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Wizards Insider: September 21, 2008 - September 27, 2008

Jamison Taking The Cautious Approach

Antawn Jamison sat out of tonight's practice and is unsure of his status for tomorrow's lone workout. Jamison has a what the team is calling a strained right hip flexor and doesn't want to make it worse. Jamison said he "tweaked it" during a drill this morning. "It's nothing...

By Ivan Carter  |  September 27, 2008; 9:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Wizards Open Camp, Arenas speaks

The Wizards opened training camp this morning with a 21/2 hour practice on the campus of VCU. They will be back at it tonight at 6. A few noteworthy nuggets from this morning: -Antawn Jamison was pulled from practice after a few drills. He's experiencing some stiffness in his...

By Ivan Carter  |  September 27, 2008; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Media Day Highlights

I have a ton of tape to break down after the recently completed Wizards media day here at the Verizon Center but I can hit you with some nuggets about where this team stands heading into the start of training camp tomorrow morning: -With the notable exception of Gilbert...

By Ivan Carter  |  September 26, 2008; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
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Questions For Wizards Media Day

The Wizards are having the annual media day tomorrow at the Verizon Center. If you haven't seen it, it's the deal where all of the players have their uniforms on and take turns at little tables or podiums where they answer a slew of questions from the ink-stained wretches...

By Ivan Carter  |  September 25, 2008; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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Nick Young Doc Will Air Tonight

The folks at ESPN2 have changed the air time of the Nick Young documentary titled "Second Chance Season." It will now air tonight at 10:30 p.m. Not sure at this point if or when it will re-air but go ahead and either watch it or set your tivo because...

By Ivan Carter  |  September 24, 2008; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Juan Dixon: 'It's a Good Opportunity'

Juan Dixon was a little delayed in getting to the arena for his presser today but he just finished answering questions about 30 minutes ago. FYI: Juan, who wore the number 3 during his previous stint with the Wizards, will wear number 12 this time. It was his high...

By Ivan Carter  |  September 24, 2008; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
 
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Juan Dixon Press Conference at 11:30

The Wizards will hold a presser for Juan Dixon today. It was just moved from 10 a.m. to 11:30 am. As you read in today's paper, Juan signed a one-year, partially-guaranteed deal that could earn him $1.03 million, the minimum for a veteran with seven seasons of service. The...

By Ivan Carter  |  September 24, 2008; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Juan Dixon: "I'm Coming"

(Latest post) The Wizards just released a statement saying that the team has signed guard Juan Dixon. The team did not release terms. (Earlier Updated post) I just got off the phone with Michael Lee who spoke with Juan Dixon a few minutes ago. Juan informed Mike that "I'm...

By Ivan Carter  |  September 23, 2008; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
 
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The Ernie and Eddie Show

The Wizards just completed a press conference involving president Ernie Grunfeld and Eddie Jordan. I'll be writing in depth about it for tomorrow's paper and will flesh out some quotes later on after I transcribe everything but I thought I'd hop on and post a few noteworthy items. -Jordan...

By Ivan Carter  |  September 23, 2008; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Ernie Grunfeld and Eddie Jordan to Speak Today

The Wizards are holding press availability for Ernie Grunfeld and Eddie Jordan today at the Verizon Center so check back later for an update as they talk about the upcoming season and the team's decision to pick up the option on Jordan's contract thru the 2009-2010 season....

By Ivan Carter  |  September 23, 2008; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Wizards to Pick Up Coach Eddie Jordan's Option

The Wizards will soon announce that the team will pick up the option on Coach Eddie Jordan's contract for the 2009-2010 season. Jordan, who signed an extension prior to the 2006-2007 season, would have been entering the final year of his deal. The decision is an obvious indication that...

By Ivan Carter  |  September 22, 2008; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Wizards Sign Three to Training Camp Roster

The Wizards announced a short while ago that the team has signed DerMarr Johnson, Linton Johnson and Taj MacCullough to training camp deals. The team opens camp on Saturday on the campus of VCU in Richmond. A full training cam roster is expected to be relased in the next...

By Ivan Carter  |  September 22, 2008; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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