Found December 08, 2011 on Washington Post:
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 recovering from a broken right foot and never found his rhythm during a productive but overall disappointing season. He is still dealing with some soreness in his right shoulder, stemming from an injury late last season, but looking to bounce back in the second year of a five-year, $35 million deal he signed last year. 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...

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...

Washington Wizards bring back Roger Mason

Free-agent guard Roger Mason has signed a one-year contract with the Washington Wizards, returning to a team he played for from 2006-08. Before having their first practice of training camp Friday, the Wizards also signed their three draft picks: Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton and Shelvin Mack. Mason has averaged 6.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 372 games over seven NBA seasons with...

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...

Wizards’ John Wall on being silly and serious

John Wall wearing gigantic lime-green glasses as he watched Kentucky defeat North Carolina was probably one of the more surprising images of the weekend. CBS repeatedly captured Wall in the stands at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., sporting the ridiculous look as he chatted with his good friend and former teammate DeMarcus Cousins. Read full article >>

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...

Roger Mason Jr. expected to sign one-year deal with Wizards

The Wizards are close to bringing back District native Roger Mason Jr. Players are unable to reach oral or written deals with teams until the new collective bargaining agreement is ratified but Mason is set to have his second run with his hometown team, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. Read full article >>

Wizards’ Ted Leonsis voted to approve new labor deal

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...


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Wizards rookies Mack, Singleton have a lot to prove

Shelvin Mack never doubted there would an NBA season. The unfailingly positive Wizards rookie guard posted "think positive" on his Twitter account on a regular basis. Mack can't wait to get to work with John Wall and bring home his first paycheck. "I think me and John complement each other ...

Wizards sign G Mason

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

Roger Mason To Sign With Wizards

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