A.J. Price returned to the Verizon Center on Tuesday for the first time since the end of last season. The Wizards signed Price to a one-year contract before the 2012-13 season for the role of John Wall's backup. The engaging guard didn't return for kicks, but as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, who sought backcourt depth this offseason. So did the Wizards.
NBA training camps begin opening over the next few days. As of now or at least as far as the public knows, A.J. Price remains on the outside looking in regarding a camp invite. One report from a Minneapolis-based reporter suggests that might not be the case much longer.
After a largely suspect first season in Indiana, Pacers point guard D.J. Augustin is finding his rhythm in the playoffs and reminding why he's a free agent to monitor should the Wizards pass on A.J. Price.
The Wizards didn't have much depth at point guard, but by the end of the season the play of John Wall and A.J. Price became a strength.
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Apr 19 11:40 ET
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Heat avenge loss with victory over Pistons (The SportsXchange) (1 Day Ago | courtesy: The SportsXchange) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Miami Heat turned the tables on the Detroit Pistons. Forward LeBron James had 24 points, seven rebounds and nine assists as the Heat snapped the Pistons' four-game winning streak with a 110-95 victory on Sunday night at The Palace. Guard Ray Allen, who started in place of inactive Dwyane Wade, pumped in 18 points as Miami (16-5) avenged its 107-97 home loss to Detroit on Tuesday that ended a 10-game winning streak. Detroit had a 44-34 rebounding advantage and a 21-6 advantage in second-chance points but got outplayed in every other aspect. More...