Moritz Wagner Rumors

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Moritz Wagner
Moritz Wagner
Position: F
Born: 04/26/97
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Salary: $2,063,520
Fred Katz: John Wall and Gary Payton II among Wizards helping out at a scrimmage between the DC special Olympics team and the Virginia one. Wall and Payton reffing. Troy Brown, Thomas Bryant, Ish Smith and Moe Wagner coaching. Scott Brooks and Tommy Sheppard in attendance, too.


Storyline: Agent Changes
In the past, Brooks has stopped short of publicly calling out players, particularly veterans and stars. But clearly he sees this as a tactic that can help light a fire under young players who have not yet established themselves in the NBA. Wagner, for one, didn’t take issue with Brooks’ assessment. “He’s not wrong,” Wagner told NBC Sports Washington. “I didn’t have the energy I usually have… I think that’s the biggest thing when you’re young, the consistent effort and the consistency of doing your job. It’s easy to do it every other night, but you have to do it every night.”
After 10 games, he has been on the receiving end of a league-best 10 charges thus far – including three against the Timberwolves. In fact, there was even a fourth called that was overturned and ruled a block. His current mark would be tied for 16th-best among all NBA teams, meaning he has personally earned more charges than approximately half of the squads around the league. Wagner, who does not play starter minutes for his team, is averaging 1.9 charges per 36 minutes for the Wizards. That is by far the best in a season from a player (minimum: 100 minutes) since NBA.com began tracking this particular hustle stat during the 2016-17 season.

Storyline: Summer League Rosters
On Thursday, Washington acquired three players (Moritz Wagner, Jemerrio Jones and Isaac Bonga) in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. By doing so, the Wizards lodged themselves into the Anthony Davis saga as the third team in the monumental trade between the New Orleans Pelicans and Lakers.
Storyline: Anthony Davis Trade
Last spring as Wagner went through the pre-draft process, he participated in a workout with the Wizards. At the time, Wagner was viewed as an intriguing stretch-five solution for Washington, who expressed a goal to shoot more threes. Though the Wizards, who possessed the 15th and 44th picks in the draft, could not claim him, the team now adds Wagner to its burgeoning collection of big men.
The Los Angeles Lakers are trading Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Washington Wizards as part of a three-way deal that landed New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis with L.A., clearing the way for maximum salary space in free agency, league sources tell ESPN. As part of the deal to unload those contracts and salary, Davis plans to waive his $4 million trade bonus, which will push the Lakers cap space to $32M for the start of free agency.
1 year ago via ESPN