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Washington Wizards extend qualifying offer to Thomas Bryant

Washington Wizards extend qualifying offer to Thomas Bryant

The Washington Wizards reportedly extended a qualifying offer to Thomas Bryant after the center's breakout 2018-19 season, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic. 

After he was picked up by the Wizards off the waiver wires from the Lakers, Bryant worked his way into the Washington lineup by late November. 

With the Wizards he averaged 6.3 rebounds and 10.5 points while he shot a league-high 68.5% on two-pointers. Bryant also shot 33.3% in the three-point range and 46.6% from three-to-10 feet. 

But Bryant also made a big impact with his energy and enthusiasm while the Wizards struggled to compete, making him a favorite amongst his teammates and Washington fans alike. 

Back in April, Bryant expressed a serious interest in staying with the Wizards. For that article, click here.


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Packers' Davante Adams has high praise for rookie Darnell Savage

Packers' Davante Adams has high praise for rookie Darnell Savage

Darnell Savage was the third NFL draft prospect profiled in our series ‘I Am the Prospect

Darnell Savage has been getting a lot of buzz since the Packers traded up to the 21st overall pick to select him in the 2019 NFL Draft, and his teammates are on board.

The Maryland star was one of the draft's biggest risers, and it was well warranted.

The Packers' Instagram account posted a video of Savage Wednesday, and his teammate Davante Adams chimed in.

“The boy gonna be special,” Adams wrote.

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“He’s going to be that guy — I can tell," Adams said, via Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal. "We definitely got a steal." “I know we got him early, but I still think that he could have gone even earlier just based on what he’s doing out there. He plays like a vet, he knows how to practice, and he’s smart, man.

Savage will face the Redskins in Week 14 when the Burgundy and Gold head up to Lambeau Field on December 8 for the matchup against the Packers.


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Wizards’ Admiral Schofield is already one of the NBA’s most interesting rookies

Wizards’ Admiral Schofield is already one of the NBA’s most interesting rookies

The Wizards wanted to make the most of the 2019 NBA Draft and knew that adding just one prospect in such a loaded class wasn't enough. In the second round, D.C. acquired the 42nd overall pick in a trade with the 76ers, and with that Admiral Schofield was headed to the nation's capital.

Schofield talked with NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller about being in Washington and to connect with his new fans, and discussed how he got his name.

Schofield's father served in the Navy for 24 years, and while stationed in London his mother went into labor. Schofield's father went out to his car and an advertisement for the Admiral Insurance company came on, and he was sold.

Schofield's brother, O'Brien, won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks and knowing the success his family had on the gridiron, Admiral wanted to pave his own path.

"I played (football) up until my junior year," Schofield said. "I played every position in football, and I was pretty good I just didn't love it."

In terms of his favorite players to root for, one of them is just across the beltway.

"I've been a big Lamar Jackson fan for a while, right here in B-more so I've got to go check him out," Schofield said.

In terms of his hobbies, Schofield has a rooted interest in soccer and spending time with his dog.

"Soccer is probably my second favorite sport outside of basketball," Schofield said. "English Premier League, La Liga, you name it, I'm big on it. I play a lot of FIFA and I have a puppy and I like playing with my puppy."

Schofield was ecstatic to get the phone call from Washington on draft night and knew that he could make a major impact from the get-go.

"My mentality is to win," Schofield said. "I'm not a guy that just wants to score, score, score, or a guy that just wants to shoot, shoot, shoot. I want to do different things to impact winning."

Schofield also knows that helping to lighten his teammates' workloads is paramount to team success.

"I want to make things easier on others that are good at what they do," Schofield said. "Bradley Beal is a great scorer, John Wall is a great point guard. Making their job easier is what my job is."

With NBA Summer League starting up July 5, he will have the opportunity to show the Wizards' brass that they made the right choice selecting him.