A year ago today, the Wizards were on the verge of announcing a contract extension for team president Ernie Grunfeld. After a disappointing season in which early-season injuries to John Wall and others killed Washington's chances of contending for a playoff spot, Grunfeld spoke to the media about the direction of the club. Michael Lee of the Washington Post and the Wizards' official Twitter account shared the highlights from Grunfeld, via Twitter….
- The team will "have conversations" with Wall and his reps this summer to see if the two sides can work out a contract extension. Grunfeld stressed again that the Wizards want to keep the former first overall pick long-term and build around him.
- The Wizards would like to add another veteran to the roster for next year if the opportunity arises. Grunfeld also said Martell Webster complemented Wall and Nene well, and that the club would try to bring him back.
- The team hopes to have 2012 second-round pick Tomas Satoransky on its Summer League squad, and will make a decision after that on whether to try to bring him stateside for the season.
- "Nobody's happy" about being in the lottery, and the goal for next season is to not be in that position again.