So far this week, we've heard that the Wizards will shop Andray Blatche and Rashard Lewis before the draft and that they intend to retain coach Randy Wittman. We've also seen the team land the third overall pick in the lottery, and heard owner Ted Leonsis say it won't be traded. What other news is coming out of Washington as the week approaches its end? Let's round up today's Wizards updates….
- The Wizards' intentions for Wittman have yet to be conveyed to the coach himself, says Michael Lee of the Washington Post. However, Lee adds that something could get finalized as soon as early next week.
- Wittman and GM Ernie Grunfeld are attending workouts for draft prospects in Minnesota today, tweets Lee.
- Maurice Evans told 106.7 The Fan that he's happy the Wizards landed the third overall pick rather than the first, since he's skeptical about Anthony Davis' potential to become a franchise player (link via Sarah Kogod of the Washington Post). While there's nothing wrong with picking third, Evans definitely seems to be reaching a little by saying he actually prefers it to No. 1.
- Washington native Thomas Robinson would love the chance to play for his hometown Wizards, according to Michael Lee in a separate Post piece. "That’s where I started my dream at, in D.C.," Robinson said. "To be able to come back home would mean a lot to me, because that’s something that you fantasize in your mind about when you’re little, bringing the city back to where it belongs. That’s something that I definitely wouldn’t mind doing."
- As we heard earlier this morning, the Wizards are expected to choose between Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Bradley Beal at No. 3, making a Robinson selection unlikely.