. He's serving in an unofficial capacity on the bench here for summer league. The Wizards..." July 16

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Wizards staying busy: ESPN sources say Washington and Dallas Mavericks on course to finalize DeJuan Blair sign-and-trade deal later today

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

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    Chris Miller @cmillscsn

    Confirm: Drew Gooden will return to #Wizards on a one year deal. #WizardsTalk

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Will Durant "go home" to the Wizards in 2016?

    Covers.com "LeBron James' triumphant return to Northeast Ohio proved you can go home again, and according to Pro Basketball Talk, there's a chance Kevin Durant could follow the King's lead in the near future. If Durant (a Washington D.C. native) were to leave Oklahoma City when he becomes an unrestricted..." July 15

  • Sources: Kris Humphries gets $13M deal from Wizards

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Kris Humphries has agreed to a three-year, $13 million deal with the Washington Wizards, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Boston Celtics are finalizing a sign-and-trade agreement with Washington to fit Humphries' deal into the salary cap, sources said. The Wizards can..." July 15

  • Report: Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans turn Asik, Ariza deals into 3-way trade

    CBSSports.com "The Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a three-way trade, per NBA.com's David Aldridge and USA Today's Sam Amick. Here's how it's going to shake out: Wizards get: $8.5 million trade exception, Melvin Ely's unguaranteed contract Rockets get:..." July 14

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Wizards guard John Wall won't be included on USA Basketball roster Monday, but could be added for camp/World Cup later, source tells Yahoo.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Washington and Dallas are in advanced discussions on a potential sign-and-trade deal that would land DeJuan Blair with Wizards

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Washington and Houston have agreed to a sign-and-trade for Trevor Ariza, league source tells Yahoo. Wizards get $8.5M trade exception.

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Daniel Orton didn't practice this morning. Cassell calls him day to day #WizardsTalk #NBA

  • Wizards reach two-year deal with Paul Pierce

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards, stunned earlier Saturday when Trevor Ariza opted to sign with the Houston Rockets, shook off the disappointment in a big way later in the day by landing Paul Pierce. Pierce, 36, a likely Hall of Famer, agreed to a two-year deal for the full mid-level exception worth..." July 13

  • Trevor Ariza to sign 4-year contract with Houston Rockets

    USA Today "The Houston Rockets have agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with free agent small forward Trevor Ariza, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. Ariza was being heavily..." July 13

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Meanwhile, #Knicks have continued to show interest in Washington PF Trevor Booker, per source.

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    FA guard Anthony Morrow still considering the Clippers, Heat, Wizards, Raptors and Suns, per source. All willing to use some portion of MLE.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Washington Wizards have talked to free agent Luol Deng, but still determined to re-sign Trevor Ariza, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Washington Wizards have talked to free agent Luol Deng, but still determined to re-sign Trevor Ariza, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    #celtics appear to be taking themselves out of the Kris Humphries market, #hornets and #wizards are leaders, according to NBA source

  • Heat showing interest in Garrett Temple? Not so fast

    CSN Washington "The NBA rumor mill churned out countless stories recently about planes headed to visit LeBron James, a pickup game involving Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh receiving a max contract offer. On Monday, it briefly stopped focusing on those three headliners just long enough for a mention of Wizards..." July 08

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    The Mavs, Cavs, Lakers and Heat are pursuing Wizards free agent Trevor Ariza, league sources say. Ariza seeking deal starting at $9-$11m.

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    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    In addition to Anthony Morrow & Marvin Williams, Heat is in play for Kris Humphries. Also hearing Wiz, Celtics & Hornets emerging for Kris.

  • Marcin Gortat on returning to Wizards: “The decision was real easy for me”

    Washington Post "As one of the first free agents to agree to terms, Marcin Gortat doesn’t have much to worry about until Thursday, when he puts his pen to a five-year, $60-million contract with the Wizards. Gortat has been relaxing in Orlando for the past few days and decided to watch some summer league..." July 06

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Marvin Williams solidly on "next" line for threes after top four/five. Talking with Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Hornets, Clips, Magic, Suns.

  • Wizards reach out to Caron Butler

    Washington Post "While retaining Trevor Ariza remains their focus after already locking up Marcin Gortat, the Wizards don’t want to be caught stammering in case the free agent swingman chooses to play elsewhere. The Wizards have quietly worked behind the scenes and reached out to several potential replacements,..." July 04

  • Bradley Beal says Trevor Ariza ‘up in the air’ about return to Wizards

    Washington Post "For the first month after the Washington Wizards‘ season ended in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Bradley Beal tried separating himself from basketball, his first love. Not only did the Wizards guard not touch a basketball, but he barely watched the playoffs, as the sight of other teams vying..." July 03

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Wizards interested in bringing free agent point guard Garrett Temple back, source said, but Miami, Orlando, Chicago also expressed interest.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Marcin Gortat has agreed to a five year, $60 million contract extension with Washington, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Wizards could lock up Trevor Ariza sooner than expected

    CSN Washington "Soon after Marcin Gortat re-signed for five years and $60 million with the Wizards, Trevor Ariza -- in a somewhat surprising move -- was on the phone with the front office to discuss details on what could turn into a deal late Tuesday, several people with knowledge of the situation told CSN..." July 02

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    Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA

    Kevin Seraphin officially got his QO.

  • Randy Wittman headed to Los Angeles to meet with Trevor Ariza

    Washington Post "Wizards Coach Randy Wittman is racking up the frequent flyer miles in an effort to make sure the team enters next season with the same starting lineup as 2013-14′s playoff roster. Wittman is heading to Los Angeles this evening and will meet with small forward Trevor Ariza on the first day of the..." June 30

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    Former NBAer Luke Harangody has agreed to join the Washington Wizards for Summer League. Averaged 7.5 points and 4.5 boards in Russia.

  • Andre Miller will be back with Wizards; Trevor Booker to become unrestricted free agent

    Washington Post "The Wizards on Saturday officially informed Andre Miller‘s agent, Andy Miller, that they will retain the veteran backup point guard who is slated to earn $4.6 million next season. Also Saturday, the Wizards declined to make a qualifying offer to forward Trevor Booker, according to a multiple..." June 29