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Washington Wizards Move Training Camp From George Mason To Verizon Center

The Washington Wizards' game of musical chairs with training-camp facilities continues, reports Michael Lee of the Washington Post, as the team will hold training camp at Verizon Center this season after just one year at George Mason's Patriot Center.

The Wizards relocated to Patriot Center prior to last season after spending six preseasons in Richmond, VA on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus, citing a desire to hold camp closer to DC so fans could have "a better opportunity to attend practices and scrimmages," Lee wrote in 2010.

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis also owns Patriot Center.

Training camps are set to open Dec. 9, the same day free agency starts. Players will have access to team facilities again Thursday, Dec. 1; during the lockout, players could not use team facilities or have any contact with team employees. As a result of the lockout ending, Lee says Wizards players will shift their offseason training from Capital Sports Complex to Verizon Center on Thursday.

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