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Wizards Insider: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Fun is over: Wizards had to make a move

It's over. The last Wizard to call Michael Jordan his boss and teammate is gone. The Tuff Juice has been poured out on the corner. The swag has vanished. The Wizards as you once knew them are no more, and they haven't been since before Gilbert Arenas was suspended for...

By Michael Lee  |  February 13, 2010; 10:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (330)
 
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Caron Butler's statement

Caron Butler just released a statement about his trade to the Dallas Mavericks: "I have had a great four and a half years with the Wizards and will only have the best memories. I just want to thank the organization, the city and most importantly, the fans for embracing me...

By Michael Lee  |  February 13, 2010; 9:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Wizards statement on multiplayer trade with Dallas

Wizards Acquire Howard, Gooden, Singleton, and Ross From Mavericks Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has acquired Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, James Singleton and Quinton Ross from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson. "This trade gave us a good...

By CJ Holley  |  February 13, 2010; 7:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
 
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Wizards and Mavericks agree to multiple-player trade involving Caron Butler

UPDATED at 7:07 p.m. The Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks have now completed a swap of Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson for Josh Howard, Drew Gooden and two other players on Saturday. The Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks have agreed in principle to a trade of Caron Butler,...

By Michael Lee  |  February 13, 2010; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
 
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Wizards closing in on deal with Dallas

This week, I asked the Wizards players about their plans for the all-star break. Most guys were headed to their home towns. Caron Butler told me on Monday that he was going back home to Wisconsin to visit his kids and watch his oldest daughter, Camary, play a varsity basketball...

By Michael Lee  |  February 12, 2010; 10:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
 
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Rumored Wizards-Celtics deal shot down [UPDATED]

Trade rumor season is an interesting time. So much is discussed, thrown around, considered and shot down that it really is hard to keep track. From now until 3 p.m. on Feb. 18, there are going to be a lot of trade rumors floated. But one thing I've learned is...

By Michael Lee  |  February 12, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
 
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Grunfeld says Wizards will explore all trade options

The team that Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld built last offseason has fallen like a house of cards and now Grunfeld has to decide how or if he should reshuffle the deck. At 17-33, the Wizards have been an unmitigated disaster, with numerous disruptions - including the season-ending suspension of Gilbert...

By Michael Lee  |  February 11, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (190)
 
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Trade rumors abound

Morning brew There isn't much real Wizards news now that their all-star break has begun. But the rumor mill is still grinding away. Michael Lee reported that a rumored three-team deal involving the Wizards, New York and Houston "doesn't have legs right now." Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski had reported on...

By Alexa Steele  |  February 11, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
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Wizards working on three-team deal?

A league source informed me that a possible three-way deal involving the Wizards, New York and Houston "doesn't have legs right now." Yahoo! Sports NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday that the Knicks, Rockets and Wizards "are in the discussion stages of a complicated" trade that would send Tracy...

By Michael Lee  |  February 10, 2010; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
 
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Bobcats edge Wizards

Morning brew Another day, another close loss for the Washington Wizards. Michael Lee was on hand to see Raymond Felton make a turnaround jumper with 1.9 seconds remaining to give the Wizards a 94-92 loss in Charlotte last night. Lee wonders if it would make much difference if the Wizards...

By Alexa Steele  |  February 10, 2010; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Wizards lose another close one

Bobcats 94, Wizards 92 How would you view the Wizards if Antawn Jamison's last-second, underhand scoop shot had dropped in Charlotte on Tuesday night? If Caron Butler's hijacked final play against Dallas had ended with him making that shot over Shawn Marion? If Gilbert Arenas had made those two free...

By Michael Lee  |  February 10, 2010; 12:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Once again, Wizards unable to return to D.C.

Wizards (17-32) at Bobcats (24-25) Wizards starters: Randy Foye, Mike Miller, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood Bobcats: Raymond Felton, Stephen Jackson, Gerald Wallace, Boris Diaw, Nazr Mohammed Line: Magic by 13 For the second time in as many games, the Wizards were forced to stay behind because of inclement...

By Michael Lee  |  February 9, 2010; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Latest trade talk: Jamison staying?

No one is certain what the Wizards will do between now and the Feb. 18 trade deadline, but there is a growing sentiment among people around the league that the Wizards don't want to move Antawn Jamison. Caron Butler still seems to be the most likely piece to get traded,...

By Michael Lee  |  February 9, 2010; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Jamison fined for missing practice

Antawn Jamison was fined an undisclosed sum of money for missing the Wizards' practice in Orlando on Monday. Jamison was granted permission to attend the Super Bowl in Miami on Sunday, but he said he was unable to make his commercial flight into Orlando. He said that when he originally...

By Michael Lee  |  February 9, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Wizards face Bobcats tonight

Morning brew The Wizards (17-32) play their last game before the all-star break tonight in Charlotte. In this morning's newspaper, Michael Lee writes about how this could also be the last game they play before a drastic makeover. Caron Butler, the subject of numerous trade rumors, says this disappointing season...

By Alexa Steele  |  February 9, 2010; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
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Wizards-Hawks game rescheduled for March 11

Saturday's postponed game between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks has been rescheduled for March 11. Here's the NBA's announcement: NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2010 - The National Basketball Association announced today the rescheduling of the Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards game that was postponed on Saturday, Feb. 6....

By Alexa Steele  |  February 8, 2010; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Jamison misses practice in Orlando

Antawn Jamison was unable to catch his early morning flight out of Miami and missed the Wizards' practice on Monday in Orlando. Jamison had a suite at Sun Life Stadium to watch the New Orleans Saints defeat the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in the Super Bowl on Sunday night. He called...

By Michael Lee  |  February 8, 2010; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Wizards heading to Charlotte

Morning brew The Washington Wizards avoided snowmageddon by staying in Orlando after Friday's comeback win against the Magic. In case you missed it, here are Caron Butler's thoughts following his stellar 31-point performance on Friday. The team isn't exactly complaining about spending a couple of extra days in sunny Florida....

By Alexa Steele  |  February 8, 2010; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Jamison headed to Miami. . .for Super Bowl

But should Wizards follow Memphis' lead and move him to Cleveland? Antawn Jamison wasn't necessarily upset that the Wizards were unable to get out of Orlando this weekend. Sure, he would've loved to make it back to Washington and play the Atlanta Hawks at Verizon Center last night. But since...

By Michael Lee  |  February 7, 2010; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
 
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