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January 14, 2015 Updates

With over 40,000 career minutes already logged most guys this would be most guys’ swan song but the 38 year old Miller says he has zero plans to retire and is looking to secure a multi-year deal with the Wizards if the opportunity is presented. “I would like to close it out here,” Miller told Basketball Insiders on finishing his career with the Wizards. “I’m just enjoying this [success] and taking it one game at a time. Putting all my effort into practices and getting the most out of myself as far as being a team player. “So I haven’t really thought about my contract situation. But of course I will continue to play next year barring any injuries. So let’s see what happens this summer.” Basketball Insiders

As guys get up in age, most have an internal countdown on their plans to step aside. For Miller, with his love of the game still resonating strong in his life, his goal is to continue playing until his body can no longer stand the rigors of a grueling NBA season. “I’d like to say that’s my mentality,” Miller said of playing until the wheels come off. “But I’m preparing for the day the ball stops rolling and bouncing. I know I will eventually have to do something else. I’d like to keep saying, yes, I can keep going but you never know how thing play out.” Basketball Insiders

January 12, 2015 Updates
January 11, 2015 Updates

“He’s the first guy at practice every day. He has his routine, he does it religiously and young guys see it. And obviously he’s had unbelievable success. He’s a Hall of Famer, and a lot of our young players grew up watching him. They were in junior high school and high school when Paul was winning championships and playing at a very high level. And not only that, he’s just a regular, good guy, and he’s fun to be around. “We certainly did our due diligence before we signed him, and we talked to people that played with him and coached him, and they had nothing but great things to say about him and his professionalism and his competitive nature.” Boston Herald

January 10, 2015 Updates

The "Je Suis Charlie" rally cry is making its way into the NBA. Washington Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin wore a black T-shirt with the phrase written in white in all caps before Friday night's game against the Chicago Bulls. "Je Suis Charlie" — "I Am Charlie" in English — has become a worldwide slogan to show solidarity with Charlie Hebdo, a Paris weekly newspaper where 12 people were killed Wednesday in a terrorist attack. USA Today Sports

Bulls forward Joakim Noah noticed the T-shirt and gave Seraphin an approving chest-tap at midcourt. Noah is the son of French tennis champion Yannick Noah. "I'm happy he did that," Joakim Noah said. "[France is] going through some tough times right now, and he honored the people." ESPN.com

Seraphin had not talked with Batum but planned to reach out to him after Friday’s game. He spoke with Bulls center Joakin Noah at midcourt before the game and said Noah expressed his gratitude. Noah’s father, former tennis player Yannick Noah, hails from France. “We never faced that so right now everyone is struggling, panicking, everybody,” Seraphin said. “So you got to be there. That’s why I texted my mom this morning, asking her if everything was all right. She said everything was all right.” Washington Post

January 9, 2015 Updates

Ray Allen is not out of the picture. He still hasn't given an answer about his intention to play again, but two people on separate sides of the matter have said the Wizards have made "routine" contact -- using this exact word -- since first expressing their interest in July. CSNWashington.com

If Jameer Nelson gets bought of his contract, he could end up in a Wizards uniform. Nelson was part of the deal for Rondo that sent him from Dallas to Boston. The Wizards will be in hot pursuit because he's experienced and the type of combo guard they covet most for the open roster spot. This is the most likely of all the scenarios. Nelson is expected to negotiate a buyout. CSNWashington.com

January 8, 2015 Updates

On Thursday, the Wizards provided a first look at the Gortat figurine, which will be given away to the first 19,000 fans at the Wizards-Raptors game on Jan. 31, and it’s glorious. Washington Post

January 7, 2015 Updates
January 6, 2015 Updates

Through it all, Young said he doesn’t have much animosity for the Clippers. He reserves that for the team that drafted him and traded him to the Clippers, the Washington Wizards. “I hate the Wizards,” said Young, who played in Washington from 2007-12. “But I like some of the guys over the guys, I just hate the Wizards.” Orange County Register

We have lost three games in a row, one blow out and two games that were quite winnable, on the road. We need to get back to hitting the boards, playing suffocating team defense and to running the floor. We can't allow teams to score more than 100 points on us. We are settling for too many jump shots by our big men, and at games end, we aren't running an offense and getting to the charity stripe enough. The spacing on the floor hasn't been good at games end of late either. Ted's Take

January 5, 2015 Updates

If I had to single one guy out who is the most difficult player to guard in the league, it would have to be Carmelo. He’s a unique blend of being big, strong, and athletic while also having a world-class shooting touch and a natural ability to get to the rim. That’s what sets him apart — every facet of his game is elite. The Players' Tribune

In my opinion, his combination of physicality and shooting touch is unmatched in the NBA. You can’t take one second off when you’re matched up against him. Kobe is one of the best scorers in NBA history, but I don’t have as much trouble with him in the post as I do with Carmelo. LeBron is a great post-up player, but if you get him to settle for the jumper on some nights, you might be able to slow him down if his shot is off. That’s not the case with Melo. If you give him space to shoot, he’ll make it many more times than he misses it. To put it plainly, he’s not a fun assignment on defense. But then again, none of these guys are. The Players' Tribune

 

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