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Wizards Insider: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Taking a step back

First a reminder: we'll be conducting a live chat at 2 p.m. So we now know what the Wizards did last night: selecting 7-foot, 237-pound C JaVale McGee of Nevada with the 18th pick and trading the 47th pick (Bill Walker of K-State) to Boston for cash, let's break...

By Ivan Carter  |  June 27, 2008; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (216)
 
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Walker to Boston for cash

The Wizards just shipped second-round pick Bill Walker to Boston for cash considerations. Basically, there was no roster spot for another body. Also, Ernie said that 2006 second-round pick Vladimir Veremeenko is expected to play in summer league but he didn't sound too high on signing the guy. -Ernie...

By Ivan Carter  |  June 26, 2008; 11:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Walker moving

Don't spend too much time thinking about second round pick Bill Walker of K-State. I'm told that the Wiz are moving him. If the deal isn't announced tonight, it will be made official tomorrow. Not sure what for. And folks, I know you're dying for info on nights like...

By Ivan Carter  |  June 26, 2008; 11:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Introducing JaVale McGee

To hear 7-foot JaVale McGee tell it, there was no doubt that he was going to be a Wizard when it came time for the 18th pick to be made. "I knew they were going to take me," McGee said. "They were constantly talking to me, constantly trying to...

By Ivan Carter  |  June 26, 2008; 9:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Draft Night

The history of the 18th pick isn't exactly sexy. Take a look at the last few years in decending order: Marco Belinelli (GS), Oleksiy Pecherov (Wiz), Gerald Green (Boston - now on way out of league), J.R. Smith (New Orleans - has become pretty solid player in Denver), David...

By Ivan Carter  |  June 26, 2008; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The latest

Haven't been able to substantiate this morning's rumor that the Wiz (18) and Rockets (25) want to swap picks but from the chatting I've done, it's clear that Ernie Grunfeld is open to moving down into the later part of the first round if he can find a deal...

By Ivan Carter  |  June 26, 2008; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The latest rumor

Today, on www.hoopsworld.com, a rumor was floated out that the Wizards and Houston Rockets have considered or are considering a deal that would send Washington's 18th pick to Houston for the 25th pick and Luther Head. Head, who averaged 7.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting but was a total...

By Ivan Carter  |  June 26, 2008; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
 
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Keeping the pick?

The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that Wizards president Ernie Grunfield is either going to stay at 18 and take the best player on his board or move up or down. If Ernie wanted to move the pick completely for a lottery protected pick next...

By Ivan Carter  |  June 25, 2008; 10:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Arthur visits

The Wizards took one last look at a couple of prospects today with a workout at VC that included forward Darrell Arthur (Kansas) and forward Novica Velickovic (Serbia). Arthur is one of the most intriguing guys in this draft because his status has been all over the place. A...

By Ivan Carter  |  June 25, 2008; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Who Should the Wizards Pick?

The NBA Draft is Thursday night. The Wizards have the 18th overall pick. Here's Ivan Carter's informed guess as to the players/moves the team is most likely considering. What do you do? poll by twiigs.com...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  June 25, 2008; 2:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Olympic Team: Was Gilbert Right?

So, almost two years after Gilbert Arenas blasted USA Basketball for not giving him a fair chance, he's starting to look prescient. Granted, he would not have made Team USA given the wealth of talent at the point guard position and his knee injury, but when the team was finally...

By Michael Lee  |  June 23, 2008; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (155)
 
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Wizards and Arenas Have a Secret Deal?

My fellow scribe Mitch Lawrence of the NY Daily News had an interesting head-turning item in his column today: Arenas and the Wizards have secretly agreed on a new multi-year deal, according to a GM friend of Washington executive Ernie Grunfeld. That makes some sense because as I've repeatedly...

By Ivan Carter  |  June 23, 2008; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
 
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