Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Let’s get to the top stories of the week.
The Wizards General Manager search is heating up
Last week, Danny Ferry, Gersson Rosas and Troy Weaver interviewed for an opportunity to be Ernie Grunfeld’s successor. Rosas, a former VP with the Rockets became the President of Basketball Operations for the Timberwolves soon after getting some face time with ownership. Even Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri is apparently intrigued. This job search just appears to be positive news.
That’s probably not the most intriguing piece of news. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst was interviewed by NBC Sports Washington’s Chris Miller on the Wizards Talk Podcast which was released on May 2.
In the podcast, Windhorst mentioned that there are possibly two candidates whom the Wizards are interested that aren’t necessarily public names at the 16-minute mark. Also, Windhorst said that the Wizards GM job is very coveted in part because many candidates are from the area. Ferry is one DMV native and so is Tim Connelly, the Nuggets’ President of Basketball Operations.
Mystics training camp begins tomorrow, May 6!
The Mystics announced their training camp roster last week which includes most of the stars whom you are familiar with like Elena Delle Donne, Kristi Toliver and Natasha Cloud.
We also learned that Emma Meesseman would return for camp as well. If you are still worried about whether Meesseman may have a sudden a change of heart, here’s proof from the power forward herself that she is coming back earlier on Sunday! She is definitely on the plane as of the time of publication!
On my way for year 6 in Washington DC!!!!!! ->— Emma Meesseman (@EmmaMeesseman) May 5, 2019
We will have much more content on the Mystics this week as training camp gets underway tomorrow.
And Gilbert Arenas had some words of advice for John Wall
The former Wizards guard was once the team’s franchise player like Wall is today. But Arenas fell and could never recover once he suffered a knee injury in the 2006-07 regular season. In an interview with Ben Golliver of The Washington Post, Arenas said that Wall’s “game is going to change, and he has to understand that” in light of his Achilles injury. Arenas also mentioned that he had no regrets about playing off the bench without openly complaining on the day that he injured his knee.
Though Arenas isn’t in the NBA anymore, we will see him get to play again in the BIG3 3x3 league this summer. He will be playing for the new Enemies franchise.
That’s all I have for this week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone.