Found June 27, 2013 on RealGM:
Trevor Ariza will opt in to the final year of his contract with the Washington Wizards. Ariza, 27, is in line to be paid $7.7 million for the 2013-14 season. Ariza averaged 11.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in 26.3 minutes for the Wizards last season.

What the Wizards Get With 2nd Round Pick Glen Rice Jr.

Wizards trade for the high scoring wing, Glen Rice Jr. As we all know, the Washington Wizards drafted the projected all-around small forward from Georgetown, Otto Porter last night. Heading into the 2nd round, the Wizards had two picks with the 38 and 54, but traded them to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for forward Glen Rice Jr.  Coach Randy Wittman and GM Ernie Grunfield didn’t...

– Wizards Go Otto With No. 3 Pick

Welcome BACK to D.C., Otto! Despite all the shock waves surrounding the NBA Draft this year, the Washington Wizards were still able to pull off the selection they had coveted all scout season long, grabbing the ex-Hoya with the number 3 overall pick. “They brought me there to help the organization win. And that’s what [...]

2013 NBA Draft Preview

This draft may not have one stand-out player to be excited about, but that”s what makes the 2013 draft unique.  It gives us a lot to question and it reflect on the true quality of each franchise’s front office decision-making.  Here, I will discuss some potential lottery pick situations and factor in my take on them (Keep in mind, this preview disregards the possibility of...

Wizards sign draft picks Porter, Rice

The Washington Wizards have signed No. 3 overall draft pick Otto Porter and second-round selection Glen Rice Jr. Under the NBA's scale for rookie salaries, Porter was expected to sign a deal that could pay him up to $19.4 million over four seasons, with the first two seasons guaranteed. Porter averaged 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds and was the Big East player of the year as...

Why Otto Porter Was Just Too Good for Other Options

While most other teams left the world stunned and confused on draft night with surprise selections, pick swaps and blockbuster trades, the Washington Wizards remained quietly idle in the middle of it all and eventually picked the player they had coveted for weeks. It couldn’t have been a wiser pick, either. The Wizards were certainly [...]

David Stern taunts fans at 2013 NBA Draft with “I Can’t Hear You” during Wizards pick

Before the Washington Wizards first round selection, NBA commissioner David Stern decided that he hadn’t had enough boos to sustain himself. Watch as Mr. Stern pulls the old WWE/WWF move of “I Can’t Hear You” at the Barclays Center during the 2013 NBA Draft: *** David Stern taunts fans at 2013 NBA Draft [SB Nation]

Beal adjusting to busy life as an NBA superstar

ST. LOUIS -- His name is Brad Beal but you can call him Busy Beal for all he's done in the past year. To summarize: -- Selected No. 3 overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. -- Became a millionaire after signing a contract that guarantees him 8.3 million over two years. -- Averaged 13.9 points as the Wizards' starting shooting guard, made All-Star...

Wizards Select Otto Porter Jr. 3rd Overall (PHOTOS)

The debate between the Washington Wizards selecting Otto Porter Jr or Anthony Bennett was quickly resolved as the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Bennett with the first overall pick in the draft. After Orlando selected Victor Oladipo second, the choice for the Wizards seemingly came down to Otto Porter or Nerlens Noel. As David Stern came out to announce Washington’s selection, he...

Gilbert Arenas arrested with arsenal of fireworks

It has been a long time since Gilbert Arenas has been called ‘Hibachi’ but this might be somewhat appropriate. The former NBA guard, who last played with the Memphis Grizzlies, was arrested by California Highway Patrol after being pulled over for speeding and the police finding enough fireworks in his vehicle that the LAPD bomb squad was called to the scene. From TMZ: We’re...

Draft Day Emotions From A Wizards Fan: In GIF Form

The months, the weeks, and the days of counting down to the NBA Draft are over. As I’m writing this Draft time is just over 10 hours away. And for those next ten hours, for Wizards fans, a range of emotions and nervousness will be felt. Ernie Grunfeld’s first seven drafts as Washington GM are highlighted by players such as Andray Blatche, Javale McGee, and Nick Young. WOW! Don’t...

Reason for hope with the Washington Wizards?

The last few years the talk in Washington has always been about how this is the year the Wizards will finally return to the playoffs. Then the season starts, the injuries pile up and the Wizards finish as a team that can’t even reach the 30-win mark. Despite their tortured history, last night’s drafting of small forward Otto Porter, as well as the less talked about acquisition...

Nets Interested In Signing Jason Collins

Free agent forward Jason Collins may have a job this season after all. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Nets are targeting Collins to make a return to the franchise.  Collins will now be possibly returning to the team as the NBA’s first openly gay athlete. Y! Sources: The Brooklyn Nets are targeting free agent center Jason Collins for a return to the franchise. http:/...

David Stern trolls crowd during 2013 NBA Draft

In what may be the best moment of the night, NBA Commissioner David Stern epically trolled the crowed at the Barclays Center.  The crowd has been booing him all night, and prior to announcing the Washington Wizards pick at #3, Stern said “I can’t hear you.”  Major props to Stern for acknowledging the booing and giving some back to the crowd.
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