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Sloan signs deal with Wizards
The Washington Wizards have agreed to sign guard Donald Sloan to a one-year deal, according to The Vertical. The 29-year-old appeared in 61 games with the Brooklyn Nets in 2015-16 and averaged 7.0 points and 4.4 assists.
The Washington Wizards have never won 50 games in a season, falling one victory short last year. Does our panel see them hitting 50 in 2017-18?
Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer
Washington Wizards, Mystics and Capitals ownership Monumental Sports & Entertainment have hired Grant Paranjape as their new director of esports, the group announced on Monday. Paranjape is formerly the business development lead at esports team Splyce. Monumental Sports & Entertainment currently hold stake in esports organization Team Liquid and will also launch a team for the NBA 2K League in 2018.
The Wizards will begin the season at home for the first time since 2011, hosting the 76ers on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The defending champion Warriors will visit Capital One Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
The East might be as wide open as ever, and the Wizards are one of the top teams in the mix. For now, their path to contention is banking on the continued development of their young pieces.
Tune in for Opening Week
The NBA's more player-friendly 2017-18 schedule will begin in mid-October. Tune in to catch some of the best opening week matchups on ESPN/WatchESPN.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
The NBA notes that Boston's 1964 Christmas Day game was part of a doubleheader in New York. That would make this year's Christmas visit from the Wizards the first ever Christmas game in Boston. Red Auerbach famously preferred Christmas road games so that Garden staffers didn't have to work the holiday.
Christmas Day schedule revealed
ESPN's annual marathon is once again filled with juicy matchups, including a rematch of the last three NBA Finals, a key Eastern Conference showdown and a battle of last season's top two MVP candidates.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
For the first -- and only -- time since 1964, the Boston Celtics will be home on Christmas when they host the Washington Wizards at 5:30 p.m. Boston also tips off the 2017-18 season by visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 17.
The Warriors and Cavs highlight a Christmas slate that includes the Rockets, Thunder, Celtics, Wizards, 76ers, Knicks, Timberwolves and Lakers.
The downtown home of the NBA's Wizards and NHL's Capitals is now called Capital One Arena.
John Wall wants to win a championship, but he doesn't plan to bounce around the NBA chasing a ring.
Washington is projected to have a similar season to last year, while RPM has the Celtics and Cavs coming back to the pack a bit.
Stop me if you've heard this before, but the Wizards were constrained by the luxury tax this summer. That kept them from doing much more than matching the Nets' offer sheet to Otto Porter Jr.
After splitting the 2016-17 season between the Knicks and Wizards, guard Brandon Jennings will play for China Shanxi next year on a one-year deal.
Marc J. Spears The Undefeated
NBA free agent guard Brandon Jennings tells The Undefeated he has accepted a one-year, $1.5 million deal to play for China Shanxi. Jennings hopes to return to the NBA after his season in China concludes.
John Wall signed his $170 million, four-year contract extension that owner Ted Leonsis said provides the Washington Wizards with long-term stability.
Which teams got the worst bang for their buck this summer? We look at five new contracts through advanced stats.
ESPN Stats and Information
Last season, John Wall became the second player in NBA history to average at least 25 points and 10 assists while playing at least 10 games in a single playoff season. The other was Russell Westbrook, who posted averages of 26.0 points and 11.0 assists in 18 games during the 2016 postseason.
John Wall's $170 million extension with the Washington Wizards locks up the All-Star point guard through 2023, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Points Per Game109.25th
Rebounds Per Game42.922nd
Assists Per Game23.96th