Wizards Notes: G League, Bell, Beal, Center

Having agreed to share some of the Erie BayHawks’ operating costs with the Pelicans this season, the Wizards will also get the opportunity to embed one of their coaches with the G League squad, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic, who tweets that player development assistant Mike Williams will be part of Erie’s staff.

Additionally, four preseason Exhibit 10 contract recipients who would have become the Wizards’ affiliate players if the Capital City Go-Go had been part of the revamped G League season will now join the BayHawks instead. As Ava Wallace of The Washington Post tweets, those four players are Jordan Bell, Yoeli Childs, Caleb Homesley, and Marlon Taylor.

Here’s more on the Wizards:

  • Michael Pina of Sports Illustrated makes a case for why the Wizards should seriously consider trading Bradley Beal sooner rather than later. Pina wrote his column before James Harden was moved, but that deal should only make Beal a more attractive trade target for the teams that missed out on Harden.
  • Could the Wizards turn to free agency in an effort to fortify their center position following Thomas Bryant‘s season-ending ACL tear? Frank Urbina of HoopsHype identifies six available players the team should consider if it wants to sign a big man.
  • The Wizards’ 3-8 record puts them near the very bottom of the NBA standings, but the unusual nature of this season makes it too early to rush to judgement, argues Ben Golliver of The Washington Post.
  • In case you missed it, five Wizards players have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, potentially jeopardizing the team’s Sunday and Monday games against Cleveland. The Wizards have already had two games (Wednesday’s and Friday’s) postponed this week due to the coronavirus.
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7 thoughts on “Wizards Notes: G League, Bell, Beal, Center

    • wagner13

      The Wizards are still traumatized after handing Mahinmi that awful contract back in 2016. Besides, I question if Ian would do much to move the needle when Lopez and Wagner are already on the roster

  1. Walladipo and Wood

    The most intriguing aspect of the Wizards 3-8 record is that they’re 2-2 without Westbrook in the lineup and only 1-6 when Russ is healthy enough to take the floor.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    It’s too early to judge teams. But this injury bug the league has. And the virus protocols players keep missing. Seems like it’s going to be a part of the whole season. So it will put not only your bench into play. But all players on your roster. Depth or real depth will come into play like never before. I still see Wizards making playoffs. But if they are missing out. They could move Beal by TD.

  3. El Don

    That would be some way for WAS to repay the loyalty Beal has shown them always by trading him, right? SMH!

  4. El Don

    You see if it was Beal asking for a trade all the “so called” fans here would be vilifying him as a diva & selfish guy who doesn’t respect his contract… now if WAS wants to trade him, everybody is happy… I mean talk about hypocrisy, right?
    That is why players have the same right than teams, actually should have more as they are the show, right?

  5. osaegthong

    will love to see bell make a return. maybe wizards pickup him up via call up or 10 day contract

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