Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. recently praised center Daniel Gafford, calling the 22-year-old a unique defensive talent, as Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington writes. Gafford was acquired by the team in a three-team deal last March. “I’ll say this, I haven’t had the opportunity over the past few years to have a dynamic guy like that,” Unseld said. “The shot-blocking, his … [Read more...] about Southeast Notes: Gafford, Bradley, Heat, Magic
Wizards center Thomas Bryant is expected to return “sometime in December,” according to general manager Tommy Sheppard, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington tweets. Bryant suffered a torn ACL in January after appearing in 10 games last season. Sheppard’s comment aligns with the projected timeline for Bryant’s recovery. When Bryant returns, he’ll look to regain his starting … [Read more...] about Wizards Notes: Bryant, Avdija, Sheppard, Unseld Jr.
Wizards third-year forward Rui Hachimura will miss the start of training camp due to personal reasons, the team announced on social media today. Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link) notes that it’s an excused absence and says Hachimura will be out indefinitely. Washington is set to open its camp on Tuesday, making Hachimura’s status beyond that unclear. The 23-year-old … [Read more...] about Rui Hachimura To Miss Start Of Training Camp
The 2021/22 NBA regular season will get underway in less than a month, so it’s time to start getting serious about predictions for the upcoming campaign and to resume an annual Hoops Rumors tradition. With the help of the lines from a handful of sports betting sites, including Bovada and BetOnline, we’re running through the predicted win totals for each of the NBA’s 30 teams, … [Read more...] about 2021/22 NBA Over/Unders: Southeast Division
8:08pm: The Wizards have officially inked Schakel to an Exhibit 10 deal, the team announced today (via Twitter). 7:40pm: Rookie wing Jordan Schakel has signed a training camp contract with the Wizards, sources inform JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors (Twitter link). The 6’6″ Schakel went undrafted following a four-season San Diego State stint. During his final collegiate season in … [Read more...] about Wizards Sign Jordan Schakel To Training Camp Contract