The Washington Wizards will hold their first workouts for the 2017 NBA Draft on Tuesday at the Verizon Center and the list of prospects includes several local names. Six players in total will participate as the Wizards, who own the 52nd overall pick in the second round, weigh their options. Highlighting the group is former Maryland standout Melo Trimble. Here is the full list: Jamel Artis, F, Pittsburgh (6-7, 215 lbs.) James Blackmon, Jr., G, Indiana (6-4, 200 lbs.) Daniel Dixon, G, William & Mary (6-5, 210 lbs.) D.J. Fenner, G, Nevada (6-6, 205 lbs.) Monte Morris, G, Iowa State (6-3, 175 lbs.) Melo Trimble, G, Maryland (6-3, 185 lbs.) Trimble, 22, is a local product through and through. He was
In bulldozing their respective conferences through the first three rounds of the postseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors each earned an extended rest before their highly anticipated showdown in the NBA Finals begins on Thursday. Both teams appear to be playing their best basketball at the most important time. One of the reasons cited is the strategic rest days given to star players sporadically through the long regular season.
Andrew Nicholson is the unheralded piece in the Nets’ deadline deal with the Washington Wizards. In exchange for scorer (and 2017 restricted free agent) Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough, the Nets received the Washington Wizards’ first round pick, Marcus Thornton and Nicholson. Thornton, the former Net was waived quickly and the Wizards’ 49-33 record granted the Nets the 22nd pick. Nicholson remained with the Nets. Nicholson expressed real elation about the trade. "I'm excited just to be part of the organization,” Nicholson said after his first run with the team. “It's a blessing of an opportunity to be here. I'm starting to meet everybody - players, coaching staff, I'm just excited." But