The Washington Wizards have re-signed Hamady Ndiaye, the team announced in a press release. The move is not a surprise at all, considering that Ndiaye's camp has been talking since June about how the team liked him. It was really only a matter of working out terms that made sense. I'm not sure what those specific terms are right now.
The Wizards' training camp roster is now at 17 players. Before you fret about the Wizards having too many players and not enough roster spots, keep in mind that those 17 players includes Mardy Collins, Aaron Pettway and Mike Wilks. Also, it's hard to imagine the contracts for Larry Owens and Ndiaye are fully guaranteed, though that's just a guess on my part.
Full press release below the jump.
The Washington Wizards announced today that they have re-signed center Hamady Ndiaye.
"Hamady gained valuable experience when he received more playing time at the end of last season and worked hard this summer to continue to improve," said Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld. "His tremendous attitude and work ethic make him a valuable piece of the team's chemistry."
Ndiaye returns to the Wizards after appearing in 16 games for the team last season. The 7-0 native of Senegal was originally selected by Minnesota with the 56th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft before his rights were traded along with the rights to Trevor Booker in exchange for the rights to Lazar Hayward and Nemanja Bjelica on Draft Night and was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year at Rutgers in 2010.
The training camp roster now stands at 17 players.