Paul Pierce has a few days left to give the Wizards an official answer, but president Ernie Grunfeld apparently already has it.
So Kelly Oubre knows Kevin Durant, a 2016 free-agent target for the Wizards. So what? The confidence oozes from the No. 15 overall pick in the NBA draft.
The draft picks the Wizards made on Thursday in Kelly Oubre and Aaron White are about the future, not the 2015-16 season when they hope to at least advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
The contract maneuver was expected in a grass-is-green sort of way. Regardless, LeBron James will reportedly opt out of the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.