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JordansBulls
07-23-2009, 06:47 PM
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/wizardsinsider/




I just hung up the phone with Fabricio Oberto's agent, Herb Rudoy, who informed me that his client has agreed to sign with the Washington Wizards. I spoke with Rudoy earlier today and he told me that Oberto was "very interested" and would make a decision by early next week, but Oberto apparently only needed a few more hours. He informed Wizards President of Basketball Operations Ernie Grunfeld of his intentions a few moments ago.

Oberto called Rudoy to tell him that he was going to join the Wizards. Oberto provides a veteran big man who can play either power forward for center. I asked Rudoy what pushed Oberto toward the Wizards and he said Oberto "thinks they have a chance to have a terrific team. He analyzed the teams that were interested in him and he felt that in Washington, one, he had a good chance to play, two, they have a new, experienced coach and they have terrific players, which is what he was used to in San Antonio. He figured it out. He thinks it is a great opportunity for him to continue winning."

Oberto chose the Wizards over Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Sacramento and the Lakers. He was hopeful for a return to San Antonio, where he spent his first four seasons, but the Spurs signed veteran center Theo Ratliff on Thursday.

JWO35
07-23-2009, 06:52 PM
Oh Snap! Can you say Championship?

jimbobjarree
07-23-2009, 06:54 PM
dont the Wiz have Haywood, Blatche and McGee also at center though?

slaker619
07-23-2009, 06:55 PM
Amazing Pick-Up For The Wix They Are Officially Huge Contenders For The Gold

xabial
07-23-2009, 06:56 PM
He choose the wizards over the lakers? This guys heart is with the Wizards

Missing56&33
07-23-2009, 06:56 PM
I like what the Wizards have done. With GA back and healthy they will be a force to be reckoned with. Good off season so far.

MJ-BULLS
07-23-2009, 06:56 PM
expect greatness now for the wiz :D

SpursRedemption
07-23-2009, 07:08 PM
He choose the wizards over the lakers? This guys heart is with the Wizards

Don think a former Spurs players will join LA. Thats just a NO-No! Good luck Fab. Ganna miss ya bak home. Adios.

D2theJ
07-23-2009, 07:11 PM
Good veteran signing. Im rooting for the Wiz

Lakers4ItAll
07-23-2009, 07:18 PM
great pickup, I wanted him to sign with LA

JordansBulls
07-23-2009, 07:35 PM
Well if they play Cleveland in the playoffs they will give the Cavs a tough time.

Wiz kids
07-23-2009, 07:57 PM
Great signing, but the Wiz still need to dump a guard or two....cough....Stevenson and James.

KaganRS
07-23-2009, 08:19 PM
why didnt he sign with LA ?

i don't think he wants a ring

no offense to Was. one of the great teams to watch play when healthy especially this year with the offensive coach, but Flip Saunders will kill you guys with his defensive inefficiencies deep in the playoffs

Trouble87
07-23-2009, 08:41 PM
I feel like they will trade one of their big men... something has to be in the works

WoodbridgeSkins
07-23-2009, 08:45 PM
I feel like they will trade one of their big men... something has to be in the works

Why would the wiz trade a big man? They only have Haywood, McGee, Blatche, Jamison, and now Oberto. If anything, they'll trade a guard like Mike James(6.2mil) or Deshawn Stevenson.

IBleedPurple
07-23-2009, 08:50 PM
why didnt he sign with LA ?

i don't think he wants a ring

no offense to Was. one of the great teams to watch play when healthy especially this year with the offensive coach, but Flip Saunders will kill you guys with his defensive inefficiencies deep in the playoffs

I think Flip is exactly the guy for the Wiz. They have been running around in circles of subpar seasons, and he is a championship coach. The players may have defensive inefficiencies, but Flip should help fix that.

Kakaroach
07-23-2009, 08:56 PM
Good signing, I thought he was done though. Can only help a team that has always been poor defensively become a little better defensively.

njnets
07-23-2009, 11:00 PM
i like the signing, a legit backup to haywood. i always saw blache as a PF and mcgee isnt proven. if haywood gets hurt again, oberto is a nice insurance policy. good signing IMO. wizards are making a few good moves and getting healthy. they will contend this year.

Jays Claw
07-23-2009, 11:02 PM
Good pick up.

Toxeryll
07-24-2009, 01:51 AM
wizards are now officially the favorite to win the nba championship.

mason c
07-24-2009, 02:25 AM
this trade does nothing for the wizards they still miss the play-offs

Gambeezy
07-24-2009, 02:32 AM
Solid signing for the Wiz. Just when I thought they couldn't get better. Contenders if they stay healthy.

B.JenningsMVP
07-24-2009, 02:50 AM
Nice move

abe_froman
07-24-2009, 03:00 AM
Nice move

your sig is just awesome :D