Jun 16, 2013 2:59 AM EDT
Victor Oladipo declined the Washington Wizards' invitation to work out at their facility ahead of this month's NBA draft, according to sources.
Oladipo does not expect to begin his NBA career with his hometown Wizards.
Oladipo has given the Wizards the option of watching him work out at DeMatha or another facility in Bowie, where he has been preparing for the draft.
Even so, the Wizards are likely to visit Oladipo early next week.
Jun 11, 2013 12:41 PM EDT
Nerlens Noel will meet with the Washington Wizards on Saturday.
The Wizards have the third overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and will be the second team to meet with Noel.
Noel has already met with the Orlando Magic and will also meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Noel is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee and hopes to return by Christmas.
Jun 07, 2013 9:36 PM EDT
Anthony Bennett is scheduled to interview with the Washington Wizards next week.
If drafted by the Wizards, Bennett would join Nene, Jan Vesely, Trevor Booker and Chris Singleton in a crowded frontcourt.
Bennett can't work out with NBA teams because of surgery to his non-shooting shoulder.
Jun 06, 2013 1:37 PM EDT
The Washington Wizards plan to work out Otto Porter Jr. on June 14, his agent David Falk confirmed.
Falk said that Porter will likely work out in a group setting and “in some format where he can show his versatility.”
Per Falk, Porter will only work out for the top three teams in the draft: Cleveland, Orlando and Washington.
May 31, 2013 11:53 AM EDT
The Washington Wizards hold three selections in the upcoming NBA draft – the No. 3 pick overall and two picks in the second round.
Ernie Grunfeld and Randy Wittman have indicated they would like to explore dealing at least one pick, maybe both in the second round, in a package for a veteran.
The Wizards plan to bring in mostly second-round prospects for individual workouts starting Monday.
May 29, 2013 1:52 PM EDT
The 2013 Vegas Summer League will be comprised of 22 teams and run from July 12 to July 22.
Atlanta Hawks (2010-12)
Charlotte Bobcats (2008, 2012)
Chicago Bulls (2005, 2009-12)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2004-12)
Dallas Mavericks (2005-12)
Denver Nuggets (2004-12)
Golden State Warriors (2005-12)
L.A. Clippers (2005-12)
L.A. Lakers (2007-12)
Memphis Grizzlies (2007-12)
Miami Heat (2010-12)
Milwaukee Bucks (2007-12)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2006-12)
NBA D-League Select (2009-12)
New Orleans Pelicans (2005-12)
New York Knicks (2005-12)
Phoenix Suns (2004-12)
Portland Trail Blazers (2005-12)
Sacramento Kings (2005-12)
San Antonio Spurs (2007-12)
Toronto Raptors (2008-12)
Washington Wizards (2004-12)
May 25, 2013 12:12 PM EDT
James Southerland has scheduled eight visits over the next few weeks.
Southerland will work out for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz.
"He's visiting a bunch of teams," Southerland's agent, Mark Bartelstein said. "He's going to be very, very busy."
Southerland worked out for the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this week.
May 24, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
Ernie Grunfeld believes there's talent beyond the top two picks in the upcoming draft.
"Well, I think it’s a three-player draft," Grunfeld said, when told the draft is being described as top heavy, with the top two players being Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore. "But I won’t tell you who that third player is."
Grunfeld seemed to suggest the Wizards already have a player in mind.
"Obviously we've been going through this process already, but the process will continue," he said. "And as I said before, we feel good about the player that’s probably going to be available to us at that spot."
Grunfeld wouldn’t rule out the possibility of trading the No. 3 pick.
"Well, I think everything is on the table," he said. "We feel good about where we are, we think we’ll get a nice player, but you never say never to anything."
May 21, 2013 8:52 PM EDT
The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery was held on Tuesday in Times Square with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning for the second time in three years and third time in ten years. The Washington Wizards moved up from the eighth slot to draft third.
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Orlando Magic
3. Washington Wizards
4. Charlotte Bobcats
5. Phoenix Suns
6. New Orleans Pelicans
7. Sacramento Kings
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Minnesota Timberwolves
10. Portland Trail Blazers
11. Philadelphia 76ers
12. Toronto Raptors
13. Dallas Mavericks
14. Utah Jazz
May 14, 2013 2:39 PM EDT
Damian Lillard headlines the 2013 NBA All-Rookie Team as a unanimous selection.
Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, Dion Waiters and Harrison Barnes joined Lillard on the All-Rookie First Team.
On the All-Rookie Second Team is Andre Drummond, Jonas Valanciunas, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kyle Singler and Tyler Zeller.
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Emeka Okafor said Jason Collins was "calm, collected and cool" during their conversation.
Jason Collins became the first active gay athlete in a major North American professional team sport.
Martell Webster will become an unrestricted free agent in July.
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Jason Collins understood the situation, but he didn't want to leave the Celtics when they traded him to the Wizards for Jordan Crawford in February.
Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor have early termination clauses in their contracts for next season.
Bradley Beal will miss the remainder of the season with a stress injury in his right fibula.
John Wall, who missed more than two months with a knee injury, believes Derrick Rose would be better off sitting out the rest of the season as he recovers from May 12 ACL surgery.
Emeka Okafor is due to make $14.48 million and has a player-option with the ability to terminate the deal and hit the free agent market.
John Wall and Russell Westbrook are regarded as two of the most athletics players in the NBA.
John Wall and LaMarcus Aldridge have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.
Shaun Livingston said the lack of structure within the Wizards' organization made it a bad fit for him.
John Wall will be eligible for a contract extension this offseason as he enters the final year of his rookie deal.
John Wall is averaging 16.9 points, 8.7 assists and 3.8 rebounds on 41.5 percent shooting per 36 minutes this season.
After having early struggles this season, Bradley Beal has been a significant contributor and his confidence has followed upward.
John Wall has turned in several poor performances since the All-Star break.
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