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Wizards Exploring Trade Of Nene

Jul 3, 2015 11:20 AM

The Washington Wizards are shopping Nene this offseason.

Washington would like to trade Nene into another team's cap space to create room to sign David West.

The Denver Nuggets traded Nene to the Wizards in 2012 just months after signing him to a new contract.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Maybyner Nene, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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David West Most Likely To Sign With Spurs Or Wizards

Jul 2, 2015 10:29 PM

David West is most likely to sign with the San Antonio Spurs or Washington Wizards.

West opted out of his contract with the Indiana Pacers in search of a title contender.

West also reportedly was interested in the Golden State Warriors.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: David West, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wizards Agree To Trade With Bucks For Jared Dudley

Jul 2, 2015 6:50 PM

The Washington Wizards have agreed upon a trade for Jared Dudley.

Dudley opted into his $4.25 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on the final day before free agency.

Dudley will help the Wizards replace Paul Pierce.

The Bucks will receive a highly protected future round pick that will almost certainly become a second rounder.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Jared Dudley, Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Paul Pierce Agrees To Sign Three-Year $10M Deal With Clippers

Jul 1, 2015 7:11 PM

Paul Pierce has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers on a three-year deal. Pierce's deal will be for the mini-mid level for taxpaying teams with the first year worth $3.3 million and nearly $10 million in total. 

Pierce spent last season with the Washington Wizards.

Pierce rejoins Doc Rivers with the Clippers.

Pierce grew up in Los Angeles before playing collegiately at Kansas and spending his entire NBA career on the East Coast.

Dan Woike/Orange County Register

Tags: Paul Pierce, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mike Dunleavy Agrees Upon Three-Year, $14.4M Deal With Bulls

Jul 1, 2015 10:08 AM

Mike Dunleavy Jr. has agreed upon a three-year, $14.4 million deal with the Chicago Bulls. Dunleavy will receive a partial guarantee on his contract in Year 3.

Dunleavy also drew interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards.

Dunleavy joined the Bulls in 2013.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Mike Dunleavy, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Derrick Williams To Receive Interest From Kings, Wizards, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Knicks

Jun 30, 2015 8:04 PM

Derrick Williams is expected to receive interest in free agency from at least seven teams.

The Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks will pursue Williams.

Williams has been with the Kings since 2013 when he was traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Derrick Williams, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Paul Pierce Opts Out Of $5.5M Deal For Next Season

Jun 27, 2015 1:30 PM

Paul Pierce opted out of his player option with the Washington Wizards on Saturday.

Pierce reportedly will decide between returning to the Wizards or joining the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Players' Tribune

Tags: Paul Pierce, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Paul Pierce Set To Play Next Season; Likely To Decide Between Wizards, Clippers

Jun 20, 2015 12:48 PM

Paul Pierce said after the season that he was not sure whether he would continue his career, but he is set on playing in 2015-16, according to a source.

Pierce will likely decide between the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers for his 18th season.

Pierce has a player option with the Wizards worth $5.5 million.

The Clippers will likely only be able to offer Pierce the mini-midlevel exception of $3.37 million.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Tags: Paul Pierce, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wizards Strongly Considered Drafting Klay Thompson Instead Of Vesely

Jun 9, 2015 12:21 PM

The Washington Wizards considered picking Klay Thompson in the 2011 NBA Draft at No. 6 instead of Jan Vesely.

Thompson blew Flip Saunders away at a pre-draft camp, but Vesely was considered a safer pick and was ranked higher on most boards. Vesely is no longer in the NBA.

“We toyed with it,” Saunders said. “But heaven forbid you go out of the box and pick someone you’re higher on than anyone else.”

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: Jan Vesely, Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Nuggets Discuss Head Coaching Job With Wizards Assistant Don Newman

Jun 4, 2015 1:59 PM

The Denver Nuggets received permission to interview Washington Wizards assistant Don Newman and discussed the franchise’s vacant head coaching job with him in the past week, league sources told RealGM.

Newman’s 16 NBA seasons as an assistant coach — including an eight-year stint with the San Antonio Spurs where he developed strong defensive principles and closely worked with Tim Duncan — give him the credibility to discuss a head coaching position. Since joining Randy Wittman's staff in 2012, Newman has served as the architect of an improved Wizards’ defense.

The Nuggets’ front office needed to get permission from the Wizards to discuss their open position with Newman, who spoke to GM Tim Connelly.

Despite many of Popovich’s former assistants receiving opportunities to compete for head jobs, Newman is still seeking his first chance and has been determined to place himself in contention.

Newman has a pedigree across sports as a coach and player, trying out for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks after his collegiate run at Idaho in 1980. He played guard in basketball, being a draft selection of the Boston Celtics and playing both sports in the CBA and CFL, before his start in coaching in 1986.

After spending 10 seasons in the NCAA, Newman joined George Karl’s staff with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1999 and spent a year with the Nets. Newman won two NBA championships with the Spurs.

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Tags: Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wizards Hope To Have New Practice Facility Location By End Of Offseason
A new facility could potentially host the Wizards' D-League team in the future.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Paul Pierce Could Opt Out Of Wizards' Deal, Sign With Clippers
Paul Pierce would have the opportunity to reunite with Doc Rivers while also playing in his hometown.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Wizards Committed To Max For Bradley Beal, Would Prefer To Wait Until 2016
Bradley Beal becomes eligible for a contract extension this offseason with the Wizards, but doing so would compromise their cap space for 2016.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Marcin Gortat Admits Personal Issues Impacted His Play
Marcin Gortat struggled in the second half of the season, but was highly productive in the playoffs.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Garrett Temple Expects To Opt In For 15-16 Season
Garrett Temple averaged 3.9 points in 52 games this season.

J. Michael/Comcast SportsNet

Team-By-Team Points Per 100 Possessions (Games 1-6)
All four Conference Semifinals have played six games with the Warriors, Cavaliers and Hawks eliminating the Grizzlies, Bulls and Wizards, while the Clippers and Rockets will meet in Game 7.

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Kevin Seraphin Prepared To Leave Wizards For Bigger Role
Kevin Seraphin is caught playing behind Marcin Gortat and Nene.

J. Michael/Comcast

Paul Pierce Unsure On Return For 15-16
Paul Pierce has a player option on his contract for the 2015-16 season.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Team-By-Team Points Per 100 Possessions (Games 1-5)
All four Conference Semifinals have played five games with the Warriors, Cavaliers, Clippers and Hawks holding three games to two series leads over the Grizzlies, Bulls, Rockets and Wizards respectively.

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Paul Pierce Yelled 'Series' At Hawks' Bench After Go-Ahead Shot
When Paul Pierce hit a go-ahead three-pointer in the closing seconds of Game 5, he reportedly looked at the Hawks' bench and said "Series."

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Team-By-Team Points Per 100 Possessions (Games 1-4)
All four Conference Semifinals have played four games with the Cavaliers/Bulls, Hawks/Wizards and Warriors/Grizzlies tied at 2-2, and the Clippers holding a 3-1 series lead over the Rockets.

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Wittman: John Wall's Injury 'Headed In Right Direction'
John Wall still hasn't dribbled a basketball because the swelling in his left hand has not subsided.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

John Wall Out For Game 3
John Wall's status for the remainder of the Wizards' series against the Hawks remains uncertain.

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Randy Wittman Denies Report Of John Wall Clashing With Wizards' Medical Staff
With swelling to his hand, an accurate diagnosis to John Wall's injury had been difficult.

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John Wall Diagnosed With Five Non-Displaced Fractures In Left Wrist, Hand
John Wall's playing status has yet to be determined.

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Team-By-Team Points Per 100 Possessions (Games 1, 2)
All four Conference Semifinals series are tied at 1-1 after the first two games.

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John Wall Out For Game 2 With Wrist Injury
John Wall injured his wrist in Game 1.

Chris Miller/Comcast

2015 NBA Playoffs First Round Matchups
Anthony Davis will be making his first appearance in the playoffs.

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Paul Pierce Believes Deron Williams Didn't Want MVP Pressure, Nets' Vets Lacked Drive
Paul Pierce believes the Nets' veterans lacked the drive to elevate the team with he and Kevin Garnett as older players.

Jackie MacMullan/ESPN

Will Bynum Signs With Wizards For Remainder Of Season
Will Bynum has appeared in three games with Washington this season after originally signing a 10-day contract with the team on March 27.

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