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Wizards Insider: July, 2013

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 07/31/2013

John Wall signs five-year deal with Wizards

Washington secures franchise centerpiece through 2019.

By Michael Lee  |  04:14 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Wizards' John Wall will return to Kentucky for preseason game

Washington's point guard will take the court at the place he called home for one college season.

By Michael Lee  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 07/31/2013

John Wall's contract extension is a risk the Wizards believe they have to take

The Wizards are about to give John Wall a hugely lucrative contract, but the proposal is in line with the commitment the organization has already made to him.

By Michael Lee  |  10:36 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 07/26/2013

John Wall says playing for Team USA in minicamp is 'a humbling experience'

The Wizards point guard has a shaky start to a scrimmage at Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas before finishing with 10 points and two assists.

By Michael Lee  |  08:45 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Team USA

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/25/2013

John Wall's new agreement with Wizards likely won't be completed until at least next week

Both the Wizards and Wall are eager for the deal to be done.

By Michael Lee  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 11:54 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Wizards, John Wall close on 5-year, $80M contract extension

The Wizards and John Wall are near a five-year, $80 million contract extension that would keep the guard in Washington through 2019.

By Michael Lee  |  11:54 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 07/19/2013

VIDEO: 'Post Sports Live' talks Washington Wizards summer league

How do the Wizards look heading into the break before training camp begins.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  08:02 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Summer League, Summer League, Wizards

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Wizards top Nuggets in NBA summer league play, but lose Otto Porter Jr. to hamstring injury

Porter said after the game that he doesn't think the injury is serious.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter Jr., Summer League

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Washington Wizards' John Wall: 'I need to be in the playoffs'

In Las Vegas to work out and watch summer league action, John Wall spoke about his desires to get better and make the playoffs.

By Michael Lee  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 07/14/2013

Wizards' Otto Porter Jr. has another rough outing at shooting guard

Wizards assistant coach Don Newman said the team is "fishing around" to find the right fit for Otto Porter Jr., who is struggling at shooting guard.

By Michael Lee  |  10:24 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 10:20 PM ET, 07/13/2013

Wizards plan to put Otto Porter's versatility to the test

The Wizards plan to use summer league as a time to test the versatility of Otto Porter Jr.

By Michael Lee  |  10:20 PM ET, 07/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Summer League, Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 12:20 AM ET, 07/13/2013

Wizards' Grunfeld, Wittman like team's rebuilt roster

Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld is content with the current roster, but Coach Randy Wittman would like to see another tweak or two before training camp.

By Michael Lee  |  12:20 AM ET, 07/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Wizards' Martell Webster benefited from big year, evolving game

Martell Webster picked the best time to have a career year as shooters are in higher demand in the NBA.

By Michael Lee  |  09:34 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, NBA Free Agency

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Wizards summer league roster set at 13; Josh Boone unable to join team in Las Vegas

Josh Boone hoped to use summer league stint to return to NBA after three-year absence, but got cut before team went to Las Vegas.

By Michael Lee  |  07:26 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld optimistic following minicamp

Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld addresses free agent signings as players depart for Las Vegas to participate in summer league..

By Gene Wang  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Wizards' Eric Maynor set to play a familiar role in Washington

VCU standout is excited about returning to the East Coast, playing with John Wall and helping a team "that's going to be on the rise."

By Michael Lee  |  04:39 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Maynor

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Wizards' Martell Webster feeling comfortable at "home"

After the NBA draft, Martell Webster was worried that his time with the Wizards was over - until Ernie Grunfeld eased his concerns.

By Michael Lee  |  08:50 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 07/10/2013

NBA salary cap set, Wizards just below luxury tax line

The NBA announced the salary cap for the 2013-14 season at $58.68 million. The Wizards are nearly $11 million over the cap, but remain below the luxury tax line.

By Michael Lee  |  12:05 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Wizards' Glen Rice Jr.: 'I don't need any extra motivation'

Rice is too excited to be in the NBA to worry about his draft position.

By Michael Lee  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glen Rice Jr.

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal remains upbeat despite being down

Bradley Beal remains upbeat despite being sidelined with a leg injury for the past three months.

By Michael Lee  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Washington Wizards summer minicamp: Three things to look for

The team has much to assess and evaluate in the next weeks.

By Michael Lee  |  03:53 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Wizards' Otto Porter draws praise from Georgetown Coach John Thompson III

Thompson believes No. 3 pick in last month's draft will be able to adjust to the NBA.

By Michael Lee  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 09:33 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Wizards' NBA Summer League team will be without 2012 draft picks

Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. will make their Wizards debuts in Las Vegas, but second-year players Bradley Beal and Tomas Satoransky will sit out.

By Michael Lee  |  09:33 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Glen Rice Jr., Otto Porter Jr., Summer League, Tomas Santoransky

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Wizards' Garrett Temple: "I'll be happy with whatever role given to me"

Journeyman guard Garrett Temple finally agrees to return to the Wizards on a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum.

By Michael Lee  |  05:36 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Garrett Temple

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Wizards, Garret Temple agree to one-year deal

The Wizards and Garrett Temple agree to one-year deal.

By Michael Lee  |  01:16 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Garrett Temple

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Wizards' Martell Webster on deal: 'It's a testament to hard work'

After a difficult summer last year, Martell Webster said he felt "no stress" as he hit free agency. The Wizards kept him relaxed with a four-year deal.

By Michael Lee  |  08:10 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Wizards reach agreement with free agent Martell Webster

The Wizards repeatedly stated that Martell Webster was the No. 1 priority in free agency and they agreed to terms with the free agent forward on Tuesday on a four-year deal worth a reported $22 million.

By Michael Lee  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, NBA Free Agency

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Wizards reach deal with former Virginia Commonwealth star Eric Maynor

In an attempt to find a more reliable backup for John Wall, the Wizards have agreed to terms with free agent point guard and former VCU star Eric Maynor.

By Michael Lee  |  08:27 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Free Agency, Wizards

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Wizards focus on Martell Webster as free agency starts

With free agent recruiting underway, the Wizards have made bringing back Martell Webster the No. 1 priority. But could Antawn Jamison return?

By Michael Lee  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Free Agency, Wizards

 

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