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The current standings for the 8 teams in the luxury tax: 1) OKC-$73.75M 2) GSW- $44.70M 3) TOR- $34.50M 4) HOU- $20.44M 5) WAS- $18.32M 6) POR- $12.58M 7) BOS- $6.03M and 8) MIA- $4.86M. The 22 teams below the tax currently project to receive $4.88M in distribution money. That number is a projection and will increase or decrease by the end of the regular season. Last season, 26 teams received $2.21M.
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Dwight Howard, who was acquired by the Nets in a draft-day trade with the Hornets, has finalized a buyout with Brooklyn, clearing a path for him to sign with the Wizards, sources told ESPN.
The Wizards reportedly have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran forward Jeff Green.
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Some 2018-19 luxury tax savings for Washington with the addition of Austin Rivers. The guard is in the final year of his contract with a cap hit of $12.65M with the Wizards saving a projected $1.4M towards the tax. Marcin Gortat is also in the final year of his contract with a cap hit of $13.5M. The veteran center gives the Clippers an insurance policy with DeAndre Jordan still deciding on his $24.1M player option.
Austin Rivers will no longer be taking cues from his dad, as the Clippers have dealt their coach's son to the Wizards for center Marcin Gortat.
After winging it with their perimeter depth late in a trying season, the Wizards decided they needed more, so they selected a mature 18-year-old in Troy Brown with the 15th pick in the draft.