Tag:Washington Wizards
Posted on: October 8, 2009 12:17 pm

Stevenson has Lincoln on throat, LeBron on brain

Bob Finnan of The News-Herald reports: Wizards swingman Mike Miller wore James' Nike shoes to practice and was told by teammate DeShawn Stevenson, "We don't wear these around here."

James said he didn't care.

"Mike is a good friend of mine," he said. "He named his son after my best friend, Maverick (Carter). We have a good history."

James said Miller should lace up his sneakers, though.

"For an unathletic white guy, these are the best shoes to wear," James said.

Posted on: July 23, 2009 12:37 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2009 12:37 pm

Oberto gets offer from Wizards

NBA.com reports that former Spurs forward Fabricio Oberto is at home in Argentina, mulling over which NBA team he will play for this season. Oberto has fielded an offer from the Washington Wizards, who offered him their bi-annual exception of $1.99 million for next season on top of the $1.9 million Oberto is already guaranteed on his deal.

The Spurs traded Oberto to Milwaukee in June as part of the Richard Jefferson deal. Milwaukee then dealt Oberto to Detroit for Amir Johnson , and the Pistons released Oberto shortly thereafter.

Oberto is reportedly considering returning to the Spurs also, but NBA.com cited a league source as saying the Spurs are "looking in another direction."

Posted on: January 6, 2009 11:50 am

Wizards expect Arenas back on court this season

Washington Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld told the Associated Press that he expects Gilbert Arenas to be back in action this season, but still declined to give a more specific timetable for Arenas' return.

Wizards interim head coach Ed Tapscott said the team is taking a "conservative" approach to Arenas' recovery in light of his two comeback attempts last season, which both resulted in Arenas needing more time to heal.

"We want to make sure that when he's back in form, he's perfectly in form, and we have no setbacks," Tapscott said as quoted by the Canadian Press. "That way, you just reduce the risk."

Team co-captain Antawn Jamison echoed Grunfeld's thought that Arenas would be back this season, saying he expected his teammate to return "a lot quicker than later."

"We all know Gil," Jamison told the Canadian Press. "We all know how Gil likes to do things. So I guess he's been in the Bat Cave, working with -- what's the butler's name? -- Alfred."

"He looks good, from what I've seen. But I don't know a timetable or how healthy he is," Jamison added.

Posted on: October 8, 2008 12:29 pm

Wizards' Haywood could miss four to six months

The Washington Post reports that according to a source familiar with the situation, Brendan Haywood was examined by another specialist Tuesday and that doctor advised him to undergo a surgical procedure that would force him to miss four to six months.

Also according to the source, Haywood will elect to undergo the surgery immediately if Wednesday's examination leads to a similar diagnosis.

"The decision hasn't been made yet but we'll know more," Wednesday, the source said. "The best-case scenario is that he won't need the surgery and he'll be out for a couple of weeks. The worst-case scenario is that he needs the surgery and he'll miss four to six months." Washington Post

I spoke with president Ernie Grunfeld, who said that the team is waiting to hear about tomorrow's consultation before drawing any major conclusions.

Haywood injured the wrist during a training camp practice last week and has not played or practiced since. The injury was originally called a sprain but Haywood has continued to experience pain and discomfort. Etan Thomas started at center last night. 
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