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Wizards Insider: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

Fan Blog FAQ

For those of you interested in the fan blog we announced yesterday, you still have time to apply. Fill out this form by 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday to be eligible. We'll contact the top candidates next week to ask for a sample blog post; the blog itself will launch in September. Also, we have...

By Mitch Rubin  |  August 20, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
 
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Calling all Wizards fans

In September, The Post will introduce a new reader-driven blog for fans, by fans, focused solely on Washington sports. To fill out our roster of fan bloggers, we're looking for two of our best, most diehard Wizards fans to weigh in on whatever's happening in the world of the Wiz....

By Mitch Rubin  |  August 19, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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Trevor Booker anxious for season to begin

Trevor Booker didn't participate in the dancing and dunking that took place at the rookie photo shoot in New York, but he did have an impressive highlight of his own as he buried a 35-foot hook shot off the glass. After making the shot - on his third attempt -...

By Michael Lee  |  August 19, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Kevin Seraphin , Trevor Booker  
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Wizards move training camp to George Mason's Patriot Center

The Wizards made it clear immediately following the draft that they planned on moving training camp closer to home and away from Richmond. On Wednesday, Coach Flip Saunders verified a long-held assumption that the team was swapping the campus of Virginia Commonwealth for George Mason when he told season ticket...

By Michael Lee  |  August 18, 2010; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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John Wall on his new jersey, origins of his dance

Up, up and away. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images) John Wall fittingly was the first model for the Wizards slightly new look, as he put on his soon-to-be-popular No. 2 jersey for the first time on Tuesday for the NBA rookie photo shoot with the Panini sports memorabilia...

By Michael Lee  |  August 17, 2010; 11:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  John Wall  
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John Wall signs memorabilia deal [UPDATED]

The John Wall brand continues to expand. Wall, the Wizards' No. 1 overall pick, signed an exclusive trading card and memorabilia deal with Panini America on Monday. Wall joins five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant as the only NBA players with exclusive memorabilia deals with the sports and entertainment collectibles company....

By Alexa Steele  |  August 17, 2010; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  John Wall  
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Video: The Wizards' Trevor Booker

At the NBA rookie photo shoot in New York, the Wizards' Trevor Booker talks about training camp and his hopes for his first season with the team....

By Alexa Steele  |  August 17, 2010; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Trevor Booker  
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John Wall on summer league, Gilbert Arenas, rookie of the year and Washington

(via ESPN First Take)...

By Michael Lee  |  August 17, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  John Wall  
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Yi Jianlian has rough outing for China

John Wall may have been the only member of the Wizards to have a good time at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. JaVale McGee was informed that he had been cut from Team USA hours before it defeated France, 86-55. McGee didn't attend the game, caught a flight back to...

By Michael Lee  |  August 16, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  JaVale McGee , John Wall , Yi Jianlian  
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JaVale McGee and Jeff Green officially cut from Team USA

At least JaVale McGee had a sense of humor about what transpired on Sunday, when he and former Georgetown star Jeff Green were officially cut from Team USA. McGee announced the news on this Twitter account, @bigdaddywookie, before USA Basketball sent out a release nearly an hour later with McGee...

By Michael Lee  |  August 15, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  JaVale McGee  
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