- Fabricio Oberto finally signed with the Washington Wizards on Tuesday for a one-year deal worth $2 million. He’ll be introduced on
Wednesday. For the Wizards, this marks the end of a pretty successful summer. The team will look like a sure playoff contender when the season begins, given the pending returns of Gilbert Arenas and Brendan Haywood, the addition of Randy Foye and Mike Miller and a new coach in Flip Saunders at the helm. Oberto’s value remains negligible, except in the deepest of leagues. He’ll contend for playing time behind Brendan Haywood with the up-and-coming Javale McGee and Andray Blatche. If one of these players goes down with a long-term injury, give Oberto a look. Otherwise, ignore him.
- Marvin Williams, the newly re-signed, talented forward on the Atlanta Hawks, says he is “100 percent.” We figured that he’d be healthy when the season begins, and Williams was already on an upward swing. Expect him to build on his numbers from last year.
- C.J. Watson, the backup point guard on the Golden State Warriors, appears a step closer to being dealt to the Orlando Magic. If he does, indeed, suit up for the Magic when the season begins, he won’t see anywhere near the 24:30 he saw per game last season, unless Jameer Nelson goes down with another serious injury.