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New Wizard Mike Scott infusing Redskins fandom into training camp

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New Wizard Mike Scott infusing Redskins fandom into training camp

Mike Scott, one of the Wizards' offseason acquisitions, is in the market for a Redskins tattoo.

The former Virginia Cavalier is covered in tattoos, but does not currently have any Redskins ink. But that is soon to change now that Scott, who spent four seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, is back home.

You see, the Chesapeake, Va. native is a big Redskins fan, and in a locker room with Cowboy fans John Wall and Markieff Morris, some local fandom is always needed.

At Wizards training vamp in Richmond this week, Scott took over the CSNMA Instagram account and had a message for all his fellow Redskins fans. 

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"Of course I was talking trash to all the Cowboy fans. They won this weekend too, so I'm not happy about that. We are 0-1 in the division so we will have to see."

It's refreshing to hear a professional athlete sound so authentic, just like regular fan.

"Kirk Cousins played a perfect game. Our defense was perfect. Doctson had a great catch. We needed that for the past two eyars. I'm feeling great. Hopefully they'll surprise us again in Kansas City. So, we'll see. Go Redskins."

Unfortunately for Scott, a Wizards scrimmage against the Guangzhou Long-Lions on Monday night means he will probably have to DVR the Monday Night Football game and watch it Tuesday morning.

 

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Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks, who will buy him out, in three-team deal involving Dennis Schroder

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Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks, who will buy him out, in three-team deal involving Dennis Schroder

The stage has been set for Carmelo Anthony to hit free agency, as the 10-time All-Star was traded to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in a three-team deal, one that will lead to a subsequent buyout of his contract. ESPN first reported the news and noted that the Rockets are the favorites to sign him.

The full deal sends Dennis Schroder from the Hawks to the Thunder in exchange for Anthony and a protected first round pick, and sends Mike Muscala from Atlanta to Philly. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will go to the Thunder from Phily and Justin Anderson will go from the Sixers to the Hawks.

That's a complicated deal, but it ultimately frees Anthony up to choose a new team. He was set to make $27.9 million from the Thunder next season, but the Hawks are footing the bill to let him walk.

Anthony's skills have declined now that he's 34 years old. Last season, he averaged 16.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting, way down from the 22.4 points he averaged the season before with the Knicks.

Still, Anthony could help a team looking for a scoring punch and the Rockets would like some more help in their quest to take down the Warriors. If he signs there, he will join friend Chris Paul and the 2017-18 MVP, James Harden. 

Houston has been the logical landing spot for Anthony ever since news broke that the Thunder were looking for a way out of his contract. If he doesn't go there, perhaps the Lakers would make sense. LeBron James is going to need a lot more help than the roster he currently has around him to make some noise in the crowded Western Conference.

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Fallout from the Kawhi/DeRozan trade; Kevin Love questions

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Fallout from the Kawhi/DeRozan trade; Kevin Love questions

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hugheswas joined by Nick Ashooh to break down the fallout from the trade involving Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan.

They looked at what it means for the Wizards and the East, as well as the Lakers and LeBron. Plus, they took fan questions, many of which centered on Kevin Love and the possibility of a trade to Washington.

You can listen to the episode right here: