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Wizards Insider: July 4, 2010 - July 10, 2010

Yi Jianlian gets another shot to get it right

It's time for me to take the next step. (Reuters) Yi Jianlian will get a third chance to make a first impression, with his previous two teams unwilling to wait for him to provide some production to mach his potential. The Milwaukee Bucks surrendered the promising forward from China...

By Michael Lee  |  July 10, 2010; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
Categories:  Yi Jianlian  
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John Wall participates in evening session

John Wall sat out the Friday morning session of the Wizards' summer league mini-camp as a precautionary measure after suffering a strained groin injury the night before. He received treatment at 7:30 a.m., then studied the intricacies of Coach Flip Saunders's offense from the sidelines. But after taking what he...

By Michael Lee  |  July 9, 2010; 10:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
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Randy Foye's gone, Mike Miller's next?

It got overshadowed by LeBron James's decision to dump Cleveland for that lovely belle down on South Beach, but the Wizards lost one of its free agents on Thursday, when Randy Foye signed a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. Foye wasn't expected to come back to...

By Michael Lee  |  July 9, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
 
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John Wall misses Washington Wizards practice with a groin injury

Wizards rookie point guard John Wall, the overall No. 1 pick in last month's draft, was held out of Wizards practice Friday morning after suffering a groin injury in a scrimmage Thursday night. Michael Lee is at Verizon Center at a news conference for new Wizard Yi Jianlian, but...

By From staff reports  |  July 9, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  John Wall  
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Dan Gilbert letter: Cavaliers owner unloads on LeBron James

LeBron James certainly didn't endear himself with the people of Cleveland after leaving his home state to join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. While some fans in Cleveland shed tears and burned James Cavaliers' jersey, no one expressed their disappointment in James in a more bombastic...

By Michael Lee  |  July 9, 2010; 1:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (310)
 
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LeBron James chooses Miami Heat

The most highly-anticipated and celebrated free agent decision in NBA history finally was resolved on Thursday, with LeBron James ending nearly two years of speculation by choosing to sign with the Miami Heat. Seated in a chair and flanked by dozens of children, James made his announcement in an interview...

By Michael Lee  |  July 8, 2010; 9:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (132)
 
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Wizards complete deal for Hinrich, Seraphin (updated); Yi presser on Friday

The Wizards are have finally completed their trade with Chicago for Kirk Hinrich and the rights to 17th overall pick Kevin Seraphin. The deal, which cost the Wizards only a second-round pick, was agreed upon hours before the NBA draft three weeks ago. The Wizards sacrificed the rights to 2006...

By Michael Lee  |  July 8, 2010; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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John Wall on LeBron James' ESPN special: "He can do certain things like that"

Hey, LeBron has earned the hype. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Wizards Photos) The 'round the clock LeBronothon is moving closer to closure, ending a nauseating news cycle centered around the most celebrated free agent decision in NBA history. LeBron James has been discussed seemingly everywhere -- on ESPN, on gossip...

By Michael Lee  |  July 8, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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LeBron James to Miami? The decision will be televised

The three of us together would be huge! (AP Photo) Now that Chris Bosh has decided to join Dwyane Wade in Miami, the rest of the league -- or the entire world, if you believe the inane hype -- is eagerly awaiting LeBron James's choice to join them or...

By Michael Lee  |  July 8, 2010; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
 
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NBA sets 2010-11 salary cap, giving Wizards an extra $2 million

The Washington Wizards found out Wednesday night they will have about $2 million more to spend on free agents this summer after the NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2010-11 season will be $58.044 million. That is slightly more than the projected figure of $56.1 million that...

By Michael Lee  |  July 7, 2010; 9:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
 
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John Wall appears at Wizards camp for kids

John Wall took part in the Washington Wizards Basketball Camp today at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, where he and fellow draft picks Trevor Booker and Hamady Ndiaye spoke with boys and girls ages 8-17 and shot a free throw or two to boot. Among the highlights for the...

By Gene Wang  |  July 7, 2010; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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LeBron James frenzy; Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh join forces in Miami [Updated with Kevin Durant extension]

12:39: Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade just made it official: They announced on ESPN that Wade will stay with the Miami Heat and Bosh will join him. In a live interview with Michael Wilbon, Bosh said, "We wanted to play with each other and this is a golden opportunity." Asked...

By Michael Lee  |  July 7, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (132)
 
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How Amare Stoudemire signing affects the Wizards

Who's coming with me? (AP Photo) Amare Stoudemire announced on Monday at Madison Square Garden that he will sign with the New York Knicks by proclaiming, "The Knicks are back." It was a bold statement since the Knicks still have a long way to go before they can field...

By Michael Lee  |  July 6, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
Categories:  Gilbert Arenas  
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Mike Miller in Ohio, getting plenty of attention

I might be right behind you, LeBron. (Reuters) Mike Miller is in Akron, Ohio, today to participate in the LeBron James Skills Academy, where Miller plans on playing a few pick up games with his friend and possible future teammate. Miller has emerged as a surprisingly hot free agent...

By Michael Lee  |  July 6, 2010; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
 
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Amare Stoudemire, Knicks agree to deal

Stoudemire, Knicks agree to deal

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  July 5, 2010; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
 
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