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All quiet on the Wizards front

Nothing new on Juan Carlos Navarro folks, sorry....Just so you know, I will not be adding anything in the comments section because it appears that a few folks have taken the liberty to make bogus posts under my name. So, if you don't read it in my blog post, it's not from me.

Spoke with Aaron Miles a little while ago and he said that his decision to sign with a team in Spain was based on the fact that the team offered guaranteed money - "good money" - while the Wizards only offered a chance to come in and compete for a spot in camp.

"I appreciate the opportunity the Wizards gave me to play for the summer league team and believe me, I was excited about having the chance to come to camp and compete for a spot but at the end of the day, I had to do what was best for me and that was going to Europe again," said Miles, who played in France last season. "Hopefully, they'll keep tracking me and something can happen in the future."

I also asked Miles about the elusive one, JCN, whom he played against last season in Europe. Aaron's scouting report: "He's really crafty. He knows how to get his shot off in traffic and he's good coming off of screens and shooting. He's one of those veteran guys who just knows how to play, know what I mean?"

Miles said that when he played JCN, the elusive one primarily played shooting guard and didn't handle it much as a point guard. I asked Aaron about JCN's defense.

"That's really hard for me to comment on because as you know, the NBA game is so different so, I can't really say how he'll match up," Miles said. "The European game is a whole other game."

The bottom line is that Ernie chose to sign DeShawn Stevenson over JCN and in fact, I heard that his second option had DeShawn gone elsewhere or continued to hold out for more dough would have been to sign Devin Brown, who is similarly built to DeShawn and would have come cheaper than JCN. Brown by the way, is still out there.

Ernie hasn't flat out said this to me but it's my belief that while he likes JCN's game and thinks he can be a solid NBA player, Navarro wasn't a good fit for the Wiz as presently constituted. Keep in mind that Ernie likes Nick Young and thinks he'll have a chance to help as a rookie.


By Ivan Carter  |  August 8, 2007; 7:03 PM ET
 
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