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Kelly Oubre Jr. Signs Off The Court Deal With Converse

Nov 16, 2018 12:00 PM

Kelly Oubre Jr. has signed a multi-year footwear and apparel deal with Converse.

The shoe deal will be the first of its kind in the NBA, with Oubre expected to wear Nike basketball sneakers on court, while headlining its Nike Inc. subsidiary brand Converse casually.

"Every game since my rookie year, I came in and just always wanted to look nice and always wanted to outdo myself," said Oubre. "[Style isn't] about anybody else, it's about how you feel in what you're wearing."

Oubre's shoe deal with Adidas ended on Oct. 1.

"It's a different vibration when it comes to someone who is trying to reinvent themselves in something that they started," said Oubre. "It's not necessarily someone trying to come in and disrupt the game, or someone trying to step onto the scene as newcomers again. [Converse] started this, and it's cool to be a part of something with the exclusivity to work with this company, start a partnership and a foundation."

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Wizards Waive Chasson Randle

Nov 12, 2018 5:06 PM

The Washington Wizards have waived Chasson Randle.

Randle has played in two G League games so far this season with the Capital City Go Go, averaging 30.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

Randle didn't appear in any games with the Wizards.

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Trade Kicker Makes Trading John Wall Before 19-20 Problematic For Wizards

Nov 6, 2018 3:47 PM

While John Wall is the Washington Wizards' franchise player, he is also on one of the NBA's biggest contracts. A trade of Wall could be the only option available to the Wizards to shake up their roster in a meaningful way.

The Wizards, however, are unlikely to trade Wall before July 1st due to the financial complexities in doing so. Wall has a 15 percent trade kicker, which is believed to be the first trade kicker that would be spread over the length of a supermax contract.

Because trade kickers cannot lift a player's salary above his maximum in the year he is traded, Wall's payout could shrink if he's traded in 19-20 once he shifts onto his supermax.

If the Wizards were to trade Wall before then, they could possibly owe him a giant lump sum.

The Phoenix Suns have long been mentioned as a possible destination for Wall.

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Wizards Sign Chasson Randle

Oct 30, 2018 4:39 PM

The Washington Wizards have signed Chasson Randle from the Capital City Go-Go.

Randle (6-3, 185) spent 2018 training camp with the Wizards and appeared in three preseason games, where he averaged 5.3 points and 2.6 assists per game.

The 25-year-old guard spent the 2016-17 season split between the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks, appearing in 26 total games and averaging 5.3 points per game. The Stanford graduate also appeared in 21 NBA G League games in 2016-17, averaging 20.5 points per game in those contests. Randle spent the 2017-18 season with Real Madrid in Spain, averaging 3.6 points per game in 46 games

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Markieff Morris Fined $15,000

Oct 25, 2018 4:44 PM

Markieff Morris has been fined $15,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

Morris, who was not in the game at the time, twice grabbed the uniform of Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry during live play. The incidents occurred on the final play of the fourth quarter of the Wizards’ 125-124 overtime win over Portland on Oct. 22 at Moda Center.

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Bucks To Waive Jodie Meeks Following Trade With Wizards

Oct 15, 2018 4:33 PM

The Washington Wizards have agreed to send Jodie Meeks, a future second round pick and cash to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Bucks will waive Meeks.

Washington will save salary and luxury tax by unloading Meeks.

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Wizards Waive Lavoy Allen, Chasson Randle, Chris Chiozza, Tiwian Kendley

Oct 13, 2018 6:15 PM

The Washington Wizards have waived forward Lavoy Allen and guards Chasson Randle, Chris Chiozza and Tiwian Kendley.

The Wizards roster now stands at 14, which does not include their two two-way players, Devin Robinson and Jordan McRae.

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Dwight Howard Diagnosed With Piriformis Injury

Oct 9, 2018 6:25 PM

Dwight Howard has been diagnosed with a piriformis injury by a specialist in New York.

The piriformis is a muscle in the buttocks.

The injury to Howard isn't considered serious and he will continue treatment.

Howard's status for the start of the season is uncertain.

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Dwight Howard Could Miss Start Of Season With Back Soreness

Oct 8, 2018 8:23 PM

Dwight Howard returned to Washington to receive a pain-relief injection for his lower back on Monday.

Howard suffered a setback on Saturday when participating in a light workout.

Howard did not take contact in the workout, but he woke up Sunday feeling soreness. Howard could miss the start of the regular season.

“He’s going to get a pain-relieving injection and hopefully early next week, he’ll be back on the court and be ready to play,” Scott Brooks said. “I don’t know what that means for the first game, but we’re just gonna take it day by day.”

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Wizards Sign Lavoy Allen, Chasson Randle, Chris Chiozza, Tiwian Kendley To Camp Deals

Sep 19, 2018 4:51 PM

The Washington Wizards have signed Lavoy Allen to a camp deal.

Washington has also signed Chasson Randle, Chris Chiozza and Tiwian Kendley to an Exhibit 10 deal.

Under this contract, the players can receive up to a $50,000 bonus if they are waived after camp but then sign and play at least 60 days with the Go-Go.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

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RealGM Radio: Andrew Sharp, Mike Prada On The Southeast Division
Host Danny Leroux, Mike Prada of SB Nation and Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated break down the NBA’s Southeast Division.

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Wizards Sign Tiwian Kendley To Camp Deal
Tiwian Kendley went undrafted out of Morgan State at the 2018 NBA Draft.

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Chris Chiozza Signs Camp Deal With Wizards
Chris Chiozza played for the Wizards in Summer League, averaging 4.8 points and 7.4 assists per game.

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Jordan McRae To Sign Two-Way Deal With Wizards
Jordan McRae spent last season in Spain.

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Capital City Go-Go Hire Pops Mensah-Bonsu As GM, Jarell Christian As Head Coach
Pops Mensah-Bonsu the last two seasons as a pro personnel scout with the San Antonio Spurs.

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Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris Sign With Klutch Sports
The Suns signed the Morris twins to contract extensions in 2014 in which they earned a cumulative figure of $52 million over four years.

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Wizards Agree To Sign Chasson Randle
Chasson Randle spent last season with Real Madrid.

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Blazers, Suns, Nuggets, Wizards Have Also Discussed Kawhi Leonard Trade With Spurs
Kawhi Leonard is seriously considering attending USA Basketball national team's minicamp in Las Vegas next week.

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Dwight Howard Gave Back $5M In Buyout With Nets
Dwight Howard agreed upon a two-year, $11 million deal with the Wizards.

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Warriors Internally Rejected Idea Of Signing Dwight Howard
The Warriors were clear that they preferred DeMarcus Cousins' personality over Dwight Howard.

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Wizards Agree To Sign Dwight Howard To One-Year, $5.3M Deal
The Wizards can offer Dwight Howard their starting center job.

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Wizards Pursuing Jeff Green
Jeff Green played collegiately at Georgetown and grew up in Maryland.

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Wizards Claim Thomas Bryant Off Waivers
Thomas Bryant was released by the Lakers to create cap space.

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Nerlens Noel Narrows Free Agency Decision To Lakers, Wizards, Thunder
Nerlens Noel turned down a four-year, $70 million contract offer last season from the Mavericks.

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Wizards Interested In Sign-And-Trade For DeMarcus Cousins
While the Wizards have interest in DeMarcus Cousins, they may end up instead with Alex Len.

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Cavs, Warriors, Thunder, Wizards Pay Luxury Tax For 18-19
The Cavaliers paid the most at $50.7 million, followed by the Warriors at $32.3 million, the Thunder at $25.4 million and the Wizards at $7 million.

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Clippers Trade Austin Rivers To Wizards For Marcin Gortat
Austin Rivers has been traded to the Wizards.

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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Wizards Interested In Trading Marcin Gortat
Marcin Gortat has one season remaining on his current deal.

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