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Wizards Hope To Have New Practice Facility Location By End Of Offseason

May 27, 2015 7:07 AM

The Washington Wizards hope to have a new standalone practice facility location by the end of the offseason.

“I’m hoping by the end of the offseason to make an announcement that says this is the place that we’re  going to build it and how long it will take,” Ted Leonsis said.

A new facility could potentially host the Wizards' D-League team in the future.

“First priority for us is to get a Wizards practice facility,” Leonsis said. “So I’m still working that one hard and then if we can find a good place and build that, that would be a good place for the D-League team to play. So that’s the steps we’re taking.”

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Tags: Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Misc Rumor

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Knicks Expect Thanasis Antetokounmpo To Be On 15-16 Roster

May 11, 2015 12:17 PM

The New York Knicks have told Thanasis Antetokounmpo's representatives that they project him as being on their 15-man roster next season.

Antetokounmpo is the older brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Antetokounmpo decided to turn down a two-year, $550,000 deal overseas last summer to play for the Knicks’ D-League team, which paid him $25,000.

A conversation with Jackson helped convince Antetokounmpo to choose a future in the NBA over immediate financial gains.

"That was major," Antetokounmpo said.

Agent Tim Lotsos said the Knicks have indicated that they want to sign Antetokounmpo to an NBA contract and give him a spot on the roster.

“There is nothing on paper yet, but those are the intentions,” the agent said.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: Thanasis Antetokounmpo, New York Knicks, Westchester Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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