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Boston Celtics center Kris Humphries (43) drives past Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Kris Humphries feels 'blessed' to be a Wizard

- CSNwashington.com

In 10 seasons, Humphries only has been to the playoffs three times. He has never been past the first round either, but who would've thought coming to the Wizards could get him closer to his goal?

John Wall embraces fellow guard Bradley Beal after the Wizards beat the Celtics on April 2 to clinch the franchise's first playoff berth in six years. The pair celebrated an overtime victory in Game 2 of their first-round series against the Bulls (below). Washington clinched the series in five games. (associated press photographs)

LeBron James comes to Washington in November

- The Washington Times

Advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals last season was enough to push the Wizards more onto the national radar. The 2014-15 NBA schedule was released Wednesday night, and the Wizards will be on national television 10 times.

FILE - In this April 8, 2014 file photo, Alonzo Mourning gestures to the crowd after he received a video tribute and loud ovation during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Netsin Miami. His fire was like none other, and that fire led him to the Basketball Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Alonzo Mourning reaches 'pinnacle' with Hall of Fame induction

- Associated Press

After a career where he averaged 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots, the 6-foot-10 Mourning will be part of the class enshrined in Springfield, Massachusetts on Friday night, when the surest bet in sports will be that his speech will exceed the 10-minute recommendation he was given for his remarks.

Miami Heat's James Nunnally (72) and Washington Wizzards' Glen Rice Jr. (14) go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

No mere summer league performance for Glen Rice Jr.

- CSNwashington.com

The Wizards rarely used Glen Rice Jr. last season. Based on his starry performance in the Las Vegas summer league, it's becoming harder to imagine the "rarely" part remaining.

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce is shown during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Miami. The Nets defeated the Heat 88-87. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Wizards' Paul Pierce signing official as veteran comes aboard

- CSNwashington.com

The 10-time All-Star and 18th all-time scorer in NBA history spent last season with the Brooklyn Nets after 15 years as a member of the Boston Celtics. Pierce, 36, owns career averages of 21.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals.

Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker, right, shoots over Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) during the second half of Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Washington, Sunday, April 27, 2014. The Wizards defeated the Bulls 98-89. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trevor Booker leaves for Jazz as Wizards hold firm

- CSNwashington.com

The Wizards weren't willing to make a qualifying offer to keep Trevor Booker restricted last month and they weren't willing to pay him $5 million per year like his new team, the Utah Jazz.

Boston Celtics center Kris Humphries (43) drives past Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Kris Humphries headed to Wizards in sign-and-trade

- CSNwashington.com

Humphries, 29, reportedly will get a three-year contract worth $13 million with a team option for the final year of the deal. He replaces Trevor Booker, who agreed to terms with the Utah Jazz earlier in the day.

Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce (34) walks on the court in the first half of Game 1 in an Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Miami.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Paul Pierce bringing 'Truth' to Wizards on 2-year deal

- Associated Press

After spending the first 15 seasons of his career in Boston, Pierce is on the move for the second straight summer in a deal first reported by ESPN, and the Wizards couldn't be happier.

Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love (42) battles for a rebound with Philadelphia 76ers' Daniel Orton, left, and Lavoy Allen during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Philadelphia. Minnesota won 126-95. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Daniel Orton hopes Wizards provide escape from D-League

- The Washington Times

After being drafted by the Orlando Magic 29th overall out of Kentucky in 2010, the 6-foot-10 center has struggled to find a consistent spot on an NBA roster. In addition to stints with the Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers, Orton has spent time with three different NBA Development League teams including the Maine Red Claws, who currently own his rights.

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) and center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, talk in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday against the Boston Celtics, April 2, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Marcin Gortat values being appreciated by Wizards

- Associated Press

Though one of the most coveted big men available, he barely spent a day mulling offers before he agreed to sign a five-year, $60 million deal on July 1 to remain with the Washington Wizards. The biggest reason was the team showed him the most "love."

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) keeps the ball from Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Washington, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. The Wizards won 96-93. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Source: Gortat gets 5 years, $60M from Wizards

- Associated Press

A person familiar with the deal says center Marcin Gortat has agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract to remain with the Washington Wizards.