Washington Wizards Rumors
Jorge Castillo: Toure’ Murry is slated to play for the #Wizards’ summer league team, according to source. He appeared in 4 games for the Wizards last season
The Wizards, CSNwashington.com has confirmed through two persons with knowledge of the situation, aren’t expected to move him during the offseason because there isn’t serious interest in the 13-year power forward who averaged 11 points and 5.1 rebounds. If Nene is eventually moved, it’ll likely occur closer to the trade deadline in February when most of his salary has been picked up by his current team and maybe a contender in need of a big man on an expiring deal could come calling.
White, however, may begin his professional basketball career elsewhere. The 6-foot-8 Ohio native is a “draft-and-stash” candidate, meaning he could sign with a team in a league overseas while Washington holds his rights should he return to attempt to make the Wizards’ roster in the future. A decision has not yet been made. “Aaron will play Summer League with the Wizards and then we will evaluate if it is best to go overseas or not this season,” White’s agent, Chris Emens, wrote in an e-mail. “Aaron is open to doing whatever the Wizards think is best for his development.”
Veteran forward Paul Pierce will not exercise the final year of his contract with the Washington Wizards, and he will become a free agent, a person with direct knowledge of Pierce’s decision told USA TODAY Sports. The Players Tribune, a site founded by Derek Jeter who shares the same agency as Pierce, also reported the news in a tweet.