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Neal deal allows Wizards to pursue West

With the Wizards agreeing to a one-year, $2.1 million contract with guard Gary Neal, Kevin Pelton notes Washington has enough money left to pursue power forward David West. Pelton's Day 3 analysis (Insider)

David West looking at Wizards, Spurs (2:01)
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Reports: Wizards want David West

According to league sources, the Wizards are pushing to sign David West, who passed up a $12.2M player option with the Pacers next season to become a free agent. Sources told ESPN's Marc Stein that the Wizards or Spurs are the two teams at the top of West's list.

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Pelton: Wizards add Dudley to help fill Pierce void

The Wizards will likely use the versatile Jared Dudley with Otto Porter Jr. in the kinds of small units that were so effective for coach Randy Wittman in the playoffs, Kevin Pelton writes.

Pierce headed to Clippers (0:53)
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Sources: Kings ask for Rondo; Heat call Wade

Amid the busy opening hours of NBA free agency Tuesday night, the Sacramento Kings requested a meeting with free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo, sources told ESPN.com.

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Pierce comfortable in D.C.?

Sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the Wizards are increasingly optimistic about their chances of re-signing Paul Pierce despite interest from Pierce's hometown Clippers. Pierce and the Wizards opened negotiations shortly after midnight.

NBA: Wizards' Paul Pierce tells Players Tribune he's opting out of contract to become free agent; 14.6 ppg in playoffs

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Wizards moved up for wrong guy

Washington traded up four picks to get the rights to Kelly Oubre, who has great potential but is more of a long-term project. Instead, the team should have selected Bobby Portis, who could have helped them win now. For failing to do that, ESPN's Tom Haberstroh gives the Wizards' draft a thumbs-down. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

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Grantland: NBA draft winners and losers

Grantland's Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp detail the strong moves made by Pat Riley and Mitch Kupchak and the excitement Mario Hezonja will bring to the Magic, but they aren't so sure about the draft plans of the Pacers, Celtics, Jazz and Wizards.

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Wizards counting on Oubre's potential

It will take patience from the Wizards, but they might have one of the draft's top talents in Kelly Oubre Jr. Betting on Oubre's upside and nabbing Aaron White, a potential stretch-4, in Round 2 earned the Wizards one of Chad Ford's best grades. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)


Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on every team's picks

The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game98.517th
Rebounds Per Game44.78th
Assists Per Game24.06th
Points Allowed97.810th

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