After a long summer and NBA offseason, we can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. NBA training camp is less than two weeks away!
The Washington Wizards announced on Tuesday that training camp will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Medstar Wizards Performance Center in Congress Heights.
The Wizards’ Annual Media Day will be on Monday, Sept, 30. At that time, we will get to ask the players questions about their offseason routines and where they went on vacation during the summer. But most importantly, we will ask them about their goals for the 2019-20 season. The Wizards aren’t expected to win many games, but that doesn’t mean that this season will be dreadful.
That wasn’t all the news surrounding the Wizards however.
On Tuesday, Fred Katz of The Athletic also reported that Justin Anderson signed a non-guaranteed contract. The deal is presumed to be for training camp.
Justin Anderson has finalized a non-guaranteed contract with the Wizards, sources tell The Athletic.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) September 17, 2019
Anderson has played four NBA seasons, most recently with the Atlanta Hawks where he averaged 3.7 points per game in the 2018-19 season. He is from the Mid-Atlantic region, where he went to Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md. and played college basketball at Virginia from 2012-15. Anderson was the 21st pick to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2015 NBA Draft.
UPDATE on Sept. 18 — The Wizards have also signed Chris Chiozza, according to Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington.
The Wizards have added PG Chris Chiozza as a camp invite, I'm told. He played for Wiz & Rockets last yr.— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) September 18, 2019
But aside from him, no plans to bring in reinforcements, per source. They'll roll w/ Smith, Robinson, McRae & Brown. Beal will also see time on-ball. More soon @NBCSWizards
Chiozza was on last season’s training camp squad and played for the Capital City Go-Go where he averaged 13.2 points and 7.7 assists per game as one of their key players. He returned to the NBA after the G-League season playing seven games for the Houston Rockets.