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October 29, 2014 Updates

After being a major part of the Wizards’ push to the playoffs last season, the franchise seemed determined to keep him, sending Wizards coach Randy Wittman and the general manager to Poland in the off-season to negotiate. “I spoke with a lot of players and they told me, ‘You can’t deny the love, if they love you so much you have to go with the team,’” Gortat said. “One thing I was just afraid of they were going to try to use this as a joker in the sleeve (and say), ‘Well, we went to Poland, now you got to sign with us.’ … But it never turned that way. It never did.” For The Win

He’s also, as he showed when sending Polish food to the NBA on TNT crew after Shaquille O’Neal declared that pierogies were sausages, determined to bring a bit of his homeland to the United States. “It goes both ways,” he said. “The good part about being an international guy on the team is people can learn where’s Poland and things from my culture and obviously I’m learning everyday about American culture. Obviously there’s a few guys on the team that have no clue where’s Poland. People were saying Africa …” Wait, who was saying it was in Africa? “What happens in the locker room stays in the locker room,” he grinned. For The Win

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Together, coach Jason Kidd and veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were supposed to lead Brooklyn into championship contention. Now, Pierce and Kidd are gone and hardly anyone views the Nets as a championship caliber team. “I definitely didn’t see all that coming,” Pierce, now with the Wizards, said this morning. “I think it all started probably with Jason leaving, it’s kind of like a domino from there. … I was a little disappointed, because I thought I was going to come back there and Jason was one of the main reasons I came to Brooklyn, him and Kevin.” Bergen Record

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Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed guard John Lucas. In six seasons with Houston, Chicago, Toronto and Utah, Lucas has appeared in 216 career regular season games (eight starts) while averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in 12.2 minutes. Last season, Lucas appeared in 42 games with Utah and averaged 3.8 points and 1.0 assists in 14.1 minutes. NBA.com

Jorge Castillo: #Wizards will wear alternate uniforms 13 times. They’ll also wear standard red road jerseys at home Nov. 21 vs. Cavs and Apr. 3 vs. Knicks. Twitter @jorgeccastillo

The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday. Sources told ESPN.com that the Wizards are in the process of bringing the 31-year-old Lucas to Washington after losing star guard Bradley Beal to a wrist injury that's expected to sideline him for at least six weeks.‎ ESPN.com

October 20, 2014 Updates

But Gortat’s celebrity status hasn’t been affected by some preseason struggles. He is a star in his native Poland despite basketball’s standing in the country’s sports landscape. “I think I’m quite popular over there,” he said. “But basketball is falling deep right now. Falling deep, deep, deep.” Washington Post

October 17, 2014 Updates
 

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