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Wizards answer their point guard question by signing Isaiah Thomas to a one-year deal

Wizards answer their point guard question by signing Isaiah Thomas to a one-year deal

In search for more depth at the point guard position, the Wizards have reportedly reached a one-year deal with guard Isaiah Thomas, NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller has confirmed. The deal is worth the veteran's minimum, according to The Washington Post's Candace Buckner.

The signing was first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Mutual interest between the two sides first gained some steam early Monday morning when reports surfaced that Washington had some interest in adding Thomas. 

Thomas first entered the league with the Sacramento Kings after being selected as the last pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. After being traded from Phoenix to Boston midway through the 2014-15 NBA season, the 5-foot-9 guard began to take the league by storm. 

During his two full seasons as a member of the Celtics, Thomas made the All-Star Game both times. He averaged over 28 points per game during the 2016-17 season, which earned him All-NBA honors. 

That season also saw Thomas put together a few memorable moments against the Washington Wizards. In the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Thomas played an instrumental role in helping Boston edge out Washington in seven games. He scored 53 points in a Game 2 victory and added another 29 points in Game 7.

Following his success there, a nagging hip injury hindered Thomas' ability to continue his strong play. Part of the deal that brought Kyrie Irving to Boston, Thomas has since bounced around from Cleveland to Los Angeles to Denver. In 2018, he only appeared in 12 games for the Nuggets.

However, if Thomas can get back to full health, he'll be a valuable addition to a Wizards roster that needs depth at guard as John Wall continues to rehab.

It looks like his new teammate Bradley Beal is already happy about the deal, as he took to Twitter shortly after the signing was announced.

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Local teams, stars congratulate Elena Delle Donne on historic second WNBA MVP award

Local teams, stars congratulate Elena Delle Donne on historic second WNBA MVP award

Elena Delle Donne is, once again, the Most Valuable Player in the WNBA.

She's the first player in WNBA history to earn the honor with two different teams.

"I am extremely proud of this honor, but we still have work ahead of us and we’re all focused playing our hardest to bring a championship to Washington," Delle Donne said in a release.

After the announcement of Delle Donne's historic achievement, her teammates and the greater D.C. sports community showered her with praise all over social media.

Delle Donne and the Mystics will take on the Las Vegas Aces in Game 2 of the WNBA Semifinals at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday night.

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Elena Delle Donne named 2019 WNBA MVP for the second time following historic season

Elena Delle Donne named 2019 WNBA MVP for the second time following historic season

Elena Delle Donne has done it again.

For the second time in her career, the Washington Mystics' star has been named the WNBA MVP, Monumental Sports announced Thursday.

Delle Donne is the first WNBA player to earn the prestigious award with two teams, her 2015 honor while with the Chicago Sky.

“I would like to thank my teammates and coaches and our wonderful fans--I have the greatest teammates in the world, our coaches have put us in a position to succeed by forming this awesome unit and the energy of our fans has given us the best home-court atmosphere in the league,” Delle Donne said in the statement.

“Everyone has had a part in this, especially my wife and family, and it took a lot of hard work and focus from all of us together to get to this point.  I am extremely proud of this honor, but we still have work ahead of us and we’re all focused playing our hardest to bring a championship to Washington.”

During her 2019 season with the Mystics, Delle Donne averaged 19.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists, securing her spot on the All-Star team for the sixth time. Her most unbelievable feat, however, was becoming the first WNBA player to join the prestigious 50/40/90 club.

Delle Donne earned 51.5 percent from the field, 43.03 percent from beyond the arc and an incredible 97.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Steve Nash, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Larry Bird, Mark Price, Reggie Miller, Mark Nowitzki and Malcolm Brogdon are the only players in the history of the NBA to accomplish that feat.

The Mystics look for another win Thursday night en route to a Championship against the Las Vegas Aces for Game 2 of the WNBA Semifinals at 8:30 p.m.

You can watch the game on ESPN 2.

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