Originally written on Wizards Extreme  |  Last updated 11/10/14

First off, who else is excited that the Wizards training camp starts in less than 3 weeks?

It's coming quicker than you think and with the changes involved with Washington’s roster (six of the players under contract were not with the Wizards at the beginning of last season), there is much to be excited and optimistic about.

If you can make it out to George Mason University for the open part of training camp, I highly suggest it. It is a great way to get up and close with the team.

According to Michael Lee, the Wizards have invited Earl Barron, Steven Gray, and Shavlik Randolph to their training camp. Gray and Randolph were part of the Wizards summer league team this year and both showed promise which is the reason they are being invited to camp again.

As Lee pointed out, Washington will have one available spot to fill if they so choose to do so.

All 3 players are more than likely a long shot to make the squad, but to me if anyone has a chance to make it, it would be Steven Gray. Gray is a 6’5 PG/SG and would give the team depth at a position they need. With Shelvin Mack still rostered and the Wizards signing A.J. Price in the offseason, they now have 3 capable point guards but it never hurts to have more depth. Gray performed fairly well in the Summer League games. He seemed to have a good handle on the offense and helped steady the flow of the game in a league where more often than not there is a lot of out of control basketball. So if anyone has a shot out of these three, I think it is Steven Gray – even if it is just out of circumstance.

Shavlik Randolph and Earl Barron will be fighting an uphill battle. The frontcourt in Washington is rather crowded, and there are already questions to how the rotations will work out. The Wizards have big man veterans in Emeka Okafor and Nene, as well as young, talented guys in Chris Singleton, Trevor Booker, and Kevin Seraphin. There is not going to be much room on the roster for additions at the forward/center spot.

Whether the Wizards make any additional moves or invites remains to be seen, as does whether or not they add to their roster.

The good news through is training camp is right around the corner, and it the buzz and excitement of a possible Wizards playoff run should have fans excited to get the season underway.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Dick Vitale will not call Duke-UNC rematch either

PHOTO: Auburn coaches, players wear ribbons for Mason

Dustin Penner apologizes after sending rape joke on Twitter

Report: Cowboys to use franchise tag on Dez Bryant

Report: Panthers officially parting ways with Greg Hardy

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Could the Eagles release LeSean McCoy?

AEG: Inglewood stadium would be a terrorism target

Former Knick Anthony Mason dies at age 48

Report: Blackhawks, Caps discussed Patrick Sharp trade

Giancarlo Stanton was 'angered' over $325 million offer

Colts, Cardinals, Cowboys interested in Adrian Peterson?

Jamal Mayers calls out media over Blackhawks report

Alabama recruits aim to bring the dynasty back

WATCH: Jon Jones, Rumble Johnson prank Dana White

Anthony Mason: The most 'New York' of the 90's Knicks

Ray Rice addresses domestic violence case, his future & more

Kentucky raffling off Wildcats-themed motorcycle

WATCH: Montrezl Harrell throws down monster alley-oop

WATCH: Tyler Hansbrough, Festus Ezeli ejected for fight

WATCH: Russell Westbrook literally gets dent in his face

WATCH: Knicks' Alexey Shved tosses wild pass into stands

Ten players ready to make the leap in 2015

WATCH: Reggie Bush says he won't quit football

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Anthony Mason: The most 'New York' of the 90's Knicks

Could Eagles release LeSean McCoy?

AEG plays dirty with Inglewood stadium

Anthony Mason dies at age 48

Westbrook got dent in his cheek

Earl Lloyd and basketball’s cruel February

WATCH: Barkley rips analytics again

A-Rod: A con man returns to baseball

Bostick death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Five-round NFL Mock Draft

Key offseason moves for every MLB team

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.