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September 20, 2014 Updates
September 19, 2014 Updates

The Wizards have reached out to Ray Allen -- again -- in hopes of convincing the 39-year-old, if he decides to play rather than retire, to come to D.C., CSNwashington.com confirmed via multiple persons with knowledge of the situation Friday. While making another contact, after doing so early in the free agent process that opened July 1, doesn't improve their chances of landing Allen it does impact the big picture for Washington. CSNWashington.com

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 Wizards have signed small forward Damion James, according to the RealGM transactions log, though the team has yet to make an official announcement. J Hoops Rumors

September 18, 2014 Updates
September 17, 2014 Updates

However, Washington’s staff kept in touch with him throughout the season and now they’re bringing him back in for another look. This time around, they only have 14 players with guaranteed deals, meaning he has a real shot at making the roster, especially considering the team could use another shooting guard. “It’s a great opportunity,” Silas told Basketball Insiders about joining the Wizards. “I really like the guys here. We spent some time together last year and the staff there is amazing. They kept in touch over the year, and they were real encouraging and everything. They felt that I had a really good chance [to make the team] last year even though they had a 15-man roster. This year they don’t, and it’s a real opportunity. It’s just a good vibe and there’s a good feeling there, so I enjoy it a lot.” Basketball Insiders

September 16, 2014 Updates

Paul Pierce posed for a Spalding ad on Western Kentucky’s campus this week. That meant lots of photographs of Paul Pierce in a Wizards uniform. Washington Post

September 15, 2014 Updates

With the start of training camp practices just two weeks and one day away, the Wizards have begun putting the finishing touches on the list of attendees. The team signed guard Xavier Silas to a training camp contract and are finalizing an identical deal with swingman Damion James, a person with knowledge of the transactions said Monday. Washington Post

For the 10th consecutive season, each singly-affiliated NBA team will have one NBA D-League team to which it may assign its players. The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the lone independent NBA D-League Team, will be affiliated with the remaining 13 NBA teams (Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards). To accommodate assignments to Fort Wayne, a flexible assignment system will be utilized when an independent NBA team assigns a player at a time when the Mad Ants already have either the maximum of four NBA players on assignment or two assigned players at the position of the NBA player who is being assigned. In either event, the NBA D-League will identify to the assigning NBA team any singly-affiliated NBA D-League team that is willing to accept the assigned player, and the independent NBA team assigning the player will choose a team from among those teams to assign the player. If no singly-affiliated NBA D-League team is willing to accept the assigned player, he will be assigned to one of the non-NBA-owned single affiliate teams pursuant to a lottery. NBA.com

September 10, 2014 Updates

The only member of the Wizards participating in the FIBA World Cup has been eliminated. Nenê and his Brazil squad were upset by Serbia, 84-56, in the quarterfinals Wednesday in Madrid. Brazil was viewed as the favorite after going 5-1 in the tournament and defeating Serbia in group play. The Brazilians played the part early and held a three-point lead late in the first half. But Serbia outscored Brazil 29-12 in the third quarter and never looked back. Nenê was limited to four points on 2 of 8 shooting and four rebounds in 19 minutes. He also blocked two shots. The 6-foot-11 power forward averaged 6.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting and 4.1 rebounds in Brazil’s seven games. Washington Post

September 8, 2014 Updates
September 3, 2014 Updates

The Wizards are on the verge of completing a deal to hire Howard Eisley as an assistant coach under Randy Wittman, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. David Aldridge of TNT first reported the negotiations. Washington Post

 

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