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Wizards Insider: August 9, 2009 - August 15, 2009

Arenas's Surprise Barry Farms Appearance

I'm not talking right now, but I am playing. (Washington Post File Photo by Jonathan Newton) Gilbert Arenas signed the last of about 100 autographs, posed for the last of dozens of photographs, slid on a crisp white T-shirt, slipped into his black Ferrari and snuck off, quietly, into...

By Michael Lee  |  August 14, 2009; 11:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (146)
 
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LeBron James on Arenas's Rehab: "He Looks Good"

Gilbert Arenas is maintaining an unusually low profile while rehabbing his (thrice) surgically-repaired left knee this summer at Tim Grover's Attack Athletics gym in Chicago. He's retired from blogging, doesn't tweet and has shunned interviews since arriving in the Windy City in late June. But that hasn't kept others from...

By Michael Lee  |  August 14, 2009; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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LeBron James Debuts Film, Disses Wizards 'Rivalry'

I had the chance to catch a special screening of the documentary, "More Than A Game" last night at Regal Cinemas 14. The film tells the story of LeBron James's high school basketball team and the bond he formed with his four teammates on their seven-year path from a Salvation...

By Michael Lee  |  August 14, 2009; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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Flip on Gilbert, Wizards, Summer Mingling

I'm sure Fab will agree -- if Gilbert is healthy, we're going to be pretty good. (AP Photo) Wizards Coach Flip Saunders made a lot of interesting comments on Wednesday about his team and, of course, the franchise player, Gilbert Arenas. Let's start with Arenas, since DeShawn Stevenson has...

By Michael Lee  |  August 13, 2009; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
 
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Oberto Intro, Arenas Update

Fabricio Oberto had just completed his introduction with the Washington Wizards, when he lifted his No. 21 jersey for a photograph. Ernie Grunfeld asked reporters if any of them knew how to pronounce his name. After one got it right, Oberto smiled, flashing a shiny silver tooth, and asked in...

By Michael Lee  |  August 12, 2009; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
 
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Oberto Signs, Finally

Nearly three weeks after he agreed to join with the Washington Wizards, Fabricio Oberto finally arrived in town on Tuesday to sign a one-year deal worth about $2 million. Oberto is likely the final move of the offseason for the Wizards, who have hired a coach (Flip Saunders) and added...

By Michael Lee  |  August 11, 2009; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (111)
 
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Wizards Preseason Schedule Set

No need to wait until the regular season to excited about the upcoming season for the Washington Wizards. The preseason schedule, which the team just announced, contains several juicy storylines, with games against the Cleveland Cavaliers, former Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan and the Philadelphia 76ers, and Flip Saunders's former team,...

By Michael Lee  |  August 11, 2009; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Wiz Around the Web

These really are the dog days of the NBA summer, because there is very little going on. Fabricio Oberto is expected to finally make it official and sign with the Washington Wizards this week. But the Wizards are getting considerable buzz around the web, with many national writers buying into...

By Michael Lee  |  August 10, 2009; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
 
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