The Washington Wizards hosted their 2022 Media Day on Friday and FortyEightMinutes was in Washington D.C. to report on the team. Here are some highlights:
Kyle Kuzma Welcomes Monte Morris To The Wizards
Morris, who grew up with Kuzma in Flint, Michigan, was traded to the Wizards this offseason.
— Monte Morris (@BigGameTae) September 23, 2022
Kristaps Porzingis Feels Wanted In Washington
Both GM Tommy Sheppard and coach Wes Unseld went to see Porzingis in Latvia this offseason, something that Porzingis said he valued.
Porzingis also explained that he feels like he meshes well with the team’s core.
“I think I’m a great fit next to Brad and Kuz,” KP said at Media Day.
Next up at @WashWizards Media Day, Wizards Center Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee). Porzingis mentioned how grateful he is for Wizards President/GM Tommy Sheppard coming to visit him in his home country of Latvia this summer. @NBA #DCAboveAll #NBATwitter #NBA pic.twitter.com/Qm7oZtFWJE
— Rob Parks Jr. (@Rparksjr85) September 23, 2022
Bradley Beal Continues To Show Support For John Wall
In a piece on the Players Tribune, John Wall wrote about the adversity he faced over his last few seasons in Washington and how Beal was there for him when his mother passed away.
Bradley Beal says he was glad he was able to support John Wall as a brother during the dark times he went through pic.twitter.com/EwAioxtBm4
— Hoop District (@Hoop_District) September 23, 2022
Corey Kispert Hopes To Carry Last Year’s Finish Forward
Kispert played extensively down the strength during his rookie campaign and he was a bright spot for Washington during the final quarter of the 2021-22 season.
Wizards wing Corey Kispert talks about capitalizing on the momentum he had last season.
🏀 During the final 20 games of his rookie season, Kispert shot 40.3% from 3 while playing 31.3 minutes per game (all starts). https://t.co/ej8V39wpxM
— FortyEightMinutes⏳ (@FortyEightMins) September 23, 2022