As the Washington Wizards are preparing for the final steps to training camp, management has decided to bring along a few more pieces to camp and preseason. The Wizards recently agreed to sign swingman Josh Childress to training camp, and are now reportedly set to have Xavier Silas join the team.
NBA free agent Xavier Silas is accepting a training camp deal with the Washington Wizards, league source tells RealGM.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 23, 2013
Silas is best known for playing college ball at the University of Colorado and Northern Illinois, where he finished 6th in the nation in scoring. Like every other camp invitee, Silas will be auditioning for other teams around the league since the Wizards already have 15 guaranteed players on the roster. At 6’5, Silas is able to play both shooting guard and small forward, which makes this move by the Wizards’ brass particularly interesting. Both positions are interchangeable in Washington’s system, and since they’re already loaded at both spots, the Wizards may be taking a look at Silas’ game for future reference.
The former Philadelphia 76er will be joining the rest of the team during training camp later this month. The Wizards have always needed to add some scoring options, and Silas will certainly get the opportunity to showcase his ability to put the ball in the basket during preseason.
I expect the Wizards to add at least one more free agent to their training camp roster, so make sure to stay tuned.