Wizards finalizing training camp roster

Wizards finalizing training camp roster
September 12, 2012, 3:43 pm
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NBA veteran center Earl Barron and ex-Duke forward Shavlik Randolph will participate in the Wizards training camp asnon-roster invitees, according to reports.The Wizards currently have 14 players under contract for the 2012-13 season, leaving one spot available should they choose to fill it before opening the season onOct. 30 at Cleveland.The 31-year-old Barron has played in parts of six NBA seasons averaging 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. Last seasonthe 7-footerplayed in two games with the Golden State Warriors. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the signing via Twitter.Randolph, a five-year NBA veteran,turned in some credible performances while helping to man the middle for Washington during the Las Vegas Summer League, yanking down a team-high 7.8 rebounds.Considering the Wizards logjam with three viable centers and nine frontcourt options under contract, both players are true longshots to start the season in Washington. Same could be said for guard Steven Gray, who received a training camp invitation over the summer same after playing on the Wizards summer league entry. The former Gonzaga wing guard averaged 7.3 points in Las Vegas.While his chances of sticking also appear remote, Gray would add another viable perimeter threat and heady option to the roster. The Washington Post first reported the Randolph signing.The Wizards first preseason game is Oct. 7 at Charlotte.