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Wizards Insider Archive: NBA draft

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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Wizards' plan was to get tougher through draft

Wizards team President Ernie Grunfeld said among the team's top priorities in this draft was to add toughness, and thus it made a deal with Minnesota for the No. 23 and 56 picks in exchange for the 30th and 35th selections. "There were two or three guys we were looking...

By Gene Wang  |  June 25, 2010; 12:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  NBA draft  
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'Emotional' John Wall optimistic about making playoffs

John Wall spoke with the media here at Verizon Center via teleconference and answered questions about his initial reaction to being the official No. 1 overall pick, if he can coexists with Gilbert Arenas and whether the Wizards are a playoff team. Here are some highlights from the news conference:...

By Gene Wang  |  June 24, 2010; 11:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  John Wall , NBA draft  
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Wizards get rights to Trevor Booker from Timberwolves

The Wizards and Timberwolves have completed a deal in which Washington gets the rights to Trevor Booker, who was the 23rd overall pick by Minnesota, and the No. 56 pick in exchange for picks 30 and 35. The Wizards worked out the 6-foot-7 Booker on June 14 at Verizon Center,...

By Gene Wang  |  June 24, 2010; 9:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  NBA draft  
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Ernie Grunfeld stresses patience for John Wall

Wizards team president Ernie Grunfeld spoke about John Wall shortly after the Wizards used the No. 1 overall pick on the point guard, saying while expectations are going to be extremely high, Washington is going to take a measured approach to his development. "We'll be patient with him," Grunfeld said....

By Gene Wang  |  June 24, 2010; 8:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  John Wall , NBA draft  
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NBA draft live chat

Join staff writers Gene Wang and Zach Berman tonight at 7 for a live chat during the NBA draft. The Washington Wizards have the No. 1 overall pick and are expected to use it on point guard John Wall. The team also has the 30th and 35th picks. Access the...

By Gene Wang  |  June 24, 2010; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  John Wall , NBA draft  
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Ernie Grunfeld discusses a 'new era', Gene Wang , June 23, 2010
Wizards attempting to move up in draft, Michael Lee , June 22, 2010
 
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