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Wizards Insider: June 13, 2010 - June 19, 2010

Predraft workouts to continue on Monday

The Wizards have announced that five players will work out for the team on Monday morning in advance of Thursday's NBA draft. Washington holds the No. 1 pick, likely to be John Wall, plus the 30th and 35th picks. Here are the players scheduled for Monday's workout: - Solomon Alabi,...

By Alexa Steele  |  June 18, 2010; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
 
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Gilbert Arenas back in Chicago for 'maintenance'

Kobe did work. Gilbert's doing maintenance. (Getty Images) While the Wizards worked out the soon-to-be face of the franchise on Thursday, the man who once occupied that position, Gilbert Arenas, was back in Chicago getting himself ready for a fourth comeback. I bumped into famed trainer Tim Grover at Staples...

By Michael Lee  |  June 18, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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Kobe Bryant knows what a Game 7 victory would mean

No, no. I'm really not trying to aim for that No. 1 spot. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Don't believe Kobe Bryant when he says this is not a big deal, that he doesn't get caught up in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, that this rivalry between the...

By Michael Lee  |  June 17, 2010; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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John Wall challenges Obama

John Wall just completed his predraft workout and his first news conference at Verizon Center, where he is expected to play this season as the No. 1 overall pick of the Washington Wizards in the June 24 NBA draft. Wall spoke at length with the overflow media contingent and covered...

By Gene Wang  |  June 17, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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David Falk: 'The cold war between the Wizards and me is over'

John Wall will be the lone player to audition for the No. 1 pick on Thursday at 11 a.m., which is somewhat fitting since the ESPN The Magazine cover boy will be the choice on June 24. If Ted Leonsis didn't make it obvious on the night of the lottery...

By Michael Lee  |  June 16, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
 
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John Wall to work out for Wizards tomorrow

The John Wall era unofficially begins for the Wizards Thursday morning at approximately 11 a.m., when he goes through a predraft workout at Verizon Center. Wall is scheduled to work out by himself for roughly an hour on the auxiliary court before six other players also audition audition for Wizards...

By Gene Wang  |  June 16, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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More from Tuesday's Wizards workout

Iowa State forward Craig Brackins was the headliner in Tuesday's workout - although he might have been the main attraction one year earlier, too. A 6-foot-10, 230-pound forward, Brackins averaged 20.2 points and 9.5 rebounds as a sophomore in 2008-09. He followed with 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds as a...

By Zach Berman  |  June 16, 2010; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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John Wall to make Wizards debut in Las Vegas on July 11

The NBA summer league schedule was announced on Tuesday and the Washington Wizards will play five games, beginning on July 11 against Golden State. That should provide a good challenge for expected No. 1 overall pick John Wall -- especially if the Warriors play point guard Stephen Curry, the runner-up...

By Michael Lee  |  June 15, 2010; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
 
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Evan Turner's agent 'not receptive' to workout with Wizards

No need to visit Washington if it isn't serious about taking me. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) Having the bookend selections in the first round of the June 24 NBA draft has been a blessing and a curse for the Wizards, giving them the chance to take the player they believe is...

By Michael Lee  |  June 15, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
 
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Luke Harangody, Trevor Booker among 6 at predraft workout

The Washington Wizards just finished another round of predraft workouts at Verizon Center, and among the six players who went through approximately 90 minutes of drills were forwards Luke Harangody and Trevor Booker. Booker and Harangody have different playing styles, but each offers attractive qualities for a Wizards team in...

By Gene Wang  |  June 14, 2010; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
 
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