NBA free agency: Wizards, Garrett Temple agree on 1-year deal


The Washington Wizards shored up their backcourt depth by re-signing the 27-year-old.

The Washington Wizards agreed Wednesday to sign reserve shooting guard Garrett Temple to a one-year deal worth more than $900,000, The Washington Post reports.

Temple averaged 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game for the Wizards last season. A qualifying offer was not put on the table to begin the free agency moratorium, but the Wizards all along expected to re-sign the 27-year-old out of LSU.

Playing time could be hard to come by for a Washington team that has helped its perimeter depth in the last few days. On Tuesday, the Wizards re-signed swingman Martell Webster to a four-year, $22 million contract and also added backup point Eric Maynor to a two-year, $4 million deal. That duo will continue assisting young guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.

Washington also picked shooting guard Glen Rice Jr. in the second round of the draft, making Temple more insurance than anything.

A journeyman who has played for the Rockets, Kings, Spurs, Bucks and Bobcats, Temple finished as the Wizards' starting shooting guard last season because Beal ended the year on the bench due to an injury.

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