Wizards Re-Sign Lester Hudson
Earlier Monday, a source close to the situation told FanHouse the move was coming.
The Wizards traded away former franchise point guard Gilbert Arenas over the weekend for Rashard Lewis, a trade that will no doubt have lingering effects on the team's roster (FanHouse's David Steele did an excellent job analyzing the legacy he left in D.C).
One of the more immediate effects, however, is the team's need for a backup point guard as Kirk Hinrich slides over to the one to replace ailing rookie John Wall, who could be out longer than expected due to a bone bruise under his kneecap.
"Because of John's injury situation and the trade, we'll probably have to bring in somebody else," Wizards team president Ernie Grunfeld told the Washington Post. "There's nothing structural (with Wall). But until the pain subsides, we're not going to rush him back, that's for sure."
Hudson, a 6-3 guard out of Tennessee-Martin, was signed as a free agent by the Wizards in training camp after splitting last season between the Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies. Hudson appeared in just six games for Washington, however, and was released in November so that the Wizards could sign Alonzo Gee. Now, sources tell FanHouse, that Hudson is replacing Gee in a rather odd turn of events.
The addition of Hudson is understandable as he obviously knows coach Flip Saunder's offense after spending an entire training camp, as well as the first part of the season, running the team's plays. He is expected to re-join the team Monday as they host the Charlotte Bobcats.