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Wizards Agree Upon One-Year Deal With Donald Sloan

Aug 17, 2017 6:00 PM

Donald Sloan has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards.

Sloan spent last season in China.

Sloan played from 2013 until 2016 with the Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets.

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John Wall Is Only Player From 2010 Draft Class With Original Team

Aug 7, 2017 7:00 PM

John Wall will have the NBA's seventh-longest tenure with the same franchise even though he's entering just his eighth season.

Wall's fellow 2010 draft classmates, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George, Gordon Hayward and Avery Bradley, have all changed teams. Wall is the last player from the 2010 draft class with his original team.

“That’s crazy, it’s shocking to me,” Wall told The Vertical. “You never know where you can be, anything can happen. I’m just glad I can be one of those guys that can say, ‘I’m still here.’ My ultimate goal is to try to be one of those guys that play my whole career with one team.”

Wall signed a four-year, $170 million extension this offseason.

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John Wall Wants To Remain With Wizards For Remainder Of Career

Aug 5, 2017 9:58 PM

John Wall held a press conference on Friday announcing his $170 million contract extension with the Washington Wizards.

“I’m happy here,” Wall said to the gathering. “I’m happy to see all y’all amazing people supporting me for the next six years. This is the team I want to be with for the rest of my career, so hopefully we can get that done.”

Wall’s agent and management team negotiated into the deal a trade kicker, which essentially works as a form of a no-trade clause because few teams likely will have the cap space to absorb his escalated salary beginning in 2019. 

“I think his bond with this community is deep,” said Ted Leonsis. “My expectation is he will spend his career here, and when his career ends, he’ll be closely associated with this organization. He really wants his jersey retired. He really wants to play a role in the history of the organization, and he knows the way you really do that is to bring a championship to the franchise and the community.”

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Brandon Jennings Agrees Upon One-Year, $1.5M Deal With China Shanxi

Jul 28, 2017 6:27 PM

Brandon Jennings has agreed upon a one-year, $1.5 million deal to play for China Shanxi.

Jennings split time last season with the New York Knicks and Washington Wizards.

With New York, Jennings averaged 8.6 points and 4.9 assists backing up Derrick Rose in 58 games.

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John Wall, Wizards Agree Upon Four-Year, $170M Extension

Jul 21, 2017 10:01 PM

John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed upon a four-year, $170 million extension. 

Wall now is under contract for six years and $209 million. 

Wall will receive a player option in Year 4 of the extension. 

Wall qualified for the supermax after making an All-NBA team this season. 

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Otto Porter Wasn't Offended By John Wall's Lobbying For Paul George

Jul 21, 2017 11:23 AM

John Wall publicly lobbied for the Washington Wizards to trade for Paul George this offseason but they ultimate retained Otto Porter.

“It’s a difference between a role player and a superstar," said Wall at the NBA's awards show.

Porter signed a $106.5 million offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets that was matched by the Wizards while George was traded by the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

“I didn’t take no offense to what John had to say. End of the day, it’s just motivating me to get to where that level is. It’s all good,” Porter told The Vertical. “I’ve always had that in the back of mind, what type of player I want to be. I’ve always wanted to be an All-Star type player. I feel like I don’t have a ceiling. I can only get better from here on. And for me, it’s the work that I put in and the goals that I set for myself.”

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Ted Leonsis Predicts John Wall Will Sign Supermax With Wizards

Jul 19, 2017 5:43 PM

While John Wall has yet to agree upon a four-year, $170 million supermax extension with the Washington Wizards, Ted Leonsis expects him to eventually sign it.

“I told everyone that when John was coming off his rookie contract, we would sign him and he would be our bedrock player,” Leonsis said.

“I told everybody that we would keep Bradley Beal, and already everyone is talking about the [Wall] extension,” Leonsis continued. “So my prediction is John Wall will sign his extension. He wants to be here and my goal is to have no drama.”

For the first time in franchise history, the Wizards have become a luxury tax paying team.

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John Wall Addresses Recruitment Of Paul George, Possible Supermax Extension

Jul 10, 2017 8:13 PM

John Wall spoke about his open recruitment of Paul George to the Washington Wizards. George was ultimately traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder while the Wizards match an offer sheet to keep Otto Porter.

“Otto’s going to be a great player for us, a great role player for a lot of teams. There’s a difference between a role player and a superstar. It’s a big difference. There’s a lot teams that will make a lot of trades for a superstar,” Wall said. “Look at Kevin Love getting traded for Andrew Wiggins, you never know who that player going to turn out to be.”

Wall then addressed the reaction to his comments.

“It’s what people are going to say about it,” Wall said. “I love Otto as a teammate, but at the end of the day if you can make your team better, you can always do that. If people take it the wrong way, then so be it.”

Wall can sign a supermax extension with the Wizards this offseason.

“I’m just chillin’. Just trying to figure out to negotiate it and manipulate it the way you want it to be,” Wall said. “Everybody know where I want to play and where I want to be. Everybody took it the wrong way [when it was reported] I wanted to wait. It’s a big decision. I love D.C.

“Everything I do, I do it for the city of D.C., I do so much in the community. If it wasn’t for the love of that, I wouldn’t do it.”

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Wizards Match Otto Porter's Four-Year $106.5M Offer Sheet With Nets

Jul 9, 2017 11:42 AM

The Washington Wizards have matched the four-year, $106.5 million max contract offer sheet Otto Porter signed with the Brooklyn Nets.

Porter will be the Wizards' highest paid player next season at $24.8 million.

The Wizards now have 15 players signed, 13 with guaranteed contracts. The team’s estimated 2017-18 salary will be $126.1 million, which will be $10.7 million over the luxury tax line.

Elements of the deal include a 15 percent trade kicker, a player option for the fourth year and a wrinkle that half of Porter’s annual salary will be delivered to him by Oct. 1 each year.

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Jamal Crawford Bought Out By Hawks, Receiving Interest From Cavs, Wizards, Wolves

Jul 7, 2017 7:25 PM

Jamal Crawford has been bought out by the Atlanta Hawks following his trade to the team by the Los Angeles Clippers.

David Aldridge of NBA.com reports Crawford figures to receive interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Crawford no longer have mutual interest.

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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.

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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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Jodie Meeks Agrees To Two-Year, $7M Deal With Wizards
Jodie Meeks has agreed upon a two-year, $7 million deal with the Wizards.

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John Wall Will Delay Decision On Wizards' DVPE Offer
John Wall will wait to agree upon the extension until he sees what the Wizards do in free agency.

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Wizards Interested In Otto Porter For Paul George Sign-And-Trade
Otto Porter would have to agree to the deal in restricted free agency.

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John Wall Recruiting Paul George To Wizards
The Wizards have had Paul George trade conversations with the Pacers.

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Wizards Extend Qualifying Offers To Otto Porter, Bojan Bogdanovic
Both Otto Porter and Bojan Bogdanovic will be restricted free agents.

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Carmelo Anthony Was Previously Open To Trade To Wizards, 76ers
Carmelo Anthony now wants to remain close to his son in New York.

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Wizards Acquire Tim Frazier From Pelicans For No. 52 Pick
The Pelicans have traded Tim Frazier to the Wizards for the No. 52 pick in the draft.

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Kelly Oubre Undergoes Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections In Right Knee
Kelly Oubre is not expected to undergo further injections and will sit out the next few weeks to rest his knee.

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Hawks Interview Tommy Sheppard For GM Job
Tommy Sheppard is a longtime executive of the Wizards working under Ernie Grunfeld.

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Westbrook, Harden, Wall Join Curry In Eligibility For DPVE In 2017
Russell Westbrook, James Harden, John Wall and Stephen Curry will be eligible for the Designated Player Veteran Extension in July.

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Kelly Oubre Jr. To Undergo PRP Injections
Kelly Oubre Jr. will be able to return to basketball activities in two weeks.

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Celtics Should Have Had Extra Second At End Of Game 6
Isaiah Thomas missed an off-balance three-pointer that would have won the game for the Celtics.

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Markieff Morris: Celtics Can't Do 'Funeral' Attire Like Us
The Celtics showed up for Game 6 wearing all black for the "funeral" of the Wizards but John Wall extended the series with his clutch three-pointer.

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