Washington Wizards Rumors
NBA player DeJuan Blair — who played for the Washington Wizards last season — was cited for misdemeanor battery against a woman at a Vegas club this weekend … TMZ Sports has learned. Las Vegas Metro PD has confirmed … officers were called to Drai’s nightclub at The Cromwell around 1 AM Sunday morning to respond to a report of a man who allegedly got physical with a woman.
Eric Pincus: The Washington Wizards will pay Tomas Satoransky $2.87 mil for coming season, 3-yr deal, $9 mil total @BBallInsiders
The former Michigan point guard and Naismith Award winner was traded by the Utah Jazz earlier this month. He says his new destination — the Washington Wizards — is a welcome chance to jumpstart a career that seemed to stall as the 2015-16 season wound down. “It was definitely time for a reset,” Burke said. “A lot of the things that happened, I didn’t understand. Just to have an opportunity again, being able to play with an All-Star-caliber point guard in John Wall, I look at it as an opportunity to go deep in the playoffs and win games.”
From what we can tell, the giraffe is not actually his, it’s the giraffe at the Warsaw Zoo that’s named after him. But the horses do appear to be his, and he’s set up an Instagram page for his stable.
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed guard Tomas Satoransky. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to be able to bring Tomas to the organization after monitoring his development overseas for the last several years,” said Grunfeld. “He will provide energy and athleticism at both guard positions, giving us more depth and versatility in the backcourt.”
“He’s a perfect fit,” Crowder said. “That’s what we were telling him. He had Washington and some other teams looking at him, but we beat them four times this year. You don’t want to go there. We play through our bigs, and a lot of teams don’t play through their bigs — they post them up and give them the ball. Our bigs, like he did in Atlanta, he makes the play. We were explaining our basketball terminology to him, and how ours will fit right in with (his) game. It’s going to mesh. Most guys have to blend in and fit in, but it’s going to be automatically just there. The style he plays, that’s what we reiterated to him: The way we play fits you so well. We need you. You need us. Let’s make it happen.”