Found December 09, 2011 on Washington Post:
Ted Leonsis confirmed on his blog, Ted’s Take, that he was among the 25 NBA owners who voted to approve the new 10-year collective bargaining agreement that would ensure a 66-game season beginning on Christmas. Five owners voted against the new deal. Leonsis was fined $100,000 before last season when he declared his preference for a labor deal that included a salary cap structure similar to the NHL. The deal approved by the owners does not have a hard salary cap but it does possess a nearly 50-50 split of basketball-related income, a reduction in contract lengths and annual raises, a harsher luxury tax penalty and other restrictions that make it harder for high-spending teams to improve. Read full article >>

Keys to Wizards training camp: Flip Saunders

Training camp opens tomorrow at Verizon Center. Here is the third of three keys to this year’s camp: Entering his third year with the Wizards, Saunders has watched the franchise undergo a major transformation from a veteran-laden team built to compete for the playoffs to a re-building team that will continue to be among the youngest in the NBA. Read full article >>

Keys to Wizards training camp: Is John Wall ready to break out?

Training camp opens tomorrow at Verizon Center. Here is the first of three keys to this year’s camp: Since the Wizards did little to upgrade the roster aside from adding three draft picks, the team’s improvement will likely depend on John Wall’s progression in his second season. Wall said he wasn’t healthy for most of his first campaign – when he dealt with injuries to...

Wizards to host fan fest Dec. 17

The Washington Wizards will host a free fan fest at 6 p.m. next Saturday, Dec. 17, at Verizon Center that will feature an intrasquad scrimmage and a performance by R&B/hip-hop artist Wale. The evening will also include interactive games, prize giveaways, team mascot G-man, the Secret Service dunkers and the opportunity for fans to have photographs taken with members of the the...

Keys to Wizards training camp: The big men

Training camp opens tomorrow at Verizon Center. Here is the second of three keys to this year’s camp: Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee are incredibly talented but immensely frustrating, because their flashes of excellent play are often followed by questionable decision-making from game-to-game and, at times, play-to-play. Blatche missed the start of training camp last season while...

Wizards to sign Roger Mason, pursuing Maurice Evans; Nick Young still in Los Angeles

The Wizards may have placed retaining Nick Young as their top priority in free agency, but the restricted free agent shooting guard remains in Los Angeles as training camp is set to begin at 5 p.m. Sources with knowledge of the situation said Young would continue to wait until he receives an acceptable offer and had no intention of signing his $3.7 million offer in order to simply...

Flip Saunders Likes White Players

Wizards lottery pick Jan Vesely tells Truth About It: I received a few things from [Flip Saunders], and really, there’s a lot of plays in his playbook. It’s going to be hard to get to know everything, but it’s just a matter of time. I don’t know how much he trusts rookies, but I heard that he likes white players, so we’ll see. Pretty sure he’s talking about Kirk Hinrich...

'Mutual interest' between Evans, Wizards

As free agents Grant Hill and Caron Butler have elected to sign with the Suns and Clippers respectively, the crop of potential small forwards for the San Antonio Spurs has dwindled.The Spurs were reportedly interested in signing Butler or Hill but will have to look elsewhere to replace soon-to-be-gone Richard Jefferson.And if they were looking to add Maurice Evans (a player San...

Friday’s Best Quotes, Featuring Wizards Rookie Jan Vesely

In the world of NBA basketball, December 9th 2011 was a day like no other that I’ve ever experienced.  The whole week has been crazy, but Friday being the first day that moves could be made official… that took it to another level.  I can’t ever recall so much player movement taking place in a 24-hour period, and I’m pretty sure we’ve witnessed the first ever vetoed...

Wizards training camp theme: hard work, maturity and defense

On the second night of training camp, the first day of two-a-days, it was rookie Chris Singleton who walked away with the hard hat, which head coach Flip Saunders awards to the player who puts in the most effort. John Wall earned it on Day 1. "It was a good ...


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Wizards sign G Mason

The Washington Wizards signed free agent guard Roger Mason to a one-year deal Friday.

Caps Improving

from Ted Leonsis of Ted’s Take, We are starting to play better - with more enthusiasm; and character and grit - we are in most games now - and we are starting to see our skill players gain some traction and confidence. Slow steps to adaptation to a new system. More aggression and more focus on defensive schemes. We are starting to heal up and I am hopeful we will get back into...

Roger Mason To Sign With Wizards

The Wizards will sign Roger Mason Jr. and are also attempting to reach a deal with Maurice Evans.


The Washington Wizards announced today that they have acquired forward/center Ronny Turiaf, a 2013 second round pick and cash considerations from the New York Knicks along with a 2012 second round pick from the Dallas Mavericks. The three-team deal also sends Tyson Chandler, the rights to Ahmad Nivins and the rights to Giorgos Printezis from Dallas to New York while the Mavericks...


The Washington Wizards announced today that they have signed forward Larry Owens.
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