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Heat, Raptors, Hornets, Kings, Hawks, Wizards Join Knicks In Pursuit Of Donovan Mitchell

Jul 25, 2022 8:27 AM

The New York Knicks are known to be a suitor for Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell. As many as six other teams have joined the Knicks in pursuit of Mitchell.

The Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards have all talked Mitchell trades with Utah.

The Jazz are expected to move Mitchell after trading Rudy Gobert began a rebuilding process. New York has been most connected to Utah, as the Knicks can offer a package of young players and up to eight first-round picks in a trade for the All-Star guard.

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Tags: Donovan Mitchell, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Wizards Hire James Posey As Assistant Coach

Jul 23, 2022 1:23 AM

The Washington Wizards are hiring James Posey as an assistant on Wes Unseld Jr.'s staff, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Posey was an assistant with the University of Virginia women's basketball program last season. 

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Tags: Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Bradley Beal Didn't Want Trade To Warriors Last Season

Jul 14, 2022 2:02 PM

Bradley Beal's new contract contains the NBA's only true, negotiated no-trade clause. However, the absence of a no-trade clause didn't keep Beal from making his thoughts known on a potential deal last season.

Speaking on The Dan Patrick Show, Brian Windhorst of ESPN said the Golden State Warriors kicked around the idea of trading for the Washington Wizards star. But Beal told those in power that he didn't want to go to the Warriors.

Things worked out just fine for both sides. Golden State won the 2022 NBA Finals. Beal signed a five-year, $251 million deal with Washington that includes the aforementioned no-trade clause.

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Tags: Bradley Beal, Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Taj Gibson, Wizards Agree To One-Year Deal

Jul 10, 2022 7:23 PM

Taj Gibson and the Washington Wizards have agreed to a one-year deal. The deal is expected to be for the veteran minimum for Gibson.

Gibson cleared waivers on Sunday after being released by the New York Knicks. New York had to waive Gibson as part of clearing salary cap space to sign free agent point guard Jalen Brunson.

Gibson has spent the last three seasons with the Knicks. Overall, the veteran big man has logged 13 seasons in the NBA. The Wizards had been looking for another big and a veteran presence for their locker room. Gibson will now fill both of those roles for Washington.

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Tags: Taj Gibson, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor

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Taj Gibson Waived By Knicks, Plans To Sign With Wizards

Jul 8, 2022 7:19 PM

The New York Knicks have waived Taj Gibson, who plans to sign with the Washington Wizards once he clears waivers. 

Gibson spent the past two seasons with the Knicks.

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Tags: Taj Gibson, New York Knicks, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Bradley Beal Has No-Trade Clause In Contract With Wizards

Jul 6, 2022 5:47 PM

Bradley Beal has a no-trade clause in his new five-year, $251 million contract with the Washington Wizards.

Beal becomes only the 10th player in NBA history to receive a no-trade clause and the only player currently who has one.

Beal also had a 15 percent trade kicker and a player option for Year 5.

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Tags: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Anthony Gill, Wizards Agree To Two-Year Deal

Jun 30, 2022 8:02 PM

Anthony Gill has agreed to sign a two-year deal with the Washington Wizards. 

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Tags: Anthony Gill, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bradley Beal, Wizards Agree To Five-Year, $251M Deal

Jun 30, 2022 6:02 PM

Bradley Beal has agreed to a five-year, $251 million deal to re-sign with the Washington Wizards. 

Beal is a three-time All-Star and was eligible for the 35 percent max due to his 10+ years of service. 

Beal is represented by Reggie Brown and Mark Bartelstein.

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Tags: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bradley Beal Opts Out Of $36.4M With Wizards

Jun 29, 2022 5:14 PM

Washington Wizards star guard Bradly Beal has declined his $36.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season. He'll now be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

It's still possible that Beal signs a new contract with Washington worth $251 million over five years. Beal's max deal with another team would be $194 million over four years.

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Tags: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets Acquire Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Ish Smith From Wizards For Will Barton, Monte Morris

Jun 29, 2022 11:12 AM

The Washington Wizards have agreed to send Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith to the Denver Nuggets for Will Barton and Monte Morris.

The Nuggets will get under the tax with the move while Caldwell-Pope is a player they have had interest in previously.

Both Caldwell-Pope and Morris are on expiring contracts.

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Tags: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Ish Smith, Will Barton, Monte Morris, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Victor Oladipo Likely To Leave Heat; Wizards, Nuggets, Pistons Interested

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Wizards Interested In Trading For Monte Morris

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Wizards Discuss Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope In Potential Deal For Malcolm Brogdon

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Tomas Satoransky Close To Signing With Barcelona

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Bradley Beal Has Decided On Basketball Future; Will Reveal Later

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Wizards Looking For 'Proven Backcourt Player' In Exchange For No. 10 Pick

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Wizards Weighing Possible Trade Options For No. 10 Pick

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Wizards Showed Interest In Shane Larkin

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Bradley Beal: I'm Going To Be Where I Feel I Can Win

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Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine Are Potential Portland Targets

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Bradley Beal Leaning Towards Re-Signing With Wizards

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Magic Win 2022 NBA Draft Lottery; Thunder, Rockets, Kings Round Out Top-4

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Bradley Beal Cleared To Begin Rehab On Left Wrist

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LeBron, Davis, Dudley Checked In On Bradley Beal's Interest In Lakers Last Offseason

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'Enthusiasm' For Russell Westbrook From LeBron James, Anthony Davis Pushed Lakers To Trade

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Heat Considered Legitimate Suitor For Bradley Beal

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John Wall Interested In Return To Wizards

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Wizards Waive Joel Ayayi From Two-Way Deal

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Jordan Schakel Signs Two-Way Deal With Wizards

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Kristaps Porzingis: I'm Excited To Be A Wizard

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