Player News - Wizards

Date: Team: Pos:

Kevin Seraphin has drawn interest from at least five teams including the Mavericks, Suns, Lakers, Wizards and Spurs.

He'd be a backup on every one of those teams, which is noteworthy since Seraphin has publicly stated that he "want[s] the chance to be a starter." We can also probably rule out the Suns with Tyson Chandler and Alex Len, as well as the Spurs now that they have David West. It would take an ideal situation for Seraphin to emerge as a reliable fantasy factor next year.
Jul 7 - 11:41 PM

Alan Anderson is nearing an agreement to join the Wizards.

The deal is reportedly for one-year at $4 million, and he will provide the Wizards with some solid backcourt depth. He could potentially take away some minutes from Otto Porter, so we'll be watching Washington's rotations develop closely leading up to the regular-season. Anderson is a nice pickup for the Wizards, but he won't be getting enough floor time in Washington to make a difference in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 7 - 5:23 PM

Bradly Beal said he's working on staying injury-free for the 2015-16 season.

This is music to fantasy owners' ears as Beal has missed 54 out of 246 games in his three NBA seasons. "You just gotta get with a program," Beal said. "You got to figure out a program that’s good for you. I’m getting together with some of our trainers soon to do do that. We’re going to talk about what kind of things I need to eat, what I should stop eating and what I need to do to stay injury-free." If Beal can indeed stay healthy next season, he should be able to provide his fantasy owners with early-mid round fantasy value.
Source: SLAM
Jul 7 - 10:05 AM

Bradley Beal said that he'll continue to take midrange jumpers.

"That’s definitely a shot that, even though a lot of people in the NBA don’t like, I’m going to continue to work on it. It’s an open shot and I think you’re probably more open shooting that shot than a lot of other shots," Beal said. Kobe Bryant is nodding his head in approval. Beal is also spending time this offseason working on his handles as well as creating offense for his teammates
Source: Slam Online
Jul 6 - 10:40 AM

The Blazers are no longer interested in Rasual Butler, a source told the Oregonian.

After the Blazers were reported to have interest in the veteran, that notion was shot down almost immediately. It was fun while it lasted.
Jul 6 - 10:27 AM

Of the Wizards' remaining free agents, Drew Gooden is the most likely to return, a source told CSN Washington.

Gooden developed into somewhat of a stretch-four for the Wizards and played a larger than expected role for the team, so with Paul Pierce's departure and Nene's constant health issues, Gooden could be an under-the-radar name to monitor if he does return to Washington.
Jul 6 - 10:22 AM

Free agent Alan Anderson is a "priority" for the Nets, though he's also a "popular bench target" for other teams.

The 32-year-old Anderson shot 34.8 percent from deep last season and he's unlikely to command a large salary, hence the interest from multiple teams. He's a marginal fantasy player no matter where he lands.
Jul 5 - 6:35 PM

The Blazers have shown an interest in veteran small forward Rasual Butler.

Butler may want to play for a contender at this point in his career, and the Warriors and Spurs are both rumored to be interested in him as well. Butler shot 38.7 percent from deep last season, and he also averaged 7.7 points in 20.1 minutes per game. The Blazers could use another small forward after trading Nicolas Batum to Charlotte, but Al-Farouq Aminu should be locked into a starting role in Portland.
Jul 5 - 12:55 PM

Kevin Seraphin is getting interest from the Wizards, Lakers, Suns and Spurs.

The Spurs would not sign Seraphin if they're able to get David West, and the same goes for the Wizards. Seraphin finished his 2014-15 season on a high note thanks to Marcin Gortat getting sick, but he's unlikely to get significant minutes no matter where he lands.
Jul 4 - 9:21 PM

The Wizards are still monitoring the David West situation, but they are also reportedly moving on to re-sign Drew Gooden and adding another wing.

The feeling is mutual between Gooden and the Wizards, so it's possible that a deal gets done relatively quickly. Gooden emerged as the primary big off the bench down the stretch last season, and the fact that he developed a 3-point shot bodes well for his chances of getting playing time next season. He is still not worth a look in standard leagues, though.
Jul 4 - 1:51 PM

Gary Neal has agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million deal with the Wizards.

Since his departure from San Antonio, things have not gone well for Neal at all. The Bucks and Hornets both dumped him after some reported issues, and he's also had some struggles at shooting the rock. He'll likely just be some Bradley Beal insurance and is unlikely to get more than 20 minutes off the bat. This deal is expected to be in the bi-annual exception, so it won't affect the cap number.
Jul 3 - 3:19 PM

The Wizards are not actively shopping Nene.

It makes sense right now because they haven't even signed David West. If the Wizards do opt to deal Nene, they'd likely be looking at picking up another trade exception, which helped them land Jared Dudley yesterday. He has an expiring contract, so that could be a valuable piece before the trade deadline.
Jul 3 - 2:22 PM

If the Wizards sign unrestricted free agent David West, Nene could be available for a trade.

The Wizards are going to try and figure out a way to keep West and Nene, but it's not going to be easy. Nene would instantly be one of the best trade targets for teams who struck out in free agency. Expect the loser of the DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes to be the favorite here.
Jul 3 - 11:22 AM

Jared Dudley will be traded to the Wizards for a protected second-round pick.

It's basically just a salary dump and the numbers work here because of the trade exception from the Andre Miller deal last season. Dudley will be a stretch four in the second unit, but he probably won't take much of Otto Porter's playing time, especially if he has another sub-par year. Dudley isn't worth a pick in most fantasy leagues.
Jul 2 - 7:13 PM

The Wizards are reportedly nearing in on a deal that will net them Jared Dudley.

Dudley would likely serve in a mentorship role for guys like Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre, but he won't have any fantasy value with the Wizards.
Jul 2 - 6:50 PM


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