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Report: Wizards sign Casper Ware

Long Beach St. v New Mexico

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 15: Casper Ware #22 of the Long Beach State 49ers drives to the basket against the New Mexico Lobos in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Rose Garden Arena on March 15, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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Do the Wizards need a third point guard?

John Wall will obviously start, and Washington traded for Trey Burke to serve as its primary backup. Marcus Thornton and Tomas Satoransky are combo guards, and they might provide enough depth.

But if the Wizards want more of a true third point guard – at least by height – they’re bringing one to camp: Casper Ware.

Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post:

The Wizards have just 12 players – three below the regular-season roster limit – with guaranteed salaries. That’ll create a riveting training-camp competition between Jarell Eddie, Danuel House, Daniel Ochefu, Sheldon McClellan and Ware.

The 5-foot-10 Ware, who signed a couple 10-day contracts with the 76ers in 2014, was a pesky defender and decent outside shooter at Long Beach State. Can he prove those skills translate to the NBA after honing them overseas for a few years? That, or improved distributing, will be his ticket to sticking.