Links: John Wall Working With Dave Hopla On His Jumper

April 16, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) is defended by Chicago Bulls point guard C.J. Watson (7) during the second half at the United Center. The Wizards beat the Bulls 87-84. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Today's links (apologies for these being late):

  • Some music to everyone's ears: John Wall is working with Dave Hopla to improve his jump shot. Wall said that the main thing Hopla is recommending is to stop fading away and hold his follow through. I had heard several times that Hopla would be working with some Wizards this summer. I'm not sure who else, though. [Wizards Insider]
  • Also in that link: Wall's play in Las Vegas with the Team USA select squad improved over time.
  • More from Wall on his Team USA experience. [Wizards.com]
  • The Wizards are still deciding whether to amnesty Andray Blatche. [NBA.com]
  • Rick Snider believes it's time for the Wizards to pull the plug on Blatche already. Most people seem to share this viewpoint. [Washington Examiner]
  • Ted Leonsis with some more thoughts on the perils of free agency. [Ted's Take]
  • Bradley Beal joins 106.7 The Fan to talk about his first minicamp and more. [Holden and Danny]
  • Here's how everyone reacted when he got picked by the Wizards at the draft. [Truth About It]
  • Tomas Satoransky and Jan Vesely aren't allowed to speak Czech during practice. [Washington Examiner]
  • ... but that dunk contest could still happen. [Wizards Insider]
  • A general look at the Wizards' offseason so far. [Sheridan Hoops]
  • How the Wizards could use Trevor Ariza offensively. [Us]
  • Brendan Haywoon was amnesty'd by the Mavericks, and he could hook on with the Bobcats. [PBT]
  • Luis Scola may be let go by the Rockets. [Houston Chronicle]
  • Rashard Lewis talks about how it was hard to play for a rebuilding team like the Wizards. Dear Rashard: it was hard to watch you try too. [Wizards Insider]
  • Scott Jackson notes how all old Wizards players go to Miami. [SB Nation D.C.]
  • My piece on SBNation.com on the way max contracts screw up the market. I'll be chatting more about this momentarily, so feel free to join me for more discussion. [SB Nation]
  • Programming note: I'll be heading out to Las Vegas tonight for the first three Wizards' Summer League games. Stay tuned.
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