Thomas wants to play as early as this week.

Wagner, the second-year center, played well in the preseason despite a difficult start to his pro career.

Beal ended the summer-long wait and signed a two-year extension worth $72 million that will keep him in Washington through his peak.

Anderson has played four years in the NBA but his experience wasn't enough to earn a roster spot on the Wizards.

A dozen new players, along with several assistant coaches and staffers, moved to Washington over the summer. And they all needed homes.

Washington has an aggressive plan in place to cater to a Japanese audience, with its first-round draft pick at the center of it.

Isaac Bonga, Justin Anderson, Admiral Schofield and Jordan McRae are all in the mix to start at the No. 3 spot on opening night.

Under new defensive coordinator Michael Longabardi, the Wizards want to be a team that takes care of the simple things (like not allowing easy three-pointers) and build on achievable goals.

Capital One Arena officials confiscated signs in accordance with arena policy, but a Wizards spokesperson said no one was asked to leave.

“You don’t see a lot of young players play this way,” Coach Scott Brooks said of the patience of Hachimura, who scored 12 points Monday night.

Washington is emphasizing hard work and professionalism while trying to forge a culture shift for a team that has averaged 37.9 wins in the past 16 seasons.

After his breakout second season and free agency windfall, center has become a prototype for young Wizards players.

Neither Justin Robinson and Chris Chiozza came to Washington figuring to be the backup point guard but things have changed.

Washington, one of the top teams in assists a year ago, wants to move the ball even more.

Wizards guard is staying positive, even though he will not be able to participate in training camp.

"I’m all about proving people wrong,” Beal said.

Bradley Beal will start his eighth season in Washington, but will he sign on for more?

The NBA commissioner discussed tampering on a panel alongside Wizards owner Ted Leonsis and Michele Roberts, the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, on Thursday.

First-year GM Tommy Sheppard provided updates on a few injured players and how it will affect the preseason.

With a remade front office and an overhauled roster, Washington's decision-makers say they are formulating a vision for longterm success.

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