Neither player is expected to make the Wizards’ final roster; Washington is already at the 15-man limit and a move to make room for another player is unlikely. If anything, the Wizards prefer entering seasons with a vacant spot for flexibility.
The 6-foot Smith is considered one of the fastest – if not the fastest – player in the NBA but has not found a home in the league. He went undrafted out of Wake Forest in 2010 and has played for eight teams over five seasons. Smith, 27, began last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder before finishing the campaign with the Philadelphia 76ers. He tied a career-high with 23 points against the Wizards on April 1.
The Wizards’ currently have John Wall, Ramon Sessions, and Garrett Temple as point guards for the upcoming season with Tomas Satoransky looming overseas. Sessions, Wall’s backup, and Temple, the emergency third-stringer, are in the final year of their contracts. Satoransky is expected to join the Wizards for the 2016-17 campaign after his contract with FC Barcelona expires.
Murry, 25, has been on the Wizards’ radar since last year. He signed two 10-day contracts with Washington in March before sustaining a season-ending ankle injury in a loss to the Golden State Warriors. He appeared in four games with the Wizards and signed to play on their summer league team but was limited to just a few minutes in Las Vegas due to a groin injury.
Washington is also interested in inviting center Jaleel Roberts to training camp. A 7-footer, Roberts went undrafted out of UNC-Asheville in June and played on the Wizards’ summer league team.
The Wizards are slated to begin training camp at Towson University on Sept. 29. They will spend three days at Towson before completing camp at Verizon Center.