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Garrett Temple to return to Wizards on one-year deal

Jul 3, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT

Garrett Temple, Jimmy Butler AP

Garrett Temple has been one of those guys bouncing around the fringes of the NBA for years, getting eight different 10-day contracts, playing for six teams in three years.

Now, he’s landed a full season NBA contract.

Temple will be back with the Wizards for a full season with a new one-year deal, reports J. Michael of CSNWashington.com. The contract is worth a little under $1 million.

Temple got a lot of run with Bradley Beal battling ankle injuries last season, starting 36 games and averaging 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

The hope in Washington is Temple and just signed Eric Maynor provide a quality 15 minutes a night behind John Wall and Beal — and that’s a very realistic goal. They also have just re-signed Martell Webster and just drafted Otto Porter at the three.

If those front line guys (and Nene) can stay healthy the Wizards are a playoff team in the East.

  1. knodtl1 - Jul 3, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    We need to sign another PF, Millsap maybe, trade for David Lee? Nene cannot stay healthy when playing starters minutes anymore so we should make him one of the best forwards that comes off the bench and provide energy.

  2. thirdistheworrd - Jul 5, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    We don’t have anything to trade, and we don’t want Lee’s contract (one of the worst in the NBA). It’s got to be Paul Millsap. If we don’t come out of this free agency with Millsap, we have screwed up.

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