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NBA 2K18 will have all-time rosters: who should be on the Wizards/Bullets?

NBA 2K18 will have all-time rosters: who should be on the Wizards/Bullets?

The last iteration of the College Hoops 2K video game franchise in 2008 featured a mode where gamers could play with the all-time rosters for dozens of colleges. You could play with UNC and have Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and Rasheed Wallace all on the same team against UCLA with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Reggie Miller and Baron Davis. Maryland had Juan Dixon, Len Bias and Steve Francis. Georgetown was loaded with NBA Hall of Famers like Allen Iverson, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. It was amazing.

Now nine years later, the same mode is coming to NBA 2K. In NBA 2K18, you will be able to play with all-time NBA rosters. That, of course, begs the question: who should be on the Wizards' all-time roster?

Ironically, we at CSN recently ran an hour-long TV special to determine the 'Best of the Best' player ever in Wizards/Bullets franchise history. So, we have a head start on selecting the team. 

Using some of those names, here is what a 12-man active roster for the Wizards/Bullets all-time franchise team should look like:

STARTING LINEUP

PG - John Wall
SG - Earl Monroe
SF - Michael Jordan
PF - Elvin Hayes
C - Wes Unseld

BENCH

PF - Chris Webber
PG - Gilbert Arenas
SF - Caron Butler
PF - Gus Johnson
C - Walt Bellamy
SG - Phil Chenier
SF - Bernard King

Most of the starting lineup should be obvious, particularly at power forward and center. Small forward is where it gets tricky. With the franchise being so deep at the other positions, small forward is the one where you could go many different directions.

Michael Jordan was the highest-ranked small forward in our 'Best of the Best' tournament. And teams could do worse than having MJ on the floor, no matter what version you get. Certainly, if any game came down to a last-second shot, he's your choice, though Gilbert Arenas would need to be on the floor in those scenarios.

The biggest snubs for this list would probably be Moses Malone, Rod Strickland and Antawn Jamison. All three were good and would be worthy of the final three inactive spots on a full, 15-man roster.

As long as NBA 2K18 has Phil Chenier with his afro and sideburns, everything is good.

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Wizards sign veteran guard Donald Sloan

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Wizards sign veteran guard Donald Sloan

The Wizards added some depth to their backcourt on Thursday by signing veteran guard Donald Sloan to a one-year deal, CSN's Chris Miller confirmed on Thursday night. 

The news was first reported by Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania.

Sloan joins the Wizards after not appearing in the NBA last year. He last played for the Brooklyn Nets in 61 games in 2015-16.

A 29-year-old combo guard, Sloan is joining his sixth NBA team. He spent the 2016-17 season with the Guangdong Southern Tigers in China.

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Sloan's addition is an interesting one given the Wizards already had a full roster of 17 players set for 2017-18.

This could affect backup guard Sheldon Mac, whom the Wizards signed last summer as an undrafted free agent. Mac is set to make $1.3 million this season, but the money is not full guaranteed unless he is on the roster in January.

Sloan has career averages of 5.5 points and 3.0 assists per game. In hist last NBA season with Brooklyn, Sloan shot 44 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from three.

Sloan represents another cheap and low-risk signing for the Wizards this offseason. They already brought in Mike Scott and Jodie Meeks, hoping they can regain their form.

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Kevin Durant says he won't visit the White House with NBA-champion Warriors because of Donald Trump

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Kevin Durant says he won't visit the White House with NBA-champion Warriors because of Donald Trump

The Golden State Warriors have still yet to receive a formal invite from President Donald Trump to visit the White House as 2017 NBA champions, but if they do make the trip, D.C.'s own Kevin Durant will not be with them.

The Warriors All-Star told ESPN on Thursday he will not accept an invitation from Trump due to his policies and reaction to the recent events in Charlottesville.

"Nah, I won't do that," Durant told ESPN. "I don't respect who's in office right now."

"I don't agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that... And what's going on in Charlottesville, that was unfathomable."

Durant and the Warriors travel to Washington to play the Wizards on Feb. 28 at Capital One Arena. That could be the time they choose to visit the White House. It will be interesting to see which of his teammates show up.

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