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Wizards players take their NBA 2K18 ratings quite seriously: John Wall, Bradley Beal and others react


Wizards players take their NBA 2K18 ratings quite seriously: John Wall, Bradley Beal and others react

In case you haven't noticed, NBA 2K ratings are a very big deal to NBA players. The uber-popular video game franchise has created an annual social media sensation by tweeting out player ratings one-by-one over the course of several weeks leading up to the game's actual release. Most NBA players are on Twitter, so they react and fun debates ensue.

Several Wizards players have already voiced their opinions on Twitter with a wide range of reactions. Here are some that have come out so far:

John Wall

Wall was clearly displeased with his 2K rating of 90.

He tweeted @Ronnie2K to gripe about it:

Ronnie pointed out that Wall's rating always goes up over the course of the season, but messed up on the exact number from 2016-17. Wall called him on it:

Bradley Beal

Beal, on the other hand, was quite happy with his 87 rating. He tweeted that "it looks good to me!"

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Marcin Gortat

Wall and Beal's reactions were enough to get Gortat to ask fans on Twitter what his own rating is, despite the fact he doesn't actually play the video game:

That prompted some pretty funny suggestions from fans, some that Gortat even responded to:

One fan suggested a 75 and Gortat wondered if that was a good thing or a bad thing:

Kelly Oubre, Jr.

Oubre hasn't seen his 2K rating yet either and doesn't want to. Hear him out:

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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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