HoopsHype Garrett Temple rumors

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The Wizards have made enough roster adjustments that it begs the question: Where does Garrett Temple fit in? The 6-6 guard, who re-signed as a free agent to a one-year deal at just less than $1 million, is competing with Eric Maynor and rookie Glen Rice for backup spots in the backcourt. He gives the Wizards a uniquely different look because of his length and defensive prowess. "Honestly, I don't think much is going to change. Me and my agent talked to (president) Ernie (Grunfeld) before I signed. He said I'm basically in the same position as last year," Temple said. "I'm gonna push for that second spot behind John (Wall). They brought in Eric who is a good point guard who can back up John. I'm also going to be looking for that second spot behind Brad (Beal) being a defender. The main thing is still my versatility being able to guard point guards, (shooting) guards and small forwards if need be." CSNWashington.com

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Garrett Temple finally has the job security he has craved since bouncing in and out of the NBA in 2009 and the Wizards have wrapped up their free-agency rush in three days. Wednesday, Temple agreed to a one-year deal worth just less than $1 million, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CSN Washington. Temple, who went undrafted out of LSU in 2009, has played on 10-day contracts on eight different occasions. CSNWashington.com

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Garrett Temple grew up in nearby Baton Rouge, and I asked him how he felt about the name. "Out of the 30 NBA teams, I really wished it wouldn’t be New Orleans,” he said. “But, it is the state bird. I learned about that in sixth grade in Louisiana history, that the pelican was the state bird. Not that I’ve seen a lot of pelicans in New Orleans. Washington Post

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A free agent when the season is over, Temple would like to remain here and put stress of signing 10-day contracts behind him. The Wizards are his sixth NBA team. He also has spent a lot of time in the D-League. “I would love to be here next year. We just have a great thing building here with young guys, especially the way we've ended the season with the last 50 games, playing the way we've been playing since John’s been back,” Temple said. “We have a team that can contend in the East. I love this city. It’s easily the most home like place I've been playing in the NBA in the last three-and-a-half years. CSNWashington.com

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The Wizards have a small basket of gum in the locker room for the players, but on Tuesday I got to see the main supply for the first time, and it was impressive. Dentyne Ice, Trident, something called Bubbaloo and the ever-popular Bubblicious, with some cough drops thrown in for good measure. But why does an NBA locker room need so much gum? “The GOAT, the greatest to ever do it, chewed gum, so I think it’s spurred basketball players chewing gum,” Garrett Temple told me. “[Michael Jordan] used to always have gum in his mouth, chewing it while we was waiting for free throws or something like that. They’d always show that. That’s the reason I always tried to chew gum, but I got to the point where I found myself losing my breath quicker when I’d run up and down the court having to chew gum also.” Washington Post

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The Washington Wizards held Kids Day over the weekend. To help promote Kids Day, they invited De’La, a Wizards Junior Reporter, in to interview some of the Wizards. She asked Martell Webster (“Marty”), Garrett Temple, Cartier Martin and John Wall about their shoe sizes and celebrity crushes. She even got John Wall to do the Dougie, but she had to do it with him. The results were adorable as the Washington players joked around and mostly just made her giggle the entire time. The Big Lead

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“It’s an amazing place. I got chills when the lady was telling us about it,” Garrett Temple said. “To put a smile on some kids faces, going to the hospital and being able to talk to some kids and understand you have a little bit of influence and make their day better than it was, was just a blessing to be able to do that.” Webster has his own foundation to work with inner-city kids and is also a father of three daughters. He said the visit was an invaluable experience. “Every living moment, it should be cherished, because you never know when life could be snatched away. Seeing these kids definitely reminds me of how important it is to love your family and children and to love other children,” he said. “The whole time, all I wanted to do was pick up one of those kids and give them a hug. Going into some of the inpatient rooms, we couldn’t come in and have parents come out with their kids to take pictures with me and the team, was amazing.” Washington Post

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