HoopsHype Ernie Grunfeld rumors


June 29, 2012 Updates

“He can stay there and he’s playing in the best league in Europe,” said Grunfeld. “We’re hoping he can develop with the proper coaching he’s getting over there and the proper minutes.” Washington Post

Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said in all likelihood Satoransky would remain in Europe to develop his game and ideally join Washington in a few years. “This is a very good prospect we’re talking about,” Grunfeld said. “A prospect for down the road, and he’s playing in the highest league in Europe, and we hope he develops and plays instead of just sitting on the bench and not getting any playing time.” Washington Post

June 28, 2012 Updates

Ernie Grunfeld: On if the pick is between Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Harrison Barnes or Bradley Beal: It’s fair to say at least two of those three players will be there when it’s our turn to pick. Every draft goes in groupings. Obviously everyone knows who the No. 1 pick is going to be, but after that, there is a group of four or five players that will go anywhere from two to six, depending on who is picking. I think those three players are probably in that grouping, as is Thomas Robinson. Washington Post

June 27, 2012 Updates
June 22, 2012 Updates

Ernie Grunfeld: "“We want to be a better team this year and we want to compete for a possible playoff spot. Now how that comes around only time will tell how the young players continue to develop and how everybody meshes together. We got a taste of winning a little bit and I think our players got a taste of winning last year and they liked it" Sports Radio Interviews

June 20, 2012 Updates

Michael Lee: Grunfeld on why #wizards made trade instead buying out Rashard Lewis: "That [$] would've been for a player that doesn't give you anything." Twitter

The Washington Wizards traded Rashard Lewis and the No. 46 overall pick in next week’s NBA draft to the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday in exchange for forwards Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza. “We are pleased to add two more solid pieces as we continue to build our roster with a balance of proven veterans and the core of young talent that we have developed,” Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement. “Emeka’s defensive presence and rebounding ability will combine with Trevor’s versatility to add new dimensions to our frontcourt, and both players fit in very well with the type of team-first culture that we have been working to establish.” Washington Times

June 11, 2012 Updates

Most of the top prospects did not participate in drills at the NBA combine, but Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said the team was able to get some much-needed information during their meet-and-greet sessions with the players. They met with Robinson, Beal, Kidd-Gilchrist, North Carolina players Harrison Barnes, John Henson, Tyler Zeller and Kendall Marshall, Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb from Connecticut, Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger, Washington guard Terence Ross, Duke guard Austin Rivers, Mississippi State forward Arnett Moultrie, Illinois center Meyers Leonard and Vanderbilt guard John Jenkins, among others. Washington Post

June 5, 2012 Updates
June 4, 2012 Updates

Randy Wittman will return as the head coach of the Wizards for the 2012-13 season. “We are excited to bring Randy back as head coach and give him the opportunity to build on the positive momentum that the team showed under his leadership last season,” said Grunfeld. “We were very pleased with the development of our young players and the commitment to winning he instilled despite taking over the team under difficult circumstances.” RealGM

May 31, 2012 Updates
May 29, 2012 Updates

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