Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wizards Ink 3 For Training Camp

Yesterday, the Washington Wizards signed three players for training camp. While technically they are under contract, it isn't a guaranteed contract. If they don't make the regular season roster, they don't count against the salary cap.

Before I start, these three have simply been offered tryouts. The chances of any of them making the roster are very small.

The first player that the Wizards signed was Earl Barron. Barron has been in the NBA for six years and has played on six different teams (Heat, Knicks, Suns, Bucks, Blazers, and Warriors). He's appeared in 112 games and has averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

The second player that the Wizards have invited to training camp is Steven Gray. Gray is a rookie out of Gonzaga and had a solid summer league. He shot 50 percent from the floor and averaged 17.3 minutes per game. He's a 6'5" guard that doesn't stand much of a chance with John Wall, Jordan Crawford, and Bradley Beal also playing at his position.

The third, and final, training camp invitee is Shavlik Randolph. The 28-year-old forward has been out of the NBA since 2010 and not because he wants to be. This past March, Randolph worked out for a number of teams, but none of them had any interest. Last we saw of him, he was averaging 2 minutes per game for the Portland Trailblazers.

Like I said at the beginning, chances of any of these players actually making the roster are very slim. But, you never know. One of these three players could end up being this years NBA Breakout Player of the Year.

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Source: Washington Post