Player News - Wizards

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Aaron White has signed a two-year deal with Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia.

He was the Wizards' 49th pick in the 2015 Draft and spent last season playing in Germany. He only averaged 7.2 points per game during the summer league, so he's not ready to make the jump to the NBA. It's a two-year deal, but the second year is a team option and he does have an NBA buyout clause.
Jul 29 - 11:39 AM

God Shammgod joined the Mavericks' staff as assistant of player development.

The Providence star from 1995-97 would've have been an Twitter sensation for his ball-handling in college, but obviously Twitter wasn't around in the late 1990s. Shammgod played just 20 games in the NBA.
Jul 28 - 9:23 PM

The Wizards guaranteed $175,000 of Jarell Eddie's contract to delay the guarantee date, according to J. Michael of CSNMidAtlantic.com.

He had a guarantee date of July 15, but the two sides agreed to push it back after after a solid Summer League. Eddie has a decent shot to lock up one of the last spots on the roster, but he won't be a fantasy factor.
Jul 27 - 3:50 PM

Bradley Beal said that this summer is "probably the best offseason" he's had in terms of taking care of his body, and he hasn't experienced "any soreness" in his troublesome right leg.

Beal was on the stage for his presser Wednesday morning, announcing the official signing of his five-year, $128 million deal. Head coach Scott Brooks was also in attendance and said that he believes Beal can develop into one of "the best two-way players in the league," and that his jumper is "flawless." These are true statements, but Beal will need to stay healthy to realize his potential, something he hasn't managed to do throughout his four years of NBA experience.
Jul 27 - 1:00 PM

The Wizards officially announced the re-signing of Bradley Beal on Tuesday.

The contract is reportedly for five-years at $128 million, and while the talent certainly is there, Beal's ability to stay on the court is a serious concern. Stress reactions in Beal's right leg have constantly put him on the sidelines for prolonged stretches throughout his career, and last season he only managed to get out there for 55 games. He did, however, produce averages of 17.4 points, 2.9 assists, 1.9 triples and 1.0 steal per game last season, so he's on the radar as a risk-reward, late-round target.
Jul 26 - 4:07 PM

According to Wizards reporter J. Michael, a contract extension for Otto Porter is unlikely.

This means that Porter would become a restricted free agent next summer if the two sides don't reach an agreement. Porter will now have the chance to bet on himself in the hopes of landing a massive deal in 2017 -- the salary cap is expected to rise again. Coach Scott Brooks is a "big believer" in Porter's potential, so he could have a big season if he can hold off Kelly Oubre for the starting small forward role. He averaged 11.6 points, 5.2 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 triples last season, shooting 47.3 percent from the field.
Jul 26 - 12:00 PM

John Wall (knee surgeries) said that he's doing "great."

He added that he hopes to be back on the basketball court around the first week of August, so it sounds like he's on pace to be ready for training camp. The Wizards kept their core together this summer and improved their bench depth, so they will be looking to get back in the playoff mix with Wall leading the charge. Wall was a top-25 asset in standard leagues last season and will likely come off the board in the second round of most fantasy drafts.
Jul 26 - 11:49 AM

Tomas Satoransky said that he wants to work on his 3-point shooting this summer.

"I think I’ve done a pretty good job lately too improve it, but still NBA is a different league," Satoransky said. "The game is quicker. For sure, it’s better athleticism in the NBA than what I’m used to Europe, so I’ll have to adjust as soon as possible for that." He shot 44 percent from deep for Barcelona in Spain’s ACB League last season, but the 24-year-old guard will have to compete for minutes off the bench with Trey Burke and Marcus Thornton and likely won't have much fantasy value.
Jul 24 - 11:40 AM

Trey Burke is looking forward to a fresh start with the Wizards after falling out of the rotation in Utah last season.

"It was definitely time for a reset," Burke said. "A lot of the things that happened, I didn’t understand. Just to have an opportunity again, being able to play with an All-Star-caliber point guard in John Wall, I look at it as an opportunity to go deep in the playoffs and win games." Burke should be the primary backup behind John Wall next season, but he likely won't be able to make an impact in standard fantasy leagues while the Wizards are at full strength.
Jul 24 - 10:21 AM

The Wizards officially announced their signing of Tomas Satoransky on Thursday.

It's a three-year deal reportedly for $9 million. "We are very pleased to bring Tomas to the organization after monitoring his development overseas for the last several years," said Wizards' President Ernie Grunfeld in a statement. "He will provide energy and athleticism at both guard positions." Satoransky won't have much fantasy value fighting for minutes with Trey Burke, Bradley Beal and Marcus Thornton.
Jul 21 - 6:27 PM

Wizards beat writer J. Michael reports that "it's not in the cards" for Washington to trade Marcin Gortat.

"Marcin Gortat is the starting center," Michael writes. "Of course, it's never safe to say never but as for now that appears to be the case." Speculation about Gortat's future was inevitable once the Wizards lavished a four-year, $64 million deal on Ian Mahinmi, but it looks like Mahinmi will serve as the first big man off the bench. It's not an ideal situation for either center, though Gortat is capable of posting top-40 value in as few as 30 minutes per game.
Jul 17 - 12:41 PM

Jarell Eddie and the Wizards have mutually agreed to delay the guarantee date on his contract to the start of the regular season.

Eddie would earn $980k if the Wizards pick up his deal. He's likely to earn an invite to training camp but there's plenty of competition from make-good players like Danuel House, Sheldon McClellan and Daniel Ochefu.
Jul 17 - 9:38 AM

Kelly Oubre made 4-of-15 from the field for 17 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer on Saturday.

After a fairly strong month in Las Vegas this year, Oubre struggled during this loss. For what it's worth, he's shown a lot of improvement compared to last summer, which is normal for second-year players. Oubre is expected to be in the second unit for the Wizards in his second season with most of his minutes coming at small forward. The Wizards don't have much depth, so Oubre could get minutes close to 20. He's still not worthy of a draft pick in most fantasy leagues.
Jul 16 - 10:12 PM

Jarell Eddie scored 22 points with six rebounds, four assists and five 3-pointers against the Bulls on Saturday.

He doesn't have a guarantee on his deal, but coach Scott Brooks said on ESPN that the Wizards could have some roster spots open for non-guaranteed guys. We've seen Eddie have bright spots in Summer League before, so this isn't huge news. He'll likely get a camp invite.
Jul 16 - 10:10 PM

Danuel House has inked a two-year, partially guaranteed contract with the Wizards.

House isn't guaranteed a spot on the opening-night roster, but he's been nice at summer league and he'll have the opportunity to further impress Washington management during training camp. Still, even if he does land a deal with the Wizards, he'd be a third-string, emergency depth kind of player with zero fantasy value.
Jul 16 - 10:19 AM


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