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Wizards Insider: July 5, 2009 - July 11, 2009

Minicamp First Day Wrapup

Nick Young was sick and unable to participate in either practice session of the Wizards summer league minicamp on Saturday. He's expected to be back on Sunday for the second-round of two-a-days, which will be closed to the media. The two Javs (JaVale McGee and Javaris Crittenton) and Dominic McGuire,...

By Michael Lee  |  July 11, 2009; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
 
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Wizards Minicamp Kicks Off Today

The Washington Wizards will start minicamp this morning at Verizon Center in preparation for the Las Vegas Summer League next week. The Wizards will have two-a-day practices today and Sunday and one practice on Monday before heading off to Las Vegas, where the summer league squad opens against Cleveland. The...

By Michael Lee  |  July 11, 2009; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Free Agency Update

You can scratch Channing Frye off the list of free agent targets for the Wizards, after the former Arizona product signed a two-year deal with the Phoenix Suns for roughly $4 million on Friday. It also sounds like another target, Rasho Nesterovic, has his heart set on returning to Toronto....

By Michael Lee  |  July 11, 2009; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Wild and Crazy Offseason

You think your summer was better than ours? (Photo by Brian Babineau - NBAE via Getty Images) This has been one of the wildest offseasons in recent memory, with so many players switching teams through trades and free agent signings that it's pretty hard to keep up. NBA general...

By Michael Lee  |  July 10, 2009; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
 
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Wizards Take $4 Million Hit

I came across a very interesting article about the economic downturn and its impact on the NBA. CBSSports.com's Ken Berger explained how poor attendance around the league is influencing business decisions and free agency this summer. The most interesting part of the article, as it related to the Wizards, was...

By Michael Lee  |  July 9, 2009; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
 
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The Ignorant Comments Must Cease

I want to thank everyone for stopping by this offseason and visiting the Wizards Insider. There have been a number of interesting discussions about the draft, the trade and free agency and I feel that overall the banter has been healthy and fun. The energy the past few months has...

By Michael Lee  |  July 9, 2009; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
 
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Standing on the Sideline

Michael Lee reports on the Wizards' view from the free agency sideline in today's newspaper. He also appeared on "Washington Post Live With Ivan Carter" yesterday:...

By Alexa Steele  |  July 9, 2009; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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Wizards Being Patient With Free Agency

See Judge Mathis. Not only do I have this slick, velvety jacket, but now the Wizards are using me as an example to recruit free agents. (Getty Images) You already know that the Washington Wizards won't make any major moves with the league moratorium on free agent signings and...

By Michael Lee  |  July 8, 2009; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (209)
 
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Wizards Face Almost $6 Million Luxury Tax Penalty

The Washington Wizards knew that the tax man likely was coming to collect next year, but now they have a better idea of how much they'll pay after the NBA announced both the salary cap and the luxury tax level for 2009-10 late Tuesday night. The salary cap will be...

By Michael Lee  |  July 7, 2009; 11:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
 
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