HoopsHype Washington Wizards + Trade rumors

Washington Wizards VIDEOS

February 12, 2015 Updates
February 9, 2015 Updates

The trade deadline is Feb. 19 and as of this week there still aren't any serious possibilities because the Wizards, who are just under the luxury tax, are hesitant to take on long-term salary commitments if they can get a player who can provide comparable production on a pro-rated deal with no future money on the books. Of course, as the trade deadline gets closer the offers could get sweeter and they could shift gears. CSNWashington.com

February 7, 2015 Updates
February 6, 2015 Updates

Darren Wolfson:.@Chris Mannix has the #Wizards as a team to watch on the Kevin Martin trade front. Told his name hasn't come up there yet. #twolves Twitter @DarrenWolfson

Player to keep an eye on before the trade deadline: Minnesota’s Kevin Martin. Martin is owed $14 million over the next two seasons but could be a valuable asset to a team looking for scoring punch off the bench. Dallas, Washington among the possibilities. Sports Illustrated

January 5, 2015 Updates

With a gluttony of wing players and limited roster flexibility, the Washington Wizards are looking to trade Glen Rice Jr. before his contract is guaranteed on Jan. 10, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Washington has already spoken to other teams about Rice, who was shipped to the D-League in late November and hasn’t played in the Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ last four games despite no reported injury. Washington Post

If a trade partner cannot be found, the Wizards will likely waive the second-year guard to vacate a roster spot and create salary-cap flexibility as postseason draws near and players become available via trade and late-season buyouts. If they are forced to waive Rice, the move will likely be made by Wednesday so he could clear waivers before Jan. 10, when all NBA contracts become guaranteed for the remainder of the season. Washington Post

January 4, 2015 Updates

Shams Charania: Barring an unlikely trade, Washington deciding to release Glen Rice Jr. on Wednesday, sources tell RealGM. Wizards prefer open roster spot. Twitter @ShamsCharania

With a gluttony of wing players and limited financial flexibility, the Washington Wizards intend to trade Glen Rice Jr. before his contract becomes guaranteed on Jan. 10, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Washington has already spoken to other teams about Rice, who was shipped to the D-League in late November and hasn’t played in the Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ last four games despite no reported injury. Washington Post

If a trade partner cannot be found, the team could waive the second-year guard or keep him, though the latter option is not preferred because the Wizards seek roster and salary-cap flexibility as the postseason draws near and players become available via trades and buyouts. Washington Post

The Wizards have been trying to move second-year guard Glen Rice Jr. in a trade before Jan. 10 when all contracts become fully guaranteed, CSNwashington.com has confirmed with persons with knowledge of the situation. A 48-hour window when a deal might have been struck has passed, however, which makes a trade unlikely and means he'd be released instead. CSNWashington.com

December 28, 2014 Updates

The timing of Rondo’s Dec. 18 trade to Dallas caught Pierce off-guard, but he knew this was a strong possibility once the Celts didn’t get in the running on Kevin Love and couldn’t find another impact player to pair with Rondo. “I was a little bit surprised, especially because trade season starts close to All-Star or after All-Star break,” Pierce said. “Not a lot of trades happen in mid-December. You know, teams are trying to find their stride. Boston Herald

“But we had a chance to talk. We had our weekly mass text, and he understood the situation. The Celtics were either going to go in one direction, build around him, or continue with the youth movement. So I think Rondo understood it. “I was shocked definitely, because I thought this was a year they were going to maybe this summer find some pieces to put around him. But he had a great run in Boston, and as long as he’s happy, that’s all that matters.” Boston Herald

November 25, 2014 Updates
November 10, 2014 Updates

But as much as Lakers’ fans believe it’s about Kobe, Lakers’ management would have to jump at a chance for a young star to accelerate their rebuilding. Which is why Kobe to the Wizards may be the one. The Wizards have a young, potential star shooting guard in Bradley Beal. You can build with a player like him. Then you give the Lakers Nene and another player since the Wizards have plenty of guys they’re not much using to include in trade. For the Wizards, it’s the chance to take a shot, which they really don’t have now. With the addition of Paul Pierce, the Wizards are about now. Adding someone like Kobe with Pierce, John Wall and Marcin Gortat gives them a shot at the top of the weak East. And how sweet would it be for Kobe to go where Michael Jordan couldn’t win and get somewhere? Kobe’s not getting that sixth title. Maybe besting Jordan that way would appeal to him. NBA.com

November 3, 2014 Updates
September 19, 2014 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been trying to get someone to take J.J. Barea off their hands for quite some time, and as the latest report dropped says he'll either be traded or bought out of his contract and released. It doesn't appear the Wizards will make a move to get him, people with knowledge of the situation told CSNwashington.com on Thursday. CSNWashington.com

 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN WIZARDS HISTORY

Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison are the only two new-era players cracking the Top 10.

   

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.