I’ve touched on a variety of small forwards who might be interested in coming to Washington. Josh Howard, Josh Childress, Travis Outlaw, Rasual Butler, Ryan Gomes, and Ronnie Brewer were all options at one point or another this offseason. And yet, the Wizards have another player in mind–Adam Morrison.
Yes, that Adam Morrison. This news is courtesy of Michael Lee:
The Wizards on Monday held a workout in Las Vegas for free agentforward Adam Morrison, the third overall pick of the 2006 NBA draft. According to a source at the Impact Sports facility, Wizards Coach Flip Saunders personally conducted the workout, running Morrison through a series of shooting drills. Scout Ed Tapscott was also in attendance according to a witness.
Morrison has been a gigantic bust in the NBA. He was also hand picked by Michael Jordan in Charlotte, and if the Wizards have learned one thing since the beginning of the new millennium, it’s that they should always avoid draft day decisions made by MJ.
But seriously, Morrison wouldn’t solve any problems at small forward. Washington would enter the season with Al Thornton and Adam Morrison. That’s one of the worst combos in the NBA.
Luckily, according to David Aldridge (via Twitter), Josh Howard isn’t out of the question yet.
@daldridgetnt: Knicks making a pitch to Josh Howard today; Howard still considering Wizards seriously, along w/Bulls, Cs. Story up soon on NBA.com.
Depending on the contract length, I’d love to have Howard. Short term, he’s a nice veteran presence to score points.
Summer League Alert: Wizards play the Mavericks tomorrow at 8 ET. Should be a good game. I hope Sam Cassell lets John Wall defend against Rodrigue Beaubois for portions of the game. He’s an NBA-ready guard that would give Wall some good practice for the regular season.
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