Ted Leonsis Rumors
Ted Leonsis acknowledged the Wizards fan base’s frustration with the direction of the franchise under Grunfeld, who was hired in 2003. “I think that’s unfortunate, but I think the fans are appropriately upset with us because we didn’t meet any of our goals,” Leonsis said.
“I feel terrible because I read the other day that Otto felt that we had lied to him, and I understand that,” Leonsis told Wise. “We did tell him we weren’t going to trade him. We were going to keep our core together. We actually had some other things that we were going to do, another trade that would have kept the core together and given us flexibility. But, man plans and God laughs.”
Fred Katz: Bradley Beal on owner Ted Leonsis recently confirming that the Wizards will never tank: “Tanking is not in my vocabulary. And it damn sure ain’t in Ted’s. He’s paying luxury dollars. Tanking don’t exist.”
Noah Frank: On possibility of dealing Wall, Beal, Porter before NBA Trade Deadline: “We’re not trading any of those players”