When it comes to the NBA Draft, Ernie Grunfeld never deserves the benefit of the doubt.
Marcin Gortat has signed his five-year, $60 million contract to remain with the Washington Wizards.
The Wizards traded away their sole selection in the 2014 NBA Draft for cash considerations, rendering every fan that stayed awake for the vacant pick utterly outraged.
The Wizards reportedly actually signed GM Ernie Grunfeld to a three-year extension, not a two-year extension in 2012, according to Mike Wise of the Washington Post.
Ted Leonsis won’t talk about the futures of Randy Wittman and Ernie Grunfeld, both working on expiring contracts, until the playoffs are done. But he will talk at length about what they’ve done for the franchise.
Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld seems to be tempering expectations, one day after his team clinched their first playoff berth since the 2007-2008 season, saying you can’t go from “not being in the playoffs for a few years” to “championship contender” right away.
How do you judge a Wizards season that at times, was filled with so much inspiration for the future, before hopes were dashed by critical injuries and long losing spells, to ultimately land the team under the 30-win mark? Focus on the future.
After trading away Nick Young and JaVale McGee, and with a newly re-signed Head Coach and General Manager, the Wizards signaled they are ready for change, but with a measured amount of consistency and structure. But as Free Agency begins, many of the top offerings are already off the market, and Washington still has holes to fill.
The Washington Wizards announced Monday that Randy Wittman will return as their coach next season, retaining the position he accepted after Flip Saunders was fired in January.
The not-quite-as-woeful Wizards, winners of four straight and six of their last eight, conclude a fourth straight dreadful season with their road finale tonight at Cleveland before a home game with Miami tomorrow; all this after re-signing the General Manager that put this team together, in Ernie Grunfeld.