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Gortat Believes Ariza Left Wizards To Return West, Not For More Money

Marcin Gortat discussed Trevor Ariza's departure from the Washington Wizards to return to the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference.

“In my opinion I think he was trying to get back to the West," Gortat said. "I don’t think it was about the money.”

Ariza signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Rockets.

Via Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

David Stockton Signing Camp Contract With Wizards

Undrafted point guard David Stockton -- the son of NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton -- will sign a training camp contract with the Washington Wizards on Friday, a league source told RealGM.

Stockton, 23, spent the past couple days working out for the Wizards, and the 5-foot-11 product secured a camp invite on Thursday.

After averaging 7.4 points and 4.2 assists in 36 games as a senior at Gonzaga, Stockton went undrafted in June. He played for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA summer league in July.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Wizards Agree To Deal With Vander Blue

The Washington Wizards have reached agreement with guard Vander Blue for a contract to training camp, league sources told RealGM.

With Garrett Temple dealing with a nagging injury heading into camp, the Wizards had brought Blue and other guards into workouts over the past couple days. Blue also worked out for the San Antonio Spurs last week, but Washington leaned toward a deal with the 6-foot-4 combo guard after its meeting.

As a junior out of Marquette, Blue, 22, went unselected in the 2013 NBA draft and signed two contracts last season: a multi-year camp deal with the Philadelphia 76ers and a 10-day deal with the Boston Celtics.

Blue scored five points in his three games for the Celtics.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Rasual Butler Reaches Non-Guaranteed Deal With Wizards

11-year NBA veteran Rasual Butler has reached agreement on a non-guaranteed contract with the Washington Wizards, a league source told RealGM.

Butler's agent, Joel Bell, confirmed the signing on Monday.

A year ago, Butler played for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA summer league, signed a similar unguaranteed contract with the organization and remained for the entire season. After failing to sign an NBA deal for 2012-13, the 6-foot-7 swingman went through a training camp competition for a regular season roster position.

In 50 games for the Pacers last season, Butler averaged 2.7 points and 7.6 minutes while shooting 41.9 percent from three-point distance. He gradually became a focal voice within Indiana's young core.

Butler, 35, has also played for Miami, New Orleans, the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago and Toronto over his career, averaging 7.8 points and 2.4 rebounds.

Butler was the Heat's second round draft pick in 2002 out of La Salle.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Ray Allen Still Undecided On Playing Future; Wizards Among Teams 'Periodically' Reaching Out

Ray Allen is still undecided about playing next season but has several NBA teams awaiting his decision.

The Washington Wizards are among the teams interested in Allen. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls have also reportedly been interested.

The Wizards are "periodically" checking in on Allen.

Via Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Wizards Finalizing Contract With Xavier Silas

Free agent guard Xavier Silas is finalizing a contract with the Washington Wizards, league sources told RealGM.

Silas was a final release out of the Wizards’ training camp a year ago, but he grew close to several players and continued to work out in the team’s practice facility this summer. The Wizards will give him another opportunity to earn a regular season roster spot.

Silas, a 6-foot-5 two-guard, averaged 19.4 minutes, 5.5 points and two rebounds in two regular season games with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011-12.

Silas, 26, went undrafted in 2011 after four seasons at Northern Illinois.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Wizards To Hire Howard Eisley As Assistant Coach

The Washington Wizards will hire Howard Eisley as an assistant coach.

Eisley has worked in the Los Angeles Clippers' organization since 2010.

Via David Aldridge/NBA.com

Wizards Interested In Ray Allen

The Washington Wizards are interested in signing Ray Allen.

The Wizards would prefer to keep their 15th roster spot open, but would use it to sign Allen.

Allen remains undecided if he will return for a 19th NBA season.

The Wizards are a longshot to sign Allen, but they offer an opportunity for him to again play with Paul Pierce.

Via J. Michael/Comcast

Al Harrington Signs One-Year Deal With Fujian Sturgeons

Al Harrington has signed a one-year contract with the Fujian Sturgeons in China.

An announcement on the deal will come on Monday.

Harrington hopes to join the Washington Wizards as an assistant coach following his stint in China. He played with the Wizards last season.

Via Jared Zwerling/Bleacher Report

Wizards Name Roy Rogers Assistant Coach

The Washington Wizards have named Roy Rogers as an assistant on the staff of Head Coach Randy Wittman.

Rogers comes to Washington after spending the 2013-14 season with the Brooklyn Nets. He began his NBA coaching career with the Nets, serving as an assistant coach from 2008-2010. He then served as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics as part of Doc Rivers’ staff in 2010-11 before joining the Detroit Pistons for two seasons (2011-2013) under head coach Lawrence Frank.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Washington Wizards Archives

Sam Cassell Leaving Wizards To Join Clippers' Coaching Staff

Sam Cassell became an assistant with the Wizards in 2009.

Wizards Waive Melvin Ely

Melvin Ely was included in the Trevor Ariza trade to help make the numbers work.

Durant Will Do What's Best For Him As 2016 Free Agent

Kevin Durant spoke extensively on Tuesday about his 2016 free agency for the first time.

DeJuan Blair Agrees Upon Three-Year, $6M Deal With Wizards

DeJuan Blair has agreed upon a three-year, $6 million deal with the Wizards.

Wizards Hire David Adkins Who Coached Durant In High School

David Adkins was an assistant for Brenda Frese with the University of Maryland's women's basketball team for the past five seasons.

Stephen A Smith: Durant Would Only Consider Leaving For Wizards

Kevin Durant will be a free agent in 2016 and appears unlikely to leave the Thunder, but Stephen A. Smith believes the Washington Wizards would be the only team that is strongly considered.

Kris Humphries Agrees To Three-Year, $13M Deal With Wizards

Kris Humphries spent last season with the Celtics.

Trevor Booker Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Jazz

Trevor Booker has agreed upon a deal with the Jazz.

Cassell, Kidd's Departure Led To Pierce Signing With Wizards

The Wizards sent Sam Cassell to meet with Paul Pierce in Las Vegas.

Paul Pierce Agrees To Sign With Wizards On Two-Year, $11M Deal

The Wizards were on the market for a small forward following the departure of Trevor Ariza and have reached a deal with Paul Pierce.

Trevor Ariza Agrees To $32M Deal With Rockets

Trevor Ariza's contract contains declining salaries of $8.6 million, $8.2 million, $7.8 million and $7.4 million.

Rockets Appear Out On Luol Deng, Still Pursuing Trevor Ariza

Trevor Ariza previously played for the Rockets before he was traded to the Pelicans.

Clippers, Cavaliers Among Teams Interested In Anthony Tolliver

Anthony Tolliver has also received interest from the Pistons, Wizards, Spurs and Hornets among other teams, sources said.

Marvin Williams Receiving Interest From Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Others

Marvin Williams is solidly in line to reach a contract agreement after the top free agents sign.

Marcin Gortat Re-Signs With Wizards On Five-Year, $60M Deal

The Wizards traded for Marcin Gortat before the start of the season following the injury to Emeka Okafor, surrendering their 2014 first round pick in the process.

Lakers, Rockets, Clippers Among Expected Suitors For Trevor Ariza

The Lakers are expected to pursue Trevor Ariza, according to sources.

Martell Webster To Miss 3-5 Months After Back Surgery

Martell Webster sustained the injury during a routine workout at the Wizardsí practice facility last week.

Randy Wittman Close To Three-Year Extension With Wizards

Randy Wittman is nearing a three-year contract extension with the Wizards, according to sources.

Wizards Considered 'Stealth Candidate' To Pursue Kevin Love

Any potential deal, however, could ultimately die if the Timberwolves ask for Bradley Beal.

John Wall Receives Treatment On Scratched Eye

John Wall said he "could barely see" in the third quarter of the Wizards' blowout loss on Friday.
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