Saturday , Mar , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Wizards Hope to Keep Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison

Arenas, who plans to opt out of the final year of his contract this summer, and Jamison, who will be an unrestricted free agent, have been crucial elements to a team that has made the playoffs three straight seasons.

"Going into next year, we don’t think we are going to see a lot of wholesale changes," Jordan said Thursday during a conference call detailing October’s trip to Europe, during which the Wizards will play the New Orleans Hornets. "We know that we are going to sign Gilbert back and Antawn back and they are high priorities for us. . . . We have a great relationship, and we knew we were one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference when we were all healthy." [Washington Post]