Washington Wizards Media Room
Ladies and Gentlemen, the GM of the Washington Wizards
Good morning everyone, thank you for coming. a couple of announcements first, then i'll take your questions
First, we would like to announce that we will not be bringing back Brian Grant, He already signed a very good deal from the Orlando Magic. We appreciate what he had done to our team, the toughness that he brings every night will be very hard to replace, we wish him the best of luck with his new team, and thank him for the championship that he brought to our organization.
We at the front office is very pleased to announce that we have acquired Vin Baker and Jamal Crawford.
Vin Baker is a fierce rebounder, ranking 6th in the league in rebounding, he will provide the toughness inside that we lost with the departure of Brian Grant. Baker is also one of the best passing big man in the game, he averaged 4.2 assists per game last year, this skill sets him apart from other big men, and is also the reason why we choose him over Grant.
Jamal Crawford will become Kobe's backcourtmate for many years. Crawford is an iron man, he have not missed any games the past 3 years, and almost doubles his production year after year. We are very thrilled when we found out that he agreed to the long term deal that we offered him.
We are not yet finished with the free agent signings. we will get more pieces for our championship run
Thank you everyone, we will now take your questions