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Wizards Insider: June 27, 2010 - July 3, 2010

Wizards are the "tortoise" that likes Josh Childress

The Wizards traded the rights for you, Ricky. Maybe they'll take me. (Getty Images) The Wizards likely won't sign anyone right away, but on the first day of the free agent negotiating period, they reached out to several free agents to express interest in their services. According to multiple...

By Michael Lee  |  July 1, 2010; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (280)
 
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Trevor Booker and Hamady N'Diaye talk about joining Wizards

By Michael Lee  |  July 1, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Trevor Booker  
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Free agency update; John Wall picks No. 2

The Wizards will sit by the sidelines when all of the madness gets underway at 12 a.m. They have already made several summer decisions by committing most of their available salary cap space to Kirk Hinrich ($9 million), Yi Jianlian ($4.5 million) and draft picks Kevin Seraphin ($1.3 million) and...

By Michael Lee  |  June 30, 2010; 9:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (136)
Categories:  John Wall  
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Mike Miller will consider return to Washington

I really haven't ruled out the Wizards. (Mark Goldman/Icon SMI) Mike Miller will become an unrestricted free agent at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and face the prospect of signing with the team of his choice for the first time in his career. After spending the past four seasons with lousy...

By Michael Lee  |  June 30, 2010; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
 
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Wizards raiding LeBron James's suitors

You going to make it happen in D.C.? (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) Anybody else out there looking to free up some cap room to lure LeBron James? Is Miami still trying to give away Michael Beasley? Could it be that risky to take him on for one year? Maybe, but...

By Michael Lee  |  June 30, 2010; 1:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (169)
Categories:  Kirk Hinrich , Yi Jianlian  
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Wizards acquire Yi Jianlian from New Jersey (updated)

The Wizards have acquired Yi Jianlian and cash considerations from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for Quinton Ross. This is the second time that the 7-foot Yi has been traded since the Milwaukee Bucks drafted him sixth overall in 2007. A versatile but unpolished forward, Yi has showed only...

By Michael Lee  |  June 29, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (255)
Categories:  Yi Jianlian  
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Randy Foye to become unrestricted free agent

Randy Foye will become an unrestricted free agent, because the Wizards will not tender his $4.8 million qualifying offer.

By Michael Lee  |  June 28, 2010; 9:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (139)
Tags: Mike Miller, Randy Foye, Ricky Rubio  
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Andray Blatche may return by training camp, but Wizards won't return to Richmond

Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld was understandably disappointed when he heard that forward Andray Blatche broke his foot last week and will be kept from basketball-related activities from the next three months. Blatche had surgery on Friday. Oh, that hurts. (AP Photo) "It's unfortunate because he's been working really, really hard...

By Michael Lee  |  June 28, 2010; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Andray Blatche  
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What the draft moves mean for the Wizards

Nooo!! Don't you realize getting Kirk Hinrich helps LeBron James leave Cleveland! (Photo by Mike DiNovo/US Presswire) In addition to landing a franchise foundation in John Wall, the 2010 NBA draft went a long way in establishing a new identity for the Wizards and creating some clarity as it...

By Michael Lee  |  June 27, 2010; 6:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (209)
Categories:  John Wall , Kevin Seraphin , Kirk Hinrich , NBA draft , Trevor Booker  
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