Wizards training camp is still a month away, but Washington is getting an early start on adding players to the mix as they get ready for the 2016-17 season. They’re reportedly bringing Casper Ware to training camp to add to the team’s guard depth, according to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post:
The Wizards have signed guard Casper Ware to a training camp deal, according to a league source.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) August 18, 2016
Ware only has 9 games of NBA experience under his belt, which came via two 10-day deals he signed with the 76ers at the end of the 2013-14 season. The Long Beach State alum averaged 5.3 points and 1.1 assists during his short stint in Philadelphia.
Since then, Ware has spent time overseas playing with Germany, France, and China, as well as in the Utah Summer League where he averaged 8.3 points and 3.0 assists with the Spurs.
The Wizards still have a couple open roster spots, so they could conceivably sign him for the regular season, but he’d need to have a very strong showing to convince the Wizards to give up roster flexibility they could use to sign or trade for someone with a better pedigree later down the road.