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Wizards Waive Donald Sloan

Oct 14, 2017 12:56 PM

The Washington Wizards have waived guard Donald Sloan.

Sloan (6-3, 205) appeared in two contests for the Wizards this preseason, where he averaged 9.0 points, 4.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal.

Washington’s roster now stands at 17.

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Wizards Waive Daniel Ochefu

Oct 9, 2017 7:54 PM

The Washington Wizards have waived center Daniel Ochefu.

Ochefu averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 19 games for the Wizards last season after being signed as undrafted rookie.

The Wizards’ roster now stands at 18 players.

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Sheldon Mac Out 6-8 Months With Torn Achilles

Oct 9, 2017 10:59 AM

Sheldon Mac will undergo surgery to repair his torn left Achilles and be out for six to eight months.

Mac split his time in 16-17 with the Washington Wizards and in the G-League.

Mac went undrafted in 2016 out of Miami.

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Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris Found Not Guilty In Assault Trial

Oct 3, 2017 6:54 PM

Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris were found not guilty in their aggravated assault trial.

The Morris twins were accused of helping three other people beat up Erik Hood outside a high school basketball game in Phoenix in 2015.

The trial began on Sept. 18th.

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John Wall Has MVP Aspirations For 17-18

Oct 3, 2017 11:08 AM

John Wall has MVP aspirations for the 17-18 season.

"I feel like I am the best point guard in the Eastern Conference," Wall said. "Maybe people didn't get to see me on national TV as much last year, but they will this year."

Wall was one of three players to average 20 points and 10 assists per game last season with Russell Westbrook and James Harden the other two.

"I want to be in the MVP conversation," Wall said. "My expectations are very high."

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Bradley Beal: I Feel Like Wizards Are Best Team In Eastern Conference

Oct 3, 2017 11:07 AM

The Washington Wizards are entering the 17-18 season with a lot of confidence

"I feel like we're the best team in the East, I really do," Bradley Beal said. "That's how we feel coming into the season."

"There's a confidence to our team," Scott Brooks said. "But we still have to get better."

The Wizards were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoffs last season in a seven-game series. While Boston and the Cleveland Cavaliers have had significant changes to their roster, the Wizards return mostly their entire team.

"I admire [general manager] Ernie [Grunfeld] and [owner] Ted Leonsis for their loyalty and trust in us," Beal said. "They've taken care of us. Now they expect big things from us too, and we put that same pressure on ourselves."

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Laurene Powell Jobs To Buy Significant Stake In Wizards, Capitals

Oct 3, 2017 9:39 AM

Laurene Powell Jobs is buying a significant stake in Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals.

The investment from Powell Jobs is believed to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Her stake will be approximately 20 percent and the second-largest after Ted Leonsis.

“We have an agreement with Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and president of Emerson Collective, to join the Monumental Sports & Entertainment ownership group,” according to a statement that Monumental issued to The Washington Post. “The process is underway and is pending league approvals.”

Powell Jobs is estimated to be worth approximately $20 billion as she holds a significant amount of Apple stock and approximately four percent of Disney.

Powell Jobs was part of a group that unsuccessfully bid on the Los Angeles Clippers a few years ago. 

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Sep 21, 2017 12:43 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Bulls (2:38), Hawks (8:04), Nets (12:18), Knicks (16:42), Pacers (23:09), Magic (30:03), Pistons (37:10), 76ers (44:03), Hornets (57:50), Heat (1:03:04), Bucks (1:08:44), Wizards (1:22:04), Raptors (1:28:30), Cavs (1:35:52) and Celtics (1:52:18).

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Markieff Morris Expected To Have Sports Hernia Surgery

Sep 20, 2017 7:10 PM

Markieff Morris is expected to have sports hernia surgery Friday and could miss at least the NBA preseason.

Morris recently received the diagnosis, according to a source, after spending parts of the summer working out in preparation for the upcoming season.

Morris began complaining late summer about deep discomfort as he exhibited symptoms of a sports hernia. 

Morris also had a sports hernia in 2010 before his junior season at Kansas, which was treated with surgery.

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Morris Brothers Begin Trial For Alleged Assault

Sep 13, 2017 11:14 AM

Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris are beginning their trial for allegedly assaulting a man outside a Phoenix recreation center.

The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood on Jan. 24, 2015.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials announced the trial's jury selection will start Wednesday.

The Morris brothers were previously teammates with the Phoenix Suns until Marcus Morris was traded to the Detroit Pistons.

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Wizards To Sign Carrick Felix To Camp Deal
Carrick Felix last played in the NBA during the 13-14 season with the Cavaliers.

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Orlando Hires Randy Wittman As Coaching Consultant
Randy Wittman will report to Frank Vogel.

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RealGM Radio: Southeast Division With Mike Prada, Adi Joseph
Host Danny Leroux, Mike Prada of SB Nation and Adi Joseph of For The Win break down the Southeast Division.

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Wizards Agree Upon One-Year Deal With Donald Sloan
Donald Sloan spent last season in China.

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John Wall Is Only Player From 2010 Draft Class With Original Team
John Wall is the last player from the 2010 draft class with his original team.

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John Wall Wants To Remain With Wizards For Remainder Of Career
John Wall and the Wizards agreed upon a $170 million extension.

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Brandon Jennings Agrees Upon One-Year, $1.5M Deal With China Shanxi
Brandon Jennings split time last season with the Knicks and Wizards.

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John Wall, Wizards Agree Upon Four-Year, $170M Extension
John Wall has agreed upon a supermax extension.

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Otto Porter Wasn't Offended By John Wall's Lobbying For Paul George
Otto Porter stayed with the Wizards this offseason when they matched his $106.5 million offer sheet.

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Ted Leonsis Predicts John Wall Will Sign Supermax With Wizards
John Wall has yet to agree upon a four-year, $170 million supermax extension with the Wizards.

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

John Wall Addresses Recruitment Of Paul George, Possible Supermax Extension
John Wall said the possibility of signing a supermax is "a big decision."

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Wizards Match Otto Porter's Four-Year $106.5M Offer Sheet With Nets
Otto Porter will be the Wizards' highest paid player next season at $24.8 million.

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Jamal Crawford Bought Out By Hawks, Receiving Interest From Cavs, Wizards, Wolves
Jamal Crawford has been bought out by the Hawks.

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Bojan Bogdanovic Agrees To Two-Year, $21M Deal With Pacers
Indiana would have had to sign Bojan Bogdanovic to a three-year offer if he remained a restricted free agent.

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Wizards Receive Otto Porter's Four-Year, $106M Offer Sheet With Nets
The Wizards are expected to match Otto Porter's offer sheet.

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Jamal Crawford Unlikely To Join Lakers, Expected Interest From Wolves, Cavs, Wizards
The Lakers and Jamal Crawford have cooled their mutual interest.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Wizards Sign Mike Young To Two-Way Contract
Mike Young averaged 19.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists.

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Jazz Could Pursue Otto Porter, Rudy Gay If Hayward Leaves
The Jazz will have cap space if Gordon Hayward leaves and then would also have a need at small forward.

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Mike Scott Agrees To Minimum Deal With Wizards
Mike Scott has a career PER of 14.6 since joining the NBA in 12-13.

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Kings Offer Otto Porter Four-Year, $106M Max Contract
The Kings have offered Otto Porter a four-year max contract.

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