Washington Wizards Rumors
Leonsis is weighing whether to build a glitzy Wizards basketball practice facility on the site of the former St. Elizabeths Hospital, a mostly vacant campus in Southeast D.C. that is considered one of the District’s largest redevelopment opportunities.
Boe said Leonsis expects to make a selection next month, which could mean the facility would be under construction by the next summer, when NBA teams go to the free agent market looking for talent. Among the players that might be available is four-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant, a native of Seat Pleasant — seven miles from St. Elizabeths — whom the Wizards are hotly pursuing. “It’s a huge recruiting tool for free agents. This is where the players go to to work every day,” Boe said.
Marc J. Spears: Kings free agent center Ryan Hollins is getting interest from Sacramento, Washington & the Clippers, a source said.
While a gunman was on the loose Wednesday following the shooting deaths of two Virginia journalists, Wizards swingman Jared Dudley took to Twitter to air his thoughts about gun control. The initial comments sparked a long discussion with followers about the second amendment. He retweeted quite a few replies, but if you want to see the full back and forth, just check out his mentions.