THE WEEK OF GOOD GUYSPosted on January 14, 2013 by FantasticWiz
This week is all about the Wizards good guys. First, Gilbert Arenas announced he will again team up with Wizards owners Abe and Irene Pollin to donate $100 per point scored by Gilbert in every Wizards regular season game to a public school in the DC Metro Area in his second "Gilbert Scores for Schools" program. Then on Friday, Caron Butler flew back to his hometown to hold his second annual "Coats for Kids". Caron partnered with Wal-Mart to provide 700 coats, hats and gloves to the students of Gilmore Middle School in Racine, Wisconsin. This weekend, Antonio Daniels was one of seven new members to be inducted into Bowling Green State University Athletic Hall of Fame. Daniels, and his fellow Class of 2007, participated in an official induction ceremony on Friday evening and were introduced on Saturday afternoon at the Bowling Green-Temple football game at Doyt Perry Stadium. Today, it was another good guy who we'll miss his energy and toughness on the court as well as his good character and active involvement in the community activities. It was announced today that free agent forward Michael Ruffin (6-8, 248) has signed a contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. A seven-year NBA veteran, Ruffin played the last three seasons with the Washington Wizards averaging 1.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 185 games. He played in 19 post-season games with the Wizards during the last three seasons, averaging 1.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. In the 2004-05 season he ranked 5th in the NBA in offensive rebounds per 48 minutes (5.0), and in 2005-06 he ranked 3rd in the NBA (5.8) in the same category.
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has re-signed guard Roger Mason, Jr. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Roger is a versatile player who has worked hard on his overall game this past summer,Ã¢â‚¬ � said Grunfeld. Ã¢â‚¬Å“He played with us last season and is familiar with our system. We