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Marcin Gortat re-signs with Wizards: ‘Best day of my life’

Marcin Gortat has signed his five-year, $60 million contract to remain with the Washington Wizards. The Polish center agreed to the deal on July 1. “Re-signing Marcin was a top priority for us this summer so that we could maintain continuity and improve on what we accomplished last season,” said president Ernie Grunfeld. “His scoring ability, rebounding and defensive presence...
Via Sports-Glory
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Top 50 Wizards Moments from 2013-14 (No. 15-11)

The countdown continues from the Wizards’ monumental 2013-2014 season as we draw ever-so-closely to the number one Vine. For numbers 15 through 11, we present to you Vines from every aspect of this team. You get to see some AARP highlights, some crafty dribbling and a new John Wall special ability. [Previous rankings]: Top Wizards […] The post The Top 50 Wizards Moments from...
Via Hoop District
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs to target Trevor Ariza if they miss out on LeBron

The Cleveland Cavaliers intend on using their newly acquired cap space to make a run at free agent forward Trevor Ariza if they can't get LeBron James, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. The Washington Wizards have also made it a priority to retain Ariza. This sounds a bit dangerous. The last time a team invested big money in Ariza after a contract year, he shot...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Trevor Ariza seeking $9-11M

Trevor Ariza’s stock continues to rise, as teams shift to backup plans after presumably missing out on big fishes Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. You can add the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, and Cleveland Cavaliers to the list that already included the Miami Heat for suitors for Ariza, according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger. [...] The post Report: Trevor Ariza seeking...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards announce 2014 Summer League Roster

The Wizards announced their roster for the 2014 Summer League in Las Vegas. Headlining the roster are the the Wizards 2013 NBA draft picks Otto Porter and Glen Rice, Jr. Source: washingtonwizards.com *- Age at the start of Summer League play (July 12) **- NBA playing experience The post Wizards announce 2014 Summer League Roster appeared first on KCM SPORTS.
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 basketball at his old stomping grounds at Amway Arena. While checking out the action, Gortat...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Free agent targets

After re-signing center Marcin Gortat to a five-year deal worth $60 million, the Washington Wizards have turned their focus towards bringing free agent small forward Trevor Ariza back. However, some other free agents on the market may catch the eyes of the Wizards as well. Re-signing Trevor Ariza is a big objective for the Wizards but some other free agents targets could emerge....
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 3 Best and Worst free agent signings by the Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards/Bullets franchise has made some good moves during free agency and definitely some bad moves. Here we take a look back at a few of the more notable moves on both ends of the spectrum. While some of these were the Wizards own free agents that they brought back (after they hit the open market), some were players from other teams. The Best   Photo Credit: myhero...
Via DC Sports-Kings
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 for the championship that he covets was too much for Beal. The past few weeks, though...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards agree to extend the Hammer for 5 more years, and that’s just fine

Going into the free agency period, the Wizards along with the rest of the NBA knew this one thing: Marcin Gortat was an indispensable piece that many teams were going to target. But damn those ‘many’ teams, because before the first day of free agency ended, the Wizards emerged with a power move, agreeing to […] The post Wizards agree to extend the Hammer for 5 more years, and...
Via Hoop District
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gortat re-signs with Wizards on big 5-year deal

While the world wonders where NBA free agents like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh will wind up, the Washington Wizards just gave out $60 million to a guy most people couldn’t pick out of a lineup. On Tuesday, the Wizards re-signed center Marcin Gortat to a five-year deal, worth $12 million per season. We all know NBA contracts are ridiculous, but Gortat...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat to re-sign with Wizards

The Washington Wizards have re-signed center Marcin Gortat to a five-year deal worth a fully guaranteed $60 million, with neither a player nor a team option entering the final season. Gortat can officially sign the deal on July 10. Got my man @MGortat back now waitin for my bro @TrevorAriza…Come on !! — John Wall (@John_Wall) July 2, 2014 I’m proud to say Washington will be...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat’s Polish basketball camp looks awesome

Washington Wizards free agent center Marcin Gortat has been having quite the offseason back in his homeland of Poland. Last week, he was spotted walking his pet pig around a Polish mall. This week, he has posted some pictures and videos of his basketball camp, taking place in Krakow, Poland. As you can see, there doesn’t appear to be much basketball being played yet. Just large...
Via DC Sports-Kings
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Trevor Ariza's stock is rising

Former Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza will be getting a lot of attention when free agency period begins July 1st. The Wizards would love to retain the sharpshooting Ariza, who shot a career high .407% from three-point range last season, but they will have to compete with other interested teams for his services.According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, "A number...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: John Wall, Harrison Barnes head to World Cup

It seems as though the entire country is catching World Cup fever right now, as the USA is tied for first atop the “Group of Death” standings with Germany. The American’s will play the German’s on Thursday with both teams needing at least a point to clinch a berth into the round of 16. With that being said, Washington Wizards point guard, John Wall, is headed down to the...
Via DC Sports-Kings
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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