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

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

The third season on Blair's deal will be a team option.

Blair spent last season with the Dallas Mavericks.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Wizards Hire David Adkins Who Coached Durant In High School

The Washington Wizards recently hired David Adkins as a player development assistant. Adkns will fill the vacancy created by the departure of Ryan Saunders.

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

Adkins was a longtime high school boys' basketball assistant coach at DeMatha and Montrose Christian. Adkins has worked with Kevin Durant, Greivis Vasquez and Victor Oladipo.

Stephen A. Smith said recently on the radio that he's heard that the Wizards are the only team Durant would consider leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to join. Marc Stein also reports that the decision to hire Adkins is another sign that the Wizards may be preparing a run at Durant in 2016.

Via Michael Lee/Washington Post

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 Oklahoma City Thunder, but Stephen A. Smith believes the Washington Wizards would be the only team that is strongly considered.

Durant grew up in the Washington D.C. area and they have an interesting core in John Wall, Bradley Beal, Nene and Marcin Gortat.

“I don’t think anybody, to be quite honest with you,” Smith said. “Obviously the New York Knicks would be in the mix and what have you. But there are folks that I’ve spoken to that are relatively close to Kevin Durant that tell me if he were to decide to leave Oklahoma City, it would be for the nation’s capital. That’s the kind of dude he is. That’s a place that he would consider.

“I certainly don’t want to sit here as a reporter and insider and try to give indications that he’s planning on leaving Oklahoma City,” Smith said. “I don’t know that to be sure. I don’t know that to be the case. But I was told that if there is a team that would be strongly considered, it is the Washington Wizards, and him returning home.”

Via Erik Horne/Oklahoman

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

Kris Humphries has agreed upon a three-year, $13 million deal with the Washington Wizards.

Humphries spent last season with the Boston Celtics.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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

Trevor Booker has agreed upon a deal with the Utah Jazz.

Booker averaged 21.6 minutes in 72 games (45 starts) last season with the Washington Wizards, averaging 6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

Booker was the 23rd overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the deal is worth $10 million over two seasons.

Via Michael Lee/Washington Post

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

Paul Pierce became an option for the Washington Wizards in free agency following the surprising departure of Jason Kidd, according to sources.

The Wizards sent Sam Cassell to meet with Pierce in Las Vegas, as the two were formerly teammates with the Boston Celtics. Cassell is an assistant coach for the Wizards.

Marcin Gortat, John Wall and other Wizards sent Pierce texts and also placed calls.

The Wizards turned to Pierce when they stood firm on their price for Trevor Ariza.

Via Zach Lowe/Grantland

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

Paul Pierce will sign with the Washington Wizards on a two-year deal at the mid-level exception for $10 million. The second season will be a player option.

The Wizards were on the market for a small forward following the departure of Trevor Ariza.

Pierce spent last season with the Brooklyn Nets.

Tim Bontemps of the New York Post reports that the Nets were given the opportunity to re-sign Pierce, but passed. The Nets would have had to pay upwards of $20 million in luxury taxes to re-sign Pierce.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Trevor Ariza Agrees To $32M Deal With Rockets

The Houston Rockets have agreed upon terms with Trevor Ariza on a four-year, $32 million deal.

Ariza's contract contains declining salaries of $8.6 million, $8.2 million, $7.8 million and $7.4 million, which helps the Rockets' flexibility for the summer of 2016.

Ariza was most recently with the Washington Wizards and was previously a member of the Rockets.

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

Rockets Appear Out On Luol Deng, Still Pursuing Trevor Ariza

The Houston Rockets appear to be out of contention to sign Luol Deng as he makes progress with the Miami Heat.

The Rockets remain in the running to sign Trevor Ariza.

Ariza previously played for the Rockets before he was traded to the then-New Orleans Hornets.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Clippers, Cavaliers Among Teams Interested In Anthony Tolliver

Free agent Anthony Tolliver has been in substantial conversations with six NBA teams – including the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers – as a stretch-forward addition, league sources told RealGM.

Tolliver has also received interest from the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets among other organizations, sources said, and teams expect a possible signing next week.

For a playoff team in Charlotte, Tolliver averaged 6.1 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 41.3 percent from three-point range. He developed a strong relationship with coach Steve Clifford and a leadership role within the Hornets’ locker room.

Tolliver, 29, has averaged 6.1 points and 3.7 rebounds over six NBA seasons with the Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks and Hornets. After four collegiate years at Creighton, Tolliver broke into the NBA through the Development League, solidified a niche as a shooter and earned a position in the players’ union.

Tolliver once scored 12.3 points and grabbed 7.3 rebounds per game for the Warriors in 2009-10.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Washington Wizards Archives

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.

Trevor Ariza Open To Re-Signing With Wizards

Trevor Ariza was nearly dealt to the Clippers for Caron Butler in 2013.

Nene Suspended By NBA For Game 4 Due To Headbutt, Neck Grab On Jimmy Butler

Nene will miss Game 4 without pay.

Noah, Wizards' Security Manager Exchange Heated Words After Shootaround

Wizards security manager Jackie Miles and the Bulls had a similar confrontation back in January.

RealGM Radio: Mega NBA Playoffs Preview

Daniel Leroux previews the NBA Playoffs with Beckley Mason, Nate Duncan, Shams Charania and Arturo Galletti.

Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

John Wall Leads NBA In Corner-3 Assists By Wide Margin

John Wall leads the NBA in corner three-point assists with 109, followed by LeBron James with 89 and Goran Dragic with 66.

LeBron, Bosh Rest Against Wizards

LeBron James and Chris Bosh will sit out of the Heat's game against the Wizards due to rest.

Glen Rice Jr. Enjoyed Building Endurance In D-League

Glen Rice Jr. averaged 14.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in the D-League.

Glen Rice Jr. Recalled To Wizards

Glen Rice Jr. has appeared in 11 games for Washington this season.

Nene Expected Back After First Week Of April

Nene will be critical for the Wizards in the playoffs, the team's first berth since 2008.

Drew Gooden Fined $15K By NBA For Incident With Nick Young

Drew Gooden has been fined $15,000 by the NBA.

Drew Gooden Signs With Wizards For Remainder Of Season

Drew Gooden concluded two 10-day contracts with the Wizards with averages of 8.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

Wizards Expected To Sign Drew Gooden For Remainder Of Season

Drew Gooden has given the Wizards frontcourt depth with Nene out due to injury.
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