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Jared Dudley
Jared Dudley
Position: F
Born: 07/10/85
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $4,250,000
“He appears to (not want) to be the center of attention when it comes to that. A more down-to-earth type of guy where he’s one of the guys. You can respect that. I can understand why fans want him to come. He’s a top three players in the world, he’s from D.C. and a player like that can change you from getting to the Finals to possibly winning the Finals. It goes both ways. That’s why the NBA is better than a lot of sports. … In basketball, one or two stars going to a different team, your expectations are different. This is a star league and he’s a top three player. … Hopefully he does (come to D.C.),” Jared Dudley said.
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“Obviously the big thing here is money,” Dudley said. “The big thing is how good the team is, and city and coach go hand in hand. You’ve seen LeBron (James) go back to Cleveland and it was a rookie coach. So obviously it didn’t matter to him to a certain degree. But you saw guys go to Doc Rivers. You saw LaMarcus Aldridge go to Pop (Gregg Popovich). So it does matter. And usually when you have a good coach, more times than not it’s a winning situation. So it makes it a lot easier.”
But as part of a roundtable discussion with five respected NBA reporters last week including Isola, I asked the group who they would tap as potential media colleagues down the road. “The first name that comes to mind for me is Jared Dudley with the Wizards,” said Yahoo! NBA columnist Michael Lee. “Even from his JMZ days in Phoenix, where he used to provide fun takes on his Suns teammates, he always seemed like he had a future on the other side of the mic. He’s always interested in what’s going on in the league and has some strong opinions. He could cut it in this industry, if he’s cool with the pay cut.”
“We have the same agent. I was telling my agent, ‘I didn’t know he was that explosive.’ My agent said he wasn’t that explosive last year,” said Jared Dudley, referring to Mark Bartelstein who is trying to secure Beal a max deal before the negotiating window closes Nov. 2 at 11:59 p.m. “You can just see that confidence, it’s his fourth year, contract year, worked hard, work his butt off, he’s growing into his body. To be honest with you, John (Wall) is our best player but he’s our best scorer. When he’s shooting the ball aggressive we’re a better team.”
One week away from their regular season opener, the Washington Wizards will welcome a significant addition Wednesday night. Veteran forward Jared Dudley, slated to play a pivotal role off the bench this season, said he expects to make his Wizards debut against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena three months to the day after he underwent surgery on his lower back. “I think so,” Dudley said following Washington’s shoot-around Wednesday morning. “No one has told me anything. I’m doing my routine like I’m playing. I did my full shoot-around so until they say, ‘No,’ I’m saying, ‘Yes.’” Coach Randy Wittman has said he expects Dudley, 30, to be under a minutes restriction of some sort, though he must also balance preparing Dudley for the regular season with enough live action.