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Antawn Jamison to be Wizards' new director of pro personnel

Antawn Jamison to be Wizards' new director of pro personnel

Antawn Jamison is returning to the Wizards, this time as the director of pro personnel, the team announced on Wednesday.

The two-time All-Star spent six of his 17 years in the NBA in Washington, where he averaged 20.8 points and 8.9 rebounds a game. He's spent the past two years as a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Jamison is just the latest addition to a Wizards front office that has been revamped since longtime general manager Ernie Grunfeld was fired after the 2018-19 season. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to bring Antawn back to the Wizards organization,” said Wizards General Manager Tommy Sheppard in a statement.  “In addition to his strong feel for the game and basketball knowledge, he has always been a true professional and a dedicated worker.  We look forward to him bringing those qualities to our front office.”

The Wizards also announced they hired Laron Profit and John Carideo as pro scouts.

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Nationals Roundup: Soto homers against Reds in return to lineup

Nationals Roundup: Soto homers against Reds in return to lineup

Player Notes:

OF Juan Soto returned to the lineup Tuesday and picked up right where he left off with a home run in the fourth inning, his 25th on the season.

RHP Max Scherzer threw two innings in a sim game as he gets closer to returning to the rotation. He will be re-evaluated on Wednesday to give the Nats a clearer timeline of his return.

Injuries:

SP Max Scherzer: Back, Sidelined, may be back in mid-August

1B Ryan Zimmerman: Foot, 10-Day IL, out indefinitely

RP Roenis Elias: Hamstring, 10-Day IL, may be back in mid-August

SP Austin Voth: Shoulder, 10-Day IL, may be back in September

RP Jonny Venters: Shoulder, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely

SP Jeremy Hellickson: Shoulder, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely

RP Koda Glover: Elbow, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely

RP Austen Williams: Shoulder, 10-Day IL, out indefinitely

Coming Up:

Wednesday 8/14: Reds @ Nationals, 4:05 p.m., Nationals Park

Friday 8/16: Brewers @ Nationals, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park

via Rotoworld

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Jay Gruden impressed with the running back unit and has high praise for Derrius Guice

Jay Gruden impressed with the running back unit and has high praise for Derrius Guice

Derrius Guice missed all of last season after tearing his ACL in the first preseason game last year and has been working to get back on the field.

Jay Gruden has seen the strides that the former LSU star has been making and is hoping to be able to unleash him on opposing defenses in due time.

"Whether he plays in this game or not will still be determined," Gruden said during a press conference Monday. "(Guice) has been fine. We're going to increase his workload next week a little bit more and more. He's got a good handle on the offense  and he's been catching the ball pretty well."

Guice will share touches with veteran Adrian Peterson, now in his second season in D.C., as well as third-down back Chris Thompson.

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