According to J.Michael of CSN Washington, the Washington Wizards have re-signed Garrett Temple, who had reportedly also received interest from the NBA Champions Miami Heat.
Wednesday, Temple agreed to a one-year deal worth just less than $1 million, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CSN Washington. Temple, who went undrafted out of LSU in 2009, has played on 10-day contracts on eight different occasions.
Temple averaged just over 5 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists with the Wizards this past season. His ability to play both guard positions and defend both of those spots is likely the reason he earned another chance in the nation’s capital. With Temple on the roster and the assumption that Glen Rice Jr. will make the team, Washington will have 14 plays under contract.
The Wizards usually like to have one open roster spot during the regular season, so I wouldn’t expect them to make any more moves during the free-agency period.
Both Martell Webster and Garrett Temple seemed excited about their post-season chances, which leads me to believe why he chose to come back to Washington instead of joining the Heat.
For the first time in a while, the Wizards have finally gotten some form of stability.
Welcome back to Washington, Garrett Temple.