Bienvenido a Washington D.C.!

August 13, 2009
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Fabricio Oberto

The Washington Wizards have signed former San Antonio Spurs forward Fabricio Oberto. The contract is reportedly worth $1.99M for one year, according to Michael Lee at the Washington Post.

This is a great move for the Wizards, who need a proven winner and it is never a bad thing to add another big man. Oberto is arriving in the capital of the United States with 46 playoff games under his belt in only four seasons, a 2007 NBA Championship ring, and a gold medal from the 2004 Olympics (he’s from Argentina).

The Wizards, who finished with the second worst record in the NBA last season, look to rebound with Gilbert Arenas back at full strength for the entire season. They also added Mike Miller and Randy Foye in a trade earlier this summer and already have Antawn Jamison, Caron Butler, and Nick Young. They probably won’t contend with the Cleveland Cavs, Orlando Magic, and Boston Celtics out in the East, but they should be fun to watch and make the playoffs. If anything, they should win more than 19 games, which is just pathetic.

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