Wizards Tip ’16-’17 Season

The 2016-’17 Washington Wizards tip off regular season play against the Hawks in Atlanta on Thursday night. For two seasons, the Wizards cut corners and otherwise did everything possible for the free agency class of the Summer of 2016. Hometown hero Kevin Durant let it be known early that he wouldn’t be coming home and the Wiz came in a close second to Boston for big man Al Horford.

Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 3 Beal, Bradley 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1993–06–28 Florida
G 33 Burke, Trey 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1992–11–12 Michigan
C 13 Gortat, Marcin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1984–02–17 Poland
G 4 House, Danuel 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1993–06–07 Texas A&M
C 28 Mahinmi, Ian Injured 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 262 lb (119 kg) 1986–11–05 France
G 9 McClellan, Sheldon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1992–12–21 Miami (FL)
F 5 Morris, Markieff 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1989–09–02 Kansas
F 44 Nicholson, Andrew 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1989–12–08 St. Bonaventure
F 32 Ochefu, Daniel 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1993-12-15 Villanova
G/F 12 Oubre, Kelly 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1995–12–09 Kansas
F 22 Porter, Otto 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1993–06–03 Georgetown
G 31 Satoranský, Tomáš 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1991–10–30 Czech Republic
F/C 14 Smith, Jason 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1986–03–02 Colorado State
G 15 Thornton, Marcus 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1987–06–05 LSU
G 2 Wall, John (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1990–09–06 Kentucky

Roster courtesy Wikipedia

INJURY REPORT: The Wizards enter the regular season relatively injury free. One substantial setback was Friday’s surgery on the left knee of backup center Ian Mahinmi. The partially torn medial meniscus will sideline the big man anywhere from four to six weeks.

Despite coming up empty in their search for a big name free agent, the Wizards were quite busy in the off season. The starting five remains the same and Marcus Thornton and Kelly Oubre return off the bench. Taking a look at the eight additions to the 15 man roster:

Via Trade
PG Trey Burke (acquired from Utah for a 2021 2nd round pick)

Via Free Agency
C Ian Mahinmi (Indiana)
F Andrew Nicholson (Orlando)
C Jason Smith (Orlando)

Via NBA Draft
G Tomas Satoransky (2012 2nd round)
G Sheldon McLellan (undrafted free agent)
F Danuel House (undrafted free agent)
C Daniel Ochefu (undrafted free agent)

Cover Photo Courtesy @WashWizards