The Wizards opened training camp on Tuesday with their two guards, John Wall and Bradley Beal, forming what likely will be the best backcourt in the Eastern Conference this season. How could they be topped?
Gortat struggled to live up to his new contract last season, when a personal situation, a questionable rotation and a bout with food poisoning in the playoffs presented a series of issues.
After finding out how effective they could be when they spread the floor and pushed the ball, the Wizards opened training camp on Tuesday dedicated to making wholesale changes in their offense.
With Paul Pierce off to the Clippers, Wall and Beal have become the young “old” men on the team, and the Wizards hope they’ll be able to carry the weight of expectations into the new season.
The Wizards are hoping to use the 5,000-seat arena to be constructed in Southeast as a full-time home for a potential minor-league affiliate once it is completed in 2018.
Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Wizards and Mystics, hopes that the opening of a $55 million practice facility in the Congress Heights neighborhood will help redevelop and reinvigorate the community.
The Wizards have long coveted a separate practice facility, and the District has sought to redevelop the abandoned St. Elizabeths complex in southeast Washington.
Malone, who died suddenly on Sunday at the age of 60, was the first player to jump directly from high school to the professional ranks. A skilled rebounder, he quickly developed into a top-level offensive player.
Huerter, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard from Clifton Park, New York, wrote on his Twitter profile on Monday that he had offered a verbal commitment to play for the Terrapins.
Dawkins, the former 76ers star whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker “Chocolate Thunder” and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58.
The Wizards may need to pay a rights fee to Willie Nelson. They are on the road again to open the regular season.
Catchings scored 10 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Indiana Fever beat the Washington Mystics 73-62 on Tuesday night for their fifth victory in six games since the All-Star break.