With LeBron James having now made his decision, the rest of the NBA is free to resume business. For the Wizards, Matt Moore indicates LeBron leaving Miami translates to ‘The price just went up on Trevor Ariza … by a lot.’
Here’s five NBA free agents this summer that are going to get more money than they deserve.
Trevor Ariza and Marcin Gortat, whose contracts are expiring, were incredibly instrumental in the Wizards making the playoffs. WaPo’s Jason Reid makes a strong case for the Wizards re-signing both this offseason.
John Wall finished with 24 points, Nene scored 20, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 75-69 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round series in five games.
Even with the team’s “X-factor” suspended, the Washington Wizards had a No. 42 sitting next to the bench. The 57-year-old with graying hair couldn’t box out or grab a rebound, but owner Ted Leonsis waved his red towel and egged on a cheering crowd that chanted “Free Nene!”
Perhaps we should re-name our NBA franchise the Whoa-zards because coach Randy Wittman’s team has been pretty surprising since Nene went down with a sprained knee 15 days ago.
Trevor Ariza does not like being called ‘Switchblade’ — a supposed nickname he’s listed as having on a basketball stats website — so you probably shouldn’t call him ‘Switchblade,’ particularly not in an interview with him.
The 76ers’ fans came to celebrate Allen Iverson’s No. 3. Trevor Ariza left them talkin’ about 40.
John Wall scored 27 points, and the must-make-playoffs Washington Wizards survived their first game after Nene’s latest injury, beating the road-hapless Orlando Magic 115-106 Tuesday night.
James Harden scored 35 points and his layup with 0.7 seconds remaining lifted the Houston Rockets to a 113-112 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.