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Washington Wizards To Free Morris Almond

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The Washington Wizards have done excellent work in the past with their forays in the NBA Development League's player pool as evidenced by Cartier Martin once again this season. On Monday morning, following the release of Roger Mason Jr., the team has decided to make a move to the D-League once again by calling up Morris Almond.

Almond's season in the D-League ended last weekend when his Maine Red Claws failed to make the playoffs, but sources tell Ridiculous Upside he'll get a second chance to play this season when he signs with Washington this week.

The 6-foot-5 Almond can certainly score, as basketball fans are well aware of dating back to his days at Rice as well as a two-season stint with the Utah Jazz, but it'll be on him to prove he can do more than that during his upcoming stint with the Wizards. For what it's worth, he did seem more invested in other aspects of basketball this season while averaging 23.4 points and six rebounds in 29 games for Maine this year.

The biggest improvement in Almond's game this season was probably looking like he cared about things other than scoring, but his three-point percentage also received a nice bump. The 26-year-old made 46 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc this season, a huge improvement compared to past seasons.